6 Tips for Keeping Your Community Landscape Beautiful
If you’re a part of a HOA (homeowners association) Board, you likely understand the importance of property management and how it can help increase the value of your property. HOA landscaping is vital to ensuring that your community maintains a standard set out by the HOA. If the homeowners in your area see the HOA landscaping lacking, they may think (incorrectly) that they don’t have to put any effort into their landscaping either.
If you are part of a property management team or HOA and want to learn more about the best ways to improve your community’s landscaping, then keep scrolling. We’ve put together a list of our top six tips that will make a massive difference to your neighborhood and help improve the overall value of your community!
6 Tips for Maintaining Your HOA Landscaping
Landscaping can be a costly and time-consuming endeavor if not done correctly or put off for too long. However, proper landscape maintenance not only improves your curb appeal but can add value to your home as well.
Thinking about your community landscaping as a business can be helpful. There is no “off season” for your residents, so therefore your landscaping should continually reflect the current season that you’re in. Consider filling your planters and flower beds with colors and textures that reflect the season and are adapted to survive in that season’s weather conditions. Even though Florida usually experiences mild winters, it’s better to include hardier flowers and plants when updating for the fall and winter months.
Maintain Your Mulch
Mulch is beautiful, easy to install, keeps your space neat and tidy, and offers dozens of benefits for plant health and landscape well-being. Keeping your mulch fresh and updated will help reinvigorate tired plants and reduce watering costs by helping retain water. Adding new mulch can even help prevent weeds from taking root in your lawn and gardens, so it’s well worth the effort.
Choose Native Plants
Native plants are any plants that have specifically adapted to the local soil and weather conditions. These types of plants require less maintenance and have better resistance to diseases and pests than non-native varieties. Working with landscape professionals will ensure that your HOA’s landscape is as optimized for your location as possible.
Tree & Shrub Maintenance
Trees and shrubs can be an excellent addition to any HOA or community. Trimming, mulching, pruning & fertilizing are all elements of a landscape plan that every property manager should have. Shrubs, in particular, require regular pruning and trimming to avoid obstructing paths and walkways.
Install an Automatic Irrigation System
Regularly watering your plants and flowers ensures they’re thriving and looking their absolute best. An automatic irrigation system helps you save water, time, and money while achieving a healthy landscape. One of the advantages of installing an automated irrigation system for your HOA is that it makes watering your landscape easier and ensures it always gets done.
Invest in Regular Maintenance
It may seem obvious but investing in regular maintenance for your landscaping will save you money in the long run. With any home or property, the live plants on the property will constantly be growing, adapting, and changing. This means a property owner will be dealing with overgrowth, safety hazards, and general look of neglect if not regularly looking after their landscaping. Scheduling regular maintenance with a reliable, experienced landscaping company is the best tip we can give you for keeping your HOA safe and beautiful.
Cutters Edge is a passionate team of landscaping professionals serving the South Florida area, including Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Sunrise, Melrose Park, and Terra Mar, among others. Contact us today if your HOA or community is interested in learning more about the landscaping services we can provide for your neighborhood!