Winter may mean lower temperatures, slow-growing grass, and falling leaves, but it doesn’t mean your commercial property maintenance should stop during the cooler months. Commercial properties still require regular landscape maintenance and tree care to ensure optimal health and preparation for future growth. Unfortunately, some commercial property owners skip commercial landscape and tree maintenance to the detriment of their property’s health and beauty. In today’s blog post, we’ll look at the biggest benefits of commercial landscape and tree maintenance in the winter.
Preparation For Spring Growth
One of the biggest advantages to proactive commercial landscape maintenance in winter is that it provides excellent landscape and tree preparation for springtime growth. Tree pruning in the winter gives trees ample time to recover and store energy in time for spring growth. In addition, fertilized lawns and landscape gardens that are well maintained in the winter are stronger and healthier in the spring, increasing property beauty and stability.
Easier To Prune and Plant
Houston commercial property owners can make dramatic changes and improvements to the health, beauty and value of their property through the addition of trees and plants in the winter. Winter’s dormant growing season allows newly planted trees and flowers to recover and establish roots over a longer period of time. In addition, it is easier to correctly prune trees on commercial properties when many of their leaves have fallen, revealing hidden breaks and damage that can be corrected.
Eliminate Weed Growth, Diseases and Insects
Although weeds, tree diseases and invasive insects are not as rampant in the winter, they can still cause damage and diminish property health in the cooler months. For the sake of both immediate and long-term property health, it’s crucial to have tree diseases, insects and noxious weeds treated or removed to ensure healthy future growth. By not treating and removing these in the dormant winter months, they can ravage lawns, gardens and trees, leading to high replacement and removal costs for the commercial property owner.
Adds Color To Bland Landscapes
Commercial landscapes can look dreary and bland in the winter due to the loss of color from falling leaves as well as annuals and perennials. By adding seasonal color and evergreen plants, commercial sites can look healthy, beautiful and inviting for employees, customers and vendors. These additions ensure that commercial properties look stunning and healthy year-round.
LMC is pleased to offer Houston commercial property owners top-quality, reliable, safe and professional landscape and tree care services. LMC’s team of Landscape Professionals and Certified Arborists perform a full range of services, including Commercial Landscape Management, Tree Pruning, Tree Planting, Seasonal Plant and Mulch Installation, Weed Control Services, and Irrigation Installation. Contact LMC today for more information, or go online to request a free consultation.