Native Land Design | Commercial Landscaping in Austin and Houston
All the latest tips, trends and insights to keep Texas commercial property landscapes beautiful and healthy. Native Land Design offers commercial landscape maintenance services for properties across the state of Texas, with offices in Austin, Houston, and McAllen.
Children living in a homeowners’ association (HOA) community and their playgrounds go together like peanut butter and jelly. Nothing beats having a nearby, safe area for children to gather and enjoy the outdoors together while their parents visit with each other.
However, safety is a huge concern when it comes to any outdoor play structure and the surrounding landscape. An HOA must keep safety in mind when hiring a landscape professional to assist them in maintaining its playground.
While mulch is a very large factor in HOA playground upkeep and safety (we’ll go more into mulch below), it’s not the only consideration. There are other factors that impact HOA playground safety that your landscape professional can help you address.
One surefire way to keep your customers satisfied is to survey them.
Surveys provide your customers with the opportunity to honestly—and even anonymously—give your company feedback on your service. This can provide you with great perspective on what you’re doing well and what you could improve upon.
We often hear the question; how often do I water during the winter? Whether it is a board of directors putting together a performance scope or a homeowner just adjusting their irrigation clock, what is the answer? There are several opinions ranging from not at all to 3 times a week. As you can imagine, several opinions can arise when asked this question so let’s dig a little deeper.
Texas commercial properties have faced a good freeze already this fall, and the grass is finally dormant.
The landscape appears to finally be going to bed for the winter.
But this doesn’t mean you should neglect your commercial landscape. There are some important tasks that are essential for you to keep at the top of your priority list to help prepare your Texas property for the coming year and active growing season.
Feeling a little pressure as a Texas commercial property manager?
We understand. It’s a tough job. You have tenants to answer to. You have a budget to adhere to. You have requests and complaints and suggestions coming at you from every direction. The last thing you want to do is waste time, energy or money by investing in a professional who isn’t delivering the results you agreed to.
But, unfortunately, not every hire is going to meet or exceed your expectations.
At Native you don’t have to look too hard to find us squeezing some fun into our busy schedule. Weather it’s the company cookoff, a trip to Washington, an annual kick off meeting, or even a trip to a vineyard, we are always up to something. We certainly recognize the importance of hard work and customer service, but making Native a great place to work and feel at home is also a priority.
Jessica Cruz never thought she would end up as a landscape professional.
The Native Land Design account manager started as an urban planning major at Texas A&M University, which included a lot of similar classes that are part of the landscape architect degree. Things changed when she took a horticulture class as an elective with some friends who were landscape architecture majors. “The rest,” she says, “was history. I was hooked on plants.”