A well maintained commercial landscape can add to the value of your property and landscape lighting is an important element of your overall design. There are many other benefits you can gain from adding lighting and here are a few of the reasons you don’t want to overlook this detail.
Now that your commercial property has been beautifully landscaped, it is important to maintain it. Professional landscape maintenance is the easiest way for you to ensure your property is in top shape all year long.
When many people think of planting and landscaping and the type of work involved, they automatically think of spring. In reality there are plenty of things that can be done for your outside area in the fall. Fall is an especially good time for planting and seeding and there are several advantages to choosing this time of year to enhance your landscape.
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.
Gardening is one the most popular recreational activities in the U.S., particularly among older adults, according to a March 2014 article in the “Journal of Aging Research.” As dementia progresses in a patient, the condition impacts his ability to perform certain activities. Remaining active and practicing skills linked to interests can help an individual feel more connected to his normal life and more in control. The installation of zen gardens - particularly in senior housing communities - with evidence-based designs can bring a sense of calm that no prescription can provide.
Annually, more than 200,000 kids injured are injured on playgrounds across the nation. Many of these injuries occur as a result of falls to the ground. A playground surface should be designed to provide protection for children as they swing, slide, climb, jump and run. This requires materials that have the proper thickness to provide sufficient depth and absorb shock.
When you build a playground regardless of size and/or location, you should consider making the area rich in sensory experiences. Children learn by using all of their senses, so adding as many sensory experiences as possible, will create a play area that is fun as well as improving their development. Sensory playground equipment can be especially helpful for children that have sensory processing disorders.