Going Above and Beyond with Your Landscape Maintenance
Putting your best foot forward when it comes to your commercial property requires a pristine landscape. Scraggly shrubs, unkempt lawns, and a neglected curb appeal can drive potential visitors away before they even step foot on your property.
That’s why maintenance is so important. It shows that your standards are high, your attention to detail is unwavering, and your commitment to quality is second-to-none. When your landscape maintenance suffers, so does business; when it’s on point, your business excels.
Of course, you’re not someone who settles for the bare minimum, either. Routine maintenance is vital but going above and beyond can elevate your Florida landscape to new heights, making your property stand out from the crowd.
To help you on your path to landscaping perfection and booming business, we’ve put together a few tips and tricks to going above and beyond with your Florida landscape maintenance. Check them out below!
Choose the Right Plants
If you notice certain plants struggling to thrive on your property, it could be because they are not well-suited for the particular climate. Whether it’s soil woes or sabotage by sunlight, the fact of the matter is that some plants simply do not excel in certain environments.
Start by removing these plants. Eliminating dead, dying, or otherwise subpar plants from your landscape will work wonders for its overall aesthetic. You can then replace these plants with better ones!
You can work with an expert to choose plants that will blossom—figuratively and literally—on your property. Not only will this give your landscape the appearance you want, but it will also make maintenance easier and more cost-effective. It’s much easier to care for plants that naturally thrive than those that struggle to get by.
As expert landscapers with over 20 years of experience in Florida, we’ve built quite the library of plants that will flourish in the Sunshine State. You can check out some of our suggestions here or get in contact with us for a more customized approach!
Landscape maintenance involves more than just plants. While the fauna and foliage tend to steal the spotlight, you should be careful not to overlook the non-plant elements of your landscape. You may even consider adding more of these elements for a bit of visual variety and maintenance ease.
For example, water features, which are popular in Florida, require regular cleaning to avoid the build-up of algae and other gunk. You want the water and the features themselves to be pristine and appealing, not gross and repulsive.
The same goes for other features, such as paving stones, mulch and rock beds, light fixtures, and more. Be sure to inspect all of these elements regularly, replace anything that may be broken, and perform the necessary maintenance to keep them attractive and functional!
Don’t Forget Fertilizer
It’s easy to get caught up in maintenance tasks that provide more immediate gratification, such as pulling weeds, planting new flowers, or power washing a walkway. When it comes to delayed gratification, though, the results can be tremendous.
That’s why we recommend that you remember to fertilize your landscape. The schedule for doing so will vary based on your location and the plants on your property but planning for quarterly fertilization is a good idea.
By giving your plants the nutrients they need, you not only help them grow beautiful and healthy but also improve your landscape’s ability to fend off diseases and weeds!
The Importance of Irrigation
Florida is hot, and the sun is merciless. While these characteristics are fantastic for a day at the beach, they can create an environment that squeezes the life out of many plants. That’s why a proper irrigation system is essential to keep a Florida landscape lush.
It would be nice if all irrigation systems could be installed and forgotten about, but the truth of the matter is that they require vigilance and maintenance to perform most effectively.
You should evaluate your irrigation system regularly to ensure the right plants are receiving the correct amount of water, the system is programmed to come on at the right times, and that there are no inconsistencies or issues with it. From leaks to poor time management, even the slightest problem can lead to devastating results for your plants and your budget!
When it comes to keeping your commercial property looking spiffy, it’s best to have a plan and be proactive. While you may opt for the do-it-yourself route, working with a professional landscape company can save you time, ensure issues are dealt with before they become disasters, save you money in the long-term, and help you create the landscape you’ve always wanted.
With over 20 years of Florida landscaping experience, Landcrafters is ready to contribute all of its knowledge and professionalism to your project. From routine maintenance to full-fledged makeovers, Landcrafters handles properties and projects big and small. Call us today at (727)-201-3947 or contact via our website to discuss your needs and receive a quote.
You can also explore our free blog that features weekly updates. It’s home to loads of helpful landscaping tips and tricks, as well as packed with general landscaping knowledge!
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