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.
As the holiday season approaches, commercial properties across the greater Houston area will welcome a higher number of visitors and customers, particularly in the restaurant or retail industries. However, a greater amount of foot traffic means more people that could potentially get hurt on a commercial property if there are unsafe areas. In today's LMC blog post, we help show commercial property owners three ways in which their site might not safe, and what can be done to improve safety for visitors, customers, and employees.
Fall weather is gradually making its way to the Houston area, and with it comes a slowdown in growth among trees, plants, and lawns on commercial properties. While commercial sites do not usually need as much maintenance through the fall and winter months, they do benefit from proactive maintenance services that keep the property healthy and stable through the cooler months. In today's LMC post, we discuss three ways to improve commercial properties in time for fall weather.
Commercial property owners learned a lot about their land during Hurricane Harvey, specifically things like their property's elevation level, proximity to flood plains, and how efficiently their area drains heavy rainfall. Proper drainage is absolutely crucial if you want your business and assets to survive another record rainfall or flood in our region. If your commercial property often has standing pools of water after a rain shower, there are three options for improving runoff and hopefully avoiding flood damages to your structures and assets.
The Houston area continues the recovery process following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, with scores of business owners busy gutting structures, recovering assets, and making plans for repairs. However, many commercial property owners don't realize that floodwaters impact more than just buildings and structures. Flooding can significantly damage commercial land, but owners might not realize there are issues until much later, increasing the time and cost for repairs.
While we all want trees that are beautiful, healthy, and full of green foliage, the truth is that our trees can sometimes fall into poor health and display signs of distress. One of the most obvious signs that tree health is failing is when leaves turn brown and appear burnt, which is known as leaf scorch. In today's blog post, we explain the three types of leaf scorch that can impact trees, and what treatment options are available.
With Hurricane Harvey rapidly approaching the Texas coast, businesses across the area are scrambling to make last-minute preparations and protect their structures, assets, and employees. However, commercial sites themselves need protection from severe weather conditions, as storms can inflict significant and costly damage on property trees, landscapes, and plants. In today's LMC blog post, we look at several ways commercial property owners can protect their sites from storm damage and protect their commercial property investment.
From afar, trees can appear in good health and relatively stable. However, a closer inspection can reveal problems ranging from the minor to the urgent, but many property owners don't look at their trees close enough to notice until it's too late and damage is done. The main issues are that property owners don't know to look at their trees on a regular basis, they don't know what signs to look for, or how to handle the issues they discover.