Tens of thousands of trees are found throughout the greater Houston area, although some are in better health than others. Inadequate watering, poor soil conditions, or damages from nearby construction or severe weather have led to problems for some of these trees. However, many others are impacted at the very beginning of their life cycle due to improper tree planting.
Nearly every year, areas all throughout Gulf Coast region face periods of water usage restrictions when it comes to landscape and tree maintenance. However, just because a neighborhood or locality restricts water usage doesn't mean the property has to suffer or fall into decline because of water restrictions. Today's blog post looks at ways to keep residential and commercial properties beautiful and healthy in spite of water restrictions for tree and landscape watering.
Although trees that grow naturally in forests and large parks need little to no maintenance, trees found on residential or commercial properties need routine maintenance in order to thrive in their more urban and suburban locations. Unfortunately, some trees get the wrong kind of tree maintenance, and they end up weakened and unable to grow to their full potential. In today's blog post, we look at four bad tree pruning mistakes to avoid to help ensure the trees on a commercial or residential property are at their most healthy, stable, and beautiful.
Over the last few decades, a growing number of businesses and industries have become increasingly aware of their impact on our environment, and have pursued ways to help protect and preserve our natural resources. Initiatives such as recycling, water conservation, reductions in fossil fuel consumption, and research in alternative fuels and energy sources have soared in popularity. Even smaller changes in business practices can go a long way in positively impacting our local environment and protecting our natural resources for decades and generations to come.
Few things are as majestic, beautiful, and valuable than a large shade tree in Texas, especially during the summer months. Unfortunately, tall and established trees can become a problem for commercial or residential property owners over time. The important question for owners to consider is whether or not to remove their large tree. The answer will largely depend on two factors: the problem affecting the tree, and who will be diagnosing and removing the tree.
Commercial property owners are often looking for ways to keep their land vibrant, healthy, and attractive while also lowering their maintenance and utility costs. Additionally, older commercial properties may be in dire need of a landscape renovation that includes adding low-maintenance plants, trees, and shrubs. For commercial property owners desiring simple, beautiful, and low-maintenance landscapes, xeriscaping may be the ideal solution.
Commercial properties may look stunning and inviting during the daytime, but can appear unattractive and unsafe in the evening without proper landscape lighting. Although it might seem unnecessary, landscape lighting can offer substantial benefits to commercial property owners from a safety perspective. Without landscape lighting strategically placed throughout a commercial property, businesses might become a bigger target for thieves, robbers, and vandals.
Houston-area Homeowners Associations are responsible for two critical tasks: enforcing neighborhood restrictions and also ensuring that the community is well maintained to protect property values. One key way HOAs preserve home values and community standing is by ensuring that the neighborhood always looks its best, particularly in high traffic areas. Unfortunately, over time neighborhoods and subdivisions can lose their luster if the HOA does not have these prominent sections regularly improved or enhanced for maximum curb appeal.
Healthy soil is the key to having beautiful and hardy plants, trees, and grass, since they all rely on soil for nutrients and minerals essential for growth. When soil becomes compacted and dry over time, it can slowly drain the life from trees, grass, and other plant life on a commercial property. However, soil aeration services can help restore soil health and reverse the damage to plant life caused by soil compaction.
During the summer, commercial properties face a variety of threats to their overall health, including drought conditions, invasive insects, and tree diseases. However, none are as persistent or annoying to commercial property owners as weed growth. In just a short amount of time, invasive weeds can completely take over a commercial property and harm it in several different ways.