Commercial real estate is an important investment, which means that protecting commercial properties should start with proactive care and maintenance. One of the most common threats to commercial property health comes from weeds. Invasive weed growth can quickly take over a commercial property, jeopardizing the immediate and long-term health and value of the property. In today’s blog post, we look at three ways to prevent weed growth on commercial properties and protect property health.
Creating Weed Barriers
The first line of defense in the battle against weeds is creating weed barriers to prevent or significantly reduce weed growth. Weed barriers are created using a breathable landscape fabric that allows water to flow through and hydrate plant and tree roots while preventing weeds from growing up. The fabric is simply installed around plants is covered with organic mulch or other ground covering. This inexpensive solution helps keep landscapes and gardens healthy and strong without compromising plant or tree health. In addition, weed barriers can help improve curb appeal by eliminating unsightly weeds.
Adding Fresh Mulch
Healthy, organic mulch offers a bounty of health benefits to commercial properties. In addition to protecting moisture levels and strengthening root systems, mulch can also prevent weed growth near plants and trees. Mulch stops weed growth by blocking sunlight from reaching weeds while also protecting the moisture and temperature levels of the plant. Additionally, professionally installed mulch can significantly improve a property’s curb appeal, resulting in stable property values.
Plant New Foliage And Flowers
Weeds need soil to grow and thrive. One way commercial property owners can protect against invasive weed growth is to limit the amount of available space by planting new foliage and flowers. This ensures that landscapes look their best while not giving invasive weeds any opportunities to grow or expand. Commercial property owners should consider filling in bare spots with native plants and trees for maximum property benefits.
It’s extremely important to keep commercial properties well maintained in order to protect the health and value of the property. LMC helps Houston area businesses and commercial property managers across the city by providing top-quality Commercial Landscape Management services, including Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Weed Control, Tree Planting, Tree Pruning, Seasonal Planting and Pruning, Insect and Disease Treatment, and Irrigation Installation and Maintenance. Contact LMC today for more information about our Commercial Services, or go online to request a free consultation!