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.
June 1 is the official start of hurricane season, which means meteorologists and weather channels will be closely monitoring the tropics for any signs of storms or hurricane activity. Although technology allows us to know well in advance of approaching storms or hurricanes, it is critical for Houstonians to take proactive steps now to help protect themselves, relatives, and property from any kind of hurricane damage.
Now that summer is officially here, it's the season for playing in the backyard, barbecues with friends and neighbors, and outdoor gatherings with loved ones. Before kids, relatives and friends spend time on your property, it's important to get your yard ready for summer fun! These simple steps can help ensure that your kids and guests have a safe, tranquil outdoor space for playing and relaxing, while also protecting the health and beauty of your yard.
There are many important facets of tree care and maintenance, including regular fertilization, correct hydration, root system protection, and proper tree pruning. When maintained correctly, a tree can grow and thrive for generations, but when tree care is performed incorrectly, it can severely harm the tree and even lead to tree death. One part of tree maintenance often performed incorrectly is tree pruning.
Father's Day is Sunday, June 15th, and many family members and loved ones are still on the hunt for the perfect Father's Day gift. Instead of giving a necktie, coffee mug, golf shirt or a silly trinket gift, consider thanking him with a gift that he can enjoy throughout the year: quality tree and landscape services from Embark Services. Fathers can enjoy a tranquil, healthy and beautiful outdoor landscape with well-maintained shade trees without having to break a sweat in Houston's stifling summer weather.
In addition to high temperatures and sweltering humidity, Houstonians also have to contend with mosquitos and other invasive insects during the summer. However, there are proactive steps residential and commercial property owners can take to reduce the presence of mosquitos and other insects through the Houston summer months. Property owners and their guests can enjoy their outdoor spaces without being subjected to painful bites and stings from invasive pests.
This week, the Houston area received substantial amounts of rainfall, causing widespread street flooding, power outages, and overflowing creeks and bayous in various parts of the city. Although many homeowners and businesses were spared major flooding and property damage, there are thousands of properties throughout Houston now dealing with large pools of standing water in their yards, commercial sites, and apartment complexes.
Trees are a beautiful and vital part of our property, but occasionally they can develop problems with their structure, leaves or root system. Sometimes the problem is easy to see, and other times the tree can be weakened for years before the problem is discovered. Tree disease symptoms are often very difficult for residential and commercial property owners to correctly identify, and because efficient treatment is crucial, it is best to always have Certified Arborists inspect and diagnose tree problems.
Because of our diverse economy, Houston is home to a large number of businesses in the food, oil, gas and chemical industries. These properties require a tremendous amount of worksite safety procedures to protect employees as well as nearby property, equipment and inventory. However, it is just as important to secure the exterior areas of a property through proper landscape and tree care maintenance. Proactive Vegetation Management can further protects employees, company structures, and nearby wildlife.
People buy homes in the Houston area for a variety of reasons, which can include a desire for home ownership, proximity to good schools, greater home values, shorter work commutes, and more square footage. After time, a property might no longer meet individual or family needs, particularly in regards to outdoor enjoyment and usage. Every few years, homeowners should evaluate whether or not their current property is meeting their specific outdoor needs.