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Tips to Maintain Your Commercial Landscape

Your commercial landscape can affect people’s perception of your brand. An unkempt and cluttered landscape can damage your brand, leading your target audience to believe that you don’t care. A poorly-maintained landscape with overgrown bushes and grass can also jeopardize employee safety as they provide good hiding spots for rodents and other pests who wait for the opportune moment to scavenge and or damage property. Every business owner should make commercial landscape maintenance a priority. The benefits of a well-maintained commercial landscape extend beyond aesthetics. A well-maintained landscape projects a professional image and can help improve the way everyone perceives your brand. These landscapes are also beneficial to the community. A well designed, installed and managed landscape can create an area of serenity amongst normal “hustle and bustle” of everyday life.

Here are some simple yet effective commercial landscape maintenance tips.

Periodically Inspect and Maintain Walkways and Sidewalks

To ensure your employees and visitors do not face difficulties navigating your property, keep pathways clear of debris such as broken branches or overhanging plants that can lead to liabilities. The last thing you need is a person slipping, falling, or tripping on your property, which could result in litigation. Periodically clean your walkways during the rainy season to prevent slippery surfaces. To keep your walkway clean, power wash it. Do not have the time or inclination to maintain your walkways and sidewalk yourself? You don’t have to do everything yourself and can hire a landscaping maintenance company in Santa Rosa to take care of landscape maintenance tasks.

Prune Shrubs and Trees

Trees and shrubs add beauty to landscapes and bring more personality to them while also providing shade and help soften the square look of most buildings. Make trimming, pruning, fertilizing, and mulching your trees a regular part of landscape maintenance. Healthy trees not only beautify landscapes, but also support local ecosystems by providing food and shelter to animals. Overgrown shrubs can make your landscape look cluttered. Be sure to periodically prune shrubs. For tall hedges and shrubs, use a hedge trimmer with extended reach. When pruning overgrown shrubs, get rid of the thickest branches first. Cut them back to the base. This will promote new growth. Use a hand pruner to prune smaller branches. A natural shape is often the best look.

Overseed and Mow Your Commercial Turf Regularly

Overseeding involves laying new grass seed into the existing turf. Overseeding a lawn helps improve its appearance and address the problem of dead patches. If done correctly, overseeding can also enhance a lawn’s ability to recover from winter neglect or damage. Depending on how quickly the grass in your landscape grows, mow your lawn every week or every other week. Do not cut more than 1/3rd of the grass blades at any time! Before mowing your landscape, make sure the turf is dry. Do not spray any chemicals prior to mowing. Gardenworks is a leading landscape contractor in Sonoma County. We are your go-to team for landscape designing, construction, and maintenance. Our experts have years of experience giving dreary landscapes radical makeovers. To talk to a pro, call (707) 857-2050.


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