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    Tree and Landscaping Precautions to Take Before Winter

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Aug 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

    Your facility trees and carefully manicured landscaping enter the "danger zone" with every approaching winter season. Unless you take the proper precautions, and in a timely manner, you run the risk of losing the money you have already invested, spending more than you should on "post-winter recovery," and allowing your trees and landscaping to become a danger to those present on the property.

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    Topics: Landscaping, Facilities Maintenance, Winterkill

    Tree and Landscaping Hazards Caused by Snow and Ice

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Aug 1, 2016 7:00:00 AM

    Trees, shrubs, plants, turf, and other landscaping elements at commercial/industrial facilities routinely "take a beating" every winter as prolonged snow and ice cover, dry, dehydrating winds, and relentless freeze-thaw cycles lead to "winter kill."

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    Topics: Winter Safety, Facilities Maintenance, Commercial Property Management, Landscaping

    Prevent the Effects of Snow and Ice on your Facility’s Turf and Trees

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Jul 19, 2016 7:00:00 AM

    Your facility's turf, trees, and greenery serve to make it attractive and to prevent excessive mud and erosion, but "winterkill" is notorious for turning beautiful landscaping into a veritable "death zone." Learning how to care for your turf and trees during winter can help protect them from such unsightly damage.

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    Topics: Winter Gardening, Facilities Maintenance, Landscaping, Property Maintenance, Commercial Property Management, Winterkill

    Preparing Your Facility’s Turf/Grounds for Cold Weather Conditions

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Sep 28, 2015 4:30:00 AM

    Wintertime challenges are so significant for facilities and commercial properties, that managers of such properties often must begin to prepare their turf and grounds for winter while autumn is still in full swing. Even while mowers, edgers, and pruning hooks are busy maintaining the lawn, grounds managers are already getting their equipment, greenery, and crew members ready for upcoming cold weather conditions.

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    Topics: Property Maintenance, Commercial Property Management, Landscaping, Facility Management, Winter, Facilities Maintenance

    From Falling Leaves to Football: Facility Maintenance in Autumn

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Sep 21, 2015 4:30:00 AM

    Proper care for your facility's turf and fields during the fall is both important in itself and is a major key to having your grounds successfully survive the winter. To ensure your grounds will be healthy and attractive the following spring, you will need to minimize the harm that wintertime snow and ice may cause to your sod through an effective autumn maintenance program.

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    Topics: Property Maintenance, Commercial Property Management, Landscaping, Facility Management, Facilities Maintenance