Plan Ahead for Commercial Landscaping
Summer’s at an end and we’re well into fall. That means it’s time to start planning your fall commercial landscaping if you run a business in Cache Valley. There’s a deadline – the snowfall – but you can never be sure when that deadline will pass. The weather’s unpredictable and you won’t often know until a few days before that we’re about to get hit with the winter snows. That means you need to plan ahead. Here are the things you should be looking at.
1. General Clean-Up
The leaves haven’t started falling yet at the time of writing, but they soon will. You need to clean them up, or they play havoc on your grass over the winter. Blankets of leaves provide food and shelter for fungus and pests, which will destroy your lawn in the spring. You have to have the leaves mostly cleaned by the time the snow falls. You need to be arranging your plans for raking them up now. A good schedule for raking can make sure that you won’t be left with a mess. This plan should include watching the weather forecasts for predicted snowfall so you can make sure you get in that one last rake before it hits. Some leaves will fall after it snows – it always seems to happen – but with good planning, you can avoid any serious problems.
2. Sprinkler Blowouts
Accordding to CV Lawn King, a landscaping and yard maintenance company in Logan, a lot of people are asking if they need to even blow out their sprinklers this year, since the drought meant they weren’t watering that much. The answer is yes. If you watered at any point this year, then there is water in your pipes that needs to be removed. You should be scheduling an appointment to do that now, while there are still openings. If you wait until the time when it should be done (mid-to-late October), you may find the schedules full up. Then you run the risk of a sudden cold-snap bursting your pipes because you didn’t get them blown out in time.
3. Prepping For Snowfall
We don’t know how much snow we’re going to see this year. The amount is never consistent, but just going by trends, we can probably expect at least one major snowstorm to dump an unusually large amount all at once. What are you going to do with the snow? Obviously, you’re going to shovel it, but where to? You want the snow away from the main entrance to your building, but it also has to be away from the roads for driver’s safety. You’ll want to have a planned space as well as a backup space in case your preferred one fills up too much from a large storm. You also want a schedule for icing the sidewalks your customers use.
If you’re a successful business in Cache Valley and you’ve been around for a while, you probably already have a plan. Don’t forget, however, that the labor shortage has caused a lot of employee turnover, even here. Make sure that you review the plans and schedules with your teams so that they know what to do.
Planning Is The Key To Success
The last thing you want to do is get caught by surprise. It will leave you scrambling to fix problems. The way to avoid this is to have a plan ready. If you run a business in Cache Valley, then now is the time to start planning your fall and winter commercial landscaping chores. Get ready now so you won’t have to panic later.