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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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A Behind The Scenes Look at Our Vehicles & Equipment (And Why Property Managers Should Care)

When you run a commercial landscape business like Turfscape, you tend to acquire quite a large fleet of vehicles and equipment along the way.

But it’s not the size of the fleet that matters, but how you use it and take care of it.

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Commercial Landscaping, Commercial Snow Removal, Commercial Landscape Maintenance

5 Sustainable Landscaping Additions to Your Northeast Ohio Commercial Property

If you could use your current landscape maintenance budget to do double duty, wouldn't you take that opportunity? After all, how smart would you look telling your boss that you were able to use your limited dollars to serve two purposes for your Northeast Ohio commercial property? Pretty smart, right?

That’s what sustainable landscaping practices can do for you.

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Commercial Landscaping, Commercial Landscape Enhancements

What Landscaping Services Are Considered Capital Improvements?

Stop for a minute and take a long look at your commercial property.

Would you want to work there? Would you enjoy walking around the property or visiting? What about shopping there or going to school there?

If you answered, “No,” then maybe it’s time to plan for a renovation or larger scale project that could elevate your commercial site.

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Commercial Landscaping, Commercial Landscape Enhancements

Commercial Landscaping Services For Fulfillment Centers, Warehouses and Other Industrial Properties in Northeast Ohio

Industrial properties, fulfillment centers, and warehouses in Northeast Ohio are busy places.

Employees, customers, and equipment are constantly moving at these long, low buildings with expansive parking lots and hectic loading docks. But these repetitive comings and goings are what drives the success of these businesses.

On consistently bustling sites like these, how hard can installing and maintaining plants be? Stick them in the ground, water them, and watch them grow, right?

Well, there’s actually a bit more to it.

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Commercial Landscaping, Commercial Landscape Maintenance

4 Outdoor Classroom Ideas For Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Learning is happening all around us.

Ohio has more than 4,500 schools, including public, non-public, charter, and STEM schools. More than 1.6 million students are enrolled in these schools. And 56% of graduating Ohio seniors enroll in two- or four-year colleges or universities after high school to continue their education. That’s a lot of knowledge being absorbed in just our state.

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

The 6 Best Annual Flowers to Use for Fall Color in Northeast Ohio

Spring and summer color in the Northeast Ohio commercial landscape is such a brilliant spectacle. So many hues bursting forth in every shade of the rainbow. And textures range from dainty petals to big, showy, balls. There’s nothing else like it.

But the end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of color in the commercial landscape. Fall annuals can rejuvenate the autumn garden and extend your property’s growing season all the way until those winter winds blow.

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Commercial Landscaping, Commercial Landscape Enhancements

The Pros and Cons of Signing a Long-Term Commercial Landscape Maintenance Contract

When you’re looking for a commercial landscape maintenance partner, you hope that you’ll find someone you can work with for the long-haul.

You want to find a company you can trust that won’t disappoint you. You want the best price. You want a top-quality service. You don’t want headaches. You want to know things are going to get done when they need to and that you won’t have to micromanage something you hired a professional to handle.

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Commercial Landscaping, Commercial Landscape Maintenance

Erosion Control Solutions in Northeast Ohio (Effectiveness, Hiring a Company & Other Considerations)

Water can be pretty powerful.

Even in small doses -- a rainstorm here or thunderstorm there -- water can take its sweet old time washing away soil in vulnerable areas on your Northeast Ohio commercial property.

This is erosion. And it can expose tree roots, damage building foundations, wash away plant beds, and alter grading on your property, which can negatively impact drainage in your landscape even further.

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Commercial Landscaping, Commercial Landscape Maintenance

The Best Seasonal Flower Color Options for Colleges & Universities in Northeast Ohio

Colleges and universities across the country are known for having well-maintained and beautiful landscapes.

Those vast expanses of green, mixed with pleasing pops of color not only boost your educational institution’s brand and reputation, but they also draw more students to your organization and give them additional reasons to brag about their alma maters.

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Commercial Landscaping, Campus Landscaping, Commercial Landscape Enhancements

The 20 Best Plants for Northeast Ohio Healthcare Facilities

Traffic in and out of a Northeast Ohio hospital or healthcare facility on a daily basis is hectic and constant.

Think about it: Doctor’s appointments, tests, exams, emergency room visits -- and then all the employees and medical professionals who check patients in and out, as well as deliver those services.

In fact, according to the American Hospital Association, there were roughly more than 36 million admissions to more than 6,100 U.S hospitals in 2018. That’s a large number of people every day in just admissions.

And not many of those people who are going about their busy days realize all the attention to detail and organization it takes from a facilities management perspective to keep this experience smooth and stress-free.

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Property Enhancements, Commercial Landscaping, Commercial Landscape Enhancements, Commercial Landscape Maintenance

Questions Hospitals and Healthcare Systems Should Be Asking Landscape Service Providers

Do you look around and see beds full of weeds and overgrown shrubs at your healthcare facility?

Has your commercial landscaping service underperformed? Do you feel ignored or that they don’t communicate well with you? Maybe you keep making lists of things you want done on your property but you have absolutely no time to address them. Not to mention, you thought these headaches were taken care of.

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Commercial Landscaping, Commercial Landscape Maintenance

3 Landscaping Cost Impacting Factors for Colleges and Universities in Northeast Ohio

A well-maintained college campus with aesthetically pleasing pops of landscape color does more than you can imagine to boost a university’s student appeal.

On top of attracting more students to your educational institution, boosting enrollment numbers, professionally cared for landscapes can improve student grades, enhance campus safety, and be an important part of your branding and reputation.

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Property Enhancements, Campus Landscaping, Commercial Landscape Maintenance

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