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Grounds Maintenance Blog

Landscape management and snow removal tips for commercial properties

Preventing Siding Damage

Posted by Bob Ramser
on June 12, 2017 at 1:27 PM

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. 

With that being said, there are things you can do in order to make those mistakes less likely to happen. Small improvements made to your landscape can help to save you money, time, and trouble.

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The Facts About Siding Damage

  • It can be PREVENTED!
  • When siding or downspouts are close to the turf, there is a high probability that they can and will get damaged.
  • As your condominium gets older, the brand of siding that was used during construction may get discontinued. When this happens, a siding contractor either has to find a match or paint the siding to match. Very rarely do they match perfectly. The end result is a condominium that does not look very attractive which can impact the resale value of your home.
  • Most new associations that do not have mulch beds around the units begin to experience siding damage almost immediately.

There is a solution!

Siding damage can be prevented by performing some simple steps that gets the siding and downspouts as far away from the turf as possible. This will keep the large mowing equipment at a safe distance from the building. It is much easier to prevent siding damage than it is to repair. Doing these things will prevent you from having to deal with the hassle of replacing or repairing the damaged siding. Not only do these tips help to prevent siding damage, they also add to the overall look of the property.

  • Edge out areas approximately 2' away from all exposed siding
  • Kill existing turf with round-up
  • Optionally install plant material to beautify area
  • Install a 2"- 3" layer of mulch
  • Protect your investment by taking steps to prevent siding damage before it occurs
  • Board Members and Property Managers can make improvements to increase your investment rather than dealing with inventory siding damage every fall

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Unlike a lot of lawn maintenance and snow removal companies, Turfscape will take responsibility for damage that we cause. If damage on your property is due to a mistake by a member of a Turfscape crew, it will be repaired or replaced to the best of our ability with no questions and no hassle. Help us prevent those mistakes by following the tips from this blog. If you have any questions or would like an estimate, please feel free to contact us.

Topics: Property Enhancements, Outsourced Grounds Maintenance

Bob Ramser

Written by Bob Ramser

Bob Ramser is the Branch Manager at our North Canton facility. In his role he focuses on customer service, sales in both enhancement and new snow and lawn maintenance contracts, employee retention, quality of the properties, building relationships with employees and customers, and the day to day operations of the branch. Outside of work, he enjoys playing golf, watching sports, being with family, and driving his Roush Mustang.

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