How to Start Adding Hardscaping to Your Commercial Landscapes

Hardscaping is a great choice for commercial landscaping for several reasons. The two primary reasons are that: Hardscaping requires far less water usage than traditional landscapes.¬†Many parts of the country are suffering from semi-permanent droughts, and almost every county has a few rules about irrigation water use. Not only is water the lawn expensive, especially[…]

2 Different Cracks in Your Hardscaping and What They Mean

When landscaping needs a bit of help, the signs are usually visible. Yellowing grass tells you it needs water, and deep cracks in the soil say the same thing. Odd depressions in the grass and unexpected mud will alert your landscaping team about problems with the irrigation. The surrounding plants also have various signs and[…]

3 Reasons Why Your Hardscape Maintenance Should Include Washing

Hardscapes need less water, and that’s good for your business’s budget. That doesn’t mean that hardscapes don’t need any water. In fact, like with a foundation you want to settle, letting adequate moisture seep into the ground keeps rocky platforms from shifting and the soil from eroding. But your hardscape also needs to be pressure[…]

Don’t Let Mixed Zones Interfere with Your Landscaping

Many irrigation systems have different sprinkler head types. This is because some plants work best with a drip or spray system and your grassy area might benefit more from a rotor sprinkler head. But professional installers will clearly delineate these areas clearly. A mixed zone is where the same patch of vegetation is watered by[…]

Top 3 Commercial Landscaping Trends for Medical Offices and Hospitals

There is never a wrong time to revisit the landscaping of your medical office building or hospital. Maybe construction is ending, and now is the ideal time to put in your commercial landscaping. What are the top trends that ensure your venue looks great? Make Shade a Major Consideration There is always some space for[…]

How Irrigation Systems Can Reduce Maintenance Costs

An irrigation system is an essential element for feature-based landscaping. If green lawns and lush plants are a primary factor in your commercial lot’s curb appeal, then a manually handled watering schedule is inviting disaster. But even if landscaping isn’t your property’s primary highlight, a reliable irrigation system is a great investment. Here’s how that[…]

Top 5 Commercial Landscaping Design Trends 2018

The top 2018 landscape trends identified by The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) which take inspiration from the outdoor living trend. Functional landscapes for commercial or residential properties are being designed to take advantage of the four seasons, year-round. The top 5 urban landscape design trends for 2018 are outlined below: 1. Experiential landscape[…]

Trees and Irrigation Systems Don’t Always Mix: Preventative Steps for Long-Term Irrigation

Trees do a lot for every property. They add a lot of curb appeal and beauty that prospective tenants are looking for, especially in an apartment complex and multi-family residential properties. They provide shade and mitigate flooding after heavy rains. They can even lock down the soil so you have to do less erosion maintenance.[…]

2 Reasons to Have a Professional Check Your Property’s Irrigation System

If you have a serious contender in mind for your next property acquisition, you’re probably in the middle of scheduling inspections. Commercial air conditioning, plumbing systems, and foundations are a huge part of the value of what you’re buying, so internal systems are probably high on your checklist. But don’t forget to keep the exterior[…]