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Loving Your Little Landscape

I have never been a natural gardener. For years, I struggled to keep basic houseplants alive, only to kill them at the first opportunity. It was difficult and stressful to buy a home with a yard, but I knew that I might be able to learn what I was doing wrong and correct the problem. To start off, I focused heavily on the lawn, and tried hard to keep it trimmed and well-maintained. Next, I cleaned up the flowerbeds. It was a lot of work, but I knew that it would pay off in the end. When I was done, my front yard was gorgeous, and guess what--it even stayed alive. This blog is all about loving your little landscape.



Loving Your Little Landscape

Commercial Landscaping Maintenance For Apartments

by Charlotte White

Whether you're looking to attract new tenants or looking to grow your rental market share, landscaping can give your apartment a distinctive vibe and aesthetic. Commercial landscaping maintenance for apartments involves taking care of the outdoor areas of an apartment complex to ensure that they are attractive, well-maintained, and functional for residents and visitors.

Here are some commercial landscaping upgrades to consider for your apartment complex:

Creating and Maintaining a Schedule

Develop a schedule for tasks such as mowing the lawn, pruning shrubs and trees, and watering plants. This will help you stay organized and ensure that tasks are completed on a regular basis. Making this simple switch can transform your commercial landscaping from an eyesore into an asset.

Keeping It Trimmed

Mowing the lawn on a regular basis helps to keep it healthy and looking tidy. Be sure to mow in different directions to help prevent grass from laying down and be sure to mow at the proper height for the type of grass you have. The mow height should be adjusted based on the time of year, precipitation, and other weather patterns.


Attending to your shrubs, bushes, and trees to remove dead or overgrown branches helps to shape plants to your desired form. It is best to prune shrubs, bushes, and trees in the dormant season, which is typically late winter or early spring.


Proper watering is essential for the health of your plants. Water deeply to encourage strong root growth, but avoid over-watering, which can lead to root rot. Use a moisture meter to determine when your plants need watering. You can also add drip sprinklers and automated timers to reduce water waste, which is both environmentally friendly and a cost-saving measure.

Fertilizing and Mulch

Plants need food and protection. Fertilizing and mulching help to provide plants with the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. Use a slow-release fertilizer and apply it according to the manufacturer's instructions. Mulching helps to conserve moisture in the soil and suppress weeds.

Weeding and Pests 

Unwanted plants can quickly take over an area and make it look untidy. Use a weed killer or pull weeds by hand to keep them under control. You should also regularly inspect your plants for signs of pests, such as aphids, mites, and slugs. Work with your commercial landscaping provider to choose the right organic or chemical controls as needed to keep pests under control.

Contact a local commercial landscaping maintenance service to learn more.