As we near the end of the calendar year, many businesses and commercial property owners are reviewing and finalizing budgets for the next year. While routine landscape maintenance is a normal budget item, it may also be time to consider adding landscape improvements into next year's budget for proactive reasons.
A common challenge many businesses face is how to provide the best possible customer experience so customers will be more likely to return and bring others with them. Unfortunately, issues on your commercial property can sometimes overshadow great experiences and top-notch service. For example, if your restaurant customer raves about their meal and service, but then smacks their head in the parking lot on an overgrown tree branch, they might be less likely to return.
Managing an apartment complex or multi-family residential property can come with a unique set of challenges, as managers must deal with both constant property maintenance and tenant needs. High tenant turnover can complicate it even further as the search and screening process for new renters can be tedious, so it's important for many property managers to keep their current tenants happy. When tenants are offered stunning landscaping and fun outdoor amenities, they are far more likely to renew their lease, recommend the complex to others, and help increase the demand for available units.
Anyone living or working along the Gulf Coast knows that summers can be brutal for people and their property. This is especially true for commercial properties, which tend to be larger and require more maintenance and care throughout the year. With record-high temperatures and drought-like conditions forecast for our area weeks ahead of schedule, it's best to prepare commercial properties now so they can survive and thrive during the harsh summer conditions.
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.
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.
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.
Over the last few years, there has been an increased awareness of the benefits of buying organic foods such as fruits, vegetables, meats, and other kitchen staples, as opposed to eating genetically modified or chemically treated foods. Much in the same way we can be healthier by choosing organic foods, commercial properties can become healthier and stronger with organic lawn care. Organic lawn care is simply performing lawn maintenance services such as fertilization and herbicide applications using organic materials instead of harsh chemicals.
Houston is known throughout the globe for our world-renowned hospitals, cutting-edge medical research, exceptional clinics, and some of the best treatment facilities available. However, researchers across the world are finding that effective, world-class medical treatment doesn't just include what happens inside a hospital, but what's outside as well.