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Retail Landscaping Services Increase Shopping Center Traffic

Posted by Gene Ebertowski, President on Dec 7, 2021 6:45:00 AM

 

In an era of online shopping, the art of in-person retail has become more complex than simply providing an enticing product offering. More than ever before, shopping centers and malls are being tasked with creating a multi-faceted experience that exceeds the value of the virtual. A creative approach is required to tempt consumers away from the comfort of home – and in this pursuit, landscape design holds boundless potential.

When everything from luxury goods to groceries is only a few clicks away, what does it take to keep foot traffic flowing? In addition to an array of on-trend brands and irresistible fine-dining options, setting a scene that delivers satisfaction in its own right is the best route for success. An enhanced retail big box environment delivers an emotive and immersive shopping experience that will lure families and selfie-hunters alike!

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Landscape Maintenance, Tree Care

An HOA Landscaping Company Unlocks Higher Returns

Posted by Gene Ebertowski, President on Nov 9, 2021 6:45:00 AM

 

For any Homeowners Association, retaining and increasing property value is always going to be high on the agenda. Not only does this ensure that investments are always well reflected in returns, but also that residents will continue to be satisfied and delighted in the years to yet come.

Revealing recent insights from Consumer Reports highlighted how powerful landscape design and maintenance is in the pursuit of thriving property values. When we consider that HOA homes already enjoy values that sit roughly 5-6% higher than their non-HOA counterparts, it's worthwhile to recognize that landscaping improvements can push this advantage even further when the right approach is taken. With that in mind, let's dive into the whys and how's of landscape strategy for HOA properties.

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Landscape Maintenance, Tree Care

Where to start: COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN 101

Posted by Gene Ebertowski, President on May 11, 2021 6:15:00 AM

For many property owners who are working towards a vision, commercial landscape design or commercial landscape installation tend to be allocated to the back seat to begin with—the primary initial focus is usually on the outdoor building architecture and interior building space.

In fact, when it comes to commercial landscape services, outdoor landscaping may be overlooked entirely, or weighed as a luxury budget item on the itinerary. What this means is that once the time arrives to address external spaces, there are many struggles to know, and where one should start!

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Landscape Water Management, Landscape Maintenance, Tree Care, Sustainable Landscaping, commercial landscape design

Avoid These 7 Mistakes When Selecting an HOA Landscape Company

Posted by Gene Ebertowski, President on Nov 24, 2020 6:30:00 AM

AVOID THESE 7 MISTAKES WHEN SELECTING AN HOA LANDSCAPE COMPANY 

Selecting a new vendor for your HOA community can be a daunting task at times. In particular, establishing a new working relationship with an HOA landscape company represents a substantial investment – both in terms of time and cost – making it a crux decision.

With this in mind, there are several key factors to take into account when weighing whether an HOA landscape company is the best fit for you. To aid you in your quest, we have compiled a list of seven potential pit falls that are best avoided.

Read on for effective strategies to help you identify your ideal collaborator!

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

6 Tips For Choosing The Right HOA Landscape Company

Posted by Gene Ebertowski, President on Jul 28, 2020 7:00:00 AM

HOA LANDSCAPE COMPANY, SAN JOSE CA

CHOOSING THE RIGHT HOA LANDSCAPE COMPANY 

Your HOA landscape company plays a vital role in maintaining property values, occupancy rates, and
attracting new buyers. HOA landscape services is typically one of the largest expenses on an HOA’s
income statement, so ensuring that the company you select provides excellent value for money, are
innovation and solution oriented, and will always have your best interests at heart is essential.
Without a clear strategy, selecting the right HOA landscape company can be easier said than done.
With this in mind, we have compiled some of the most crucial elements to take into account to ensure
a great selection. Discover the qualities that will define the future success of your HOA landscape
company relationship!

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

How to Lower Commercial Landscape Maintenance Costs in a Recession

Posted by Gene Ebertowski, President on May 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM

WHAT CAN AN ECONOMY FRIENDLY LANDSCAPER DO FOR YOU?

As a property manager, you are likely weighing up how to trim costs in response to today's economic turbulence. In times like these, choosing to partner with an economy friendly landscaper means having an ally at hand that can help you forge greater resilience. FloraTerra Landscape Management can deliver this through our Clean and Green® value engineered commercial landscape maintenance service, which allows us to cut costs by 30% to 40%!

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

7 Water Conservation Trends by a Commercial Landscape Contractor

Posted by Gene Ebertowski, President on Apr 21, 2020 7:15:00 AM

The California bay area has always experienced the coming and going of droughts. With lower supplies of water on the horizon, increasing resilience is going to be more vital than ever. All businesses can attest to the reality that water costs are making a steady upward trend, but this doesn't have to mean escalating costs for your commercial landscape maintenance company. By harnessing the right strategies, a commercial landscape contractor can increase your water conservation, and protect your bottom line.

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

Gain Competitive Edge: 7 Strategies for Commercial Landscaping Services

Posted by Gene Ebertowski, President on Feb 25, 2020 6:45:00 AM

While the economy remains strong and robust, today's accomplished facilities professionals understand that they need to adopt leaner, meaner operating models in order to have the competitive edge. This often means covering many positions, and going above and beyond – out of passion for the work at hand! Thankfully, there are a multitude of strategies that can increase efficiency while maximizing success.

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

12 Commercial Landscape Company Trends in 2020: FloraTerra Landscape

Posted by Gene Ebertowski, President on Jan 7, 2020 8:30:00 AM

As we transition from one decade into the next, the driving force behind landscape trends are a powerful integration of today's values, challenges, and aspirations! The design concepts of 2020 go far beyond aesthetically pleasing landscaping – with innovation in terms of climate change, resilience, efficiency, and psychological benefit, all at the helm. Read on, and peer into the exhilarating trends of 2020.

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

7 Commercial Landscape Services for High Foot Traffic - FloraTerra

Posted by Gene Ebertowski, President on Dec 31, 2019 8:30:00 AM

For any commercial landscaping company, designing green spaces in and around routes that people are likely to shortcut through them is always hugely important. Accounting for every variable can, however, be a challenge! Unsurprisingly, the need for resilient landscaping in highly trafficked commercial areas is crucial to meet if we are to maintain stunning natural displays in busy spaces.

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

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