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AUGUST 2017

Irrigation Installation, Service & Repairs
We are performing the Sprinkler System Checks & Repair services. You should have your irrigation set to run 4-5 days per week, 10 minutes on pop-up zones and 20-25 minutes on rotating zones. Give us a call if you are ready to get on the schedule. If you are interested in having an irrigation system installed, please give the office a call at 913-829-6135.

Turf Maintenance
We are applying Round 5 of our 7 Round Turf Program. Round 5 is a liquid application targeting nutsedge, broadleaf, and grassy weeds in the lawn. Turf Managers will also assess lawns at this time to determine if and what is needed as far as a Fall Lawn Renovation. Aeration, verticutting and overseeding being the common items to be done in order to keep the lawn full and thick. If you are interested in starting your personalized turf health plan please give us a call.

Plant Health Care
We are currently applying Round 3 of our plant insecticide program for the 2017 season. Round 3 is a treatment to control primarily spider mites on spruce, junipers and burning bush. Please call to schedule a consultation with one of our certified Arborist today.

Mowing Service
The mowing season has begun and will run weekly from now until the end of October. Due to the rainy weather they may be behind a day or two but will work weekends to catch up. If you are interested in the weekly mowing service, please contact the office.

Economic Benefits of Landscaping

The advantages of a professionally installed and maintained landscape go beyond "curb appeal" and head straight for the bottomline. A well-designed landscape invites customers, producing higher occupancy rates and increased rentals.
However, the savings go further, when you consider that the proper selection and placement of plant material can lower heating and cooling costs by as much as 20%. The use of landscape to lower noise levels, reduce crime and enhance unpleasant views are economical alternatives that add up to increased profits.

According to a study by Professor Joel Goldsteen, landscape amenities had the highest correlation with occupancies of any other architectural and urban design variables evaluated. His conclusion was "landscaping amenities pay back the developer as evidenced by the higher occupancies (and rents) clearly justifying the investment." A shopping center in San Diego cites landscaping as the reason for high occupancy and the ability to charge rental rates that are double those of other shopping plazas. The carefully designed project uses landscaping to create a refuge in the midst of a busy shopping area.

A Chicago developer points to unique interior landscaping in glass-roofed atriums as a major selling point and reason the building occupancy rates are 21% above the national level. According to Judith Guido, director of marketing for TruGreen-LandCare, landscaping can add as much as 14 % resale value to a building and speed the sale of a building by as much as six weeks. In the 90s, as corporations are struggling to retain employees, the benefits of using landscape to create an enhanced work environment is a valuable sales tool.

Professional landscaping can reduce utility bills and conserve energy. In climates with cold winters, the goal is to block the winter wind with trees and shrubs while capturing the winter sun. In warmer climates, the goal is to block the summer sun while channeling the summer breezes. During summer, one large tree can absorb as much heat as several window air conditioners and can lower temperatures by ten degrees.

 

Irrigation & Green Industry article Sept 99

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