Having a well-maintained property is worth its weight in gold during the summer months, when everything is green and bursting with color.
Your property—whether it’s an office park, hospital, college, retail shopping center or other commercial space—stands out among your competitors with top-notch turf, meticulous edges, and neat and tidy landscape beds full of vibrant blooms. And you know you don’t want to be like those other facilities that tend to stick out like sore thumbs with a messy and sloppy appearance.
But when a property manager thinks about the cost of maintaining his or her commercial landscape, it’s hard not to wonder what elements are the most vital when it comes to getting maximum value for every dollar spent, especially when budgets are tight.
Here are some landscape maintenance tasks that can provide high impact on Atlanta commercial properties, but that can also save money in the long run.
Commercial property managers who want to help reduce their commercial building’s heating and cooling costs know that strategically planting trees can do the trick. Trees are significant investments on a property—not only for their aesthetic appeal but also for their ability to shade buildings in the summer and act as cold air wind buffers in the winter.
But what many people forget is that if you don’t have a maintenance plan in place to take care of your trees — with fertilization, proper pruning and regular inspections — you’re risking a great investment opportunity.
To ensure your trees continue to grow in value, regular maintenance is crucial. Make sure your trees are inspected annually, pruned and fertilized as needed, and examined after any severe storms. This allows us to deal with problems immediately and help your trees continue to grow strong and provide tremendous value to your commercial property.
Want real return on investment for your landscape dollar? Get smart with your water. When an irrigation system is installed, sometimes it’s easy for commercial property managers to set the schedule and forget about it. But each season brings different weather challenges.
Ensuring your irrigation system is properly started up in the spring, maintained throughout the summer and then adequately shut down before winter is vital to maximizing irrigation system efficiency and saving big bucks in water use.
Also, during inspections, problems or simple upgrades can be found and addressed to help keep the system running effectively. Things like rain sensors, efficient spray heads and rotors, smart controllers and pressure reductions can save water use by up to 50 percent.
Keep your warm-season turf lean and green with regular maintenance. Why? It costs half as much to water these types of turf, including Bermudagrass, zoysiagrass or centipede grass, as it does to water cool-season turf. That equals immediate dollars saved.
Want to ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck when it comes to commercial landscape maintenance?
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