Landscape Design in Rockville, MD: Five Trees that Bring Curb Appeal

If the landscape design at your Rockville, MD home looks ho-hum, here are five trees that can enhance curb appeal. (All the trees we’ve recommended here grow well within our USDA zone.)

  1. The Smoke Tree (Cotinus coggygria): A smaller tree (height 10-15 ft., spread 12 ft.) that works well with others in groupings, hedges, or windbreaks. Adds interesting textures and add a punch of color in small spaces. In summer, they sport wispy, pink bloom clusters; in fall, the foliage turns yellow, orange, and red. The rest of the year leaves are purple, gold, or green. This tree is heat and drought tolerant, and do well in a wide range of soils.
  2. The Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana): A medium-sized tree (height 20-30 ft., spread 25 ft.), tolerant of most soil and temperature conditions. This tree puts on a show in March, with beautiful, fragrant white and purple flowers.
  1. The Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum): A large focal-point tree (height 60-75 ft.,
    spread: 40-50 ft.) that is a great replacement for ash or elm trees. Provides great shade, and gorgeous gold and red fall foliage. This tree does well with most soil and temperature conditions. Don’t plant near a road or drive which will be treated with salt.
  2. The Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus x yedoensis): A larger ornamental tree (height 40-50 ft., spread 25-40 ft.) happiest when it has moist and well-draining soil, planted in full or partial sun. Delicate, beautiful flowers make this a stand out tree, which really attracts attention when it’s planted in groups.
  3. The Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea pungens): This majestic evergreen tree attracts birds, and provides shelter for small animals year round. This tree does well wherever they are planted, provided that they have enough room to spread out (height 50-75 ft., spread 10-20 ft.).

For more information on landscape design and curb appeal in Rockville, MD, please contact East Coast Landscape Design. Our landscape design experts can create lasting beauty and value for you Rockville, MD home.

Crofton MD Drainage

People living in Crofton, MD know that drainage and erosion problems are real. Drainage and erosion problems can damage your home and destroy landscaping. The excess water run-off can cause erosion. Constantly standing water can result in the need for expensive repairs to the home’s foundation. East Coast Landscape Design is familiar with Crofton, MD and it’s unique drainage and erosion issues. East Coast can create a solution that will manage your home’s drainage and erosion – and prevent water from pooling on the ground.

East Coast Landscape Design can install downspouts that connect to drainage lines. Then, redirect the water run-off away from your home. Our experienced staff can also use topographic grading to control excess water and stop further damage to property in Crofton, MD. Other Crofton MD drainage and erosion solutions include;

  • French Drains
  • Below-Grade Drain and Pipe Systems
  • Storm Drains
  • Dry Stream Beds
  • Stone Drainage Swale Areas
  • Waterproof Foundations (commercial and residential)

The professionals at East Coast Landscape Design can also relieve the pressure on retaining walls – creating an affordable solution to improve drainage underneath hard surfaces.

With more than 35 years of experience, homeowners in Crofton, MD with drainage and erosion problems know that East Coast Landscape Design will be able to help them find a solution that meets all of the requirements of the state.

Our Senior Geotechnical Engineer is familiar with the drainage and erosion problems unique to Maryland, and every job completed by East Coast Landscape Design is backed by NDS for assured customer satisfaction.

If you are having drainage and erosion problems, you can contact East Coast Landscape Design for a consultation. The experienced staff will find a solution that can increase the home’s value and keep it dry.