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.
Every month, hundreds of young trees are planted throughout the greater Houston area, often near large commercial centers. Although these trees may vary greatly in variety and size, they all have the same basic needs in order to thrive in their new environment. Today's blog post takes an in-depth look at how much care new trees need, and why professional tree care is the best way to ensure young trees have a strong, healthy, and beautiful life for decades to come.
Water is a vital part of our own health, and also the health of our lawns, gardens, and trees. Although there are studies and recommendations regarding our own personal daily water consumption, there can be confusion about how much water commercial properties, gardens, and trees actually need. Some of the watering confusion stems from differences in grass, plants, tree species, as well as which region or zone your commercial property is located.
For commercial property owners, maintaining a beautiful lawn can often be a grueling process, especially with Houston's hot summers and high humidity. One of the most difficult parts of keeping a property green and healthy is maintaining a proper watering schedule. Houston's lawns, gardens and trees require regular watering to stay healthy, grow and gain vital nutrients to endure the hot temperatures. The simple solution to keeping properties healthy and watered is the installation of an automated irrigation system.
Many commercial property owners understand that in order to maintain the health, beauty and value of trees, they must be well cared for throughout the year. Attentive tree care maintenance includes regular watering, mulching and tree pruning. However, too much maintenance in any of these three areas can easily lead to severe tree damage and possibly even tree death.
In recent years, a growing number of businesses and government organizations throughout the U.S. have begun promoting environmentally friendly or green initiative construction and maintenance through Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED). LEED is a ratings system for the design, construction, maintenance and operational functions of green homes, communities and business structures.
The city of Houston continues to surpass national economic trends, with new jobs, new companies and new construction coming to the city every month. The Memorial City area of Houston recently saw the completion of a new oil and gas office tower, and with it came a stunning landscape transformation. Murphy Exploration, a leading international oil and gas corporation, was in need of a beautiful, elegant landscape to surround their new office tower, so LMC was hired to complete this large-scale LEED project.
Any commercial property owner understands the critical need for regular watering of trees, lawns, and landscape gardens. However, what is not always understood is exactly how much water is needed to protect our property value and ensure the health and vitality of our trees and turf.
Over the last two years, property owners throughout the greater Houston area have faced an uphill battle against difficult drought conditions, leaving commercial properties dry and damaged. As a result, many property owners are hoping to protect their lawns, landscape gardens and trees from this year's projected drought with the installation of an irrigation system.