Everything You Need to Know About Pond Fountains

A pond fountain with lily padsThere’s something soothing about being near the water, as anyone who’s ever spent time gazing out at the ocean or standing next to a river can tell you.

Even when we can’t get to the water, people are compelled to bring the water to us, installing ponds in our backyards and fountains in office parks.

These commercial pond fountains provide a special benefit when you own a business, making your property seem much more inviting.

But that’s only the case when your pond seems healthy. Fewer things will make your property seem unkept like a sad-looking pond.

In this blog post, we’ll look at how circulating and aerating your pond water can keep it healthy.

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How Often Should I Water My Lawn in the Summer?

A sprinkler watering a lawn in summerEvery living thing needs water, and your grass is no exception.

But simply remembering to water your lawn isn’t enough. There’s a right way and a wrong way to do it, as anyone in the PA landscape construction industry can tell you.

For example, if you’re not generous enough with your watering, the roots of the grass won’t grow deeply, leaving your lawn in trouble at the height of summer.

And if you decided to run your sprinkler system after dark, your lawn can become too moist, leaving it open to mold and, eventually, disease.

Before you start watering, follow these steps.

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Can Weeds Damage Your Lawn and Garden?

A spring lawn desperately in need of commercial weed control You’ve lived in your home for 15 years and tried to be a good neighbor. You don’t host loud parties, you keep your house in good shape and your neighbors know they can count on you to pick up their mail while they’re on vacation.

Then one day, you get a new neighbor. He blares music at 2 a.m., owns a dog that never stops barking and parks a beat-up car in his front yard.

If your lawn and garden could talk, they’d tell you this is how they think of weeds: the nuisance neighbor driving down property values and generally making life miserable.

As anyone in the residential and commercial weed control field can tell you, weeds are more than just unwelcome; they can do some serious harm.

Here are four ways weeds can damage the plants on your lawn or in your garden.

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Tips for Winter Lawn Care and Landscape Maintenance

winter lawn care tipsWinter is officially here and there’s nothing you’d rather do for the next few months than hibernate. Sit by the fire – or maybe the space heater – watch football or maybe read your favorite book.

We’d like to tell you to just take the winter off when it comes to landscape maintenance, but sadly, there’s work that’s got to be done now to make things easier on yourself in the spring.

Here are a few winter lawn care tips for ensuring green grass and healthy plants next year.

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5 Signs Your Property Needs Landscape Maintenance

pa landscape maintenanceMost days, getting in and out of your office is no big deal. You drive in and admire the well-groomed commercial landscape all around you.

Then one day, one of your employees comes to you and says, “I think we’ve got bees.”

So you go outside and check, and sure enough, there are bees. Actually, it’s worse: they’re wasps, and they’ve built a whole new wasp colony under the hedges near your entrance.

This is a classic PA landscape maintenance problem and a sign that you need professional landscape maintenance help.

Of course, not every call to your local landscape service will be for something that severe. Not sure if you need landscape maintenance? PA property owners should look for these signs.

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Avoiding Falls and Accidents in on Your Commercial Property

snow and ice removal in PA

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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Best Practices: Planning Your Commercial Landscape

Commercial Landscapers in PA-NJ

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

Centennial Mills Commercial Construction in PA

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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Spring Landscape Maintenance Checklist for Property Managers in PA

landscape maintenance in PA

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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