Month: March 2017

Commercial Landscaping Design Tips

You should never underestimate the power of your commercial landscaping. The landscaping elements that you choose for your commercial property are extremely valuable for both your employees and your clients. Just wait and see what a huge positive impact it will have on your business. If you’re not sure where to start, take a look some of these commercial landscaping design tips.

Commercial Landscaping Design Tips

Planning 

Whether you’re going for something plain or something extravagant, you have to plan for it. If definitely helps to have at least somewhat of a clear idea of what it is that you’re hoping to achieve. This way your landscaping company can better help to make your vision a reality.

Stick to a Theme 

When it comes to landscaping, you don’t want to stray too far from the theme of your actual building. You will want your landscaping theme to connect to the architecture of the building. This is important because you don’t want your landscaping to come across as confusing. The point of landscaping is to enhance your architecture, not completely dominate it.

Focus on the Entrance 

The entrance is the most important part of your building. You will want it as inviting, welcoming, and obvious as possible. This means adding things like brightly colored flowers and grasses, seasonal plants, and really anything that will draw attention and catch the eyes of your clients. This will not only give them a pleasant experience when visiting, but it will make it more obvious where they need to go.

Contact us today at Metro Lawn Care when you’re ready to get started on designing some gorgeous commercial landscaping. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

Commercial Irrigation Products That Conserve Water and Save Money

Water conservation is both a smart financial decision and a healthy choice for the environment, particularly during those hot Texas summers. Several products are available for use in commercial irrigation systems to reduce the amount of water and money spent keeping your crops irrigated.

Commercial Irrigation Products That Conserve Water and Save Money

Rain Sensors

Installing rain sensors will prevent your irrigation system from operating during and immediately after precipitation has occurred. This not only saves water but also saves your crops from the potentially devastating effects of excessive watering.

Smart Controllers

Smart Controllers allow the operator to set specific guidelines for different irrigation areas. This limits water usage based on the types of plants, exposure to the sun, humidity, and soil conditions in a particular section.

Rotator Nozzles

When compared to fixed spray heads, rotator nozzles conserve a great deal of water. These nozzles distribute the water in a uniform way that allows the precipitation to better penetrate the ground. Rotator nozzles offer a lower flow rate than fixed spray heads and the improved soil penetration results in less water runoff.

Check Valves

Adding check valves to your irrigation system will prevent water from draining in sloped areas. The valves close and capture the water remaining in the deactivated system so it does not escape through pipes and spray heads.

Our professional commercial landscaping team at Metro Lawn Care would be happy to discuss more water conservation products with you. Contact us today to find out what we can do to help you meet all of your commercial irrigation needs.