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After we moved into a new home, I realized that the trees out front needed some serious attention. They were overgrown, tired-looking, and a little dangerous, so I started working with professional arborists to have them trimmed. It was a lot of work, but before we knew it, things had really improved. By the time they were finished pruning the branches, the trees didn't block the view of our home and we really felt like they would bloom better in the spring. Check out this blog for more information that could help you to keep your trees happy and healthy.

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How A Landscaping Service Can Brighten Your Office Grounds With Well-Maintained Plants And Flowers

If you want to brighten the appearance of the grounds around your office building, but you don't have the time or employees needed to landscape the area and tend to plants, then you should hire a landscaping service to do the job for you. This not only ensures the right design is put in place, it also ensures the pants are maintained so they don't look neglected or die. Here's how a landscaping service, such as Greatland Tree Service, can help improve the appearance of your office grounds.

Choose The Ideal Plants

Picking the right plants is important because the plants should thrive under the conditions they are subjected to. You'll probably want plants that don't need a whole lot of care, yet give the grounds a touch of color, texture, and variation. There are several choices. The landscaping service could put in permanent plants for a uniform look throughout the year or they could plant seasonal varieties so something is always in bloom and the colors change as summer turns to fall.

Install A Maintenance System

In addition to choosing hardy plants that survive without much care, the landscaping service can install systems to keep the plants looking nice while staying healthy. They may start with landscaping fabric to keep weeds and grass away from the plants. They may add decorative edging to define the plant beds and mulch for visual accent and to keep the soil moist. In addition, your property may need to have a sprinkler system or soaking hoses installed that automatically water the plants so they need no ongoing care at all.

Design A Landscaping Plan

Depending on the size of your grounds and your vision, the landscaping company can create a design that includes the type of plants to use and their arrangement. You may only want ornamental grasses or bushy plants along the foundation of the building or you may want a flower garden or plant arrangement to be the focal point of a wide expanse of land. The best design mixes colors, heights, and types of plants for the maximum visual interest, keeping in mind that plants grouped together need the same sun and water requirements.

Maintain The Landscaping

Just like you need someone to mow the grass on a regular basis, you may need the landscaper to tend to your plants on a regular basis. While daily watering and weeding can be eliminated with proper installation, the landscaper may need to fertilize the plants occasionally and replace dead plants with fresh ones. You'll want the plants to always be healthy so they impress your visitors. This may require ongoing service from the landscaper depending on the type of plants you choose and the complexity of the design.

Adding plants with color and texture seems like a simple thing, but it can enhance the curb appeal of your office building in a dramatic way. It's an extra touch that shows your employees that you care about the business and it impresses your clients too. Well-maintained and attractive landscaping can cast your office in a good light since the grounds of your building make the first impression on guests and clients as they approach your building.