Summer is finally here, which means two important things for your facility — your A/C bill is about to go up and your landscaping is about to get out of control! With increasing temperatures and summer showers, it can be difficult to manage your facility’s landscaping schedule. Luckily, MaintenX has some tips that can get you through any summer season.
Tip #1 – Give your grass some extra TLC
Grass often struggles in the summer with extended periods of heat and sporadic rains. If not maintained, it will die in the summer and that can be a headache (not to mention very costly) to fix. Start your summer landscaping off right by purchasing fertilizer for your plants and installing a sprinkler system if you don’t already have one. This will help keep grass healthy in the summer and reduce the demand on your landscaping staff.
Tip #2 – Start Planting Perennials
Summer is a great time to revamp your flower beds or other decorative landscaping, especially at the front entrance of your building. If you notice some of your flowers aren’t blooming like they should, take this time to plant new ones that are drought-resistant and survive the upcoming autumn.
Tip #3 – Prioritize pest control
During the summer months, you may see more mosquitoes and other pests present at your facility. Some may even try to find their way indoors to escape the summer heat, which is why proper pest control is crucial during this season. Talk to your local pest control company about outdoor solutions for mosquitoes and indoor solutions for ants, roaches, mice, rats, and more.
Tip #4 – Spruce up your outdoor hardscape
Many of us spend more time outside during the summer, so it’s important to keep your outdoor storefront looking presentable to customers. Schedule preventative maintenance and cleaning services for outdoor areas including your outdoor showroom, rooftop, and any area visible from the road. This will make your facility look more inviting to passers-by and create the first impression you want.
Tip #5 – Communicate with your maintenance team
Summer is typically the busiest time for the MaintenX crew. We see an influx of HVAC and exterior maintenance service calls, which means our team is on a very tight schedule most days. Keep this in mind when scheduling preventative maintenance services, and be proactive in working with your maintenance team to achieve summer goals. A little bit of communication goes a long way and can help us make your life easier too.
MaintenX is happy to serve commercial clients across the U.S. with HVAC, plumbing, roofing, electrical, and general contractor services including exterior maintenance. To learn more about our landscaping and exterior maintenance services, contact our offices today!