Month: December 2019

Tractor Mowing for Large Spaces and Long Neglected Lots

Is your company responsible for the maintenance of large undeveloped areas?  Is there a big empty field on your campus that makes you look the other direction every time you pass it?  Does your business operate in, maintain, or sell locations that includes lots of brushy, grassy open space?  We can help take care of these spaces with our tractor mowing services.

Tractor Mowing for Large Spaces and Long Neglected Lots

Common Tractor Mowing Services

  • Large undeveloped property sites
  • Commercial, public utility, or other easements
  • Unimproved access roads.
  • Occasional tall grass mowing
  • Lots that have been neglected for some time.
  • Building Sites
  • Airports
  • Roadway right-of-ways and sightlines
  • Farm/ranch land
  • and much more

Efficiency

Tractor mowers are built to handle large areas quickly.  For those mowing jobs that have been neglected for some time, a regular mower will probably not be up to the task of cutting the heavy vegetation or negotiating difficult terrain  A tractor mower is built to get the job done quickly; handling brush, tall grass, and organic material obstacles with no hesitation or lost job time.

Safety

Tractor mowing can tame the unruly spaces you might be responsible for.  As a property owner, there are some potential unfavorable circumstances that your property can fall victim to if it is not occasionally mowed.  Undeveloped lots with heavy brush can provide shelter to vagrants, drug deals and other crimes.  Even just the sight of an unimproved lot with long grass can give the impression of hidden dangers.

Property Value Improvements

Utilizing a tractor mowing service to maintain the empty lots your company owns demonstrates to your clients that you pay attention to details and that you are not forgetting about the spaces that they might be interested in.  It also allows for smooth access to these spaces and can greatly improve the first impression that a potential buyer or lessee gets when they first see the space.  For some properties, tractor mowing might be the only step needed to open up the possibilities to a future developer.  For others, it might be the first step to developing landscaping and other improvements.

Metro Lawn Care has been serving the greater Dallas, TX area for over 34 years.  We’re open from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday.  Contact us to learn more about tractor mowing services or to schedule a visit to your space.

Commercial Water Management-Best Ways to Reduce Water Consumption

It should come as no surprise that in the U.S., commercial and institutional facilities are the biggest users of energy and water in their daily operations. 

Commercial Water Management-Best Ways to Reduce Water Consumption

The good news is that owners and management are not only becoming increasingly aware of the necessity to utilize water resources more efficiently but are also implementing the means by which to meet these goals. Here, we will provide some best practices to help reduce your facility’s consumption.

According to the EPA:

Accounting for 17% of water usage from public resources, commercial enterprises are the 2nd largest consumer. This sector includes facilities such as restaurants, hotels, hospitals, office buildings, schools, labs, hospitals, military, and government installations. However, by upgrading equipment as well as operations, facilities can achieve significant energy and water savings.

Industrial Facilities – These types of facilities use water in a variety of ways, from maintaining equipment temperatures to cleaning equipment and more. The EPA created the Lean and Water Toolkit to help industrial facilities assess their water processes. Recycling water that will be reused in another process is one of the most common practices.

  • Some utilities offer incentives to facilities willing to make process changes that will improve energy efficiency and improve water consumption. Be sure to contact your utility provider before making any process changes.

Restaurants & HospitalityApproximately 15% of the total water use takes place in hospitality and food services, with kitchens and restrooms using the majority.

Office Buildings – Approximately 9% of the total water usage takes place in office buildings, with heating and cooling, restrooms, and landscaping using the majority.

Hospital & HealthCare Facilities – Approximately 7% of the total water usage in hospitals and health care facilities, with plumbing fixtures, cooling equipment, medical processes and landscaping using the majority.

Educational FacilitiesApproximately 6% of the total water usage takes place in educational facilities with heating and cooling, cafeteria kitchens, restrooms, and landscaping using the majority.

Here are some best practices for commercial water management that these facilities can benefit from: 

  • Appoint a team to develop a water management plan
  • Identify water-saving opportunities and develop metrics to track results
  • Routinely check for leaks–repair promptly
  • Upgrade restrooms with more efficient fixtures
  • Consider water-smart irrigation and landscaping
  • Control water losses from pools
  • Upgrade laundry equipment
  • Upgrade food service equipment to ENERGY STAR qualified models
  • Install water-sensor fixtures in restrooms
  • Optimize your cooling systems with regular maintenance

When it comes to improving the efficiency of your landscaping’s water usage, the professionals at Metro Lawn Care, Inc. will custom-design the best water-smart irrigation and landscaping system for your facility.  Servicing Dallas for over 34 years, we are a full-service commercial landscape company that provides commercial landscape construction, landscape maintenance and repairs, as well as irrigation system installations. Contact us today for a free evaluation and price quote.