Houston is home to hundreds of school campuses and educational facilities across our area. These include public, private, charter, and parochial schools, and range from preschools all the way up to colleges and universities. With each of these educational facilities and campuses, it's essential to have landscapes that are safe as well as beautiful for students, faculty, and visitors to enjoy. In today's LMC blog post, we'll discuss three ways to enhance and improve landscapes on school campuses.
When it comes to improving the look of a commercial property, the typical method is through the installation of seasonal flowers or by planting trees. However, shrubs can play an important role in transforming a commercial landscape, as long as the right types are planted in strategic locations. In today's LMC blog post, we'll look at a few ways shrubs might be the ideal addition to your commercial property, and why they might be a better choice than simply more trees or flowers.
With the official start of spring just a couple of weeks away, commercial properties will soon display signs of growth again after a few dormant months of winter. However, not all commercial properties are ready to welcome in this new season. Properties that aren't prepared and ready for spring could experience stunted growth and poor health throughout the spring and summer months.
If you own or manage a commercial property, you're probably well aware that there's never a dull moment when it comes to property maintenance. There are always challenges or tasks that need to be addressed to maintain the health, beauty, and stability of the site, but some issues may need more urgent attention than others. For instance, regular shrub pruning is important, but isn't really as urgent as a major tree limb breaking off and threatening nearby buildings, people, or vehicles.
Houston has had its share of unpredictable weather in the last few months, from record-setting rainfall from Hurricane Harvey to three rounds of rare, below freezing temperatures with icy precipitation. While most commercial property owners have made repairs or recovered from Hurricane Harvey floodwaters, the icy precipitation from the last two months has brought new concerns about property damage and hidden dangers on commercial sites.
Our warmer Houston climate can support a wide variety of trees and plants, making our region diverse in terms of tree types and plant life. However, many amateur tree crews tend to apply the same level of tree care to all trees, even though certain tree species require more specific care and maintenance. When a one-size-fits-all mentality is applied to tree care, some trees may suffer and not grow to their full potential.
The start of a new year is a popular time to make resolutions and goals, whether on an individual level or for a business. Many of these goals are centered on making improvements in certain areas, whether it's healthier living, cutting expenses, or earning more revenue. Commercial properties can also undergo improvements that offers aesthetic as well as financial rewards. In today's LMC blog post, we look at three improvements that can be made on commercial sites to increase the look, health, and value of the property.
Trees are some of the most important aspects of a commercial or residential landscape. In addition to providing beauty and tranquility to a property, they can also provide ample shade, which reduces heating and cooling costs while increasing property values. For residential and commercial properties with little to no trees on the site, adding trees can be a worthy investment.
Hurricane Harvey devastated many commercial properties across the Gulf Coast region of Texas this past August, particularly in the greater Houston area. While commercial property owners were focused on mucking out and renovating their commercial buildings, their physical landscapes were also impacted.
To the casual observer, it might seem as though pruning branches off a tree might harm its health. After all, trees in the forests and woods aren't pruned by anyone, and they grow just fine on their own. Plus, it's hard to image how wounding a tree can do it good. However, trees on our residential and commercial properties experience different needs and threats to their health compared to trees that grow on their own, so pruning can be extremely beneficial for trees in our urban and suburban areas.