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George Hohman

George Hohman

George Hohman is President at Turfscape, Inc. He is passionate about the culture and making a difference in people’s lives at Turfscape. He also loves the outdoors.

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How to Identify and Fix Drainage Issues on Commercial Properties

Water has a way of taking over. 

Whether it’s from heavy rain or an irrigation system that has a sprinkler head that is leaking or broken, water will flow and travel on the easiest nearby path. If it has nowhere to go, it’ll collect.

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Commercial Landscaping, Commercial Landscape Maintenance

The 10 Most Common Landscaping Problems on College Campuses

A college or university campus with its rolling hills, shade trees, vast turf expanses, and gathering nooks surrounded by educational buildings is a special environment. Students get to soak in the sights while they expand their educational horizon.

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Commercial Landscaping, Campus Landscaping, Commercial Landscape Enhancements, Commercial Landscape Maintenance

4 Ways Landscaping Impacts Student Enrollment at Colleges & Universities

What draws students and their parents toward choosing the right college and university that meets all of their needs?

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Commercial Landscape Enhancements, Commercial Landscape Maintenance

2020 Commercial Landscape Trends

If this would have gotten posted in February it would have looked significantly different.  The year 2020 has been a roller coaster to say the least and what would have been the commercial landscape trends have changed over the last couple of months.  Our personal lives look a lot different and so do our professional lives.  

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Property Enhancements, Commercial Landscaping, Outsourced Grounds Maintenance

The Lean Landscaper

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. 

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Commercial Landscaping, Leadership

COVID-19 & Commercial Grounds Maintenance

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.  

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Commercial Landscaping, Leadership

Sustainable Landscape Design Services in Northeast Ohio

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.

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The Top Landscape Maintenance Services for Schools

Spring is in the air in Northeast Ohio (well, some days at least), and with the sun shining and warmer temperatures, students, faculty and visitors are going to be roaming your campus more often, and your landscape is one of the first things they’ll notice. Seeing muddy grounds, salt residue and other remnants of the winter season can seem overwhelming when deciding where to start your spring cleanup. When you partner with a commercial grounds maintenance company in Northeast Ohio, they can take care of the landscape maintenance services for you. At Turfscape, we focus on the following landscape maintenance services for schools.

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Campus Landscaping

How Road Salt Shortage Price Increases Could Impact This Winter

Winter is coming! Road salt, however, is not. At least not in numbers we’re accustomed to seeing.

A labor strike at the Compass Minerals mine in Goderich, Ontario, the world’s largest salt supplier, as well as contractual obligations to municipalities, has led to a shortage of salt for snow and ice removal this season. As a result, salt distributors are scrambling to find supply from all over the world.

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The Importance of Summer Containers on Your Commercial Property

Though hard to believe in the Northeast Ohio area, summer is in fact just around the corner, which means it’s time for commercial landscaping companies to plant summer annuals.

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Property Enhancements, Commercial Landscaping

Commercial Snow Removal…A Necessity in Northeast Ohio Again!

After two winters of low snowfall, the snow machine has returned to the Cleveland/Akron, Ohio area. Turfscape has been working hard at snow and ice management for over a month. Now I remember what snow is about. Here are some observations to share:

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Five Commercial Landscaping Improvements to Make in Winter

The cooler Northeast Ohio winter months should not mean a break for your commercial property maintenance. Although the temperatures are lower, and your plant growth slows down, there are many opportunities for maintenance that can allow your plants to thrive in the spring and summer. 

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