Although cool weather is still lingering around Houston, the reality is that warm springtime weather is just around the corner. Much in the same way we prepare for spring by cleaning out our homes and putting away winter clothes, we can also prepare our lawns for spring. With just a few simple steps, residential and commercial lawns can be better prepared for spring growth.
Over the last few decades, there has been a growing concern about the human impact on the environment, with a strong emphasis on reducing carbon emissions, protecting rainforests, and preserving our natural landscapes and prairies. While some may protest against the idea of clearing brush and landscapes, in reality some landscape services can actually help our local environment. In today's blog post, we'll discuss Vegetation Management and how it can strengthen and improve our environment.
For residential and commercial property owners, trees are some of the most prominent and valuable parts of the landscape. Unfortunately, trees can suffer damage from a variety of sources, such as high winds, heavy rains, and invasive insects. While trees cannot be completely protected from these problems, tree owners do have options when it comes to protecting trees from other kinds of damage, such as lightning damage.
When we hire contractors to work in our homes or yards, we do so assuming that we are hiring safe, professional, and honest workers. Unfortunately, not all contractors are the same, and this is especially true in the tree and landscape industry. Often, unsuspecting property owners hire tree crews and amateur landscapers with workers that should not be allowed on residential or commercial properties.
Routine checkups help us learn the current state of our personal health, and if changes are needed, such as increased exercise, a change in diet, or taking medicine to treat an ailment. Our trees can also benefit from regular tree evaluations by Certified Arborists to inspect all areas of the tree to ensure they remain in optimal health throughout their life. In today's blog post, we'll look at what tree evaluations can reveal about our tree's health, stability and beauty.
Sometimes a residential or commercial property is just missing something... It could be a lack of color, focal points, or a boundary to break up the open space. Possible solutions include the addition of new trees, a landscape garden, or even a water feature. However, an option growing in popularity with Houston area property owners is the addition of hedges or shrubs to break up landscapes, add dimension, and ensure lush color throughout the year.
Tree owners know that regular tree maintenance is important to the long-term health, beauty, and value of a tree. Unfortunately, too many tree owners focus solely on the top part of the tree, such as leaf growth and tree pruning, and they completely overlook the maintenance and care of the tree roots. Tree roots are an extremely vulnerable but important part of the tree's health. In today's blog post, we'll look at three reasons why tree roots are so important, and how proactive steps can help protect tree roots from damage.
Whether through social media or face-to-face, we may often seek out recommendations for businesses or service providers, such as a new restaurant to try, a good hair stylist, a reliable plumbing contractor, or an honest car mechanic. These can be valuable tools for us to weed out less desirable or unprofessional companies and give our business to reputable ones instead. In today's blog post, we'll look at why positive recommendations matter when choosing a tree care or landscape company.
Due to Houston's hot and humid weather, a significant number of area property owners opt to hire landscapers to handle their lawn, tree and garden maintenance. Unfortunately, some Houston homeowners can end up choosing unsafe and unskilled landscapers to handle their landscape maintenance, putting their property in jeopardy. In today's blog post, we'll discuss four ways that unsafe landscapers can threaten Houston properties and their owners.
Residents, business owners, and civic leaders are often looking for new ways to improve their neighborhood or local community, as well as protect property values. While some options can be lengthy and complex, such as road improvements and sidewalk installations, others are simple and can offer years of benefits for the entire community. Tree planting is a simple and cost-effective solution that offers tremendous financial, aesthetic and environmental benefits for businesses, residents and communities for generations.