One of the best decisions a property owner can make is to plant trees on a residential or commercial property. Healthy trees add tremendous beauty, shade and value to homes, neighborhoods, office parks, apartment complexes and retail spaces. However, one of the worst decisions a property owner can make is to try performing tree trimming and tree removal on their own.
Houston's diverse and growing population includes a large number of senior citizens living in their own homes, or sharing a residence with area relatives. Sadly, each year hundreds of Houston seniors are injured due to accidents with consumer products, or falls and slips around their home or apartment. However, there are proactive measures families and friends can implement to increase the personal safety of senior citizens and reduce household accidents.
Over time, older Houston neighborhoods and subdivisions can see a rise or fall in property values, either due to nearby business changes, new home construction or roadway expansions. Although property owners can't control all the factors that impact their property values, there are improvements residential and commercial property owners can make to protect and even increase their property values.
The Houston area is home to a wide variety of trees due to our warm and humid climate. One variety commonly seen in Houston is the palm tree, which can grow to incredible heights, and offers tropical beauty to property owners. Although palm trees are not as high maintenance as other tree species, they still benefit from regular tree maintenance. To keep palm trees on your residential or commercial property healthy and beautiful, it is critical to ensure experienced tree professionals regularly maintain them.
Property owners often have a wish list of improvements they would like to complete, such as planting new trees, installing an irrigation system, adding ornamental stonework, or removing older trees in poor health. Some decide to hire professional tree and landscape companies to handle these projects, while others take the risk of hiring day laborers for their home or business improvement projects.
For residential and commercial property owners, maintaining a beautiful lawn can often be a grueling process, especially with Houston's hot summers and high humidity. One of the most difficult parts of keeping a property green and healthy is maintaining a proper watering schedule. Houston's lawns, gardens and trees require regular watering to stay healthy, grow and gain vital nutrients to endure the hot temperatures. The simple solution to keeping properties healthy and watered is the installation of an automated irrigation system.
Tree removal from a residential or commercial property can have a major impact on the aesthetic, environmental and economic value of the land. Whether the tree removal is by choice, or due to natural causes, it can leave a void in the landscape that reduces overall appeal and transforms the future of the property. Rather than leave an unattractive, empty space on the property, owners can makeover their residential or commercial property after a tree removal to protect financial values as well as improving the look and health of the property.
June is National Safety Month, which is designed to raise awareness of ways to be safer in our homes, businesses and outdoor areas. Since a large number of accidental injuries and deaths occur on residential properties, it is important to be aware of common outdoor dangers to avoid, and ways to be safe during landscape or tree care projects.
Houstonians are showing an increased interest in protecting the environment and natural resources such as trees, water and air quality. As a result, more residents and business owners are taking proactive steps to reduce their carbon footprint and conserve resources in various ways. This may include such choices as driving fuel-efficient vehicles, recycling, and implementing energy-efficient policies in the workplace.
Hurricane season officially kicked off on June 1, and Houston's close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico means we would likely be impacted by an approaching hurricane or tropical storm.