Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Adding new Mulch in Williamsport, MD

Now is the time to think about edging and mulching your landscape beds in Hagerstown, MD and Williamsport, MD


A freshly edge landscape bed.

A crisp, clean edge will enhance the appearance of the landscape bed and also help keep the grass from encroaching into the mulch.

A landscape project that had the beds edged and fresh mulch installed before all the spring and summer blooming flowers and plants grew and bloomed!



This Flower Garden is in Full Bloom and the fresh layer of mulch really makes the bed pop!


Would like a Flower Garden designed for your home?

Do you want to add a special touch your house, office or church, or get a beautiful garden planted, and KNOW that it’s being done correctly?

Visit our web site GroshsLawnService.com


Contact Tom Today at Tom@GroshsLawnService.com

Phone Tom Today at 301-842-0062


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Landscape Bed Maintenance in Hagerstown, MD

Proper care should be give to your landscape beds to help keep the shrubs and flowers healthy from weed & wild tree competition in Williamsport, MD

A wild tree growing in this landscape bed left  to grow. The tree will only get bigger and harder to remove and cost more money in the long run to remove with a large stump.



Do you notice the wild tree growing in the Red Twig Dogwood ?

If the landscape beds are not maintained the weeds will take over and when the weeds are left to go to seed there will be over 10,000 weed seed per sq. ft. Yes 10,000 weed seeds!


The children's play area was left go and not weeded and has turned in to a jungle (not the good kind).


This is what your child would see and have to go through
when they went to play on the swing set.



Here we found the down spout tore away from the house letting water puddle against the house because the soil has been splashed away from the water coming down from on high above where the down spout disconnected. The water is now flowing back towards the foundation of the house.


The Red Twig Dogwood has been left to grow against the house and when the wind blows allows the Red Twig Dogwood to scrape against the siding of the house.

Notice the shrub is up to the second pane of the window on the front of the house.

This makes it very difficult to see out of the windows and it also takes away from the house with the large over grown shrubs.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Shed Enhancement in Hagerstown, MD and Williamsport, MD

             Would you like to have the area around your shed enhanced?

                             Want to make it easier to mow and string trim around the shed and not have tall grass and weeds growing up against shed?



Some things to consider:

                                              What type of plants would you like planted?

                                                     Do you want shrubs of flowers?


Are you going to add lawn ornaments to the landscape beds?

Are you going to add a birdbath?


Do you want spring and summer blooming flowers?

Do you want to use mulch so that the mulch help conserve moisture in the soil?


Would you like your shed to look like this when the work is completed?

Be sure to visit our web site GroshsLawnService.com


Contact Tom today at Tom@GroshsLawnService.com

                                                Call Tom Today at  301-842-0062

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Landscape Renovation in Hagerstown, MD

                                                 Does your landscape beds look like this in Williamsport, MD?


Are the shrubs hanging out into the lawn killing the grass in Clear Spring, MD?

Are the flowers not blooming because of to much shade?


                                              Do you have more weeds than anything else in Hagerstown, MD?


It starts with removing all the over grown plants and weeds.

Notice in the photo below the area where the grass (left side of photo) has died from the shrubs laying out and down on the grass.
Then we edge the landscape bed to give a neat, fresh appearance.


Then mulch is installed to finish off the landscape renovation and allow the Lilac and Forsythia to grow with out all the weed competition.

 Like what you see?

Grosh's Lawn Service will help you get the desired results.

Do you want to add a special touch your house, office or church, or get a beautiful garden planted, and KNOW that it’s being done correctly?

Our unique landscaping services include:

·       Butterfly Gardens
·       Hummingbird Gardens
·       Flower Gardens
·       Healing Gardens
·       Memorial Gardens
  • Shrub Removal, Shrub Planting, Shrub Pruning, and Shrub Trimming & Thinning, to accent and improve your building’s appearance
  • Tree Trimming, Tree Planting and Tree Removal 
       Email  Tom@GroshsLawnService.com to get started today!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Grosh's Lawn Service Tip of the Week! Watering in Hagerstown, MD

Grosh’s Lawn Service Tip of the Week!

Watering is a delicate balance. Too much water means the plants can’t breathe and too little water and the plants will wilt & die. Plants cannot thrive and survive if they are stressed for water.

There will be times that all plants will require watering during times of dry spells or droughts. If plants are left to die they the value that they added to the property are lost and then your will have the added cost of replacement.

It is far more cost effective to water then it is to remove and replant plants that were not watered.

