Luminary Lawns offers a wide range of services to fit your needs and budget, including electric mowing, core aeration and native landscape design, organic fertilization and more. Our team of experts use a combination of manual techniques and specialized eco-friendly tools to ensure your garden is always looking its best. Our goal is to ensure your garden is healthy, beautiful and sustainable.
Our electric lawn care service will keep your yard looking its best all season long. Our service includes mowing, trimming, edging, and blowing, all using eco-friendly electric equipment. We offer weekly and bi-weekly service options, and convenient billing. Choosing an electric lawn service over a traditional gas-powered service comes with several benefits, including a cleaner, healthier lawn and a safer, quieter experience for you and your family.
We take a unique approach to fertilization that’s better for your lawn, and better for the environment too! Traditional synthetic fertilizers only offer a temporary boost, while organic fertilizers help to build the foundation for a long-term, healthy lawn. It’s like the difference between eating a Big Mac vs a fresh salad—both provide calories, but one is significantly healthier than the other.
If your lawn is in need of repair, we have you covered! We offer a full assortment of lawn restoration solutions, including bare spot repair, seasonal overseeding, new seeding, sod installation, and soil preparation services. Our custom blend of grass seed is tailored for Maryland’s climate. It primarily consists of a selection of tall fescue varieties chosen for their heat tolerance, drought resistance, disease resistance, color, and root growth. A small amount of rye grass is added for quick germination and Kentucky Bluegrass for its spreading capabilities, to create a lush and healthy lawn.
Core Aeration is the process of removing small plugs of soil from a lawn to improve the movement of air, water, and nutrients through the soil. This can bring a number of benefits to a lawn, including: improved root growth, increased water and nutrient uptake, and reduced thatch buildup. For best results, we aerate in late summer / early fall.
At Luminary Lawns, we understand that lawn care and maintenance needs change with the seasons. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of services to ensure that your lawn stays looking its best all year round. In the spring, we provide cleanup services to clear away debris left behind by winter storms and prepare your lawn for the growing season. We offer reclamation services to help take back overgrown areas in the summer. In the fall, we offer leaf mulching and removal services to keep your lawn clear of falling leaves. And during the winter, we provide snow and ice removal services to keep your property safe and accessible. No matter the season, we’re here to help you keep your lawn looking its best.
Our mulching service is the perfect way to protect and enhance your garden. We use high quality, fresh mulch to prevent weed growth, retain moisture, and insulate your plants’ roots from extreme temperatures. Our team will redefine your garden bed’s edges for a crisp, clean look and spread the mulch evenly throughout. We can also install new weed blocker fabric for an additional price.
Our Garden Designer will analyze the soil classification of your property and recommend the best plants for optimal growth and longevity. We take pride in recommending plants that are beautiful and sustainable for your property. Our focus on native species ensures that you’ll enjoy a stunning garden and support the local ecosystems and biodiversity.
Rain gardens are a type of landscaping feature that are designed to capture, retain, and slowly release rainwater. They are typically shallow, depressed areas that are planted with vegetation that is well-suited to handle periods of wet and dry conditions. These gardens are built to mimic natural drainage patterns, and are located at the base of downspouts, near the foundation of a building, or in low-lying areas of the property where water tends to pool.
The purpose of a rain garden is to slow down and filter the flow of water, reducing the amount of runoff that ends up in local waterways and preventing erosion. They also help to recharge groundwater and can help to improve the overall health of the soil. Rain gardens also provide an opportunity to incorporate more native plants into the landscape, which can have a positive impact on local wildlife.
Our Trimming & Pruning service is designed to keep your small trees, bushes, and shrubs looking their best all year round. Our team of experts will carefully prune and shape your plants to promote healthy growth and enhance the overall appearance of your landscape. We use precision techniques to remove dead or damaged branches and control the shape and size of your plants, ensuring that they fit well within your garden. We’ll also remove any debris and leaves that fell off during the trimming process, making sure that your garden will look neat and tidy after the service is complete. Our Trimming & Pruning service will keep your garden looking well-maintained, improve the overall health of your plants by promoting fresh growth, and add an aesthetic appeal to your landscape.
