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Grounds Maintenance Blog

Landscape management and snow removal tips for commercial properties

How To Control Surface Insect Damage


The two most common species of surface insects that can destroy your lawn are billbugs and chinch bugs. The damage occurs typically in the hot summer months when the turf is already stressed out, but can also occur in wet weather.

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Pests and Diseases

Practical Tips on Lawn Care (From a Landscaper and Pet Owner)

I have a puppy. Well, I have an 8-month-old, 65 pound yellow Labrador Retriever (her name is Abby). In fact, I’ve always had dogs. Man’s best friend indeed!

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Pests and Diseases

How to Treat Gray and Pink Snow Mold

Cold, wet weather conditions that persist from the onset of winter through early spring have professionals at Turfscape noticing the signs of gray and pink snow mold.

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Property Enhancements

The Benefits of Pruning and Then Mulching

For some reason, it has become a standard landscape practice in the condominium market to have mulch installed prior to the Memorial Day holiday. The issue with this is, however, that the shrubs in the same planting beds do not need to be pruned until the following weeks.

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Property Enhancements

Infographic: Curb Appeal for Commercial Properties

Your business's curb appeal sets the tone for visitors to your property. Unsightly grounds negatively impact your business. Clean-cut turf and bright, colorful flowers on the outside mirror what your company has to offer on the inside. 

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Property Enhancements, Commercial Landscaping, Outsourced Grounds Maintenance

The Best Time to Plant in Northeast Ohio

With spring right around the corner, Clevelanders are itching to head out to their yards, clean up winter debris and spruce up their landscapes for this upcoming growing season. You can already feel the springtime buzz and see it at our local home improvement stores where they have made the switch from winter items to spring items.

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Property Enhancements, Commercial Landscaping

The Complete Commercial Lawn Care Checklist for Spring

Your grounds in winter probably look nothing like your grounds in summer!

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Property Enhancements, Commercial Landscaping, Outsourced Grounds Maintenance

6 Reasons Your School Grounds May Be Unsafe

Schools are a haven for education. We trust that our children and the public will be safe on school grounds. But budgets are tight. Your in-house staff doesn't have time or knowledge of what to look for. There could be hidden dangers that only an experienced landscaper can uncover.

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Campus Landscaping, Outsourced Grounds Maintenance

How Landscape Impacts Students: 5 Tips to Improve School Grounds

Those in charge of the grounds at educational institutions and schools should not underestimate the importance of school grounds in contributing to school pride, first impressions and a professional image. It matters little the state of your school buildings when your grounds are the first thing people see. 

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Property Enhancements, Campus Landscaping, Outsourced Grounds Maintenance

How to Protect Plants at Risk for Winter Burn

Great plant, tree, and shrub maintenance doesn’t cease when the ground freezes. It’s a common misnomer that all plants, grasses, shrubs and trees hibernate throughout the winter. While most plants enter a state of dormancy in the cold winter months, some don’t.Because these plants aren’t completely dormant, they often struggle to survive

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Commercial Landscaping, Campus Landscaping, Outsourced Grounds Maintenance

Is Outsourcing Your Grounds Maintenance Cheaper?


The grounds around your school are more than just turf to mow and beds to weed.

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Property Enhancements, Campus Landscaping, Outsourced Grounds Maintenance

A Goal Without a Plan is Just a "Wish"

Do you make goals… or do you make wishes? 

If you do make goals, how do you measure your progress in attaining those goals?

Are you able to hold yourself accountable or are you good at justifying and coming up with reasons why the goals are not met? I'm guessing most people make more “wishes” than set good "SMART" goals.

There is acronym out there about goals – you may have heard it and currently use it.

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