Prepare Now for Later

Prepare Now for Later

21-Fri-2022

 

Spring is typically the time landscape plants and trees look their best, so it’s never too early to start thinking about whether your property is ready to for the growing season.  It is time to consider spring maintenance and enhancements. Whether you’re just starting to consider it now, or already have plans in place, spring is the time to overcome the damages from winter and revitalize your property.

Walk the Property

Pro Lawns performs on-site check-ins during your weekly service visits to ensure that your commercial property is realizing its full potential. That includes creating a safe environment for the people who live, work and play there and increasing the value of the property aesthetically.  Pro Lawns has your business in mind when making property improvements and maintenance suggestions. So step one: Ask for a property walk –through so you can plan for spring now.

Plan for Landscape Enhancements

Landscapes age just like any type of infrastructure on your commercial property. We take care to maintain the landscape year-round to preserve its health and vitality.

There does come a time to update landscape beds to stay current and address plant health issues. After all, an overgrown outdated landscape bed is a poor reflection on your business, retail establishment or HOA. In a study by University of Washington, shoppers were willing to spend 9% more at a retailer with great landscaping. Rental rates for commercial offices with high-quality landscaping were shown to be 7% higher.

Sit down with a Pro Lawns representative and discuss the possibilities for your landscape. With a plan in hand now, the team can get started as early as late winter, depending on the weather we see this year.

 

Identify Safety Concerns on Your Property

Review the condition of pedestrian walkways and entrances. Look for places where concrete is buckling (tree growth can prompt this when roots push up hard surface). Identify places where visibility is a problem because of overgrown trees and shrubs. Site lines should be clear for people and vehicles. Look at lighting. Beyond the aesthetic appeal of landscape lighting, be sure the functional lighting that illuminates entrances, walkways and parking lots is appropriate. An improperly lit retail site could deter shoppers from visiting after dusk.

Many of these safety-related projects can be addressed before spring. Fall and winter is when dormant pruning can take place, and lighting can be addressed year-round. Take care of these projects now so you can focus on planting when the weather warms up.

Plan To Renovate Damaged Turf

Grass in high-traffic areas on your commercial property will naturally take a beating. Plus, you might need to repair turf that suffered from disease.

Sometimes, turf areas simply need to be replaced with another feature, because grass is not going to thrive in the location because of too much shade, soil conditions, or environmental factors. That could mean using specialized grass seed so turf will grow successfully in a challenging space.

Or, the lawn might need aeration to allow nutrients to enter soil and reach roots. Other solutions include enlarging landscape beds, or using ground covers like mulch, stone, and/or ground covers.

Address Plants That Have ‘Aged Out’

Over time, some plants can outgrow the space where they were planted. Then, the plants become high-maintenance and costly because they require constant care: trimming, pruning, etc. Sometimes, the best choice is to replace them with other plants that are appropriately sized and requires less care. Pro Lawns always recommends selecting native plants that thrive in our area. Making sure we install the right plants for the right location. Some considerations include: cost of ownership, maintenance and water requirements. We also like to select plants that are hardy and less susceptible to insects and disease.

Also keep in mind, plants can suffer from many factors. Pro Lawns will identify plants that are suffering and suggest options for restoring landscape beds to a healthy state. Some plants simply need some extra care to grow strong again. Others should be removed.

Update Your Irrigation System

During spring start up is a good time to address improvements. Are there leaks or breaks to address? Could you upgrade spray heads to more efficient technology? Today’s new products and low-precipitation heads that use less water and, therefore, produce less runoff that is a burden on our storm sewer systems. Pro Lawns is always looking for ways that a landscape can operate more efficiently, focusing on irrigation system improvements are one way to do this.

Be Prepared: Plan Now For Spring

Being prepared means having the equipment, manpower, expertise and systems to handle any challenge or  situation. Contact Pro Lawns, we will visit your commercial grounds and perform a walk-through so you can plan now for spring. Call or e-mail us any time.

For now, stay warm, and focus on what your property needs to give it the curb appeal you desire.


