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The 7 Most Important Commercial Landscape Maintenance Tasks

by Emily Durgan | Wed, Sep 17, 2014

The 7 Most Important Commercial Landscape Maintenance TasksIf you hire a landscaping company for your commercial property, there are certain things you expect to happen on a regular basis.

That includes mowing the grass, making sure the plants and grass are watered properly and look healthy, and taking care of any obvious problems with your trees or bushes.

But throughout the year, additional landscape maintenance tasks should be added to the list on regular schedule.

Here are the seven most important commercial landscape tasks to consider.

Spring And Fall Cleanup

In Florida, fall foliage isn’t as extensive as it is in, say, Vermont. But leaves do drop from some trees. And though seasonal changes are different than those in Minnesota, scheduling a twice a year cleanup in Florida is still a good idea.

Landscapers can essentially do a deep cleaning, removing debris like dead leaves and fading plants, preparing your commercial landscape for cooler weather and the renewal that spring brings.

Seasonal Planting Changes

The 7 Most Important Commercial Landscape Maintenance TasksFlower beds and container plantings need refreshing, even if they’re blooming and growing well.

Changing the flower types and patterns on a season basis is a nice way to improve the landscaping look, keeping it updated and pleasant for visitors.

Unless the goal is a wild English garden look, changing out plants seasonally keeps the bedding clean and crisp.

Insect Control

In spring, summer and fall, treat your shrubs to insecticide to keep the bugs away. This might include a horticultural oil application on the shrubs, and continued inspections of the grass for pest issues.

Tree And Bush Trimming

Trees and bushes don’t need to be trimmed at each lawn mowing, but they do need regular pruning to keep their shape and so that branches and fronds don’t become a hazard.

Pruning keeps the trees properly keeps them healthy and growing in an aesthetically pleasing way.

Fertilization

The 7 Most Important Commercial Landscape Maintenance TasksWhen planting new grass seed in fall and spring, plus new bedding plants, your landscaper can fertilize around the same time.

Newer plants need more fertilizer to help them grow, and fertilizer boosts growth for trees, established plants and continued flower blooms.

Hardscape Maintenance

You spent time and money to create inviting and safe pathways, but they only stay that way if properly cleaned and maintained. A periodic power washing, scraping or resealing helps keep your property’s hardscaping looking just as nice as the day it was installed.

And for the safety of your visitors and tenants, schedule regular maintenance of loose bricks, raised pavers or concrete.

Irrigation Maintenance

The sprinklers are the lifeline for your commercial lawn and planters, making sure enough water gets to the right places. Your sprinklers should be inspected and maintained periodically so they’re running at full efficiency.

Let GreenEarth Help Maintain Your Commercial Property’s Landscaping

As a commercial and residential landscaping company, the experts at GreenEarth Landscape Services can discuss a comprehensive annual schedule to maintain your Florida commercial property’s landscaping.

Give us a call at our Panama City Beach office at (850) 236-1959, or call our Santa Rosa Beach office at (850) 267-0010 to set up a consultation.

You can also fill out the online form on our website to schedule a consultation.

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