Landscape Maintenance Tips for Homeowners and Property Managers
The following tips are provided to help homeowners and property managers: - keep safe and well-maintained properties; - eliminate the high cost of irrigation repairs; - reduce water costs through proactive maintenance and care; and - cost-effectively upgrade the appeal of the property. We also want to help property managers: - provide the level of attention and customer service required for the property; - minimize tenant disruptions; and - avoid unnecessary clean-up costs.
We hope you find these suggestions helpful.Please feel free to contact us to share your thoughts on this page or to suggest other areas that you would like to see us include in these tips.
Landscape Maintenance Tips
Soil run-off, erosion, moss, green walls, and dramatic changes in plant coloring can all be signs of excessive water use.To prevent this, your landscape maintenance company should monitor your irrigation system for appropriate seasonal watering, damaged sprinkler heads, valve problems, broken lines, improper trimming, etc. and provide you with a report.
Yellowing, drying, burning, bug infested or dying plants may not be getting enough water.Ask your landscape maintenance company if these plants are appropriate for the zone they are in and about the watering schedule for each.Your landscape maintenance professional should be able to discuss and make plant recommendations based on the weather patterns for the area, sun exposure and soil conditions.
Infrequent tree and shrub trimming can increase your liability and contribute to poor irrigation coverage, sprinkler head blockage, reduced lighting, access/walkway impediments, security challenges, and increased green waste.Ensure your landscape maintenance company maintains a regular trimming schedule to help avoid these challenges.
Seasonal plant changes and color gardens enhance a properties appeal and leave a positive impression.It can be done inexpensively and is a great way to refresh the property and generate renewed interest.
For plant problems in seaside and high alkaline areas, consider switching out problem plants with salt tolerant plants and trees such as:
Flowers and Foliage - Portulaca - Lantana - Coleus blumei - Kalanchoe - Daylilies - Lilikoi (also native) Groundcovers and Vines - Akia (also native) - Pohinahina (also native) - Star jasmine - Pikake - Bougainvillea Shrubs - Mock Orange - Naupaka (also native) Trees - Date Palms - Be Still Oleander - Koa - Kiawe Trees
If you have any questions or would like help addressing any of the areas noted above, please give us a call at 808-269-0045.