Arbor Day – Add a Tree (or Two or Three) to Your Landscaping in Bethesda, MD

Whether your plant a tree on Arbor Day – or select another beautiful day – you won’t regret adding a gorgeous tree (or two or three) to your landscaping in Landscaping in Bethesda, MD.

Trees Add Beauty and More
Besides adding to the beauty to your landscaping in Bethesda, MD, a tree also adds value to your home, filters pollutants, and adds clean oxygen.  Trees regulate the air temperature around them, through the evaporation of the water in leaves, and provide homes for song birds and other woodland creatures.

Shade trees can offer a comfortable and cool place to sit or play, and can part of a passive solar heating  and cooling plan. Deciduous trees help shade the yard and house during the hot summer months, and let the warm sunlight through when they lose their beautiful leaves in the fall and winter.  And who can beat the calming sound of the wind rustling through the trees?

Trees Help Mental and Physical Health
Speaking of a calming influence of trees, a recent study found that children who view nature from their window feel more patient and less frustrated about tasks. These children also have more enthusiasm for their school work, and feel more satisfaction with life.  A different study from the International Society of Arboriculture revealed that hospital patients recover faster when their room has a tree view.  Surgery patients who can see nature from their hospital rooms recover 10% faster and need less pain medicine than those patients who view brick walls.

Want to explore adding a tree (or two or three) to your landscaping in Bethesda, MD?  Please contact East Coast Landscape Design. Whether you want to create a sophisticated backyard landscape, a peaceful outdoor room, an English rose garden, or you want to update your existing landscaping in Bethesda, MD, the trained professional landscapers of the East Coast Landscape Design team and owner, Mark Simpson, are here to make your dreams a reality.

Five Things to Do This Spring for Water Features in Silver Spring, MD

Spring time maintenance for water features in Silver Spring, MD is not just about removing the winter weather protection, and turning on the pump. While spring time maintenance for water features in Silver Spring, MD doesn’t require a great deal of time or energy to complete, there still are some things you’re going to need to do.

  1. Remove the netting or and other mechanical devices used to protect the feature for the winter.
  2. Clean all around the feature; if you need to clean the entire pond because of a bad winter remember to remove the fish from the water before draining. Clean the entire feature with clean water and refill and replace the fish to their new home.
  3. If you have fish, start feeding them again. Do your fish look healthy? Now is the time to fix any problems or disease your fish have.
  4. Check your plants; replace plants that didn’t survive, and divide some of your plants if they have gotten too large for the area. Don’t fertilize your plants at this time; wait until after flowering.
  5. Place the filter and pumps back into place and fill the feature with the recommended amount of water and start the pump.

For more information on water feature maintenance in Silver Spring, MD – or to add water feature of your own in Silver Spring, MD – please contact East Coast Landscape Design. The East Coast Landscape Design team utilizes 3 decades of experience along with safety- tested protocols to create natural water features in various types of landscape in Silver Spring, and throughout Maryland.