The Commercial Property Manager's Ultimate Guide to Landscape Maintenance

The Commercial Property Manager's Ultimate Guide to Landscape Maintenance

No one ever said being a commercial property manager in Greater Chicago was easy. You have a lot on your plate – inside your buildings, as well as outside. But there’s so much going on, it can be easy to forget about those outside maintenance needs.

Start by taking a moment to walk through your commercial landscape. What do you see from the perspective of a visitor to your site?

You want to see a neat, tidy landscape with a lush, green lawn; healthy, blooming trees, shrubs, and plants; and no unsafe areas that could hinder guests from getting where they need to go.

And this is crucial because your property’s appearance can make a huge impact on how many people come to your location on a regular basis, as well as recruitment and retention efforts, business sales, and community reputation and perception.

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6 Top Landscape Design Trends for 2024: Ideas for Your Next Project

6 Top Landscape Design Trends for 2024: Ideas for Your Next Project

You want to make the most of your outdoor space in Greater Chicago. Who doesn’t? We all love a great place to soak in the sun, dine al fresco, grill your favorite foods, relax poolside, listen to birds, or just enjoy some fresh air.

Wouldn’t it be great to just walk out of your back door and find an oasis waiting for you or a patio table and gourmet grill that’s always ready for your arrival?

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The 12 Best Flowering Trees for Commercial Landscapes in Greater Chicago

The 12 Best Flowering Trees for Commercial Landscapes in Greater Chicago

There’s not much flowering trees can’t do for your Greater Chicago commercial property.

Those delicate blooms and the intoxicating fragrance they bring. Many times, they are the first to bloom after a long winter, and if that doesn’t draw more people to your property, we don't know what doesn’t.

Flowering trees can be great additions to your commercial properties, especially near patios, along sidewalks, and near entryways.

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The 7 Best Outdoor Amenities to Consider for Your Commercial Landscape

The 7 Best Outdoor Amenities to Consider for Your Commercial Landscape

As a commercial property manager in Greater Chicago, you want shoppers to invest in goods and services at your retail center. You know employees should enjoy coming to work and using outdoor break and meeting spots. You want patients to feel confident using medical services at your healthcare facility, or customers to trust in your business. Maybe you want potential homeowners to choose your HOA over others and refer your multifamily residence to others.

No matter what type of commercial facility you manage, you want visitors and guests to notice your property in a positive, professional, and productive way. Your mission is to draw people into a safe, welcoming environment that is well-manicured with high-end landscaping.

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Rooted in Chicago: 5 Native Plants for Sustainable Commercial Landscapes

Rooted in Chicago: 5 Native Plants for Sustainable Commercial Landscapes

When you consider the commercial landscaping around your business –  whether you operate a retail center, industrial facility, HOA, warehouse, healthcare facility, school, or office park – there is quite a bit for you to consider.

You want to make a first good impression on folks who are visiting your site – no matter if it’s for the first time or a repeat visit. You want your landscape to look good, giving people a positive feeling that amplifies your business reputation.

And you need to stay within a budget, keeping maintenance in check, so your commercial landscape seems effortless, tidy, and professional.

When choosing plants for your commercial site, it can be overwhelming. There are so many options available. How can you possibly know what will work best for your specific location and conditions?

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Meet Residential Senior Landscape Designer Tom Vollmer

Meet Residential Senior Landscape Designer Tom Vollmer

Your Greater Chicago area backyard is your escape from stress and busy days. You want a place that’s designed specifically for your goals and your needs. You want your family to be able to enjoy the space, lounge by the patio, indulge in dinner outdoors, and delight in making memories around the backyard fireplace or water feature.

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7 Landscaping Ideas for Your Windy Backyard

7 Landscaping Ideas for Your Windy Backyard

We can all appreciate a nice breeze once in a while. 

A soft wind can feel lovely while you’re sitting outside in your Chicago home landscape on a hot and sunny day. But strong gusts or steady, blowing high winds can not only be a nuisance, but they can also cause a bit of damage.

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