The Power of Perception: 15 Ways Commercial Landscaping Benefits Your Business

The Power of Perception: 15 Ways Commercial Landscaping Benefits Your Business

Perception matters, from the moment customers land on your business website to the first time a potential client turns their head toward your brick-and-mortar location. That cliché saying about first impressions is as true for companies as it is for individuals. Hardly anyone can deny the importance of visual appeal and aesthetics. Humans are visual creatures, and we tend to form first impressions quickly. We strive for better appearance in nearly all aspects of life, including grooming and clothes as well as homes and businesses. Hollywood stars have procedures, real-estate professionals obsess about…continue reading →
How to Clean Hardscape

How to Clean Hardscape

Whether your business has an impressive, gated entrance with a large water feature and wraparound patio, or a simple parking lot with a path to the front door, remembering to clean the hardscape of your business can be easy to forget. There’s so much emphasis on getting the landscape in order each year — with fresh mulch and new plants — that the walkways, patios, walls and driveways often fall behind. Because it’s permanent, hardscape often falls victim to a “set-it-and-forget-it” mindset. Once you install your hardscape, it doesn’t require as much maintenance,…continue reading →
How Landscaping Can Boost Your Property Value

How Landscaping Can Boost Your Property Value

Commercial real estate owners and property managers know that professionally designed and maintained landscaping adds significant value to properties. They see the positive effect that commercial landscaping has on business value. More than any other improvement, excellent landscaping provides a tremendous return on your investment. It also assists in securing you steady streams of income, adds value to appraisal and provides you with long-term investment protection. Well-maintained commercial properties with proper landscaping immediately give the impression of care. Landscaping’s effect on property value starts right from the curb. Its appeal creates a feeling…continue reading →
Why You Need A Fall Lawn Care Program for Your Commercial Property

Why You Need A Fall Lawn Care Program for Your Commercial Property

The way customers and prospective customers view your commercial property is important. The quality of the turf often speaks to how the overall property is cared for.  Turf that is thin, weedy, and neglected can give the wrong impression about how the rest of the property is maintained.  Turf that is thick, green and lush year round, speaks volumes about how important the property image is - not only to the tenants and residents, but also the managers and owners. If your property's lawn is in bad shape, choked with weeds, or has…continue reading →
Landscape Budget Advice from the Pros

Landscape Budget Advice from the Pros

There is a seemingly endless list of things commercial property owners or managers need to anticipate and budget for each year.  The landscape maintenance and upkeep may seem like one of the easier costs to check off the list, but are you really thinking about everything that could effect that line item?  Unplanned incidents like storms or municipal inspections can result in significant costs.  And how can you afford the needed or wanted property improvements and upgrades if they don't make it into the budget? Budgeting Missteps to Avoid Ignoring Inflation Prices for everything increase every…continue reading →
Attracting Dog Loving Tenants with Dog Parks

Attracting Dog Loving Tenants with Dog Parks

Dog parks are not a new thing. They’ve been present in some of the largest US Cities for decades, but in recent years, they are popping up in private neighborhoods, apartment complexes, and condominium communities at a staggering rate. Why the change? Over thirty six percent of US households have dogs. Thirty. Six. Percent. And that statistic grows each year. In American households, dogs are almost as likely to be family members as children are, so in addition to those stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops and resort inspired bathrooms that people have come to…continue reading →
Perennials – Practically Perfect Plants to Liven Up Your Landscape

Perennials – Practically Perfect Plants to Liven Up Your Landscape

If you are looking for a way to dress up your landscape that doesn't cost a fortune, doesn't require a whole new design, and isn't super high maintenance - perennials are just the thing.  Perennials are durable and diverse plants that can provide four seasons of color to any landscape - new or mature. What Makes Perennials a Powerful Addition to the Landscape? Perennials work in so many different situations and they just go and go and go.  They are like the Energizer Bunny of the landscape.  Shade or blistering sun...drought tolerant or soggy soil…continue reading →
Green Peace of Mind Tip #12: Healthy Annuals for Your Commercial Property

Green Peace of Mind Tip #12: Healthy Annuals for Your Commercial Property

Healthy Annuals for Your Commercial Property Annuals are hardy and easy to care for if maintained properly.  They will provide you a lush colorful display all season long.  Here are some helpful tips to ensure your annual display lives up to its potential. Watering is key – thirsty flowers can’t sustain their luster for long.  Most annuals require watering daily, especially if they are planted in full sun.  Annuals are most susceptible to drying out in the first few weeks after planting. Deep infrequent watering is preferred over frequent light watering so make…continue reading →
Green Peace of Mind Tip #13: Fertilizing Annual Plantings

Green Peace of Mind Tip #13: Fertilizing Annual Plantings

Feed Those Hungry Annuals Planting annual flowers at your commercial property is a quick and easy way to add color and interest to your landscape.  Unlike perennials, annuals don’t get a second chance to strut their stuff so proper fertilization is important and has a huge impact on the quality and quantity of flowers.  Annuals grow rapidly and require plenty of fuel to thrive so once your annuals start blooming - feed 'em. What's for Lunch? Fertilizer has 3 basic components - each bringing their own benefit to the party. N = Nitrogen…continue reading →
Green Peace of Mind Tip #65: Why Irrigation is Important for Your Commercial Property

Green Peace of Mind Tip #65: Why Irrigation is Important for Your Commercial Property

Your lawn is a reflection of your property. It should be inviting - like a green carpet you want to take your shoes off and run through on a hot summer’s day.  Irrigation of your commercial property keeps your landscape vibrant year round. Installing a watering system ensures that your lawn is green, healthy and beautiful. Irrigation systems are the most efficient way to acquire the hydration needs without over watering...or watering sidewalks. Deep Watering & Water Conservation Did you know that your property’s turf and landscapes will survive with less frequent, deep watering? The sprinkler…continue reading →