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.
When we hire contractors to work in our homes or yards, we do so assuming that we are hiring safe, professional, and honest workers. Unfortunately, not all contractors are the same, and this is especially true in the tree and landscape industry. Often, unsuspecting property owners hire tree crews and amateur landscapers with workers that should not be allowed on residential or commercial properties.
Sometimes a commercial property is just missing something... It could be a lack of color, focal points, or a boundary to break up the open space. Possible solutions include the addition of new trees, a landscape garden, or even a water feature. However, an option growing in popularity with Houston area property owners is the addition of hedges or shrubs to break up landscapes, add dimension, and ensure lush color throughout the year. Today's blog post will focus on several benefits of adding hedges or shrubs to your commercial property.
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.
Tree removal from a residential or commercial property can have a major impact on the aesthetic, environmental and economic value of the land. Whether the tree removal is by choice, or due to natural causes, it can leave a void in the landscape that reduces overall appeal and transforms the future of the property. Rather than leave an unattractive, empty space on the property, owners can makeover their residential or commercial property after a tree removal to protect financial values as well as improving the look and health of the property.
June is National Safety Month, which is designed to raise awareness of ways to be safer in our homes, businesses and outdoor areas. Since a large number of accidental injuries and deaths occur on residential properties, it is important to be aware of common outdoor dangers to avoid, and ways to be safe during landscape or tree care projects.
Houstonians are showing an increased interest in protecting the environment and natural resources such as trees, water and air quality. As a result, more residents and business owners are taking proactive steps to reduce their carbon footprint and conserve resources in various ways. This may include such choices as driving fuel-efficient vehicles, recycling, and implementing energy-efficient policies in the workplace.
June 1 is the official start of hurricane season, which means meteorologists and weather channels will be closely monitoring the tropics for any signs of storms or hurricane activity. Although technology allows us to know well in advance of approaching storms or hurricanes, it is critical for Houstonians to take proactive steps now to help protect themselves, relatives, and property from any kind of hurricane damage.