Keeping your commercial landscape looking lush and inviting can be tricky, especially in the Texas summer. Turns out landscapes don’t like a mix of high temperatures and dry air, who knew?
Throw in the extra stress of reflection of building windows and excessive heat coming from asphalt (big sidewalks and parking lots) and your landscape is enduring much more stress than the average.
Commercial landscape maintenance is crucial throughout this time of year, and here are some of the most important aspects of caring for a commercial landscape from May-August.
Caring for Commercial Landscapes in Summer
With the right plan, preparation, and follow through your landscape will last all summer long and could even withstand the occasional heat wave!
1. Have Your Irrigation System Inspected
Your irrigation system will be your landscape’s best friend in the summer, plus it was likely a big investment for your business. Make sure you get your money’s worth by having your irrigation system inspected and avoid costly repairs or replacements that may arise when problems go undetected for too long.
2. Regular Mowing
Unless you’re advised otherwise by your landscape expert, regular mowing is necessary, typically once per week is the sweet spot. While it may seem like a lot, the regular mowing allows your grass to continue growing at a healthy rate. Plus, it’ll keep your lawn looking freshly manicured.
Mulch is chock full of beneficial nutrients that are great for the soil! It can help your soil retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and protect plant roots from the sun. Mulching plus frequent watering equals a happy landscape! Bonus: mulching can keep unpleasant weeds at bay.
4. Watering Schedule
This one may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised. A regular watering schedule should be implemented and strictly followed to keep your landscape healthy all summer long. Early morning or early evening watering times are best as watering during the hottest parts of the day will do no good.
5. Mind Your Potted Plants
Do you have potted plants as accents around your commercial property? We recommend moving them into the shade when temperatures are high. This will keep them safe from stress and prolong their life.
6. Keep an Eye on Everything
Apart from regular inspection of your systems and processes, it’s important to keep a watchful eye on your actual plants and landscape.
- How are they holding up with the weather?
- Do any areas, plants, or particular trees look like they’re not faring so well?
If plants are distressed from the heat and are noticed early enough, they can actually be transplanted to a more suitable area.
All of the above tips and much more are some of the landscape care methods you can expect from the Complete Landsculpture team! Looking for inspiration? Take a peek at our portfolio for some ideas!
We Can Help!
Get in touch with us today to get an expert’s touch on your commercial landscape. Our team of seasoned professionals will make sure your commercial landscape is in great condition all season long.
You can reach us by filling out our online contact form or by calling our Texas office at 214.358.5296 or the Oklahoma office at 405.789.3511.