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As the holiday season approaches, commercial properties will likely see an uptick in customers and guests, which can be great for business and revenue. However, it's essential that your property be as safe as it is welcoming to customers. Having a safe commercial property can result in a reduction in accidents, injuries, and liability claims for businesses. In today's LMC blog post, we look at a few ways you can have a safer commercial property this holiday season.

Prune Trees and Shrubs

Commercial properties will often install strings of lights in trees and shrubs to make their site more inviting and attractive during the holiday season. Unfortunately, those same trees and shrubs can also cause injuries and property damage if they aren't properly maintained. Before installing holiday lights on your trees and shrubs, make sure they are pruned back to remove any dead or broken branches, and also improve visibility on the property. This can reduce the likelihood of tree debris causing property damage or personal injuries.

Repair Cracks and Tripping Hazards

When sidewalks, parking lots, and walkways are cracked or uneven, these can create significant hazards for customers, guests, and employees as they set foot on your commercial property. Any gap, cracks, or uneven sections of your commercial property should be leveled out to prevent trips and falls. These can help keep people safer and reduce the possibility of a costly liability claim for medical expenses or damages.

Add Landscape Lighting

Finally, with the sun setting earlier, it can be more difficult for people on your commercial property to move around safely without falling, slipping, or tripping. Landscape lighting can resolve this issue by illuminating more of the property and making it easier for people to see exactly where they're walking. In addition, landscape lighting can also keep customers, guests, and employees safer by deterring thieves or vandals who might target them in the darker evening hours.

LMC can help your company prepare for the holiday season by making your commercial site as safe as possible. Our team of Landscape Professionals and Certified Arborists can handle all facets of landscape preparation and maintenance, including Tree and Shrub Pruning, Landscape Lighting, Landscape Maintenance, and more. Contact LMC today at 713-688-2435 for more information, or fill out our online form to request a free consultation.