Are you tired of dealing with waterlogged gardens, washouts, or standing water in your yard after a storm? We can help alleviate these issues by providing a range of drainage solutions to fit your property’s specific needs. Our services include the installation of downspout extensions, rain gardens, dry stream beds, French drains, dry wells, and irrigation system repair to effectively redirect and manage water flow on your property. Trust us to design and install a customized drainage solution that will keep your property dry and protected.
French drains are a popular method for managing water drainage on properties. They are designed to redirect water away from areas of the property that are prone to flooding or pooling water, and are often used in conjunction with drywells or downspout extensions. The system consists of a trench that is dug, covered with landscape fabric, and filled with gravel or other drainage materials. A perforated pipe is then laid at the bottom of the trench, with the holes facing down, to allow water to seep into the drain and be carried away from the property as it flows. The pipe is then covered with more drainage rock before the landscape fabric is folded over top, and the trench is backfilled with dirt. It can be covered with a variety of options such as fresh sod, new seed, or decorative rock. French drains are an effective solution for managing water on properties, as they are relatively low-cost and easy to install. They can also be incorporated into a variety of landscaping designs, making them an attractive option for homeowners who want to improve their property’s drainage while also enhancing its appearance.
Dry wells are a popular method for managing water drainage on properties, particularly in areas where the water table is high or the soil is not able to absorb water quickly enough. They are an effective solution for managing water runoff from roofs, driveways, and other surfaces, and can also be used in conjunction with other drainage solutions such as French drains or downspout extensions. A dry well is essentially a large hole that is dug and filled with gravel or other drainage materials. Water is directed into the dry well through pipes or channels and then is allowed to seep into the surrounding soil, reducing the amount of water on the surface.
Downspout extensions are an important component of a property’s drainage system, and are designed to redirect rainwater from the roof to a more suitable location on the property. Without them, water can pool around the foundation of a building, causing damage to the structure, and creating a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests. They can be buried underground, or run above ground. Buried extensions are often routed to a drywell, French drain, or other drainage feature. Above-ground extensions often discharge the water into a splash block or rain barrel. The water is then directed away from the building, preventing water damage and foundation issues.
A malfunctioning irrigation system can lead to uneven watering, dry or dead patches, flooded areas underground, and wasted water. Common issues that require repair include leaks, clogs, broken or faulty sprinkler heads, and problems with the control panel or timer. Repairing an irrigation system typically begins with a thorough inspection of the entire system. This includes checking for leaks, clogs, or damage to the pipes and sprinkler heads. Any faulty or broken parts will be replaced, and the system will be adjusted to ensure proper coverage and water flow. In addition to fixing immediate problems, we also offer regular maintenance services to ensure your irrigation system is running at peak efficiency. This includes adjusting sprinkler heads, flushing out the lines, and checking for leaks or other issues. By catching small problems early, you can prevent costly repairs and ensure your irrigation system is providing the best possible care for your lawn and garden.
Dry Stream Beds
Dry stream beds are a landscaping feature that mimic the look and function of a natural stream, but are designed to manage water drainage on properties. They are typically used to redirect water from downspouts or other drainage points, and are particularly useful for managing water flow in areas that are prone to flooding or pooling water. A dry stream bed is created by digging a shallow channel in the ground, and then lining it with rocks or other drainage materials. The channel is then filled with a combination of gravel and larger rocks, which help to mimic the look and function of a natural stream. The dry stream bed can also be designed to incorporate plants and other landscaping elements that are well-suited to handle wet conditions, such as ferns, reeds, and other moisture-loving plants. Dry stream beds are not only an effective solution for managing water drainage on properties, but they can also be incorporated into a variety of landscaping designs to create an attractive and natural-looking feature that enhances the overall appearance of the property.
Complete property renovations can be a daunting task, but with the right team and plan in place, it can also be a rewarding and transformative experience. It’s important to start with a clear vision of what you want to achieve, whether it’s a complete overhaul of your front and backyard, or a more targeted renovation of a specific area. The first step in any renovation project is a thorough site assessment to identify any existing issues and opportunities. From there, the team will develop a detailed plan that includes a timeline and budget. Throughout the process, we will work closely with you to ensure that the final product meets your expectations and exceeds them. With a little planning and a lot of hard work, a complete property renovation can help you turn your outdoor space into a beautiful and functional oasis for you and your family to enjoy for years to come.