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Prepare Now for Later

 

Spring is typically the time landscape plants and trees look their best, so it’s never too early to start thinking about whether your property is ready to for the growing season.  It is time to consider spring maintenance and enhancements. Whether you’re just starting to consider it now, or already have plans in place, spring is the time to overcome the damages from winter and revitalize your property.

Walk the Property

Pro Lawns performs on-site check-ins during your weekly service visits to ensure that your commercial property is realizing its full potential. That includes creating a safe environment for the people who live, work and play there and increasing the value of the property aesthetically.  Pro Lawns has your business in mind when making property improvements and maintenance suggestions. So step one: Ask for a property walk –through so you can plan for spring now.

Plan for Landscape Enhancements

Landscapes age just like any type of infrastructure on your commercial property. We take care to maintain the landscape year-round to preserve its health and vitality.

There does come a time to update landscape beds to stay current and address plant health issues. After all, an overgrown outdated landscape bed is a poor reflection on your business, retail establishment or HOA. In a study by University of Washington, shoppers were willing to spend 9% more at a retailer with great landscaping. Rental rates for commercial offices with high-quality landscaping were shown to be 7% higher.

Sit down with a Pro Lawns representative and discuss the possibilities for your landscape. With a plan in hand now, the team can get started as early as late winter, depending on the weather we see this year.

 

Identify Safety Concerns on Your Property

Review the condition of pedestrian walkways and entrances. Look for places where concrete is buckling (tree growth can prompt this when roots push up hard surface). Identify places where visibility is a problem because of overgrown trees and shrubs. Site lines should be clear for people and vehicles. Look at lighting. Beyond the aesthetic appeal of landscape lighting, be sure the functional lighting that illuminates entrances, walkways and parking lots is appropriate. An improperly lit retail site could deter shoppers from visiting after dusk.

Many of these safety-related projects can be addressed before spring. Fall and winter is when dormant pruning can take place, and lighting can be addressed year-round. Take care of these projects now so you can focus on planting when the weather warms up.

Plan To Renovate Damaged Turf

Grass in high-traffic areas on your commercial property will naturally take a beating. Plus, you might need to repair turf that suffered from disease.

Sometimes, turf areas simply need to be replaced with another feature, because grass is not going to thrive in the location because of too much shade, soil conditions, or environmental factors. That could mean using specialized grass seed so turf will grow successfully in a challenging space.

Or, the lawn might need aeration to allow nutrients to enter soil and reach roots. Other solutions include enlarging landscape beds, or using ground covers like mulch, stone, and/or ground covers.

Address Plants That Have ‘Aged Out’

Over time, some plants can outgrow the space where they were planted. Then, the plants become high-maintenance and costly because they require constant care: trimming, pruning, etc. Sometimes, the best choice is to replace them with other plants that are appropriately sized and requires less care. Pro Lawns always recommends selecting native plants that thrive in our area. Making sure we install the right plants for the right location. Some considerations include: cost of ownership, maintenance and water requirements. We also like to select plants that are hardy and less susceptible to insects and disease.

Also keep in mind, plants can suffer from many factors. Pro Lawns will identify plants that are suffering and suggest options for restoring landscape beds to a healthy state. Some plants simply need some extra care to grow strong again. Others should be removed.

Update Your Irrigation System

During spring start up is a good time to address improvements. Are there leaks or breaks to address? Could you upgrade spray heads to more efficient technology? Today’s new products and low-precipitation heads that use less water and, therefore, produce less runoff that is a burden on our storm sewer systems. Pro Lawns is always looking for ways that a landscape can operate more efficiently, focusing on irrigation system improvements are one way to do this.

Be Prepared: Plan Now For Spring

Being prepared means having the equipment, manpower, expertise and systems to handle any challenge or  situation. Contact Pro Lawns, we will visit your commercial grounds and perform a walk-through so you can plan now for spring. Call or e-mail us any time.

For now, stay warm, and focus on what your property needs to give it the curb appeal you desire.

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