Landscaping is a great addition to any hotel, apartment building, senior living facility or other commercial property. Learn tips for best practices along with some new ideas.
Putting your new landscape plan in place, and maintaining it throughout the year will require a few equipment and tools, some of which may need occasional maintenance. Small motors and engines need to be winterized for storage in fall and prepped again for use in the springtime. This process includes draining fuel and checking parts.
In spring, it’s important to take advantage of early warm weather to clean up the outdoor area, prune, weed, mulch, transplant your plants and fertilize before the season really gets going. Spring is a great time to improve sustainable practices in your landscaping as well. Adding a rain barrel or two provides a simple, low cost way to catch free water that can be used to irrigate your gardens. This way you can reduce your water usage which can be a big expense! Other sustainable landscape ideas include a community garden (depending on your space and business) and making an effort to choose native plants when possible in your design.
When pests become a problem, and they might, begin by identifying your particular pest whether it’s an insect or a mammal. Then consider calling on a professional for help!