Category Archives: Landscaping

Planning Your Planting: Timing for Gardening and Landscaping

Planning Your Planting: Timing for Gardening and Landscaping

Are you thinking about doing any gardening or landscaping in your yard in Maryland this year? If so, now is the perfect time to start planning for it. As we move into spring and summer, you should be aware of the timing involved with putting plants in the ground to ensure that your garden and landscaping end up taking root and growing in well. Garden and landscaping plants have somewhat different scheduled for planting, so let’s take a closer look at when you should plan your planting.


Spring PlantingThere’s nothing quite like seeing a bunch of flowers blooming in your garden once the weather starts to get nice in the spring. There are all types of flowers that flourish in the springtime here in Maryland. According to Plant Native, wild geranium, round-lobed hepatica, Virginia blue flag, arrow alum and blue vervain flowers are all excellent options and can be planted as soon as the ground has thawed and temperatures remain above about 40 degrees.


As far as landscaping goes, you will also have many options when it comes to planting trees and shrubs throughout your yard. Some trees, like red maple, black birch and white and green ash trees, are better suited for fall planting versus spring, but flowering dogwood, sweetbay magnolia and redbud trees all are fine to plant and look their best during the spring and summer. In the waning days of winter, plan out where you want to put them in your yard and think about any other shrubs, flowers or other plants you want to include in that area. This is the time to plan out your landscaping to make sure the entire exterior landscaping of your home looks incredible.

Regardless of what you want to do to your garden or landscaping this spring and summer, L.J. Elter & Sons can provide you with the equipment you’ll need to get it done. From zero-turn mowers and trimmers to chainsaws and hedge clippers, we have the tools required to spruce up any property. Stop by one of our four convenient Maryland locations to check out our full inventory of spring and summer landscaping and gardening equipment or call us today to learn more.

Gear Up for Spring with New Lawn Equipment

Gear Up for Spring with New Lawn Equipment

Winter is upon us now, but spring is just around the corner, and with the warmer weather and growing season coming, it’s a great time to start thinking about what you’ll need to clean up your lawn and garden from winter. This could include clearing out stones or debris that ended up in your yardContinue Reading

Make Your Autumn To-Do List Fall Down Fast

Now that fall is on its way, it’s time to tackle your autumn landscaping and lawn to-do list. Let’s recap the common tasks that need to get done – and the tools needed to complete them – to make sure you get everything completed before the snowflakes fly. Trim Perennials and Dead Limbs Fall bringsContinue Reading

Get Your Lawn and Garden Growing – Spring Tips for Success

Now that spring is here, many homeowners are getting started on planting and planning for their home gardens this year. Before you even purchase anything for it, be sure to follow these steps to make sure your garden is set up for success. Trim Old Growth After a long winter, there can be a lotContinue Reading

Zero-Turn Mowers: A Look at the Evolution

The zero-turn lawn mower has changed how many not only cut their lawns, but maintain their yards as well. Many of us however only know the mower as the machine it is today and not how it got its start so many years ago. Let’s take a look back in time and find out howContinue Reading

Spreaders, Sprayers, Tillers and More

With winter coming to an end, that means spring is almost here and with it will come some necessary maintenance on our yards. If you are need of supplies to get your outdoor area into top condition for the beautiful months ahead, L.J. Elter & Sons has you covered with a full range of springContinue Reading