For many companies, maintaining their outdoor seating is just an afterthought that gets attention after every other maintenance chore is taken care of. This is a short-sighted habit that will dramatically shorten the useful life of the furniture. Here are some tips for getting the most value out of your outdoor furniture by keeping it in top condition:
Maintain the Material – The use of deodorizing and UV-protecting fabric sprays will prolong the life of fabric, keep it looking new and fresh, as well as inhibit the growth of mold and mildew.
Regularly Redo the Finish – In a similar vein, protecting the wood, metal, or plastic on your furniture from the worst ravages of Mother Nature will result in furniture that lasts as long or longer than the manufacturer’s recommended lifespan.
Repair as Needed – Utilizing replacement parts instead of buying an entirely new piece is an economical way to extend the useful life of outdoor furniture.
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Mosquitoes are easily one of the most annoying aspects of nature we must endure to enjoy being outdoors. There are some excellent, natural ways to repel these creatures from your backyard space. Here are just a few ideas:
Add the Right Plants – Lemon grass and basil create an environment that mosquitoes despise, so place these plants in pots throughout your patio or deck. As an added bonus, you’ll get some great natural additions for your Chinese or Italian cooking.
Eliminate Standing Water – Mosquitoes need stagnant water to reproduce. By eliminating their breeding grounds, you will significantly reduce your insect problem.
Add a Little Smoke – Whether it comes from the barbecue pit or from strategically placed incense sticks, a little smoke is an excellent mosquito repellent. Use this method just before sunset for the maximum effect.
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Good landscape design is more than a matter of planting a diverse mixture of attractive plants, shrubs and trees. Instead, it should be used to highlight the best parts of a building and hide its defects. Here are a few suggestions for accomplishing this goal:
Frame the Building – First impressions do matter, so make the landscape of your office building work for you in this regard. In particular, a few banks of flowers and lights can showcase the front of the building and its entrances.
- Create a Welcoming Path – Similarly, flowers can define pathways all around the building and provide a welcoming lift for you, your tenants and their clients.
- Hide the Infrastructure – Sometimes HVAC units and other necessary “evils” must be placed on the ground level. The right mix of fencing and flowers can completely eliminate them as an eyesore.
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Whether your visitors are first time guests or potential buyers, their first impression of your building will be at the front walk. Here are a few ideas for capitalizing on this fact:
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Plants are beautiful and add value to any landscape – residential or commercial – but there are some that are toxic to children and pets and should be avoided in certain circumstances. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most common plants to avoid if your business deals with children or pets:
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Water is undoubtedly one of our most precious natural resources and should not be squandered. Keeping your commercial landscaping green and beautiful is also important, however. Here are some tips on how to balance these two competing needs:
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