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Landscape management and snow removal tips for commercial properties

How to Land a Better Value Commercial Landscaping Bid

If you’re in charge of commercial landscaping for a business, you’ve probably asked for a quote from a service provider once or twice in the course of your job. 

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Ticks Got You Wishing Winter Was Here?

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the rise in the tick population this year. There are a couple factors that have contributed to this upswing in the population. First, the recent mild winter’s void of snow and ice and prolonged deep freeze periods has extended the lifecycle of the ticks.

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Pests and Diseases

Commercial Landscape Service Tip: Preventing Mulch Fire

There are many reasons for applying a new base of mulch every year. It acts as a barrier helping control weeds, improves the soil’s ability to retain moisture by acting as an insulator and overall mulch aids in the health and vigor of your plant material. 

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What to Consider When Evaluating Commercial Snow Removal Companies

While the rest of us are eating ice cream and cranking up the AC, snow contractors are focusing on a different kind of "cool": they're preparing for the upcoming snow season.

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Commercial Snow Removal

Are You Over-Mulching Your Trees?

Over the past couple of decades landscapers have started a trend of over mulching trees. Although a fresh layer of mulch may look nice sometimes, you could actually be over-mulching your trees causing stress and a decrease in vigor.

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Property Enhancements

Preventing Siding Damage

The growing season is in full swing here in Ohio (finally) so that means that crews will be out and about mowing, pruning, and performing bed maintenance near your building. Nobody is perfect and people make mistakes. 

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Property Enhancements, Outsourced Grounds Maintenance

The Best Lawn Care Program for Weed Control and Fertilization

Turfscape's Lawn Care Program for fertilization and weed control consists of four to six applications, depending on individual property requirements. 

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Property Enhancements, Commercial Landscaping, Outsourced Grounds Maintenance

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

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