Landscaping & Horticultural

Melwood's Landscaping and Horticultural Services crews beautify thousands of acres of grounds throughout the Washington D.C. area, including some of the nation's most prestigious landmarks.


Melwood's Landscaping and Horticultural Services crews beautify thousands of acres of grounds throughout the Washington D.C. area, including some of the nation's most prestigious landmarks.

Melwood crews serve many renowned sites in the Washington area, including the USDA People’s Garden on the National Mall and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Melwood’s Garden Center also supplies several of our prominent contract sites with plants grown in Melwood greenhouses. In total our Garden Center grew more than 8,000 plants for our federal customers.

Our grounds teams use a combination of state-of-the-art equipment and methods that are environmentally safe and government-approved. We enhance our dependability with integrated quality control, competitive purchasing, proven subcontractor relationships, and ongoing staff and worker development including participation/membership in professional industry organizations such as LCA and ALCA. 

Our staff are certified and licensed. Our workers are specifically trained in their areas of expertise. We offer the following services:

  • Construction site plantings and renovations

  • Design and installation of seasonal and specialized displays for dignitaries, public relations, and other unique events

  • Green roof installation and maintenance

  • Installation of bio-retention ponds

  • Interior plant and floral design tasks

  • Leaf removal

  • Maintenance and operation of in-ground irrigation systems

  • Pesticide and herbicide applications

  • Security and perimeter fence maintenance

  • Snow removal and clearing services

  • Tree and shrub pruning and maintenance

  • Turf maintenance and renovation

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