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Elizabeth Mendoza

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10 Emerging Grasses used by a Commercial Lawn Maintenance Service

Posted by Elizabeth Mendoza on Jun 21, 2017 9:24:00 AM

10 GrassTrends used by a  Commercial Lawn Maintenance Service

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

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For a Commercial Landscape Service

Posted by Elizabeth Mendoza on Jun 7, 2017 9:41:00 AM

Most Commercial Landscape Companies alike install mulch that provide a number of benefits, including reduced erosion and water loss, improved soil nutrition and a more balanced soil temperature. Different kinds of mulch provide these benefits at different levels. The river rocks and other small stones often used to prevent weed growth in landscapes are attractive, can help conserve water and require little maintenance, but they don't nourish or insulate the soil in the same ways as conventional organic mulch.

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Landscape Maintenance, Tree Care

4 Compelling Reasons to Plan For Your Commercial Landscape Service

Posted by Elizabeth Mendoza on May 31, 2017 9:55:00 AM

The summer part of 2017 is an excellent time to start planning for your next commercial landscape service. Not every service is required every year, so what’s on the calendar for this year? Does the lawn need renovation? Do you need to upgrade your irrigation system? Is it time for a landscape upgrade?

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

Water Management Challenges with Commercial Lawn Maintenance

Posted by Elizabeth Mendoza on May 19, 2017 9:20:00 AM

There are so many different types of commercial property landscape management. From large multi complex buildings to single building properties and no two landscapes are similar.

At FloraTerra we have had some clients that have asked questions about the management of their water and how we can help them on their landscape service. Considering the immediate bay area drought and water agency restrictions, you’re certainly not alone and have someone that you can turn to if you need help in this area. With those challenges in our forefront, let’s take a look at some common water management challenges we see on commercial landscapes and some solutions on how to manage them. 

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

7 Commercial Landscape Plants That Turn Brown to Green

Posted by Elizabeth Mendoza on May 3, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Despite the high cost of water, there are 7 celebrities that are turning brown into green, commercial landscape care that is minimal maintenance compared to commercial lawn maintenance and mowing.

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Water Management

6 Reasons Commercial Landscape Contractors like Sustainability

Posted by Elizabeth Mendoza on May 1, 2017 9:06:00 AM

Pro-active landscaping and maintenance practices that are an environmental concern for public health in apartment landscaping for example can provide a variety of advantages that cool the area around your office buildings or hoa community.

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Water Management

11 Commercial Lawn Care Trends That Will Rock Your World! :>)

Posted by Elizabeth Mendoza on Apr 28, 2017 9:07:00 AM

Commercial landscape architects alike take in consideration the plantings around your properties building perimeter, as they know they can make a big impact in many ways. Having the right plants to tolerate the cold weather is part of the equation for great foundation plants but plant material that is interfering with window views, walk way and crowding out the others is another factor to consider. Planting the right combination of foliage and plants will ultimately impact your landscaping design one way or the other. The real challenge for most commercial properties is deciding on the right balance of plants that can tolerate the cold and fit into your commercial landscape design.

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Landscape Maintenance, Sustainable Landscaping

Omit Costly Commercial Landscaping Once and For All

Posted by Elizabeth Mendoza on Apr 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

 

A tremendous amount of focus within the landscape industry is being given to the benefits of sound pruning practices and methods promoting sustainability. As defined for landscape maintenance services, sustainability utilizes practices which preserve limited and valuable resources such as water and plant materials, reduce waste, strive for increased life span and maturity of plant materials, promote re-use and methods that produce natural results, lessen the effects on air, water and soil pollution.

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Water Management

10 Hardy Grasses for Commercial Landscape Maintenance

Posted by Elizabeth Mendoza on Mar 13, 2017 8:57:00 AM

10 Drought Friendly Grasses used for Corporate Landscape Service

Low maintenance landscaping can be 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 those that want a low maintenance commercial lawn service, other benefits include the low maintenance aspect and pest free benefits. Available in multiple colors, textures and sizes, they are also appealing for hoa and apartment landscaping. When used appropriately, your commercial landscape maintenance service will provide year around interest, this type of plant material 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 Eco Friendly Ideas For a Bay Area Landscape Service!

Posted by Elizabeth Mendoza on Feb 22, 2017 9:02:00 AM

As a leading Bay Area Landscape Service, here’s what we have learned over the last couple of years about eco-friendly landscaping, plants we once thought needed tons of water to thrive and bloom and are doing just fine with a fraction of the water once used. Our Corporate Campus Landscape Management continues to stay green and is blooming in spite of the mandatory drought restrictions mandated by local water agencies.

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Water Management