Caring for a commercial property is no easy task. Not only do you have to maintain the building itself and all that entails, but your landscape also requires care and maintenance in order to draw in customers and maximize the property’s curb appeal. A good first impression can be the difference between a customer choosing your business over a competitor’s.
Commercial property care involves much more than just mowing the lawn and calling it good. Professional grounds management is a year-round affair, and your property deserves the care it needs to flourish. The best way to improve your property’s appearance is to make sure you’re giving it the full spread of landscaping and grounds maintenance services.
7 Property Care Services That Go Beyond Mowing
Aerating, Dethatching, and Fertilizing
Giving your property all the oxygen, water, and nutrients it needs is an essential part of property care. Routine aeration, dethatching, and fertilizing should all be a routine part of your property maintenance to give your grass, trees, and other plants the nourishment they need to thrive.
- Aeration helps to relieve soil compaction and allows your soil to “breathe”, creating small holes that make it easier for air, moisture, and fertilizer to get down to the root system of your grass and other plants.
- Thatch is a natural part of your lawn’s ecosystem and is beneficial when it’s around 1/2″ thick, but it can starve your lawn of sunlight, oxygen, and water if it’s too thick. It’s best to dethatch your lawn once thatch is about 1″ thick to keep your lawn healthy.
- Fertilizing keeps your lawn nutrient-fed throughout the year, and works best after aerating and/or dethatching to ensure that the nutrients penetrate deep into the soil.
Sprinkler Repair and Maintenance
Making sure that your grass, trees, and other plants receive the right amount of water they need is another important part of property care. Sprinkler systems need to be in good repair and properly programmed in order to strike that perfect balance between the watering needs of your property and water conservation. System checks, regular inspections (along with timely repairs), and proper winterization/spring startups are all key parts of maintaining an efficient irrigation system.
Tree, Shrub, and Plant Care
Overgrown, sick, or dead trees and shrubs can have a drastic impact on your property’s appearance. Flower beds full of dead plants and planter boxes filled with weeds can also detract from an otherwise good looking property. Proper tree and shrub care, along with proper care for flower beds and other installations, will ensure that your seasonal arrangements and annual displays are the envy of all your neighbors. This includes:
- Structural Pruning
- Deep Root Watering & Fertilization
- Seasonal Flower Beds Installations
- Annual Flower Displays
Pest, Weed, and Disease Control
Nothing can drain the life out of your property quite like pests, weeds, and diseases. Small animals and certain insects can take a toll on your grass, trees, and other plants, leading to loss of vegetation and disease. Weeds love to steal water and nutrients from other plants, which can leave your property looking brown and starved, and they can also spread disease to other plants. Sick plants can easily infect other plants around them, which can quickly get out of hand if left unchecked. Staying on top of these landscape plagues is a surefire way to help keep your lawn and plants healthy year-round.
Trash Policing and Storm Cleanup
No one likes a litterbug. Trash can instantly take your curb appeal down a few notches, and isn’t any good for your plants’ health, either. Staying on top of trash will maintain your property’s image and prevent customers from being turned away by a messy property.
On top of regular trash duty, cleaning up after storms is a vital task for property caretakers. Fallen limbs, damaged flowerbeds, standing water, and even fully uprooted trees can easily ruin your property’s curb appeal. Quick and thorough cleanup after bad storms is important to restore your property’s beauty and ensure that it’s safe for everyone.
Hardscape and Building Exterior Care
Your lawn and plants aren’t the only parts of your property that need maintenance. Hardscapes such as walkways, outdoor common areas, and parking lots all play their part in your property’s image. Routine cleaning and maintenance – such as pressure washing, concrete sealing, and parking lot striping – are essential to maximize your curb appeal and reputation. The building’s exterior can also use a proper cleaning every once in a while – pressure washing the walls and windows can take years off a building’s appearance.
Winter Property Services
Commercial property care is a four-season endeavor. Denver is no stranger to winter weather, with a snow season that can stretch from late September to mid May. Being prepared for snow and ice is essential for commercial properties in order to guarantee everyone’s safety and prevent injuries or accidents. Proper planning for snow and ice, and working to manage winter risks, will keep your business operational as much as possible.
Professional Landscape Care for Your Denver Business or Commercial Property
Commercial property care involves much more than just mowing the lawn. Professional grounds management is a year-round affair, and your property deserves an experienced team that will bring out its true potential.
Our team of experts at GroundMasters Landscape Services offers the full range of landscaping and grounds management services, including lawn care & maintenance, sprinkler installation & maintenance, tree & shrub care, and landscape design & enhancements – along with storm cleanup and snow removal for when the weather takes a turn for the worst. To see what GroundMasters can do for your commercial property, give us a call today at (303) 750-8867 or get in touch with us online to get started.