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Nothing says summer like spending a relaxing day at the pool. The contrast of cool water on a hot day is a perfect blend like sweet and spicy food dancing on the taste buds.

Swimming pools and spas are fun for the whole family and a great place to spend the day, whether you’re in your backyard, hotel, friend’s house or community center. However, pools and spas can present real danger, causing serious incidents if not properly setup and maintained.

In fact, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death worldwide with about 372,000 drowning deaths reported each year.

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One of the most exciting features of any landscape, is being able to make it come alive when the sun sets. Outdoor lighting allows you to create a well lit environment that’s safe, highlights aesthetics and maintains a property’s use after daylight. 

That’s why it’s important to make sure you’re getting the most out of your current lighting system as it might be due for an upgrade. Here at Schill Grounds Management we understand that every landscape is unique. So, we put together a list of 4 reasons you should upgrade your outdoor lighting: 

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Where there are trees, shrubs and flowers—there is mulch. And, keeping the grounds where these plants live healthy is key if you want to protect your investment in the landscape.

Mulch might seem purely aesthetic, like icing on the cake. And there’s no doubt, it does create clean-looking, defined landscape beds and a rich backdrop for seasonal color.

But, there’s so much more to mulch than just looks. So, when property managers want to know: “Do we have to mulch the landscape beds this year?” our answer is always, “Yes.”

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It’s true that first encounters, create lasting impressions. For commercial properties, flowers and annual color add a vibrant and beautiful tone to your landscape that refreshes the environment and enhances curb appeal.

With spring quickly approaching, it’s important to plan for annual flowers in advance. Here are 4 steps that’ll make sure your property stays beautiful from April to fall.

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Spring is less than six weeks away which means Schill Grounds Management is preparing to go out in full force for Spring Clean ups. These clean ups help keep landscapes healthy, removing leaves, dead plants and making way for new growth. See the complete checklist for spring cleanups below. 

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As a commercial landscaping maintenance provider, our busiest months of the year are April and May. Many of our clients plan events around Memorial Day so it’s imperative to plan preseason meetings before April.

Waiting to meet after the first of April, makes it difficult to meet clients expectations. However, with a solid plan created in advance, our team can effectively prepare and deliver exceptional results throughout the year.

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EVER WONDERED HOW DANGEROUS A SNOW PILE CAN BE?

Snow piles for most of us mean frigid conditions, bundling up, brushing snow off cars and trudging through ice, slush and several inches of snow. However, it also presents hidden dangers that can cause injury and claims lives every year.

From children playing in or near snow piles, refreezing and where exactly piles are located, there are hidden dangers you should be aware of and precautions that can be taken to help keep you and your children stay safe during winter weather conditions. 

Here are 3 hidden dangers of Snow Piles...

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Considering landscape maintenance for your senior living community?

At Schill Grounds Management (SGM) we understand that a safe, clean and well-maintained landscape is attractive to families seeking senior living for their loved ones.

As the landscape maintenance and snow removal provider for one of the top rated independent and assisted living facilities in Ohio (St. Mary of the Woods), amongst other facilities, we have the knowledge and expertise of maintaining and preserving healthy, vibrant landscapes year-round.

To assist in your search, we’ve created a list of the top 3 things senior living communities should consider when hiring landscape maintenance professionals: Safety, Service and Communication. Let's get started..

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2018 has been an exciting year for Schill Grounds Management. We celebrated 25 years in business, welcomed new team members to our staff and amazing clientele. We also made significant achievements and took advantage of wonderful charitable opportunities.

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In 1993 we started Schill Grounds Management (SGM) with our first office in a garage. Here we are 25 years later with 3 office locations, nearly 130 employees and around 400 commercial properties serviced each year.

There's been good times and learning experiences, victories and growing pains but through it all, not only did we become successful in business, we've gained an invaluable amount of wisdom and experience.

Here are 5 lessons we've learned from 25 Years in Business:

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