As a commercial property manager, the most important document you need to put together is a request for proposal (RFP). When you are in search of a landscape professional or commercial landscape contractor, this is something that you will need to make sure everyone is on the same page.
Hiring the right commercial landscaping company matters for an HOA. The greatest thing your Home Owners Association can do for the community is invest in high-quality landscaping. Great landscaping and consistent maintenance is what boosts property value. Finding the right full-service landscape company is the key to success, and here is why.
Each Spring, millions, maybe billions of yards of mulch gets applied to landscape beds and tree rings around the world. Mulch comes in all kinds of materials, colors, and textures and it provides countless benefits in the landscape. The look of new mulch makes a significant impact on the visual appeal of properties. Outside of the aesthetic improvement, it provides weed control, moisture retention, and helps keep soil temperatures consistent. The benefits are numerous, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. When excess mulch builds up year after year can actually wreak havoc on the health of landscape plants.
Winter weather presents many challenges for HOA's and apartment communities. Keeping guests, residents, and employees safe and keeping the property accessible to emergency personnel are the primary goals and ice melt plays a critical role in an effective winter weather strategy. But what about pets and other animals? Are the products used to melt ice on asphalt, concrete, and other hard surfaces safe for our four-legged friends?
Color draws attention. If you manage a commercial property, you know how effective adding colorful plants can be in attracting visitors, impressing onlookers, and boosting your property's overall appeal.
Some consider winter as the dormant season. Those once vibrant petunias that bloomed in the warm summer sun have withered off. The sweet violet violas have just barely made it through their first snowfall. Everywhere you look, the outdoors look barren and stark.
Yet, a winter landscape can be just as colorful as the rest of the year. You just need to add the right winter plants to your commercial landscape.