SML Outdoor Living Experts, is a full-service landscaping company serving the East and West shores of Harrisburg, Pa., including Harrisburg, Hershey, Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, and beyond.

Seth graduated in 2009 from Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, with a degree in Ornamental Horticulture/Environmental Design and a specialty in Landscape Contracting Management.

Seth is known for his work ethic, knowledge, professionalism, and his attention to detail. He is courteous, dependable, and responsible, and he expects the same of his employees.

Company History

EarlyOnVideo StaticBackground SmallAs shown in this video from 1990, Seth Maurer was interested in landscaping before he could reach the controls on a real lawn mower.

His entrepreneurial spirit started early, too, as he passed out business cards looking for work in his neighborhood of Susquehanna Township, a suburb of Harrisburg, Pa.

Seth's first lawn job came at the age of 10 when he was hired to cut the grass of the couple next door. The lawn was almost an acre, but Seth was undaunted. After safety lessons and under the watchful eye of his parents, he did the job with a push mower.

At age 12, with a growing neighborhood clientele, Seth purchased his first riding mower, a ten-year old Wheel Horse for $40.

When Seth was a high school senior, he was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Cindy Rowe Auto Glass.

Shortly before graduating from Delaware Valley College, Seth formalized his business as Seth Maurer Landscaping, LLC.

Seth continues to expand his market area, his service offerings, and his client list. And that first couple who hired Seth when he was 10? They are still his customers today.

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Seth's Tips & Tricks

  • De-stress your lawn. Stay off lawns that brown out in the hottest days of summer. Those lawns will likely recover, even if it's next season. But don't mistake drought stress for insect or disease damage. In that case, ask SML to repair.

  • Be edgy. You can clean up the edge between your lawn and mulched beds if you turn your string trimmer upside down and run it along a defining line to cut off bed encroaching grass. Too difficult? Ask SML to do it instead.

  • Go easy on the mulch. If you mulch yearly, make it only about 1 inch thick. More mulch can't break down and, instead, builds up to the point where it damages plants and trees. Also, too-thick mulch can actually promote weed and mold growth.

  • Grow bigger fruits and veggies. Let us take a soil sample from your garden and send it off for testing. It's possible that a few natural amendments will do wonders for your blueberry or tomato crops.

  • Lighten up! Landscape lighting adds not only a wow effect to your property at night, but it also provides an element of security. And with low-cost LED lighting, there are no bulbs to change.

  • Shear your sheep, not your shrubs. Save the power shearing for your sheep and ask us to prune your shrubs by hand. Yes, selective hand-pruning takes more time and effort, but you'll love the more natural look. And your shrubs will thank you.

  • If your lawn has turned brown, avoid walking or playing on it as much as possible until it is no longer stressed and it has started turning back to green. Don't mistake drought stress for insect or disease damage...lawns typically recover from drought stress but may need extensive repairs from insect or disease damage.

  • Be kind to your pavers. Sealing pavers helps to intensify the color and protects them from wear and staining. We can even use sealants that give your pavers a "wet" shine when the surface is dry.

  • Stop weeding! Unless you really and truly like to spend your days weeding around your flowers, have us apply a commercial strength pre-emergent weed control product. You'll be amazed at how much less weeding is needed.