April 16, 2017

Commercial Homeowners Associations Landscape Maintenance

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For the individuals in charge of HOA Landscape plantings and maintenance, there are multiple items to consider. Their prime objective is to maintain high quality and appearance while keeping their costs low. Some HOA’s are managed by residents, and some are taken care of by a landscape management company.

You should take your time when selecting from any commercial landscaping company MA has to offer. Here are some descriptions of the items that they can help you with. Aeration involves perforating the soil with very small holes. This allows air, water, and nutrients to reach down to the grassroots. It also, helps the roots grow deeper, and produces a lawn with a stronger quality.

Bulbs should be planted during the ground’s cool time. This is an evening temperature of between 40 and 50 degrees F. Planting at least 6 weeks before the ground freezes is another strategy to guarantee success. When storing bulbs, it’s important not to leave them near fruit such as apples. The gas these fruits give off can damage or kill the flower inside the bulb.

Container Planting is a great way to spruce up a terrace or balcony. Many different types of plants can do well in containers. Keep in mind that having plants in containers is a bit more stressful for them than growing in the ground. Watering more often is important, as these are plants that are prone to drying faster.

Fall Cleanups are a yearly task that can take much longer than just a day. This is when leaves are raked, and gutters are cleaned. Many properties also have weeding needs during this time. Other soil issues are also important to check on frequently. It’s best to clean the gutters before raking, so the task doesn’t need to be done twice.

 

Fertilization

 

In an HOA setting, lawns usually need to be treated multiple times a year. A combination of fertilizer and weedilizer provides the best results. This keeps the lawns and shrubs healthy, and assists in the battle against weeds. Chemically treating lawns is the most effective way to ward off crabgrass, spurge, and other weeds.

Holiday decoration and lights

 

When the holiday season rolls around, the ladders come out in many home and condo communities. Various types of displays mean work for the HOA in charge. The clubhouses may be decorated inside and out with lighting. Many outdoor trees will require careful light placement. It’s important to always be as safe as possible during this time. Power surges are also a dangerous issue to keep an eye on during decoration.

A housing community’s proper care for their irrigation system is very important. Checking irrigation system heads assures that there are no leaks inside. Irrigation systems should be checked at least once a month, replacing faulty sprinkler heads.

Snow Removal Services are another very important part of HOA landscaping maintenance. Our area of the country does experience heavy snowfall during
most winter months. During periods of snowfall, maintenance is needed to be ready to plow sidewalks and driveways. Efficient snow removal assures
residents make it work safely. Keeping the property clear of snow also assures safety for residents that are home-bound.