Many subdivisions and communities within the greater Houston area are maintained by HOAs, which are Homeowners Associations. HOAs help enforce deed restrictions, and also collect annual dues, which are used for general upkeep and maintenance of the common areas such as neighborhood parks, walking trails, playgrounds, pools, and trees and landscaping. However, some HOAs end up picking the lowest possible bidder for their tree and landscape maintenance, resulting in unattractive landscaping and unhappy residents.
When we need medical advice, we could consult a friend, neighbor, relative, or website, but the best and safest course of action is to seek out a trained and licensed doctor or specialist that can give proper medical advice and treatment. The same is true for trees and their care. While we could handle tree care on our own, or ask a friend, neighbor or relative for advice, the best course of action is to always have a Certified Arborist inspect and treat our trees.
Trees are an integral part of Houston, whether they grow on commercial lots or residential properties. However, these property assets can be threatened by a number of causes, leading to major damages, added expenses for property owners, and the possible loss of the tree. In today's blog post, we'll look at the most common threats to tree health and how trees can be protected.
When properly maintained, trees can grow and thrive for decades on commercial properties or residential lots. Unfortunately, trees may need to be removed from a property due to causes such as damage, diseases, drought, or other severe conditions. However, tree removal is not as simple as cutting down the tree as it stands.
Over the years, consumers have sought out more streamlined options when it comes to shopping or choosing a service provider. Choosing a company or service provider that offers multiple services can often save consumers both time and money. This also applies to companies in need of commercial tree and landscape services. In today's blog post, we'll discuss the importance of having an integrated landscape and tree care service plan, and how it can save business owners valuable time, money, and resources.
In 1918, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) was created to develop a system of norms and conformity assessments for businesses to follow with the purpose of strengthening American industries. These voluntary industry standards help assure the safety and health of businesses by protecting employees and consumers, and ensuring workplace safety and environmental protection. These standards impact all areas of American industry, such as manufacturing, food production, energy distribution and even tree care.
Houston property owners know that they cannot solely depend on regular rainfall to keep their lawns, trees and gardens properly hydrated, especially during our hot summer months. Commercial property owners must supplement rainfall with regular watering, but often watering is not done in an efficient, effective or environmentally responsible way. Have you considered the effectiveness of your current sprinkler or watering system? Today's blog post focuses on typical watering methods and offers suggestions for improved hydration for your trees, lawn, and landscape gardens.
Some of the most important assets on our property are the healthy and vibrant shade trees we enjoy. In our previous blog post, we discussed how trees on residential and commercial properties could become unsafe over time, either because of disease, damage, or uneven growth. In part two in our series on unsafe trees, we'll focus on specifically how unsafe trees can threaten people, vehicles, and nearby property.
Residential and commercial property owners will often make improvements and upgrades to make their landscape as safe as possible. This may include adding landscape lighting, stable walkways, and well-maintained lawns. However, trees on commercial properties, residential properties, and common areas for subdivisions can sometimes pose a threat to pedestrians, vehicles, and nearby structures.
If your commercial property needs soil or mulch, do you know what kind you should buy? Do you feel overwhelmed at the many types of soil and mulch available on the market? The honest truth is that there isn't one single type of soil or mulch that works for all properties. It's important for property owners to understand that the variances in soils and mulches can make a huge impact on the health and beauty of your property.