Who Are We...
Four Seasons Nursery & Landscape Services is a family owned and operated company that has been serving the Harford and Baltimore County area for a combined total of almost 40 years.
While we perform the traditional lawn and landscape bed services, our passion is providing drainage and storm water solutions for residential, government, and commercial clients.
Our belief is that providing reliable, quality service every step of the way is the key to building long lasting relationships with our clients.
Your #1 choice in Storm Water Management!
Our experience began at an early age, working for Four Seasons Nursery & Christmas Tree Plantation. After many years of providing more traditional landscaping services, we discovered that storm water management satisfied our love of science and problem solving. We found our true passion! Whether it is extending downspouts, correcting grading, or bringing a storm water pond that has not been maintained back to plans, we find beauty in providing the proper storm water solution.
While stormwater has become our passion, it is only one part of sustainable landscaping and the more traditional landscape services will always serve a vital role in maintaining the health of your property. Proper lawn mowing, mulch installation, and maintaining landscaped beds are often viewed as services to improve the look of your property. In addition to the aesthetic benefits, we believe in focusing on how these services also improve the health of your property and contribute to the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, as a whole.
Our mowing service includes: mowing the lawn area & mulching the clippings on site, trimming turf areas around trees, mailboxes, etc, edging around concrete surfaces, & air-sweeping hard surfaces. Four Seasons follows the industry standard of maintaining a turf height of 3- 3.5 inches. We have found over the years that it is important to alternate the direction the lawn is mowed each visit. This prevents compaction of the turf & enhances your lawn's appearance.
Typically when you think of landscape bed maintenance you think 'Spring' & 'Fall' but have you considered a monthly program that keeps your landscape beds weed free all year & cuts down on the large landscape clean up bills twice a year? Four Seasons monthly weeding programs keep your landscape beds looking neat & clean all season long.
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Four Season's focus will always be complete property maintenance!
Monthly bed maintenance includes hand pulling weeds, inspecting landscape plant material for disease, insect infestations, & cutting back perennials as needed. Trees, that are located in landscape beds, that are less than 8' tall will be pruned in late winter or early spring, but thinning cuts will be performed monthly, as needed, to remove horizontally growing branches & cross branches that may be impeding on the natural growth of the tree. This service also includes established shrub pruning, as needed.
Providing & installing mulch to landscape beds improves both the look & performance of the landscape bed. Mulch serves the important role of regulating both temperature and moisture levels in landscaped beds, providing a more stable environment for plant material than they would have without mulch. It also adds nutrients to the beds as it naturally decomposes. Our full maintenance program allows us to maintain mulch at the appropriate depth year round, which can also help suppress most weeds! Proper mulch installation includes preparing the beds by removing weeds, making sure the soil is level and smooth, and installing a trench around the landscape bed perimeter in most cases. Then mulch is spread evenly.
A very important benefit of full property maintenance is the opportunity we have to notify you of any potential issues before they become larger problems. This can range from shrubs or plants that need to be replaced to drainage issues in your lawn. Water will always travel the path of least resistance, causing landscape beds to flood, mulch to pour out into your lawn or sidewalk, drowning plant material, and even working its way through your foundation. Standard construction practices are to install downspouts without doing anything to redirect the water away from the foundation. This water adds to the pressure on your foundation and over time, it will cause cracks and lead to water inside your home. A healthy lawn will absorb stormwater (both through the soil and the roots of the grass), and proper grade will cause the water to sheet away from the house. Compacted soil will leave water pooling in the lowest area and improper grading may mean those low spots are by your foundation. Well trained landscape professionals who visit your house on a regular basis will be able to identify warning signs, and determine whether they are simply an aesthetic issue or if they are an indicator of a larger problem. There are many potential drainage solutions, and we are equipped to select the option that best resolves your issue! Proper grading around your home, renovating your lawn to improve the soil and turf, running downspouts underground to relieve away from the house, catch basins, and rain gardens are just a few ways we can direct stormwater away from your home, saving you a lot of money and a huge headache in the long run!
We pride ourselves on several important factors when handling your needs;
client relationships and certifications are the main keys to our success. Our client relationships begin with the initial phone call, which sets the tone that you can rely on us to be available and clearly communicate throughout each step of the process.
We have proven that ongoing education is vital to being able to provide solutions that follow best practices. Our clients know they can rely on us for lasting results and are offered the solution needed to rectify their problem.
Having certifications through various organizations like State Highway and the Department of the Environment give us the ability to create solutions that promote responsible stewardship of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Continued education & certifications have developed our relationships with program advisors in those various organizations, who serve as an ongoing resource and knowledge base.