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Common Grass Types for Texas HOAs

As an HOA board member or property manager, your goal is to have beautiful green grass at neighborhood entrances and in common areas. Accomplishing this in our dry, Texas heat can be a challenge and there are several things to consider for different warm-season grass types. Here are a few of the common grass types…
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Most commercial landscapes have a limited life span.

4 Signs of Outdated Landscaping

When is the last time you took a good objective look at your property’s landscaping?  Regular maintenance can go a long way but you may not realize that what once looked so fresh and contemporary now looks outdated and unwelcoming.  Most commercial landscapes have a limited life span and over time, will start looking tired…
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Decomposed Granite

Decomposed granite is an ideal hardscaping product that has many uses in commercial landscaping. Have you noticed how some commercial businesses and neighborhoods look attractive and visually interesting all year round?  On closer observation, you will often find that the landscaping design includes defined areas of ground cover, borders, and paths comprised of decomposed granite.…
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Combine hardscape and softscape elements to landscape large commercial properties

Combining Landscape Elements

Landscaping large areas of your commercial property in a visually interesting, yet economical way can be a challenge.  Large expanses of grass can be impractical and expensive to maintain. A good commercial landscape design, especially for large spaces, consists of both softscape and hardscape elements.   Softscape elements are low-maintenance plants, flowers, grasses, bushes and…
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Panther Creek Estates fountain

Water Features Add Value to Commercial Landscape

It’s no surprise that people are naturally drawn to beautiful water features like fountains, waterfalls and cascading pools. Water, an essential element for life, is symbolic of purity and cleansing. It is powerful enough to wash away earth, carve through stone, put out fire, and destroy iron. Studies show that running water relieves stress and…
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Ground Cover Substitutes for Grass

There are many good reasons to find ground cover substitutes for grass, especially in Texas.  Grass requires constant maintenance including mowing, fertilizing, overseeding, edging and watering. Lots of watering! Many places in Texas have watering restrictions, especially in drought conditions during the hot, dry months of summer. This makes grass substitutes an important landscaping issue.…
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Plant bulbs in fall for a burst of spring color

Why Commercial Landscaping is a Good Investment for your Business

Let’s face it, first impressions really do count!  People form an opinion about your company based on the initial impression they get in the first few seconds they see the exterior of your property.  That perception is really hard to change and it can either boost your image or leave customers with a negative impression…
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Geoweb Soil Erosion Prevention

How to Prevent Soil Erosion on Steep Slopes

The Texas weather can create a harsh environment for plants, especially new plantings. This problem is accentuated on steep slopes where new plantings can get washed away with loose topsoil erosion.  Even a downpour of two or more inches of rain in the space of thirty minutes can wreak havoc on new plantings trying to…
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Steel planter pots

Beauty and Brawn – 7 Great Reasons to Add Steel Planters to Your Commercial Landscape.

Steel planters offer some unique advantages to a commercial landscaping customer. They are a great way to add contrast and interest that brightens up large landscape beds. The annual color rotation cost to replant them twice a year is relatively low compared to the cost of large mass flower plantings . Large planters get the…
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