On many commercial properties in Texas, especially those with abundant shade, it's common to find groundcover plants as they provide curb appeal while requiring less maintenance than other plants. However, groundcover plants can be a negative addition to your commercial property if they're planted in the wrong area. In today's LMC blog post, we look at some of the pros and cons of groundcover plants and what might work best your property.
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.
While we all want trees that are beautiful, healthy, and full of green foliage, the truth is that our trees can sometimes fall into poor health and display signs of distress. One of the most obvious signs that tree health is failing is when leaves turn brown and appear burnt, which is known as leaf scorch. In today's blog post, we explain the three types of leaf scorch that can impact trees, and what treatment options are available.
Trees in the greater Houston area face a plethora of threats and dangers to their immediate and long-term health. While some tree threats are due to a lack of routine maintenance or poor workmanship from amateur tree crews, a majority of tree threats come directly from Mother Nature. In today's blog post, we take an in-depth look at one of the natural causes of tree damage, which is flooding. We also discuss methods for protecting trees or minimizing tree damages from devastating floodwaters.
On any residential or commercial property, trees are some of the most valuable assets for property owners. Not only can they provide ample shade and privacy, but they also add beauty, tranquility, and curb appeal. Unfortunately, Houston's continued population and business growth have led to an increase in construction and renovation projects, which can be a direct threat to the health of otherwise stable trees. Today's blog post will look at four ways commercial and residential construction projects can cause significant, and even irreparable damage to healthy trees.
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.
Nothing attracts customers and welcomes employees more than a stunning commercial landscape and health shade trees. However, a commercial property will only thrive and remain healthy if there is nutrient-rich topsoil to nourish grass, plants, and trees. When soil is removed from the property due to high winds or water runoff, it can leave the soil depleted and make plants, grass, and trees more vulnerable to diseases and death.
When a tree or lawn begins to decline in health and in growth, commercial property owners often scramble to determine the cause. Some might suspect poor watering, insect infestations, or hidden damages. Although these three can lead to poor growth for lawns and trees, a common culprit often overlooked by commercial property owners is poor soil health.
Commercial property owners often look for ways to help their business stand out and attract positive attention and customer visits. A way to encourage this is when commercial lawns and landscape are always stunning and healthy in appearance. For commercial property owners, this can be accomplished with Soil Aeration. In today's blog post, we'll discuss why commercial landscapes need soil aeration, and the many benefits it offers to landscapes and lawns.
A growing number of Houston businesses have become serious about protecting our environment, with such efforts as reducing their corporate carbon footprint and protecting natural resources. Although recycling and water conservation are popular steps among Houston businesses, another great investment in our local environment is having healthy and vibrant commercial lawns. In today's blog post, we'll look at three ways companies can make a significant positive impact on the environment by simply ensuring that they have a lush and healthy lawn throughout the year.