Month: August 2017

Commercial Landscaping: 3 Lawn Care Myths Busted

Taking care of a commercial lawn seems pretty simple. Put down some pre-season food, cut it at regular intervals, and otherwise forget about it. However, we’ve internalized a lot of myths when it comes to lawn care. So, before you get ready to step out into the landscaping world, make sure you’re armed with the facts.

Commercial Landscaping: 3 Lawn Care Myths Busted

3 Lawn Care Myths Busted

Myth #1: Shorter Lawns Are Less Work

The logic seems pretty sound. If you lower the deck and cut the grass shorter, then it will take longer to grow up to the level it becomes a problem. While that might be true in some ways, according to Total Landscape Care, cutting the grass too short is a genuine problem. It can lead to exposing the root systems for the grass, and it will allow weeds and other unwanteds to get more sunlight. Let the lawn be lush because it really does cause fewer issues.

Myth #2: The Hose Is More Efficient Than A Sprinkler System

Watering the lawn with a hose might take a lot of water, but there’s no way it uses as much water as a sprinkler system. While that might have been true once upon a time, modern irrigation systems are actually really efficient. And since you can set the timer, the lawn gets a steady stream of hydration instead of whenever you remember to break out the hose. Overall, if you’ve been considering a sprinkler system, it’s a pretty good investment.

Myth #3: Clover Is A Lawn Killer

Clover is seen by some as a menace, stalking and killing the grass in order to claim its own territory. As Gilmour points out, though, this is a fairly recent change. Up until 1950 clover was just a part of the lawn. While it might be a weed in the technical sense, clover is tough, grows in shady spots, and prevents more harmful weeds from taking root. So, really, it’s best to just let it be instead of tearing the lawn apart to get rid of it.

It can be hard keeping track of what is, and isn’t, good for the lawn. So why not share the load, and let the landscaping professionals handle all of the commercial landscaping? Simply contact us today to see what we can do for you.

Three Great Ways To Add Attractive Outdoor Space To Your Business

Creating the perfect space for your business can be difficult, but there are outdoor options that do a lot for appearance and branding. You may want to consider solutions like arbors, which are great for climbing plants in landscaping, or pergolas that provide outdoor seating for your business needs, as well as decks that can be used for various spaces. Here are three great ways to create the perfect outdoor space for your business:

Three Great Ways To Add Attractive Outdoor Space To Your Business

1.Awesome Arbors for Climbing PlantsArbors are great to give climbing plants a place to grow. The arbors for your business’s outdoor space also have a functional purpose of providing valuable shade during hot summer days. The Arbor and its plants are also a great addition for the entrance of an outdoor area, such as a seating area for dining, outdoor display or just a relaxing garden for improved appearance. If you add a few seats in the shaded area, this is the perfect place to have a break area or seating for customers when your business is having a busy day.

 2.Picture Perfect Pergolas to Add Seating for GuestsPergolas are similar to arbors, but larger and can cover an open space such as, deck, patio or seating areas. Like arbors, the pergola is going to add valuable shade with a few climbing plants. With a pergola, you also have the option to add automated canvas coverings, lighting and other solutions that are ideal for businesses. With a vine-covered arbor and a pergola with covering and lighting, you will have picture-perfect seating for your business.

 3.Daring Decks That Add Versatile Surfaces for Multiple PurposesWhile pergolas and arbors add to the visual aspect of outdoor space for your business, what about the surfaces that act as floors. Outdoor decking for these areas is the perfect solution because it gives you many options for designs, and mechanical installations for lighting and automation can easily be hidden beneath a deck. Decking surfaces are also versatile and can be a great solution to add level surface to the outdoor areas anywhere around your business.

With the right landscaping structures for your business, you will have attractive, usable outdoor space. If you need help with the creation of outdoor space for your business, contact us and we can help with the design of these features and the landscaping to match.