When it comes to landscaping and shade trees, most people assume they only serve purposes such as providing shade or hiding unsightly areas of a property. In fact, beautiful shade trees and stunning landscaping can provide a bounty of benefits to properties and individuals, particularly those working at or recovering in medical or treatment facilities.
Throughout the business world, it has become much more common to see businesses promote themselves as a "green" company, or to start initiatives to protect environmental resources and conserve energy. Although it is encouraging to see more companies adopting more environmentally friendly practices, some businesses do little more than just promote themselves as a "green" or "eco-friendly" company, and don't actually implement any changes or take steps towards protecting our fragile environment.
Hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30, but during that time most Houstonians only hear about personal preparations for hurricane season, such as stocking up on water, non-perishable foods, flashlights, first aid kits, and other equipment needed in case of power outages. Hurricane experts might also suggest boarding up windows and doors to prevent further property damage, but few actually mention preparing the exterior property for hurricane season, besides bringing in pets and small plants.
Churches and places of worship often become cornerstones of their local neighborhood, offering both residents and nearby businesses a peaceful place to gather and build community with one another. While churches and religious centers can provide a sanctuary of hope and peace inside, the outside property can often be uninviting or even unsafe for visitors and members. Neglecting the exterior property of a house of worship can impact the church, and the neighboring community, in a negative way.
Older companies may find themselves in a place of stagnant growth and instability as they struggle to increase revenue and reach new customers. However, improvements and enhancements to their product or services can greatly improve their business outlook. Many commercial properties operate much in the same way, as a tired and outdated commercial landscape can benefit significantly from property enhancements and improvements. Today's blog post looks at three reasons why a commercial property would be in need of landscape enhancements.
Some regions of the country have a limited number of trees and plants that grow well due to harsh climates or soil issues. However, Texas is home to thousands of plant and tree varieties because of our warmer climate and longer growing season. Because of our region's tree and plant diversity, it is absolutely necessary to make sure that landscape and tree care service providers are able to thoroughly care for all tree and plant varieties within our area.
Trees in the greater Houston area face a plethora of threats and dangers to their immediate and long-term health. While some tree threats are due to a lack of routine maintenance or poor workmanship from amateur tree crews, a majority of tree threats come directly from Mother Nature. In today's blog post, we take an in-depth look at one of the natural causes of tree damage, which is flooding. We also discuss methods for protecting trees or minimizing tree damages from devastating floodwaters.
Houston sees its fair share of large and destructive thunderstorms throughout the year, bringing with them high winds, heavy rain, and dangerous lightning. Although most people worry about lightning striking people, homes, or businesses, the reality is that the most common victim of lightning strikes are trees. While a tree might be able to survive a lightning strike, they are usually left severely damaged and might require a complete tree removal down the road.
Even with a national slump in home and commercial development projects, Houston has seen widespread home and commercial construction throughout the city as residents and businesses continue flocking to our region. Although construction projects are great for our city and local economy, they can be a danger for nearby properties and trees. In today's blog post, we'll highlight three specific ways neighboring residential and commercial constructions projects can injure your own trees and property, and what can be done proactively to protect trees from harm or damages.
Although trees can grow quite well on their own without much assistance from property owners, many tree varieties benefit from routine tree pruning to help promote health and stability through the years. Unfortunately, overgrown trees that receive little to no proactive tree pruning not only suffer from poor tree stability and beauty, but they can also cause damage to nearby properties. One of the more common types of property damage caused by overgrown trees is roof damage to homes and businesses.