7 Helpful Tips to Get Your Commercial Landscape Ready for Spring and Summer
Imagine seeing everybody who comes to your commercial property in awe of the outdoor landscape. Isn’t that what every property manager wants? That’s what a flawless, welcoming, and flat-out gorgeous commercial landscape can do – and with spring weather arriving, it’s the perfect time to get outside and make sure your property is well taken care of and ready to impress.
Every spring it’s important to make a plan and get your landscape ready to grow and shine during the warmer months. That’s why we wanted to share these helpful tips to get you started on creating the best-looking commercial landscape possible.
Assess the landscape
As a property manager, one of the first things you should do in the spring is to do a walk through of your property and make sure nothing is damaged or hazardous. Examples of this would be any debris, broken pavement, or sink holes. It’s important that you fix any unsafe conditions and be sure your entire property is in great shape.
Check your irrigation systems
Now that winter is gone, make sure all the nozzles, valves, sprinkler heads, and controllers are thawed out and working properly. Your irrigation system is important to get a landscape full of healthy and lush greenery. This is also a great time to look into upgrading your system to a possible drip irrigation that easily targets water where your plants need it the most and will help you conserve water.
Clean up, clean up, everybody, everywhere
During the winter there is a good chance debris such as leaves, branches, twigs and other materials have gathered throughout your property. Do a walkthrough and clear up all the debris so your landscape is free and clear.
Time to fertilize
Spring is that time of year where everything wants to and is ready to grow. To make sure your landscape encourages healthy growth, apply fertilizer throughout your property. This will help your future plants and established plants grow to their full potential – and leave you with the landscape everybody is talking about.
Protect your turf
Don’t be surprised if you find a few dead spots or bad patches of grass left behind from the winter on your property. Spring is the ideal time to take care of these issues by loosening up the soil, laying down sod, or overseeding the bad areas in your turf. This helps keep those ugly weeds and crabgrass from taking over your yard and walkways.
Insect and pest control
Bugs, pests and insect infestation is never a good or fun thing for your landscape. They can cause significant damage to your plant life. What once was a beautiful oasis could become a wasteland insect-ruined plant life. You can’t let that happen and lucky for you there are a lot of safe and natural solutions to protect your landscape from these harmful insects.
Spruce it up
Once the turf and surrounding landscape is ready to grow, add some mulch and plantings to make sure you highlight a healthy display of color, aroma, and picture-perfect landscape. Laying down mulch will help retain moisture and make all your new flowers and shrubs grow into a stunning garden. .
Experience the difference for your commercial landscape
At Dakine Landscape Contractors, we offer professional and complete landscape services for your commercial property and know exactly what it takes to make a long-lasting impression. Plus, we take away the stress and hassle of working with outside contractors and serve as your only point of contact for every project. If it’s high-quality, elegant and efficient service you need, then we’re the experts you can trust. Schedule your free consultation with one of our professionals today and we’ll get you started on all the services your commercial property needs.