Avoiding Falls and Accidents in on Your Commercial Property

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For businesses in the market for commercial snow and ice removal in PA, the next few months could be busy.

Forecasters say the northeast should see a wet winter, which means snow and ice on the roads, and slippery sidewalks and pathways at your commercial property.

That’s why it’s critical to make sure your property is clear of snow and ice during this season, so that you’ll keep your staff, customers and other visitors safe from harm.

(We should also note that if a customer slips and falls on your property, you might end up defending yourself against a lawsuit if they can show you were negligent in clearing snow or ice.)

Here are some steps you can take to guard against slip and fall injuries this winter:

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The 5 Layers of Landscaping

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Perhaps because there are so many aspects within your landscape, it can often be difficult to fully wrap your head around all its various elements.

But understanding your landscape can be important, particularly if you’re planning to complete a landscape assessment before undertaking a project with a landscaping company in PA.

That’s why we’re so fond of a mental trick that many gardeners use to help them better understand their landscape, and to more clearly organize its many elements in their minds. It’s often referred to as The 5 Layers of Landscaping. Use it yourself, and you’ll likely find that organizing and explaining the sort of work you want a landscaping company in PA to complete will become significantly simpler.

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Using Landscaping to Hide Outdoor Maintenance Devices

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Nearly every commercial facility is a blend of form and function. Sometimes, you have an aesthetically pleasing property because of its design and there’s nothing you want to hide.

But in some cases, you might be challenged to use commercial landscaping elements strategically, to cover-up or mask something on your property:

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Best Practices: Planning Your Commercial Landscape

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How much priority does landscaping get when it comes to your property maintenance budget? It might seem like an afterthought, but it shouldn’t.

A good looking commercial landscape keeps your happy, encourages their customers to visit and can catch the eye of potential tenants.

That’s why proactive property manager should develop an overall plan for how to deal with the issue. Here are a few best practices for planning your commercial landscape with the assistance of a commercial landscaper in PA & NJ:

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Creating Functional Outdoor Spaces

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Your outdoor spaces are an important, if unsung, function of your business.

Your outdoor space is where your employees will congregate when they are on break, and is the first impression anyone will get of you when they come to visit.

While style is vital, function is also important, and these aspects merge together into either a successful outdoor space or an unsuccessful one. Here are some tips for creating functional outdoor spaces through commercial landscaping in PA & NJ.

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The Importance of Project Management in Landscape Design & Construction

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When it comes to commercial landscape design in PA, there are certain “best practices” that must be followed.

One way to make sure these practices are adhered to is through project management, which ensures every landscaping job is thoroughly planned, coordinated and controlled from its commencement to its completion.

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Benefits of LEDs for Commercial Landscape Lighting

Landscape Lighting in PAIf you’re the owner or manager of a commercial property, you’ve almost certainly had your fair share of near-panic attack moments when the dreaded electric bill has arrived. That’s because aside from HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), commercial landscape lighting is far and away the biggest user of energy in your industry. So without some sort of energy efficiency solution, the prices you’re paying in that department are likely to stay more or less the same. And that’s where LED lighting comes in.

For years, LED lighting has gotten something of a bad rap, and to a large degree, that’s had a lot to do with the initial cash outlay of the bulbs themselves. LED bulbs are not cheap, especially when you compare their price tags to those of the filament or florescent bulbs your property probably uses now.

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Boosting Property Resale with Landscape Construction

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If you ask a real estate agent what your home needs to sell, chances are you’ll get a two-word answer: Curb appeal.

When the National Association of Realtors surveyed its members last year, 99 percent said they thought curb appeal was important for attracting buyers.

And 96 percent of Realtors say they suggest sellers improve their home’s curb appeal before putting the property up for sale.

If you’re one of those sellers, here are a few real estate landscape construction ideas to help boost your home’s resale potential.

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Spring Landscape Maintenance Checklist for Property Managers in PA

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Now that the winter season has come to an end and the blooming months of spring are finally upon us, commercial property managers throughout Pennsylvania are prepping for an annual tradition that the Realty Landscaping team has been dutifully observing for years: Namely, landscape maintenance in PA.

If you’re a property manager yourself, it probably hasn’t escaped your attention that the start of the spring season is an ideal time to get the landscape surrounding the commercial property you’re responsible for back in top working order. Plants and shrubbery that have been dormant for months will soon be flowering back to life. If it isn’t already, the weather will soon be ideal for working in the great outdoors. And perhaps most importantly, the malnourished landscape that’s been neglected all winter is finally prepared to shine.

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Best Practices: Planning Your Commercial Landscape

Commercial Landscaping at Flowers MillIf you’re in charge of a mid-size or large commercial property, you’ve probably run into your fair share of pushback if you’ve ever tried to argue for the importance—or even the necessity—of a lush landscape project. Perhaps the money counters at your firm have tried to convince you of the non-necessity of a landscape that does more than simply meet the minimal requirements.

Or perhaps you’re the one who isn’t quite sold on the idea of living greenery as a wise investment. Maybe you’re not yet convinced, for instance, that commercial landscape design can do much more than simply add a touch of required greenery to an otherwise bland, commercial landscape.

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