Month: May 2019

Don’t Let Rain Shut Your Doors: Commercial Drainage Solutions

In January of 2018, Dallas received 0.85 inches of rainfall and in January of 2019, 1.58 inches of rainfall. As with most of the United States, this winter season is wetter than usual and spring promises to include more rain. The last thing you want is to temporarily put a “Closed” sign on your door due to water in your building or water around your building making it impossible for customers to enter. Be proactive, contact us, and let us help you design custom drainage that will keep water out of your building and away from customer parking and walkways.

Don't Let Rain Shut Your Doors: Commercial Drainage Solutions

Some of our options can include inspecting how and where the water drains off your roof. We can figure out where to relocate the downspout drainage by adding extensions and even burying those extensions so they water key areas of your landscaping without creating drainage problems.

We will inspect all areas of landscaping around your building and suggest plants that will help keep water off sidewalks and at the same time not damage the foundation of your building. We might suggest creating a better slope of rock or dirt so water runs away from your building instead of toward your building. At the same time we can talk what type of surface creates a professional and polished look that catches the eye of potential customers and invites them into your building.

We will look closely at your parking area because you don’t want potential customers driving away due to puddles of water. We can work with slopes of the parking lot and create key areas for plants that will absorb the water and add to the aesthetics of your company.

As we are experiencing winter rains and spring rains are coming, take a few minutes to contact us and let us help you keep that “Closed” sign off your door by creating drainage solutions that also contribute to the aesthetic quality of your business.

How a Smart Irrigation System Saves You Money

You can’t control the weather, but with a smart irrigation system you can manage how much water your commercial landscape gets outside of Mother Nature. This saves time, money and the cost of replacing dead plants. It also allows you to more easily control your irrigation system and to conform to any watering regulations your community may have.

How a Smart Irrigation System Saves You Money

New Technology Promotes Efficiency

Business is all about efficiency, and if you are spending too much on over watering costs it will affect your bottom line. When commercial landscapers install the latest in irrigation systems, they are planned by special software that determines the most effective layout. No more guesswork or missed spots.

The new technology is especially beneficial for small businesses because managers put less effort into maintaining the landscaping. With older systems, an employee has to be present to turn water on and off, which is a problem during an unexpected heavy rainfall. Many new systems can be controlled from smartphones, allowing you to make last minute adjustments from any location.

Adjusting to the Micro-climate

The local weather forecast often gives general information about weather conditions, but a smart watering systems adjusts to the micro-climate of your property. There may be a variation of wet and dry spots on your property, but a smart watering system adjusts. The system can even water individual plants. For example, thirsty trees often need much more water than the lawn surrounding it. Or, too much water in another area can cause the development of unwanted fungus and mildew, destroying your green investments.

Professional Landscapers Give You the Advantage

As the warm weather begins, it is a good time to assess your commercial landscaping and in particular, the watering system. We are professional landscapers that have been working with Dallas businesses for over 40 years. If your current irrigation plan no longer fits your needs, contact us and we can help you refresh your greenery and update your landscaping technology.