Month: December 2017

Features of Commercial Irrigation

Commercial landscaping is a multifaceted service that entails design, planning, and maintenance landscaping services for small, medium-sized, and large businesses. Unattractive landscaping may give your clients a bad impression, therefore, commercial landscaping entailing commercial irrigation and sustainable hardscape materials are important in improving productivity and attracting new clients. Metro Lawn Care offers unmatched commercial lawn services and maintenance. Here is a breakdown of what they offer.

Features of Commercial Irrigation

Weed control

Weed control is an integral part of any successful landscaping. You need to invest in weed control for your landscape beds, hardscapes, and turfs.

Aeration services

Lawn aeration service encompasses soil perforation so that the roots of grass are aerated adequately, and can access water and nutrients.

Commercial irrigation

Water conservation is paramount for sustainable lawn practices. Metro Lawn Care offers you several products in commercial irrigation systems to cut back on the money you spend yearly to irrigate your lawn shrubs.

  • Rain sensors

Rain sensors operation is designed to prevent the irrigation system from operating during and after precipitation. This will not only save irrigation costs but will also save your crops from excessive watering.

  • Check valves

Check valve operates to prevent water from flowing in sloped areas on your lawn. The valves are installed on your irrigation system to capture the water that remains in the deactivated system so it does not drain through pipes or spray heads.

  • Smart controllers

Smart controllers, when installed on your irrigation system, will allow you to set selected guidelines for various irrigation areas. This specifies water usage for different types of plants based on relative humidity, soil-water conditions, and exposure to the sun in a particular area.

When choosing a commercial landscaper, consider Metro Lawn Care, with the many years of experience in the commercial landscaping industry, you will not get it wrong.

Learning More About Tree Pruning

Tree pruning is something that most homeowners will have to worry about at some point during their residency. However, correctly pruning your trees can be a challenge, especially if it is your first time approaching the task. Through learning more about the techniques, equipment and safety precautions necessary for tree pruning, keeping your outdoor landscape aesthetically pleasing should be achievable.

Learning More About Tree Pruning

Knowing When and How to Trim

Timing and selection of branches to trim are both essential for the health and appearance of the tree. According to Tree Removal, “It’s almost always best to trim or prune a tree during its dormant season. Although you can technically prune a pine tree at any time, it is still better to do so when it is dormant. Be conscientious about the size of the branch that you are going to remove. If it is less than five centimeters in diameter, removing it is fine. If it is between five and 10 centimeters in diameter, you might not want to do it.” For any branches that are larger than this, it is wise to only remove them if absolutely necessary. Some situations in which this may be necessary include safety from dead or broken branches/limbs. This same safety concept also related to utility lines or obstruction from line-of-sight while driving. Health is also another reason to engage in tree pruning. By cutting off dead or infected branches, it is possible to eliminate infections while redirecting resources to other more productive areas of the tree.

Keep A Record of Tree Height

Tree height is important because it is used in determining the ratio of living branches to the height of the tree. This ratio should be as close to as two-thirds as possible. An easy way to measure the height of a tree is to use an angle measure and the length of a shadow on a sunny day. Plugging this into a trigonometric expression can produce the exact height of the tree without the danger of climbing.

If you have any questions about tree pruning, then be sure to contact us at Metro Lawn Care.