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.
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.
Trees that grow in forests and other wooded areas don't require the use of fertilizers and other supplements because of their nutrient-rich soil. Over time, falling leaves and tree debris decompose naturally and create a healthy, vibrant soil environment that allows trees and tree roots thrive.
Some of the most important assets on our property are the healthy and vibrant shade trees we enjoy. In our previous blog post, we discussed how trees on residential and commercial properties could become unsafe over time, either because of disease, damage, or uneven growth. In part two in our series on unsafe trees, we'll focus on specifically how unsafe trees can threaten people, vehicles, and nearby property.
Around this time of year, many Houston homeowners begin to notice their lawns and trees growing at a faster rate due to the warmer weather. While many property owners know that springtime means it's time to feed their lawn and protect it from weeds, very few actually know that trees need to be fed as well to ensure healthy growth and protection from the elements. In today's blog post, we'll look at three important reasons to feed the trees on your property and their immediate and long-term benefits.
In our previous blog post, we looked at three ways to prepare residential and commercial lawns for springtime growth. However, it's important to note that trees should never be overlooked when it comes to springtime preparation. Trees need just as much care and maintenance as lawns and gardens, especially if they are exotic, large, or valuable trees. In today's blog post, we'll highlight three specific ways trees should be prepared for spring growth to ensure optimal health and beauty.
Tree owners know that regular tree maintenance is important to the long-term health, beauty, and value of a tree. Unfortunately, too many tree owners focus solely on the top part of the tree, such as leaf growth and tree pruning, and they completely overlook the maintenance and care of the tree roots. Tree roots are an extremely vulnerable but important part of the tree's health. In today's blog post, we'll look at three reasons why tree roots are so important, and how proactive steps can help protect tree roots from damage.
When we are sick or feeling under the weather, we may have a variety of symptoms such as fever, chills, poor appetite, coughing or fatigue. Much in the same way our bodies can show symptoms of an illness or virus, our tress can also show symptoms of tree diseases or the impact of invasive insects. However, many property owners might not realize that their tree is showing symptoms of an underlying problem, which can lead to tree damage or tree death if not promptly identified and treated.
In Texas, we like to celebrate all forms of natural beauty, from the thick piney forests of East Texas to the beaches of the Gulf Coast to the rolling hills of Central Texas. Of course, with everything being bigger in Texas, we are able to celebrate and enjoy the beauty and majesty of many large trees found throughout our state. In Harris County and surrounding counties in the Houston area, we are privileged to have many mature, expansive trees that have provided several decades of enjoyment and beauty.
To most people, taking care of a tree sounds like simple work – give it water, make sure it gets sunlight, and let Mother Nature do the rest. While it may appear that trees do not require much work, the opposite is quite true – caring for trees takes a great deal of effort, planning and ongoing care to ensure a healthy, long lasting tree on your residential or commercial property.