An effective Arbor Car Program for a Condo Association or HOA should provide a detailed plan to maximize the well-being of trees. Healthy trees obliviously benefit our communities by improving air quality, providing shade, and help provide beautiful landscapes.
If you live in North East Ohio it is easy to understand that the weather isn’t always a landscapers best friend. The weather is one variable landscape professionals cannot control and can make things difficult. We often get the call from some of our customers wondering why we are mowing grass in the rain. The answer is pretty simple: “BECAUSE WE HAVE TO”, not necessarily because we want to. Mowing grass in the rain takes substantially more time and creates a dangerous environment for our staff to work.
A few years ago a friend of mine gave me a book called "2 Second Lean" by Paul Akers. This book, which is a very easy and fun read, has changed the way we operate here at Turfscape. Paul Akers takes the extremely complicated concept of "lean manufacturing" and breaks it down into a simplified version that can easily be implemented into any business. The idea of lean was originated in the auto industry with “TPS”, or Toyota Production System and has gained lots of traction in the manufacturing arena. However lean can also be applied to a service business such as a commercial grounds maintenance company like Turfscape.
The commercial landscape design trends in 2018 included incorporating sustainable elements, reducing total water usage and stormwater runoff and showcasing native plants and flowers. As we wrap up the year and look forward to 2019, here are some of the main commercial landscape design themes you’ll see. All of these contribute to one common goal—giving your facility the landscape elements you need to give employees and visitors the best possible first impression.
The grass isn’t going to stop growing due to the current pandemic. Therefore landscape professionals have been declared essential and are able to continue working. With safety being the primary focus of all our operational procedures and after much careful and thorough research, Turfscape has determined that taking the following precautions will help keep help our employees and customers safe during these unprecedented times.
Bidding commercial landscape maintenance services can be a very difficult process, especially when dealing with a larger property. As a landscape contractor, we want to make sure our bid is competitive and that we quote the job properly in order to have the resources needed to provide the level of service expected.
Turfscape’s fertilizer and weed control program consists of four to six applications, depending on individual property requirements.
Our lawn care experts are professionally trained and licensed company employees.
Snow removal is one of the most popular winter services for landscapers. They anticipate snowfall and jump at the first flake to plow and shovel. When the snow is on hiatus, however, they have a lot of downtime. This is when you should talk to your landscaping company about planning the landscape designs for your property for spring.
Winters in Northeast Ohio can be harsh and unpredictable. To protect your company, it’s important to plan ahead and explore commercial snow removal rates before the end of the summer. If you plan early, seasonal snow removal pricing can be calculated into your annual budget.
Looking to reduce your property’s environmental footprint?
One way to do that is through sustainable landscaping. Sustainable landscaping is the practice of using strategic methods to offset negative environmental impacts such as stormwater runoff, soil erosion and sedimentation.
Spring has sprung!
Is your property ready?
Cleaning up your property for spring is no small undertaking. Muddy grounds, salt residue and other remnants of winter are an eyesore and can seem overwhelming when deciding where to begin your spring cleanup.
As we make it through the gloomy gray clouds of winter, most of us can’t help but wish for spring’s arrival. When the back-to-back days of bright blue skies arrive, along with the first signs of spring flowers, we get excited for great weather and all the things that relate to spring. As for landscapers and property managers, this is when our season really begins to ramp up. In this blog, I will explain the process and details of the first landscape cleanup services that landscapers call spring clean-up.