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Bluestone Landscaping

5501 Montgomery Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043 410-258-5963

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A rated on Angie's list, but very disappointed in quality of service. Job... - Nov 23, 2012

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ProServ Landscaping

Ellicott City, MD 410-292-7033

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Element Landscape Management

Ellicott City, MD 21042 443-398-0305

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Home Depot

9200 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042 410-750-2199

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Tree Finders Of Maryland Inc

9737 Gingerwood Dr
Ellicott City, MD 21042 443-342-1335

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The proposals Checkbook's undercover shoppers get from lawn care services rarely agree on identification of weed species, presence of disease, need to correct soil acidity, and recommendations on core aeration.

Lawn care services work with different products and techniques, but the results they promise are similar. Companies usually offer customers a selection of “packages” that include specified treatment plans to take place over the course of a year.