Notice tree in the picture has a watering bag so the proper amount of water is given to the tree allowing the tree to thrive & survive!


Lawns require 1” of water a week and plants require 1" a week applied slowly so there is not a lot of runoff.

Proper watering allows "Your investment to GROW"



Friday, December 26, 2014

Plan now for a great SPRING in Hagerstown, MD and Clear Spring, MD !

Now is the time to get on-line and look over what type of plants you would like to have added to your landscape bed(s) this spring in Williamsport, MD?

You want to make sure you select plants that will flourish and thrive for our climate.


There are so many types & varieties of plants to choose from.

The first on the list is what color do you like?

What colors do you not like?

How tall do you want the plant to grow to?

How wide do you want the plant to grow to?

Is it full sun or partial sun/ partial shade or full shade that the plant requires?

The plant will not grow correctly, if the proper amount of sunlight is not allowed to reach the plant.

Hosta Garden pictured above

Do you want shrubs or perennials?


Do you want shrubs that bloom or have beautiful fall color?

As you can see it is not an easy decision.

Contact Tom at Tom@GroshsLawnService and let Tom and the staff at Grosh's Lawn Service Help You Save Time and Money!

Visit our web site at GroshsLawnService.com to look at our work and see how we can Help You.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tree & Shrub Pruning and Trimming

While pruning, trimming and thinning can certainly be done any time of the year, most trees and shrubs respond best if they're pruned, trimmed or thinned in the fall or winter (while they're dormant).


Picture-Missouri-Edu



Why CHOOSE Grosh's Lawn Service?

#1-You will be doing what is BEST for the TREE !

#2-You want to spend YOUR FREE TIME doing FUN THINGS!

#3-Only the PROPER TOOLS & EQUIPMENT will be USED!

#4-! ALL DEBRIS will be REMOVED from property!



From MD DNR-Forestry

Pruning is defined as the selective removal of plant parts. The objective is to produce
strong, healthy, attractive plants. To obtain the defined objective, consider the growth cycle of the species, the structure of the species, and the type of pruning to be performed.
No tree should be pruned without first establishing clearly defined objectives. The
location and size range of parts to be removed shall be specified before pruning begins. Some objectives include:

• Reduce risk of failure;
• Provide clearance;
• Reduce shade and wind resistance;
• Maintain health;
• Improve a view;
• Improve aesthetics.
Specifications for pruning are based on the objectives and should include:
• Location of parts to be removed;
• Size range of parts to be removed;
• Pruning objectives;

• Pruning types to be used.

No branch should be removed without a reason. Some reasons for pruning include:

• Safety (Hazard Mitigation) Remove branches that could fail and cause injury or
property damage. Remove branches to increase light penetration if the area is too dark.
• Health Remove branches that are diseased, contain insect-infested wood, are
crossing or rubbing, and to increase air flow.
• Aesthetics Remove branches to enhance the natural form and character of the
tree or to stimulate flower production.

Producing strong structure should be the emphasis when pruning young trees. Remove
only broken and dead branches when first planted. In one or two years, after the tree has become
established, remove no more than 25% of the canopy in one year. Consider removing defects, establishing a single dominant leader, and spacing branches well along the main trunk.


Source: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/forests/publicemployeesstudyguide/Ch5Pruning.pdf  


All tree work completed by a MD Licensed Tree Expert.
Maryland Law Requires that All tree care professionals practicing in Maryland must obtain a license. Without a license, they may not practice or advertise tree care services in the state of MD.




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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Rainwater Harvesting in Hagerstown, MD

Looking for a way to STOP Maryland’s “Rain Tax”?

Think no more!

THINK “Rainwater Harvesting”!

Porous Pavement will help reduce all of the water runoff!

Why not invest in a green way to HELP!

No more wasted water!

Did you know that an average HOUSE ROOF  can collect 1,000 gallons of water for every 1” of 
rainfall?

Tanks pictured below are for residential and small business owners with size constraints.

BUSHMAN manufacturing company tanks picture above.



For large commercial projects a tank(s) pictured below will be required.


Containment Solutions Rainwater Harvesting Underground Tank 


Of course, a business will have a greater impact due to the businesses larger foot print!

A Porous Driveway, Parking Lot or Sidewalks will help direct the water down through the Porous Pavement instead of a way to the storm drains connected to the storm management pond.

During times of drought the harvested water will be a much needed resource and will lessen your need for public water.

