King Farm Landscaping Information & Updates


The Board of Trustees selected Level Green Landscaping as the business partner for the King Farm community.

Level Green Landscaping is the third largest commercial landscape contractor in the Washington Area. The company as founded in the District of Columbia in 2002. The company enjoys an excellent reputation and has maintained a 92% retention rate of Landscape Maintenance clients for 21 years. We have five branch offices serving Washington DC, Northern VA, Central MD, Baltimore/ Annapolis, and Prince Georges County and Southern MD. The company is a privately held LLC. The company’s reputation is defined by our philosophy of always doing the right thing for their clients and
employees. Their belief is that if they treat others as they wish to be treated, they will keep their clients and their employees for the long haul. The company maintains over 1,100 properties including properties in the commercial real estate industry (all sectors), government, private schools, institutions of higher learning, condominiums and homeowner associations, and churches and religious institutions. Level Green has a good working relationship with the City of Rockville and understands the necessary steps for permitting related to work throughout the King Farm.

Please remember that the landscape crews do not collect yard waste for individual homes. Homeowners are responsible for the proper disposal of yard waste, trash, and recycling. Crews will not remove yard debris left by individual homeowners. Please do not speak to or make requests of the crew members. All concerns or questions must be communicated directly to the Management Office. Please call or email (attached pictures) and explain the issue in detail.

Level Green crew members will wear safety vest with the Level Green logo. Crew vehicles will be also display the Level Green logo. So, if you see a landscaper or on the property without the Level Green logo, it will be a landscaper working for someone else in the community.

We welcome Level Green and look forward to building a lasting business relationship.

Homeowner vs. HOA Responsibilities:

There is a lot of confusion surrounding who is responsible for completing certain maintenance items in King Farm. King Farm is a large open (non-gated) community that sits on approximately 450 acres and is comprised of residential, commercial, and retail properties. Additionally, there are approximately 10,000 people who are a part of the King Farm community.

King Farm has public parks and public streets within its boundaries. You can differentiate City streets from KFCA streets because the street signs will be blue with white lettering. Trees located on [public] City streets are the responsibility of the City of Rockville, including tree maintenance (i.e. trimming and replacement). Also, the City is responsible for any repair and maintenance of [public] City streets and sidewalks.

However,  King Farm Citizens Assembly (The Assembly) mulches the trees on City streets located within the boundaries of King Farm to have more continuity in appearance. The Assembly also maintains the landscaping within the medians on City streets within the community. Additionally, any upgraded elements such as brick pavers that were installed by the original builders are maintained by the Assembly as well. Please keep in mind, snow removal of sidewalks abutting homeowner’s property including the brick pavers in the curb areas are the responsibility of the homeowner.

King Farm Citizens Assembly (The Assembly) is responsible for the repair and maintenance of the private streets and sidewalks within the community. The Assembly is responsible for the trimming and replacement of curb trees on private streets. The Assembly is also responsible for the maintenance of the alley drive lanes and other common areas. While the Assembly mulches the trees in the alleys, most of these trees fall within the property lines of individual homeowner lots and thus are the responsibility of the homeowner (even if the tree is located outside of an alley fence). King Farm will occasionally trim trees in alleys including trees on homeowner lots (in the alley) that impact the drive lanes in the alley or pose a safety risk. KFCA will not go into fenced areas to trim trees that are not on common area.

If you are ever unsure of your exact property lines, you can refer to your property plat (aka house location plan). The property plat is an architectural drawing used to show how a tract of surveyed land is divided into lots within a county or municipality. Homeowners need to review their property plat (usually located with settlement documents when the home was purchased) to determine their exact property lines. Please take time to review individual lot information as well as the community map and City Maps to illustrate the public areas vs. the private areas vs. the homeowner lots.

We hope this information will be helpful for homeowners, but if you need additional clarification, please contact King Farm Management at management@kingfarm.org.

Use the link below to find an arborist or tree specialist in your area or refer to the tree removal/replacement page for more information: https://kingfarm.org/tree-replacement-removal/.

Community Landscaping Updates:

Please view the information below for any upcoming or in-progress landscaping modifications in the community. Please use the links below to view any files associated with upcoming work.