How to Improve Your Business’ Curb Appeal

How to Improve Your Business’ Curb Appeal

Your business’ curb appeal sends a vital message to customers. Current and potential customers form an opinion about your business based on how it appears from outside. That may be a conscious or subconscious impression, and it may be good or bad. It all depends on how you present your commercial face. Façade is often used to describe a building’s front. The term derives from the French word for face. Just as we judge a person based on the face they present, storefront curb appeal says a lot about your business. Like the…continue reading →
What to Do With Your Landscape When Winter Doesn’t Come

What to Do With Your Landscape When Winter Doesn’t Come

As I sit in my office this morning, listening to the steady hum of leaf blowers and looking a the bright sunshine that is slowly rising into the sky, I find myself wondering when is winter actually going to come?  It's December in Maryland with no signs of snow between now and the end of the year.  Last Christmas, I'm pretty sure I wore shorts to my family's holiday dinner and the year before that, one of our biggest snow storms didn't happen until March 13th! And then I look outside and think…continue reading →
Leaf Removal

Leaf Removal

Leaves, Leaves, Go Away As a property owner/manager, when you see leaves on your site, you probably see mess.  Leaves seemingly cover the lawn, clog gutters, stain sidewalks, and can even present a slip hazard when wet for weeks.  Image and appearance are critical to attracting tenants and visitors, so it is usually not practical to allow leaves to remain scattered around a commercial property, and leaves that accumulate on turf areas can quickly suffocate the delicate grass below.  As a commercial landscape maintenance contractor, the expectation and direction is often to just make…continue reading →
How to Prevent Slip & Falls At Your Property This Winter

How to Prevent Slip & Falls At Your Property This Winter

Liability and Your Commercial Property As a property owner/manager, you are responsible for keeping your property safe and preventing accidental injuries.  In winter, that can pose a challenge with snow, freezing rain, ice, freeze and thaw, etc. all being a daily possibility.  Qualified snow removal services subcontractors have the ability to handle the bulk of the work during a winter storm, but they can't always address every hazard on a site.  Their primary responsibility during a storm is to keep roadways open and passable for emergency vehicles.  It is only AFTER the snow…continue reading →
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 →