Month: August 2019

3 Spring HOA Maintenance Tasks That Need to Start in Winter

When it comes to landscaping, spring cleaning starts in winter. Get a jump start on your HOA landscaping maintenance and irrigation. Ask your landscaping service about when they can start these three key winter tasks:

3 Spring HOA Maintenance Tasks That Need to Start in Winter

1. Extending the preexisting irrigation system.

If the homeowners association committee voted to extend the irrigation system last year, now is the time to get started. While it may be too cold to actually install some of the equipment, you can get the extension area inspected and bring in an expert. Whenever you’re making changes to a preexisting setup, you want to make sure there aren’t any gaps or over-watered sections. An inspection can also let you about any problems before they interfere with your schedule. If the irrigation system isn’t ready by late spring, then you’ll have a splotchy landscape through the summer.

2. Planting new annual flowers.

Some plants need to be replaced every year, and many bulbs need to be planted during the winter to give them time to sprout. If you want your neighborhood signs to have tulips or other annual plants, now is the time to start ordering bulbs and choosing any design elements.

3. Preparing the soil with nutrients and weed killers.

Soil needs a bit of help to stay healthy, especially if it’s near the roads or has lots of foot traffic. Ask your landscaping service about their usual soil treatments so your neighborhood’s landscaping gets off to a strong start in the spring. These regimens can add in nutrients that the soil lost due to last year’s plants. It can also reverse some of the chemical damage caused by road salt.

Go to Long Brothers Landscaping, Inc. to get your neighborhood landscaping ready for the end of winter. This includes designing for the spring, performing routine maintenance, and checking for winter damage.

Summer Shade Can Increase Business

Dallas Texas is already seeing temperatures above 70 degrees and humidity above 80%. As the temperatures and humidity continues through the summer months, customers coming to your business will be seeking some shade. If you have enough green space to provide that needed shade, we would like to talk with you about creating a pergola on your business property.

Summer Shade Can Increase Business

Reason #1: Customers like to be part of a business that cares about its employees. A pergola on the property with a few benches gives employees a place to enjoy the outdoors while eating lunch or on a short break. The employees are happier with the opportunity to be outside and that happiness is translated to how customers are treated. So, creating a shady place for employees to take a break creates happier customers and is also a place customers can stop and rest in the shade.

Reason #2: A pergola adds dimension to your business so it isn’t just a building with bushes and grass. Creating a dimensional look causes people to look longer at your business and invites them in to your business. A pergola should also blend in with your business and landscape, adding to the beauty of your business and letting customers know you care about how your business looks. For customers, that means you care about all aspects of your business, including them.

Reason #3: A pergola can add value to your business since it is an additional structure. If there is a time you decide to sell your business, the pergola might be the reason someone purchases your business over another.

As you can see, there are many reasons to put a pergola on your property. However, you do not want to purchase one that looks cheap and like you just stuck it in the ground. To gain all the benefits of a pergola, contact us the professionals and let us help you determine where to put the pergola and the type of pergola that will look great on your property.