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7 Great Reasons to Get Landscaping Services in Rockville, MD

Jul 1, 2016 | Gardens

Most people admire others who have put a lot of care into their lawns, backyards and front yards. However, when it comes to doing up their own, they might shy away from the idea of getting landscaping services, largely because it seems like such a big project. Plus, they might wonder whether they need to come up with all the aesthetic ideas necessary to create a beautiful yard. Not everyone is aesthetically inclined and they may not know what will look good in their yard and what won’t. Just as you can get aesthetic ideas from an interior designer for the inside of your home, you can get ideas from landscaping services in Rockville, MD for the exterior of your home. Given all our experience in working with exteriors of different shapes and sizes, we’re sure we can come up with something that will suit your taste.


Here are a few ideas:



Just paving your drive or sections of your poolside/backyard can add greatly to its charm and beauty. It makes these areas easy to clean and gives them an old-fashioned, European look. You can imagine that you’re sitting at an outdoor café in Paris even when you’re sitting right outside your home!


Garden Paths

Nothing gives your backyard that enchanted, fairy-tale look like a garden path. Imagine a grassy expanse with a number of flowering plants. Then imagine walking through it on a garden path until you come to a table and chair in the shade of a tree. Garden paths are romantic, playful and practical at the same time.



Nowadays, we all work in urban areas which have been denuded of flora and fauna. So it’s nice to create a green haven in your backyard. Not only will this help you to breathe better, it will give you a space to meditate and let your thoughts flow. Your landscaping service can help you pick the right plants for your exterior. If you’re not much of a gardener, they can recommend plants that will be easy to take care of. If you want a yard full of flowers, that can also be arranged. The idea is to go with the type of yard that fits your personality.



Nowadays, outdoor fireplaces are all the vogue. It can be very cozy to light an outdoor fire on a chilly day. This will give you a chance to get outdoors on a day when you generally wouldn’t.


Hot Tub

Who wouldn’t like to soak in a hot tub after a long day at work? Nowadays, there are a number of hot tubs available with different features, including jets of water which will massage away all your aches and pains. If you’ve always wanted this luxury touch in your home, speak to your landscape designer about it.



It can be very picturesque to have a waterfall and/or pond in your backyard. Water running over an arrangement of rocks and eventually filling a pond full of fish lends a delicate touch to your space. This is a naturalistic look which will make you feel like you’re in the outdoors.



A small roofed structure in your backyard which protects a table and chairs from the elements can be a lovely place to have your dinner. You can also have vines running over it to give it that fairy-tale look. It will give you and your partner that feeling of complete privacy which is so romantic. But a bigger gazebo can also be a great place for a dinner party, especially if you also have an outdoor kitchen.

Contact us for more great landscaping ideas.

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About the Author

Matt Johnson grew up in a family of landscapers and gardeners as the grandson of Raymond Johnson (Founder, 1933, Johnson's Florist and Garden Center) and son of James and Carol Johnson (Founders, 1960, Johnson's Landscaping Service, Inc.). Since 2007, he has led Johnson's Landscaping Service with his brother, Charlie.  Matt and his wife Jaime live in Petworth in Northwest DC with their 3 sons and 2 big dogs.

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