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.
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 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 commercial property after a tree removal to protect financial values as well as improving the look and health of the property.
In addition to high temperatures and sweltering humidity, Houstonians also have to contend with mosquitos and other invasive insects during the summer. However, there are proactive steps commercial property owners can take to reduce the presence of mosquitos and other insects through the Houston summer months. Property owners and their customers, guests and vendors can enjoy their exterior spaces without being subjected to painful bites and stings from invasive pests.
This week, the Houston area received substantial amounts of rainfall, causing widespread street flooding, power outages, and overflowing creeks and bayous in various parts of the city. Although many businesses were spared major flooding and property damage, there are thousands of properties throughout Houston now dealing with large pools of standing water in their commercial lots, industrial sites, and apartment complexes.
Because of our diverse economy, Houston is home to a large number of businesses in the food, oil, gas and chemical industries. These properties require a tremendous amount of worksite safety procedures to protect employees as well as nearby property, equipment and inventory. However, it is just as important to secure the exterior areas of a property through proper landscape and tree care maintenance. Proactive Vegetation Management can further protects employees, company structures, and nearby wildlife.
In our previous blog post, we looked at how LMC's commitment to excellence results in hiring the best individuals as LMC crew members. That constant strive for excellence and total customer satisfaction also drives LMC to always put safety first. LMC's crew stays safe while performing dangerous projects, and customers and their property remain protected as well.
A company is only as good as its employees, and this is especially true in the tree care and landscape industry. Quality employees are at the heart of LMC, and by hiring the best people LMC ensures that projects are always performed with skill, professionalism, safety and efficiency. LMC's commitment to excellence means commercial clients gain peace of mind knowing LMC hires honest, hard working, experienced and safe crew members.