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

Misconceptions About a Commercial Landscape Service and Water Costs

Posted by Gene Ebertowski, President on Jun 23, 2017 9:52:00 AM

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California and the Bay Area has experienced limited rainfall in past years, however history shows that the drought in the bay area will never completely go away, especially with the high cost of water. Their is a vast amount of high water use landscaping like lawns that must be watered regularly in order for your commercial lawn service to keep it looking great.

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Landscape Maintenance, commercial landscape design

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

5 Ways to Reduce Your Commercial Landscape Service

Posted by Sabrina Ayala on Jun 19, 2017 8:20:00 AM

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There are a number of ways to reduce the amount of water being used in your commercial landscape service. There are also ways to reduce corporate landscaping costs. However, sometimes it requires some upfront planning in order to reduce the amount of water being applied by your commercial lawn service. Below are a few ideas and suggestions.

If you understand the benefits of low maintenance landscaping, and scheduling this important service at the right time of the year helps in many ways. Read on and you’ll understand why.

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Landscape Maintenance, Sustainable Landscaping

A Commercial Landscape Service Sets The Stage For Relaxation

Posted by Gene Ebertowski, President on Jun 16, 2017 9:21:00 AM

Property managers have a unique opportunity to improve their landscaping with a well-designed layout. 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

5 Communication Tips for Commercial Landscape Maintenance

Posted by Sabrina Ayala on Jun 12, 2017 8:11:00 AM

Focus on Communication

In the area of commercial landscape maintenance, we recognize that keeping the lines of communication open is instrumental for a solid long-term foundation. That’s why we have devised systems for transparency— and are constantly learning how to apply new ways that provide for better customer service for corporate landscaping services. At the end of the day, fair pricing and an established communication plan are essential drivers for delivering high quality landscape maintenance standards.

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Landscape Maintenance, commercial landscape design

Want To Have an Awesome HOA Landscape Service? - Here’s How! (Clone)

Posted by Gene Ebertowski, President on Jun 9, 2017 9:33:00 AM

A Condominium Landscape Service That Protects Tree's

Managing and training personnel to maintain landscaping with horticultural fundamentals is the key to long term vigor and the appeal of plants and trees. Personnel should be trained on the proper way to edge the lawn at the base of trees in turf.

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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

6 Ways to Safety Proof Your HOA Landscape Service

Posted by Sabrina Ayala on Jun 5, 2017 9:04:00 AM

As a HOA community manager, the demands of tenants can pull you in many different directions including challenges with your HOA Landscape Service, that 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 Condominium Landscape Services 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 HOA Landscape Service  has the right solution for a multi-residential landscape service.

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

5 Surprising Facts About Commercial Grounds Maintenance

Posted by Sabrina Ayala on Jun 2, 2017 9:20:00 AM

Accessibility has always been a topic in the initial construction planning process and installation on a commercial landscape design. There are several factors to review including handicap access to a property. Some things to consider in light of creating improved accessibility include widening walk ways for the physically impaired or wheel chair access, widening the entrances to buildings and the accessibility to lighting switches.

Accessible landscaping is important for the handicap and disabled and should be considered in the designing and planning process! So let’s consider this aspect from a commercial landscape architects point of view.

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Topics: Landscape Planning, Landscape Maintenance, commercial landscape design

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