Summer Lawn Care Tips for Commercial Properties

Summer Lawn Care Tips for Commercial Properties

Summer Lawn Care for Commercial Properties Summer lawns tend to see a lot of action.  People venture outside for sporting events, social gatherings, concerts, and a whole host of other activities.  As a property owner or manager, you want to see healthy lawn throughout your site all year long, but the additional use coupled with the high heat and low rainfall characteristics of summer can really sideline even the best summer lawn maintenance plans.  The best summer lawn care plans take into consideration the type of lawn you have and work to minimize…continue reading →
Drought Resistant Plants to Brighten Your Summer Landscape

Drought Resistant Plants to Brighten Your Summer Landscape

When you hear the words “drought-resistant plants” I bet an image of a desert vividly appears in your imagination.  All you can see for miles is cacti, sand, and stone.  You may even break into a slight sweat as you begin to feel the sweltering heat.  As a property owner or manager, you will find great comfort in the fact that your landscape does not have to look like the Sahara Desert when summer arrives.  There are dozens of drought-resistant plants that bring color, texture, and beauty to the landscape - even in…continue reading →
Two-in-One Landscape Design: Where Features Meet Function

Two-in-One Landscape Design: Where Features Meet Function

Landscape Architects and Designers plan landscapes.  Working with property owners, they create the objectives to accomplish and define problems that need to be solved.  Commercial property owners and managers have a lot to think about when it comes to how the exterior of their property looks.  They have to think about the type of spaces they have, how they want them to be used, and what they want them to look like. They also need to consider how much maintenance and upkeep will be required to keep the spaces looking their best.  The…continue reading →
Your Property Is One of A Kind: How To Write an RFP

Your Property Is One of A Kind: How To Write an RFP

An RFP, also known as a Request for Proposal, is a fairly standard procedure done when property owners and managers want to solicit bids from contractors. RFP’s are your way of explaining exactly what you expect someone servicing your property to do. Typically, RFP’s are used to establish the scope and contractors will respond with their pricing and proposed solutions.   Honestly, learning how to write an RFP effectively as a client can be overwhelming and intimidating. Without knowing the basic components, it’s easy to feel like the RFP is writing you instead…continue reading →
On The Brighter Side: The Benefits of Landscape Lighting

On The Brighter Side: The Benefits of Landscape Lighting

What is Landscape Lighting? The main purpose of landscape lighting is, quite literally, to illuminate the landscape and all of its features.  Landscape lighting is strategically placed low-voltage fixtures within the landscape to illuminate very specific landscape elements.  It provides a whole new dimension to your outdoor world. As the sun sets and light fades, new features emerge. A multistem birch becomes a sculptural piece in the landscape when soft uplighting streaks up the trunk, accenting the white paperbark and green canopy.  Evergreens appear as green velvet walls.  The colors of the walking…continue reading →