With proper planning and the correct design, the water can be direct through the porous pavement and will be filtered before the water is directed into underground “Rainwater Harvesting Tanks” for storage to allow the water to be used for irrigation and other applications like toilet flushing, sinks (with proper filters), wash bays, etc. and will allow you to cut back on the usage of public water which as you know the amount of water used is adjusted to your sewer bill.

It’s the pay now or pay later! Go “GREEN” and install a Rainwater Harvesting System Today!

Think about all the money your business will save with a properly designed system to take advantage of “Rainwater Harvesting”!


There are tax incentives available to offset Maryland’s “RAIN TAX”! Check with your CPA.

One call will do it ALL!

Contact Tom TODAY to get started!

Tom & The Staff at Grosh's  Lawn Service are here to help YOU!

So CONTACT TOM TODAY to get the HELP YOU NEED!


The Grosh’s Lawn Service Guarantee: Grosh's Lawn Service Guarantees all of their work. PERIOD! In the rare event that we screw up, were going to go above and beyond to make things right. I stake my name Tom Grosh & Grosh's Lawn Service Family on each and every job!


TOM LOVES the OUTDOORS and looks forward to working with YOU & NATURE to make our PLANET EARTH a WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE!


The Grosh’s Lawn Service Guarantee: Grosh's Lawn Service Guarantees all of their work. PERIOD! In the rare event that we screw up, were going to go above and beyond to make things right. I stake my name Tom Grosh & Grosh's Lawn Service Family on each and every job!

Give Tom Grosh a call NOW at 301.842.0062. Or, visit our website atwww.GroshsLawnService.com or email Tom@GroshsLawnService.com

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Grass helps clean the air we all breath in Hagerstown, MD

Grosh’s Lawn Service Tip of the Week for Lawn Care in Hagerstown, MD

Grass and other plants take in carbon dioxide from the air plus water from their roots and turn them onto oxygen, as well as a simple kind of sugar that plants use for food to thrive and stay healthy.




 This is why lawn treatments help the grass receive the proper nutrients and to also keep the weeds under control.



GROSH'S LAWN SERVICE can help your turf.

It is important to remember that what we do to the soil now could affect our entire plant, shrub or tree growing season. The soils health really does matter!


The first step to a successful Turf Management program is a soil test.

Yes it is that easy. 


Tom & The Staff at Grosh's  Lawn Service are here to help YOU!


So CONTACT TOM TODAY to get the HELP YOU NEED!

One call will do it ALL!

Contact Tom TODAY to get started!

TOM LOVES the OUTDOORS and looks forward to working with YOU & NATURE to make our PLANET EARTH a WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE!

The Grosh’s Lawn Service Guarantee: Grosh's Lawn Service Guarantees all of their work. PERIOD! In the rare event that we screw up, were going to go above and beyond to make things right. I stake my name Tom Grosh & Grosh's Lawn Service Family on each and every job!

Give Tom Grosh a call NOW at 301.842.0062. Or, visit our website atwww.GroshsLawnService.com or email Tom@GroshsLawnService.com

BE SURE TO VISIT OUR GALLERY ON OUR WEBSITE TO SEE PHOTOS OF OUR WORK AND THE DIFFERENT PROJECTS WE HAVE COMPLETED. 


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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Is Broadleaf Plantain a weed in Hagerstown, MD lawns?

Would you like a BEAUTIFUL LAWN?

Would like to have less weeds and more grass?

Tired of the mud? 

Did you know that weeds will choke out the grass and take over the lawn there by reducing the benefits of a GREEN, HEALTHY LAWN?

Do you have Broadleaf Plantain in your lawn?

DID YOU KNOW A SOIL TEST IF THE BEST 1ST STEP?

Did you know that a thick lawn of grass (NOT WEEDS) helps slow down water run off and allows more of the soil to absorb the water (if the soil is not compacted/ see AERATION)?

You need the help of a PROFESSIONAL, SO LET'S DO THIS TOGETHER AND GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME SAVING YOU MONEY UPFRONT AND ADDING VALUE TO YOUR PROPERTY!

Broadleaf Plantain
Life cycle: perennial
Growth habit: basal rosette of broad, oval leaves with 5 to 7 prominent, nearly parallel veins; small flowers clustered along tan-green, erect, leafless stalks less than 1-ft. tall; flower spikes have the appearance of a ridged cylindrical stalk with flowers and seeds formed along its length
Reproduction: seeds that attach to passing people and animals and hitch-hike to another location
Conditions that favor growth: dry, compacted soil; infrequent or improper fertilizer applications
Cultural control: renovate lawn in the fall and follow recommended maintenance plan.
Source-Extension-University of MD, Education


Broadleaf Plantain

A TURF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FROM GROSH'S LAWN SERVICE CAN GET YOUR LAWN HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION THIS SEASON!

