Commercial landscaping relies on clean, well-groomed plants that highlight the architectural or structural design of the buildings they surround. Unfortunately, there are several invasive plant species that can take over quickly and may even damage property. Being on the lookout for these six intrusive species and getting rid of them correctly helps not only your…

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David Matthews has joined the Grounds Control USA team as general manager of the Houston Branch.  David Matthews has been very involved in agriculture ever since his time in high school, eventually leading him to spend 40 years as Harris County Parks Department’s regional manager and program director. During his tenure, David worked from entry…

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Many insect species can make pests of themselves by biting humans or pets, building nests, or damaging plants or property. However, regardless of how annoying they can be, native insect species have a place in the ecosystem and a purpose to serve. Invasive insect species are a different matter. These are insects that were never…

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The customer experience begins the moment an individual pulls into your parking lot or drives past your office complex. Your employees and products play a significant role in customer retention. However, it is often your landscaping and exterior presentation that delivers the opportunity to cultivate a personal relationship with consumers. Your exterior management programs can…

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When there is a problem affecting the lawn on your commercial property, it is important to determine the cause. For example, when patches of yellow or brown grass start forming, you may assume that watering more often will help. However, the real culprit may be brown patch fungus invading your soil. If so, more watering…

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Hospital maintenance and landscaping is overlooked by many outside the FM industry, but it is important nonetheless. Despite the obvious importance to safety and operations, it can be argued that the right outside environment can help heal. Plants and trees can have health benefits by reducing stress and improving overall mood. Additionally, hospital staff and…

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Ownership of commercial property has many requirements when it comes to upkeep. Since most business owners want their properties to reflect their professionalism, it’s important that they are well-maintained and attractive. This also helps ensure they continue to maintain the assets of the business. One crucial area to success is the maintenance of the grounds…

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Did you know? October is National Women’s Small Business Month, which means it’s the time to celebrate female-led businesses with advocacy and support. For good reason, too. Women own 42% of the businesses in the US and contribute $1.9 trillion to the economy each year. As a 100% Woman-Owned Business (Certified WOSB), we think it’s…

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Regardless of your business, COVID-19 has upended how things are done. Fortunately, consumers have responded well to the adjustments in receiving services in a new way and supporting local businesses. In some cases, the switch is much appreciated. Grocery delivery may have been a luxury in the past, but it’s much more accessible to busy…

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It’s time for you to find a new facilities management company. You’ve done your research and have found a few promising leads but now you need to decide which vendor is the most qualified for the job. Interviewing potential contractors is the best way to get a sense of what they’re bringing to the table.…

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