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7 Commercial Property Landscape Problems & How to Solve Them

Jack Moore
Aug 21, 2023 10:21:14 AM

As a commercial property manager, it’s your job to solve problems. Unfortunately, landscaping problems can be a big source of frustration and take away from the appeal, usability, and value of your property.

Fortunately, we’re in the business of solving landscape problems! 

In fact, at Grassperson, we love to help implement effective solutions to frustrating problems that you don’t know how to handle. 

Here are some of the most common commercial property landscape problems that we see and some ways that you can deal with them.

Commercial Property Landscape Problems

Commercial landscapes can be a lot to deal with even when there aren’t problems. But problems like these can really cause you a great deal of stress and frustration.

#1: Drainage and Erosion Problems

Water has the potential power to do a lot of harm, particularly if you are dealing with a drainage concern. Standing water can make your commercial property swampy and unusable while also attracting unwanted pests like mosquitoes.

Along with that, problems can arise from a sudden “rush” of water (such as from a storm) that you weren’t prepared for. This is why drainage and erosion control go hand in hand.

landscape team digs trench for draingage

If you have uncorrected drainage issues on your property, they aren’t just going to go away. Most likely, they’ll get worse. You might only be biding your time until a heavy rainfall wreaks havoc. 

Fortunately, a commercial property landscaping professional can evaluate your property and implement effective solutions to whatever drainage problems you might be dealing with. These solutions could be as simple as extending the downspout (depending on where it’s draining) to installing a French drain or other drainage solution.

#2: Weeds and Overgrowth that Make the Property “Messy”

Is your property looking unkempt and sloppy? 

Sometimes all it takes is for some shrubs to get overgrown and some weeds to pop up for your commercial property to suddenly start looking like you haven’t been caring for it in years. Trust us, we’ve seen how quickly this can happen! 

weeds in flower bed

Maybe you even have someone servicing your property and you just don’t feel like they’re doing a good enough job. Things still look messy and you don’t feel you’re getting your full property value.

These are signs it might be time to work with a new commercial property landscaping professional who will take your needs more seriously. Some pruning and light clean-up coupled with an aggressive approach to weed control can help get your messy property back on track.

#3: Irrigation System Problems

Whether you feel like your turf or your landscape plants are struggling…or maybe you’re noticing some standing water or a potential leak…these can all be signs of irrigation trouble. 
Making sure that your commercial irrigation system is in top-working order is critical as your turf and plants need ongoing water in order to thrive. And as you know, water woes can be costly, so you want to make sure that you aren’t wasting any of this precious resource!

sprinkler head waters plantings along walkway

Irrigation system management should include inspections, necessary repairs, and water management.

#4: A Commercial Property in the Dark

If you don’t have landscape lighting at your commercial property (or your lighting is insufficient), you might literally find yourself in the dark when the sun goes down.

trees lit by landscape lighting along driveway

Investing in lighting can have significant benefits for your commercial property. If you have a practice or business that gets used in the evening hours, improved landscape lighting or bistro lighting can be a great addition. 

Even if you aren’t using your property at night, landscape lighting can help make it safer and reduce the risk of problems like vandalism or theft.

#5: A Complete Lack of Wow Factor

Another common landscape problem that we see is a lack of wow factor. A lackluster commercial property can really diminish its value. You can’t underestimate just how important sprucing up the front of your property can be when it comes to welcoming guests and attracting attention.

When it comes to wow factor, nothing quite impresses like seasonal color. A bright burst of flowers at the front of your commercial building can be incredibly welcoming. 

landscaping team planting annual flowers

Obviously, customers and patients have lots of options here in North Texas and you want them to choose you. Sometimes something as simple as a welcoming entrance can make a difference. It makes you memorable and provides the best possible impression.

#6: Annoying Pests Like Fire Ants, Grubs, and More

Pests are also a landscaping problem that requires an effective solution. The last thing that you want is for your guests, patients, or customers to be bitten by fire ants while walking on your commercial property.

Or, you might have an infestation of lawn grubs, and you could easily end up losing your commercial turf to these feasting creatures. Since lawn grubs feed on grassroots, they can destroy a lawn if given the chance.

Fire ants on plant

Fortunately, there are pest control solutions that can solve these problems and more.

Talk to a commercial property landscaping professional who can suggest the right pest control treatments for your concerns.

#7: Lingering Damage from a Storm

If your commercial property was hit by a storm, you might have lingering damage that has yet to be cleaned up. Fallen branches or shrubs that need to be removed can be an unsightly problem until it’s addressed.

landscape maintenance team prunes branch from tree

At Grassperson, we can also help you deal with storm-related cleanup as those needs arise. We want to be your commercial property landscaping solution for problems that come up. We hope that this will take some of the burden off of your shoulders and give you peace of mind.

Getting the Most Out of Commercial Landscaping in North Texas

We know that you want to maximize the value of your commercial landscape and that means dealing with problems in effective ways. 

At Grassperson, we are ready and eager to help. There is nothing that we enjoy more than helping local business owners and property managers ensure that their commercial spaces are the best they can be.

That includes solving landscape problems as they arise. Whether you’re experiencing one of these problems or something else, we can help develop the right solution for your needs. With one less burden on your plate, you’ll be a lot less stressed and able to turn your attention to other property needs.

Let a pro get your commercial landscape in the best shape. Get a free quote for landscape maintenance in and around Flower mound, TX, and then get ready to reap the benefits.

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