On any given day in the greater Houston area, there are hundreds of amateur, mom and pop tree crews offering cut-rate services for tree trimming and tree removal. They promise quick tree trimming for a low cost, but accepting their offer often comes at a high price for residential and commercial property owners.
Although trees are typically considered an asset on commercial or residential properties, a number of factors can transform these assets into liabilities for property owners. Property owners that leave hazardous or sick trees on their property for too long take a risk of suffering property damages, personal injuries and high liability costs down the road. It's important for property owners to be aware of tree issues so they can make informed decisions and protect their property investment.
When winter arrives in Houston, it's not just people that need protection from the colder temperatures and icy weather. The reality is that many parts of our home and surrounding exterior need proper protection from the elements in order to prevent injuries and property damage. In today's blog post, we'll look at three specific things that need to be protected from winter weather and colder temperatures.
A growing number of Houston-area subdivisions have Homeowner Associations in place to create and enforce neighborhood rules for residents and homeowners. These rules may include restrictions on exterior paint color for homes, bans on livestock, and rules regarding tree and lawn maintenance. These restrictions and rules exist to ensure that community standards and aesthetics are maintained in order to protect property values. Homebuyers within the community must abide by HOA rules and by-laws or face penalties, fines and even liens on their homes.
As most property owners are aware, tree trimming is one of the most dangerous tasks performed on a residential or commercial property. Each year, hundreds of people are severely injured or even killed during tree trimming projects. The causes of these injuries and deaths range from ladder falls, flying limbs and branches, or accidents involving chainsaws and other dangerous equipment. Another major cause of tree trimming accidents and deaths is electrocution from nearby power lines.
When major projects arise on commercial or municipal properties, property owners and managers rely on outside contractors to submit Request For Proposal (RFP) bids to help them determine the best contractor to complete the task. Unfortunately, a significant percentage of property managers and owners simply choose the lowest priced bid, often with disastrous results. In today's blog post, we will look at four major problems that can occur when the lowest bid is the sole determining factor in awarding or granting a tree care or landscape contractor project.
Trees are an important investment and beautiful addition to any residential or commercial property. Because of their value, it is important to protect their health from a young age, especially with careful and strategic tree pruning. However, many young trees can be severely over pruned, leading to a lifetime of diminished and unstable growth. In today's blog post, we'll look at how best to prune young trees in order to avoid over pruning and instead promote long-term health, beauty and stability.
In Houston, it's common for residential and commercial property owners to rely on landscapers to maintain their lawn and gardens throughout the year. However, some property owners make the mistake of allowing their amateur landscape crews to perform tree maintenance such as tree pruning and tree removal. In today's blog post, we'll look at three reasons why landscape crews should never be allowed to perform tree maintenance on residential or commercial properties.
Texans have long been concerned with keeping Texas roadways clear and safe for drivers. Nearly 30 years ago, the Texas Department of Transportation began a statewide campaign with the slogan, "Don't Mess with Texas" to reduce roadside littering. Although littering can be dangerous to drivers and harmful to our environment, there are also other threats to Houston drivers and roadways, such as overgrown roadside vegetation.
Owning commercial property comes with a variety of risks and rewards. As a result, commercial property owners are often looking for ways to protect their investment and ensure that their commercial property stays beautiful and valuable to minimize risk. Commercial Landscaping Management through LMC is a smart investment in the immediate and long-term future for commercial property owners.