Professional Landscape Management: How it Protects Your Property?
Property managers and commercial property owners do their best to ensure their properties are safe and functional. However, many managers focus the scope of their maintenance activities on their properties' interior features, leaving the exterior features wanting. Most of these managers are usually conflicted between the costs and benefits of professional landscape management.
Professional landscaping services costs are negligible compared to the potential benefits. Here is a brief overview of how professional landscaping services can benefit and protect your property. Don't hesitate to contact Green Earth. Inc to learn more about our services or book an appointment.
5 Benefits of Professional Landscape Management
Professional landscape maintenance benefits and protects your property in the following ways:
1. Preventing Accidents
Neglecting the property's outdoor features can foster unsafe conditions that may cause accidents. For example, sidewalks covered in snow and ice sheets are slippery and can easily cause slip-and-fall accidents. Dry leaves and dead tree branches can also easily catch fire.
Commercial property owners and property managers are responsible for the safety of everyone within their property, including the compound. This means that anyone injured on your property because of negligence can sue you for compensation, which can cost you a fortune.
Landscape management is your responsibility. Hazardous elements such as snow, ice sheets, and hanging branches are usually ruled as negligence in personal injury cases.
Professional landscape maintenance can also help improve response times to accidents such as fire outbreaks. Landscaping helps clear driveways and paths, ensuring unobstructed access to EMTs, firefighters, and other emergency response personnel.
2. Reducing Crime
Crime is a threat to your property and its occupants. Criminal acts such as arson can bring the whole building down and cause fatal or severe injuries. Muggings and other illegal activities can also scare off tenants and attract negative personalities.
Landscaping can help reduce crime in several ways. Primarily, professional landscaping helps enhance lighting by eliminating obstructions such as overgrown trees, hanging branches, and scattered plants and bushes. Lighting helps expose and deter suspicious and criminal activities, keeping everyone safer.
Professional landscape management also helps clear visual fields for security guards and CCTV surveillance cameras. The clear lighting also helps ensure clear CCTV footage records, helping deter criminals and gather evidence when criminal acts occur. Interestingly, research also shows that tree areas usually experience lower crime levels.
3. Improve Privacy
Besides criminals, intruders and trespassers can also pose risks to your property and its occupants. For example, trespassers can upgrade to burglary if the property's ground-floor windows are easily accessible.
Fortunately, professional landscaping can help safeguard the property's privacy, using features such as lawns and shrubs around the building and hedges along the compound's perimeter. Shrub lines along walkways can also help direct pedestrian traffic, ensuring everyone knows where to go and places to avoid. Landscapers can also erect warning signs to keep pedestrians outsides restricted areas.
4. Preventing & Fixing Landscape-Related Damages
Your building's landscape is constantly exposed to potentially destructive elements such as snow, water, and pests. For example, strong winds can knock down hazardous trees, damaging adjacent structures and causing a mess.
Snow and ice buildup on the sidewalks can also cause potholes, damaging the landscape's structure. Water runoff can also cause soil erosion, potentially compromising the property's foundation.
Invasive pests and weeds can also damage the property and pose health and safety risks to the building's occupants. For example, termites can destroy wooden structures, while weeds can contribute to concrete decay along the sidewalks and building foundations. Repairing such damages can cost you more than regular landscape maintenance services.
Commercial landscape management can help prevent and repair landscape-related damages. For example, contractors can install drainage to prevent water and snow buildup. They can also offer weed control and pest control solutions.
5. Maintaining & Improving Your Property's Value
Your property's value depends on many factors, including its overall appearance. A building surrounded by shabby trees with dead branches hanging out, patches of bare dirt on the lawns, and overgrown weeds all over the compound appear shabby and neglected.
Unsurprisingly, many people's initial impression after seeing a dirty exterior is that the building's interior is also neglected. This usually puts off serious buyers and tenants and facilitates negative activities such as crime and squatting, causing your property to lose value by thousands of dollars.
Professional landscape maintenance can leave your building's exterior looking pristine. Manicured lawns, shapely hedges, and other pristine landscaping features can improve the property's curb appeal, attracting clients looking and willing to pay for good quality. Ultimately, professional landscaping can help maintain and increase your building's value.
Professional Landscaping Services
Professional landscape management can help improve your building's overall safety, appearance, functionality, and value. We can fulfill all your professional and commercial landscaping needs here at Green Earth, Inc. Our landscaping services include:
Tree and shrub fertilization.
Edging and leaf management.
We customize our landscape management services to meet your unique needs and preferences. We are available in Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Get in touch today to request an estimate or learn more about how we can help keep your landscaping looking pristine.