Texas is home to many tree types, but few are as popular among local homeowners as crepe myrtles. They offer stunning beauty for many months of the year while also providing valuable shade. While many residential properties feature crepe myrtles, not all receive good care or maintenance. In today's Embark blog post, we look at some of the basic facts homeowners should know about their crepe myrtle trees and the proper way to maintain their health and beauty throughout the year.
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.
Houston is known throughout the globe for our world-renowned hospitals, cutting-edge medical research, exceptional clinics, and some of the best treatment facilities available. However, researchers across the world are finding that effective, world-class medical treatment doesn't just include what happens inside a hospital, but what's outside as well.
Although a commercial property can offer stunning landscape gardens, lush grass, and healthy and majestic shade trees, the one area of commercial properties most overlooked are the parking lot and garage areas. Just because these sections of the commercial property do not have much space to offer landscape amenities doesn't mean they have to look bare and unappealing. In today's blog post, we'll highlight three native flowering trees that can brighten the look of parking lot islands and the greenspace bordering parking garages.
Houston's stable and growing economy has led to a rash of new construction projects and development areas, from large mixed-use office and retail spaces to new home construction. Often this construction occurs near existing homes and businesses. Although noise and traffic are the most common results from nearby construction projects, they can also cause a problem that has lasting and expensive ramifications: damage to your trees.
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.
As cooler weather finally begins to make its way to the Gulf Coast, many residential and commercial properties begin to see tree leaves change colors, drop leaves, and slow their growth. This also marks an ideal time to consider tree planting to give young trees their best chance for long-term health and successful growth. In today's blog post, we'll look at three specific reasons why fall is the best time to plant new trees in Texas.
Utility services reach residential and commercial properties through lines either above ground or planted underground. Although these services are stable and reliable, trees can interfere with utility services and cause problems for both tree health and utility service providers. In today's blog post, we'll look at how residential and commercial property owners can avoid problems between their trees and nearby utility lines.
Houston continues to be one of the top cities in the U.S. for new construction projects and development. Although new retail centers, office complexes, and residential communities are wonderful additions to the greater Houston area, the reality is that many healthy shade trees can be threatened because of damage to the tree roots during the construction process.
Tree care is important to most residential and commercial property owners, since trees are beautiful and valuable assets to a property. However, a growing number of property owners are also concerned with protecting the environment. If you're a residential or commercial property owner, you need to consider the following: Is your tree care company helping or hurting the environment? In today's blog post, we'll look at how tree care companies can help protect the environment while also providing efficient and safe tree care.