When compared to maintaining a home garden, commercial landscaping requires a bit more care and attention that one might think about. Not only should a commercial landscape be pleasing to the eye, it should also be safe for employees, clients or customers, and for the general public.
How can you keep your commercial landscape beautiful, neat, and safe? Obviously, keeping plants well-groomed and ensuring that nothing is becoming a potential hazard is of the upmost importance. Plants can easily grow out of control, trees can encroach on walkways, and many other dangers could literally sprout from the ground.
To ensure that your landscape is both neat and safe, remember these three things about commercial landscape maintenance:
- Edging – Edges are arguably the most important aspect of any landscaped area. This is due to the fact that they are typically the most active areas in nature with ever-changing factors being imposed on them. Well-maintained edges help maintain as safe space, while those that are poorly maintain create hazards and increase the chance of injury. An overgrown plant could hide a curb corner or edge and could cause people to fall. Sharp, clean edges not only look neater, they also promote safety.
- Timing – Landscaping and maintenance should be completed at the correct time for maximum effectiveness and efficiency. While you can schedule landscaping tasks to be efficient in time and resources, if your timing is off, your care will not be effective. It is important to trim, prune, water, and mulch at the right times to take advantage of plant growth cycles, the seasons, and other environmental conditions. Considering timing could save you valuable time, money, and resources.
- Correct Practices – The right tools and methods for commercial landscaping is of the upmost importance. Sharp-cutting tools are essential for pruning for both the safety of the plant and the landscaping personnel. Dull blades can shred plants and create more opportunities for injury on the job. These tools must also be clean so that plant diseases are not spread.
There are many different factors that must be considered when caring for a commercial landscape. For more information on proper commercial landscaping techniques and landscape maintenance, contact the plant experts at PLANTZ today.
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