Month: January 2018

5 Reasons to Schedule Tree Pruning in the Winter

As a business owner, you want your building to look its best every day and nothing is quite as important and long-lasting as proper tree care. For many business owners, tree pruning is one of those tasks that simply falls by the wayside, but at Metro Lawn Care, we know that nothing helps keep your trees looking their best like proper trimming and pruning. Contrary to popular belief, there’s no better time to prune your trees than winter. Here are a few reasons winter is the best time to trim back those limbs:

5 Reasons to Schedule Tree Pruning in the Winter

  • Trees Aren’t Actively Growing: For most species, winter is the dormant season, meaning the tree is not producing new growth. This means your arborist or landscaping company will be able to shape the tree to encourage proper growth during the spring without combating rapid new growth common during the warmer months.
  • Fewer Insects: When you prune a tree, the interior of the branch is exposed both to the elements and to insects. Since most insects are dormant during the winter months, there’s less risk of an infestation taking root in your tree.
  • Easier to See the Condition of the Tree: Without all the foliage and new growth spring brings, your landscaping team will be able to more accurately assess the needs of your trees. This makes the pruning more efficient and more effective, setting your landscaping up for a successful growing season when the weather warms up.
  • Gets Rid of Damaged Limbs: While the Dallas-Fort Worth area doesn’t often see snow, it does see some heavy winds and freezing rain during the winter. Pruning your trees gives your landscaping team a chance to get rid of damaged, cracked, or loose limbs, reducing the chance of a wayward limb falling on a parked car or injuring an employee.
  • Convenient: When spring settles in, you’ll have a lot of landscaping tasks that need to get taken care of to ensure a healthy growing season. By pruning in the winter, you’re checking one of those tasks off the proverbial to-do list. Best of all, the colder ground makes it easier to get cherry pickers, ladders, and other equipment to the tree without damaging the grass or trampling your flowerbeds.

Don’t put off your tree pruning until spring or summer. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and prepare your landscaping for a beautiful growing season.

The Top Reasons to Consider a Composite Deck For Your Business

Adding a deck to your commercial property can improve its overall look and functionality, and can make your property more appealing to customers. However, when deciding to add a deck to your property you will have several decking materials to choose from, the most popular being composite decking as there are a variety of benefits composite decks can provide business owners with. Here are just a few reasons to consider a composite deck for your business.

The Top Reasons to Consider a Composite Deck For Your Business

A Variety Design Options

Many people may worry that by choosing a composite deck that their deck will not look as good as a wooden deck would, or that they will not have as many options to choose from. However, composite decks have come a long way in recent years, and they look and feel more like natural wood than ever. Additionally, composite decks come in a variety of grain patterns and natural colors, allowing you to mimic the look of a variety of natural woods. Composite decks are also available in a variety of color options ensuring that you will be able to find a deck design that will match your style preferences, and that will enhance the look of your property.

A Good Value

Although the initial cost of installing a composite deck is often higher than that of a wooden deck, composite decks are a better value overall than wood. With a composite deck, you will never have to spend money maintaining or fixing your deck. You will not have to replace weathered boards or stain your deck, and you will never have to have it sprayed for bugs. Additionally, composite decks last much longer than wooden decks making it unlikely that you will have to have your deck replaced in the near future, which makes choosing a composite deck a better long-term investment in your company.

As you can see, there are a variety of reasons to consider composite when adding a deck to your property. However, whether composite is the best option for your business will depend on your unique situation. Contact us for advice on how to choose the right deck for your property.