Landscaping is like the dressing on a salad. It's okay without it, but really adds a lot to it when done well.  Having a professional landscaper manage your lawn and yard can really make the difference between an okay lawn with decent grass coverage and a really great one with a thick lush yard.   It's not always smart to go with the first landscaper near you that you find, but rather get at least 3 estimates from various professionals that can help you evaluate the process.

Whether it's putting in new edging, adding river rock, or hardscape features, a professional landscaper will be able to provide the right tools and materials to make sure the lawn and yard are well maintained.

In many places, trees on private property can be drastically cut or even removed if they threaten utility lines. (Photo by Mike Penney)
Tree Services - Removal and Trimming
Nationwide, homeowners decry situations in which a tree on their private land, is radically cut or even removed without their consent.
a tree service worker with a chainsaw in a tree
Tree Services - Removal and Trimming
There are three main industry groups that offer accreditation or certification for tree specialists.
a newly planted tree
Tree Services - Removal and Trimming
A Washington D.C. tree service can help prepare your trees for winter.
trees in a garden
Tree Services - Removal and Trimming
When not properly planted or pruned, your tree's roots can damage your grass, mower, sidewalk, driveway and foundation and leave you with costly repairs.
A professional tree service can safely remove trees and stumps from home landscapes. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Amy S.)
Tree Services - Removal and Trimming
Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List, gives advice on removing a tree that refuses to go away.