Tom & The Staff at Grosh's  Lawn Service are here to help YOU!

So CONTACT TOM TODAY to get the HELP YOU NEED!

One call will do it ALL!

Contact Tom TODAY to get started!

TOM LOVES the OUTDOORS and looks forward to working with YOU & NATURE to make our PLANET EARTH a WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE!

The Grosh’s Lawn Service Guarantee: Grosh's Lawn Service Guarantees all of their work. PERIOD! In the rare event that we screw up, were going to go above and beyond to make things right. I stake my name Tom Grosh & Grosh's Lawn Service Family on each and every job!

Give Tom Grosh a call NOW at 301.842.0062. Or, visit our website atwww.GroshsLawnService.com or email Tom@GroshsLawnService.com

BE SURE TO VISIT OUR GALLERY ON OUR WEBSITE TO SEE PHOTOS OF OUR WORK AND THE DIFFERENT PROJECTS WE HAVE COMPLETED. 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Recycle your Tree in Hagerstown, MD and Williamsport, MD

Recycle YOUR Christmas Tree!

Before sending your live-cut Christmas Tree to the trash, remember that it can find new life after the holidays are over. 






The trees can be recycled into a variety of uses, including mulch, compost and wildlife habitat. Think of the wonderful roosting spot that the tree will provide for the wild birds close to your bird feeder this winter. Mulching, chipping or composting Christmas trees after the holidays is a wise alternative to just throwing them in landfills and uses up no space at the landfill.




 Everyone who uses a live-cut Christmas tree should really consider chipping, composting or wildlife use for their Christmas trees. By adding your chipped up tree to your home gardens you can improve soil quality, helps stores moisture in the soil and reduces bare soil for weeds to germinate. Consider using Christmas trees to create outdoor brush piles that will make a wonderful home for wildlife. Trees can also be weighted down and sunk in farm ponds to attract fish and increase habitat.

 Grosh’s Lawn Service will gladly accept all Christmas trees at our farm this season and put them to good use. Merry Christmas to ALL!!


Tom & The Staff at Grosh's  Lawn Service are here to help YOU!

So CONTACT TOM TODAY to get the HELP YOU NEED!

One call will do it ALL!

Contact Tom TODAY to get started!

TOM LOVES the OUTDOORS and looks forward to working with YOU & NATURE to make our PLANET EARTH a WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE!

The Grosh’s Lawn Service Guarantee: Grosh's Lawn Service Guarantees all of their work. PERIOD! In the rare event that we screw up, were going to go above and beyond to make things right. I stake my name Tom Grosh & Grosh's Lawn Service Family on each and every job!

Give Tom Grosh a call NOW at 301.842.0062. Or, visit our website atwww.GroshsLawnService.com or email Tom@GroshsLawnService.com

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Turf Management Helps Lawns in Hagerstown, MD and Williamsport, MD

Grosh’s Lawn Service Tip of the Week

Grosh's Turf Management Program!

By diagnosing and treating problems right the first time, we don't use extra chemicals. And with a complete program, we keep your lawn and landscape healthy, and actually prevent problems that could require extra treatments. 



The lawn being treated by the homeowner will not receive the proper care because the homeowner does not access to the QUALITY PRODUCTS that are required to rid your lawn of the pesky weeds!




A SOIL TEST IS THE FIRST STEP TO A HEALTHY. GREEN, BEAUTIFUL LAWN!




E-mail Tom TODAY to schedule your Turf Management Program TODAY!


Tom & The Staff at Grosh's  Lawn Service are here to help YOU!

So CONTACT TOM TODAY to get the HELP YOU NEED!

One call will do it ALL!

Contact Tom TODAY to get started!

TOM LOVES the OUTDOORS and looks forward to working with YOU & NATURE to make our PLANET EARTH a WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE!

The Grosh’s Lawn Service Guarantee: Grosh's Lawn Service Guarantees all of their work. PERIOD! In the rare event that we screw up, were going to go above and beyond to make things right. I stake my name Tom Grosh & Grosh's Lawn Service Family on each and every job!

Give Tom Grosh a call NOW at 301.842.0062. Or, visit our website atwww.GroshsLawnService.com or email Tom@GroshsLawnService.com



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