It is tempting to let your commercial landscaping maintenance go once fall arrives. The thought of winter arriving and knowing many plants will likely die off soon enough is a common mindset, however preparing your commercial landscaping for winter, can make all the difference come spring. By protecting and preparing your landscape design for cooler weather, you can be sure that when temperatures warm up again, your landscaping is ready to grow and thrive. Here are some reasons to consider commercial landscaping maintenance and winter preparation.
That time of year is coming up: the time when severe and damaging weather is more likely. So many people don't realize just how bad severe weather can wreak havoc on your landscape by killing plants, discoloring leaves, and damaging trees. There are, however, a few steps you can take to minimize risks and protect your landscape during the riskiest months.
With colder weather on its way, you may be thinking about how to protect landscaping from the bitter cold and elements that winter inevitably brings and prepare for spring ahead of time. There are things you - or your commercial landscape maintenance crew - can do to help make sure that your landscape will be ready when the warmer weather hits.
The primary challenge of growing trees in an urban environment is the soil. Trees thrive in lightly compacted soil that provides their root systems with ready access to water and nutrients. However, due to the requirements of an urban environment soil is typically heavily compacted. This provides structures with greater stability, but can stunt the growth of trees.
Mulch can add to your landscaping efforts by going directly on top of existing soil and providing an array of benefits. Properly applied, mulch can help to conserve moisture, enhance the fecundity and general health of your soil, limit the growth of weeds and greatly improve the aesthetics of your outdoor garden.
For anyone thinking about adding some landscaping to improve your property it is a good idea to know what climactic zone you are in. Paying attention to your climactic zone and using plants that thrive in your area can mean the difference between success and failure when it comes to growing plants for your landscaping. Of course, your landscape professional can always help you decide on appropriate plants. But if there are some plants you have in mind, determining the zone you are in can be helpful.
Most landscape contractors provide a variety of services and do work for residential and commercial clients. Here at E-Landscape, we've chosen to focus on providing commercial-only landscape design, installation, and maintenance services. One of the questions we frequently get is "what is the difference between a regular landscape contractor and commercial landscape contractor?" We thought we'd provide the answer right here on our blog!
This time of year, we love the look of Rudbeckia blooming in gardens throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Native to North America, Rudbeckia can often be found growing as a wildflower along roadsides and in fields. There are many types of Rudbeckia, with perhaps the most common being the Black Eyed Susan. Sometimes confused with coneflowers, Rudbeckia is most easily identified by its coarse-textured, hairy leaves that form daisy-like flowers.
Many of the most beautiful commercial properties have an unsightly feature that needs masking or hiding. Sometimes it is an air conditioning unit or other utility installation, or it may be a windowless wall. Regardless of the feature, there are a number of ways that clever commercial landscaping strategies can help to hide it from view.