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

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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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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

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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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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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The Benefits of Turf Aeration: When, How & Why

Turf Aeration & Lawn Maintenance in Philadelphia

Ah, the joys of a beautiful, well maintained front lawn. If you live in the suburban stretches of Bucks or Montgomery counties, there’s a good chance your property includes a lawn. Of course, whether that lawn is something of which you can be duly proud is another matter altogether. Landscape maintenance in Philadelphia—keeping its grass an ideally bright shade of green, with a thick and healthy appearance and a shining luster—is not always an easy task.

In fact, so difficult can the chore of maintaining a beautifully manicured lawn sometimes be that we’re often asked if there’s some magic bullet that, when added to a regular lawn care regimen, might result in a lawn straight off the pages of a gardening magazine.

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Winterizing Your Irrigation System is Critical

SprinklersIn our most recent blog post, we took a look at some of the most critical tasks any commercial property manager will need to complete this fall in order to properly prepare his or her landscape for the coming winter.  Lawn aeration, the application of mulch, the wholesale removal of summer annuals or perennials—you get the gist.

We also touched on the huge importance of properly winterizing your property’s irrigation system before the end of fall. But because that particular task can be so incredibly costly if it isn’t done right (and also because we spent less than 100 words discussing it), we figured it might be useful to dive a bit deeper into the subject by devoting an entire post to irrigation system winterizing: why it’s so important, and frankly, why you need an irrigation systems professional—in this instance, a commercial landscaper in Bucks County—to handle the job for you.

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Benefits of Autumn Cleanup and Maintenance

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Listen: We get it. Now that the Bucks and Montgomery county area’s Indian Summer has finally given way to the cooler and much more manageable days of autumn, it may seem tempting to pull back a bit on the cleanup and maintenance of your commercial property. After all, autumn leaves are about the only thing cluttering your sidewalks. And before long, the snows of winter will be blanketing your entire grounds.

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Transitioning Your Landscape from Summer to Fall

As the seasons change, so should your landscaping practices to keep up with your landscape maintenance.

The challenges you face when tending to your garden and your lawn during the summer are different than the ones you’ll deal with when fall arrives. But these are challenges that you’ll be able to overcome with the right preparation. Read on to learn some tips for transitioning your landscape from summer to fall:

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  • This is a good time to deal with problems with your lawn. Start with core aeration, the practice of mechanically removing small bits of thatch and soil from your lawn to help it breathe. As the summer’s hottest temperatures recede, you can, well, reseed your lawn.
  • Give your lawn a rest from the mower and let your grass grow a bit. This gives your lawn time to recover without having to expend energy on regrowing.
  • If you have water features in your yard, start to cover them. This will keep fallen leaves from clogging their irrigation systems.

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