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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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Commercial Landscaping, Property Enhancements

How Property Managers Can Build a Positive Relationship with their Landscape Management Company

It has been said, "The definition of conflict, is two people in the same county."

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Outsourced Grounds Maintenance, Property Enhancements

7 Fall Preparation Tips for Commercial Properties in Northeast Ohio

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.

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Commercial Landscaping, Property Enhancements

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, Outsourced Grounds Maintenance, Commercial Landscaping

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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Commercial Landscaping, Outsourced Grounds Maintenance, Property Enhancements

The Best Time to Plant in Northeast Ohio

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?”

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Commercial Landscaping, Property Enhancements

The Complete Commercial Lawn Care Checklist for Spring

Your grounds in winter probably look nothing like your grounds in summer!

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Commercial Landscaping, Property Enhancements, Outsourced Grounds Maintenance

How Landscape Impacts Students: 5 Tips to Improve School Grounds

Those in charge of the grounds at educational institutions and schools should not underestimate the importance of school grounds in contributing to school pride, first impressions and a professional image. It matters little the state of your school buildings when your grounds are the first thing people see. 

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Campus Landscaping, Property Enhancements, Outsourced Grounds Maintenance

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