When Should You Have Hedges Trimmed?

Summer, especially wet summers, can make the hedges at your commercial property go wild. Lush leaves and baby twigs can loom over your paths and generally make your landscape look overgrown. This is never pleasant for your customers. It is also bad for the health of your hedges. Dead branches and leaves invite bugs and[…]

Why Change Up The Landscape At Your Shopping Center

Things have been going just fine at your shopping center. The craziness of holiday rush and excessive customers is well behind you. Things have slowed down just enough while still bringing in customers at a steady rate. Why mess with a good thing? Well, now is the perfect time to update your shopping center landscape,[…]

Getting the Most Out of Additional Features

Every townhouse and apartment complex sports a few features to attract new tenants. Little playgrounds, basketball courts, pools or water features are small investments with big returns. Although these additions are a plus, they must be maintained or they will stop returning dividends. The landscaping around these features can make them last as long as[…]

Strategic Landscaping for Pool Areas

Pools are extremely popular at apartment complexes and townhouse properties. It’s an easy way to make your property appealing to potential tenants, especially in our warm North Carolina climate. Although tenants enjoy constant pool access in the summer, you still have to maintain them. Your choice of landscape around the pool can make maintenance much[…]

The Foundation of a Successful Business

“Work for yourself. You get to wear what you want, work when you want, and make the decisions you want.” This idea sounds exciting, but these statements are not sufficient enough to be the foundation of a successful company. Building a business requires sacrifice and hard work. Business owners sacrifice sleep, job security, time with[…]

Stand Out and Create a Safe Environment for Your Tenants

Spring has sprung, and many home owners’ associations (HOA’s) are just itching to start planting. Who can blame them? The weather is warming up, the ground is wet, and the flowers are blooming. However, in all the excitement, it is easy to overlook other important components like hardscapes. Why should you think of hardscapes this[…]

Grading and Drainage in Commercial Landscaping

When it comes to commercial landscaping construction, making sure the grading and drainage is in order is just as important as making sure the landscaping is fresh and the plants and lawn experience a certain level of care. Let’s discuss the elements of grading and drainage and how a comprehensive commercial landscaping construction plan will make[…]

Current Trends are Saving Time, Money & Labor

Spring has sprung, and it is the perfect time to look at the outdoor areas of your property and see what needs improvement. After removing unwanted plants or features, it is a great time to consider an update. Recent commercial landscaping trends focus not only on making your property look professional and unique but also[…]

Lower Costs, Save Water & Improve Your Property’s Appearance

Irrigation system is a rather broad term which describes any means of bringing water to the ground that would not have it otherwise. Obviously, your landscape needs a regular supply of water to stay green, but if your lawn is green now and the plants don’t seem to be drooping, you have done your job,[…]

Attract New Residents With Three Quick Fixes

When a potential resident comes to view the apartment or town home you have for rent, the first thing they see is how you manage your multi-family landscaping maintenance. Weedy flowerbeds, a brown lawn and debris-filled sidewalks are all deterrents that discourage new residents. In 2013 J. Turner Research conducted a study that asked residents[…]

A Key Factor in the Success of Your Business

The success of any business largely depends on how effectively its staff members communicate with each other as well as clients. Whatever role you play in your company, effective communication is a key component to further success. Here are a few things I like to keep in mind when communicating with my co-workers, clients, and[…]

Think Outside of the Current Trend: What Plants Suit Your Property?

Many people attempt cookie-cutter gardening. Every landscape they create has roses and fountains because that’s what is in Sunset Magazine this month. The characteristics of the property are not allowed to naturally shine through using this method. This type of landscaping doesn’t work well at all, especially when it comes to plant matter. Each climate,[…]