As a commercial Facility Manager, you’re likely finalizing your budget for 2018 and looking ahead to next year.
The industrial and digital revolutions have been great for humankind. But they have come at a cost: our collective carbon footprint.
As summer winds down, many people in Northeast Ohio look forward to the fall season. For commercial property managers, fall is the time to help the lawns you manage recover from summer stress.
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.
Over the years I have been asked on numerous occasions “When is the best time to plant?” But in order to answer this correctly, I must know if you are installing annuals, perennials, shrubs or trees. Everyone has heard from their grandparents that the rule of thumb for summer annuals is not to plant them before Mother’s Day. In my experience, I feel that even that is too early and advise installing summer annuals closer to Memorial Day to avoid the risk of frost. Anytime the ground is workable, meaning not frozen and the temperature is above freezing, you can install most perennials, shrubs and trees. Since summer planting is not the greatest idea, the question now becomes “spring or fall?”
Your grounds in winter probably look nothing like your grounds in summer!
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
Summer is the season of the lush colorful blooms we all love, but the changing of the seasons doesn’t necessarily mean sacrificing color and beauty in your landscapes.
Hiring good contractors is often an uphill battle for any Facility Manager. Knowing what to look for in advance when hiring lawn and snow contractors can save time and money.
Lawns in Northeast Ohio can suffer from the brutality of the area's sporadic weather. A dry and hot summer causes grass roots to become stressed from trying to maintain moisture and nutrients.
Looking for a way to freshen up your planting beds, but not spend as much money out of your budget as a full mulch application? Mulch cultivation might just be your solution. Cultivating the planting beds on your property not only improves the overall appearance, but also aids in the long-term health of the investment you made in your plant material. This is how:
There are many reasons for applying a new base of mulch every spring. Mulch primarily aids in the overall health and vigor of the plant material by acting as an insulator (improving the soil's ability to retain moisture) and as a barrier, assisting in the control of weeds.