Homeowners Associations, commonly known as HOAs, are the governing body of a neighborhood, community or complex, and are tasked with making and enforcing neighborhood rules and deed restrictions. In addition, HOAs are also responsible for ensuring that the neighborhood landscaping, common green space, and surrounding trees are maintained. Unfortunately, some Houston area HOA's make poor decisions regarding the landscape and tree maintenance of their community, damaging curb appeal and threatening property values.
In any given season, property owners may have a variety of tree and landscape maintenance needs, or major repair or improvement projects to complete. Some property owners attempt these on their own, while others hire day laborers or other unskilled and amateur crews to complete the tasks. One common occurrence for these property owners is that they find themselves unable to finish their project on their own, or their amateur hired help leaves the project incomplete.
With fall officially here, many Houstonians are eager to spend more time in their backyard to enjoy the milder weather with family and friends. Unfortunately for some property owners, their backyard may be a source of frustration because of its poor condition or unsightly appearance, or even boredom because of their bland lawn with no beauty or amenities. In today's blog post, we'll discuss how, with a few simple changes, an ordinary or unkempt backyard can be transformed into a stunning, relaxing outdoor oasis.
Stunning Seasonal Color Brightens Any Backyard
Retail and commercial property owners are always looking for ways to increase and retain their customer base and foot traffic, especially in Houston's competitive economy. The appearance and amenities of a commercial landscape can make or break a business, so it's imperative that commercial property owners and managers take advantage of opportunities to bring in more customers, particularly before a busy holiday shopping season.
Property ownership in the U.S. is both a privilege and an investment for owners. While there are many significant benefits to owning residential or commercial property, ownership also comes with regular landscape maintenance needs. Before purchasing residential or commercial property, it's important to evaluate the landscape and tree care needs of the property, and also secure a professional landscape and tree care company to handle the maintenance with safety, expertise and efficiency.
In the daytime, commercial properties are easily visible to individuals driving, walking or riding by, but at night some commercial properties struggle to make their business, entryways and signage clearly visible. The addition of strategically placed landscape lighting can make a huge impact in both the basic visibility of a commercial property, and also the overall aesthetic of the commercial site. There are four distinct advantages to adding landscaping lighting to commercial properties that we'll focus on today.
Cooler temperatures are slowly making their way back to Houston, bringing with them an opportunity to prepare residential and commercial properties for fall. There are several simple steps that can improve property health and beauty in strategic ways, offering both immediate and long-term benefits for property owners.
Tree Trimming Enhances Beauty and Strengthens Health
In our previous blog post, we looked at the different types of tree care and DIY tree projects that can easily put homeowners in the hospital, and can also cause massive property damages. For example, tree trimming and tree removal are leading causes of serious injuries and deaths occurring on residential properties.
Many more homeowners are attempting Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects these days, either in an attempt to save money or because of online instructional videos that make projects look like a piece of cake. While some DIY projects are relatively quick and easy, many others, especially those for landscape and tree care, can be extremely dangerous for a homeowner's personal safety and nearby property.
Business owners and commercial property managers are often looking for new ways to attract more customers or increase foot traffic. An effective method for Houston area businesses and property managers is through the installation of seasonal holiday lighting. Although the winter holidays are still a few months away, business owners can budget now for seasonal holiday lighting that will be a wonderful addition to their commercial property. There are several key reasons why commercial properties need seasonal holiday lighting.