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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

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

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 Enhancement Process

So, you just got done meeting with your account manager and you are super excited about the enhancement project that you just discussed at your commercial property or condo association.  Usually the first question we will get asked is when can Turfscape get the work done.  It is not as easy as waving a magic wand and having a talented commercial landscaping crew at your property tomorrow or by the end of the week.  There is a lot of planning and behind the scene logistics that need to be done in order to get your project completed.  Here is a little insight into the enhancement process to help you understand why it may take a few weeks to finish the project. 
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Property Enhancements, Commercial Landscaping

The Best Lawn Maintenance Program for Weed Control & Fertilization

 

Turfscape’s fertilizer and weed control program consists of four to six applications, depending on individual property requirements. 

Our lawn care experts are professionally trained and licensed company employees.

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Property Enhancements, Commercial Landscaping, Outsourced Grounds Maintenance

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

How Property Managers Can Gel With Their Landscape Management Company

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

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Property Enhancements, Outsourced Grounds Maintenance

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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Property Enhancements, Commercial Landscaping

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 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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Property Enhancements, Commercial Landscaping, Outsourced Grounds Maintenance

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