Commercial Landscaping Blog for The San Jose | Bay Area, CA

3 Tips for Budgeting HOA & Commercial Landscaping

Posted by Elizabeth Mendoza on Sep 26, 2016 9:30:00 AM

 

Budgeting for Your Commercial Property Landscaping 

The budgeting process, whether during the initial development phase or during on-going operations, should start early enough to collect all the necessary information.

Preparation of your initial landscape operating budget should be done carefully, as should preparation of all annual budgets. Realistic income and expense expectations should be used to prepare the operating budget.

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10 Drought Friendly Grasses for HOA and Commercial Landscaping

Posted by Elizabeth Mendoza on Sep 23, 2016 8:15:00 AM

10 Drought Friendly Grasses used for HOA and Commercial Landscaping

Low Maintenance drought resistant and appealing to the eye. What property manager or owner wouldn’t want to get those qualities out of their commercial landscaping service — at the same time? One way to achieve your goal is through the appropriate design and use of drought resistant landscaping.

Today, drought tolerant grasses are gaining popularity and demand for their low maintenance qualities, including their low water use and pest free benefits. Available in multiple colors, textures and sizes, they are also appealing for corporate and apartment landscaping. When used appropriately, your commercial landscape maintenance will benefit from the year around interest provided, can be used as accents or ground cover, and can even in raised decorative containers. 

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Landscape Maintenance, Tree Care

5 RFP Trends for Commercial Office Landscaping

Posted by Sabrina Ayala on Sep 21, 2016 8:30:00 AM

 

Trends for Hiring Commercial Office Landscaping 

Commercial landscape maintenance company in San Jose does more than just preserve property value by increasing curb appeal; a beautiful landscape also sets a positive first impression for residents and visitors. Bay Area-area HOAs and Commercial Property owners can successfully hire a bay area landscaping service by following a couple of steps:

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4 Bay Area Landscaping Trends That Will Move You!

Posted by Sabrina Ayala on Sep 19, 2016 8:32:00 AM

4 Trends for better communication with your Bay Area Landscaping Company

In order to get what you want from your commercial landscaping service you must communicate with them.  Everyone has an idea of what they want their property to look like as well as expectations of the company that is providing their service on a regular basis.   FloraTerra takes these queues to heart, so how do you communicate them?

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Landscape Maintenance, Tree Care

7 Commercial Landscaping Trends For Corporate Patios

Posted by Elizabeth Mendoza on Sep 16, 2016 8:32:00 AM

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Most people like to sit outside when there’s favorable weather outside. And now that we are into fall starting to make its way to the San Jose area, occupants and employees are going to want to get out and explore the feeling of fall and winter.

You can provide the optimum outdoor space to for outdoor relaxation in your commercial office landscaping. Not only will it help them relax and enjoy their time outdoors, it will also keep visitors and tenants onsite, but the patio can also become a social gathering space for business meetings and create a more appealing property setting.

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Landscape Maintenance, Tree Care, Sustainable Landscaping

Upgrades Are Essential for Commercial Landscaping!

Posted by Sabrina Ayala on Sep 14, 2016 8:32:00 AM

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Commercial Landscaping That Boosts Property Value

Spring Sprinkler Repair

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Landscape Maintenance, Sustainable Landscaping

7 Commercial Landscaping Trends That Rock :>)

Posted by Gene Ebertowski, President on Sep 12, 2016 8:32:00 AM

During the warmer months, the bulk of your watering costs are used on your lawn areas. Regardless of whom pays for your water, work with your commercial landscaping company to reduce water costs while keeping your property beautiful and green. Taking action on some of the following topics can offer high-value returns while helping you make intelligent decisions on your water use.

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Landscape Maintenance, commercial landscape design

6 Safety Trends For Apartment and HOA Landscaping

Posted by Sabrina Ayala on Sep 9, 2016 8:30:00 AM

As a property manager or building owner, the demands of tenants and consumers pull you in many different directions including challenges with your commercial office landscaping, things that include overgrown plant that’s blocking the view of the driveway exit or the raised concrete surface at the entrance to the leasing office that needs immediate attention.

Most commercial property landscaping have their unique challenges that pose safety concerns. Their are a multitude of areas that need to be considered when reviewing safety, including: Invasive plant types, pedestrian made pathways, invasive tree roots just to name a few, FloraTerra’s commercial landscaping services team has the right solution for most commercial properties.

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Landscape Maintenance, Sustainable Landscaping, Water Management

Relaxation begins with Commercial Landscaping

Posted by Gene Ebertowski, President on Sep 7, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Commercial property managers of corporate offices and residential communities have a unique opportunity to improve their outdoor environment with well-designed and maintained landscaping. Design elements of the relaxation garden help reduce stress by incorporating design components of nature in the garden. The natural environment presents stimuli that supports and encourages relaxation and social group activities.

Exercise, a sense of control; social activity and nature help reduce stress resulting in healthy outcomes.

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Landscape Maintenance, commercial landscape design

Mulch Trends For Commercial Landscaping

Posted by Sabrina Ayala on Sep 5, 2016 8:30:00 AM

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Mulching Saves Water on Commercial Landscaping 

Landscaping trends which includes mulch are becoming popular as they add many benefits for your landscape maintenance. In addition to giving your flower, shrub and tree beds an attractive appearance, it also aids moisture retention lowering your irrigation requirements, protects roots from fluctuating temperatures and discourages the growth of weeds.

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Landscape Maintenance, Sustainable Landscaping