Homeowners and commercial clients have been entrusting Scientific Plant Service (SPS) with their lawns, trees and shrubs for more than half a century. Most people like the fact that we’re a little long in the tooth when it comes to taking care of their lawn and landscape. Founded by Frank J. Burke, SPS was originally a full-service company that provided service in landscape maintenance including mowing and arboriculture.
Current owner, Kenneth R. Mays, has been leading SPS since 1972. Mays streamlined the operation to focus more on full-service lawn, tree and plant healthcare. This focus on helping to create and maintain a healthier, more viable landscape creates a better eco-system for the ‘right’ kind of bugs, prevents, or thwarts, plant disease and promotes an overall ‘green’ experience for both the customer and the environment.
Our services include protecting and maintaining your landscape including lawn/turf, trees, ornamental shrubs, aquatic plants and athletic turf for homeowners, schools, professional athletic fields and other commercial sites. We adhere to the high standards as set forth by the Maryland Department of Agriculture -- and The Environmental Protection Agency is even one of our clients! The SPS team is comprised of professional, certified diagnosticians, including licensed arborists who are licensed to serve Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Service and professionalism is the hallmark of our success.