Maintaining your commercial landscaping isn't just a warm-season task. Winter landscape care is also needed to ensure safe environs for customers and staff. The right care in winter can also give the landscaping four-season appeal, which will reflect well upon your business.
1. Leaf Cleanup
Leaves and other autumn plant debris should be removed promptly. Not only is it unsightly, but it can also contribute to slippery conditions and pose a hazard to those walking into your business.
Forestry mulching is a process that is used to clear brush, certain trees, and other forms of vegetation from either public or private land. This type of work is done for different reasons, and different types of mulchers may be used depending on the size of the land and the type of vegetation that needs to be cleared.
The Mulching Process
A mulching machine or a tractor attachment with a built-in rotary drum is used to cut vegetation to clear the ground.
Although late winter and spring is the typical time for major tree pruning, some pruning can be done in the fall after a frost has begun to force the trees into dormancy. Thinning out a landscape tree's crown before winter weather arrives can make it better able to survive the rigors of the upcoming season without damage.
1. Crossed Branches
Branches that are crossed and rubbing together are the ones most likely to break off during a winter storm.
If you own a small shopping center that has planting beds alongside walkways and near stores, you can use those beds to create landscaping that could increase your customer count. Someone walking along may see the center and decide to stroll in, and an inviting landscape can hint that the center may also have interesting stores.
Keep It Neat
Neat walkways free of litter and dirt are, of course, going to look better than messy ones.
Keeping your business's property accessible during the winter months can require snow and ice to be regularly removed from the grounds. For businesses of any size, this can be a logistical challenge that will have to be met throughout the winter months.
Keeping Your Parking Lot And Sidewalks Clear Of Snow Can Minimize The Liabilities The Business Will Face
Failing to keep the parking lot and the walkways on the property clear of snow and ice accumulations could potentially lead to the business facing serious liabilities.