How To Spot And Fix Soil Erosion Problems On Your Commercial Property

Posted by Kim Riebel on Aug 28, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Soil erosion is a problem for a couple of big reasons. For one, water runoff that carries soil away (causing erosion) also wipes out soil’s valuable nutrients in the process.

So, plants that rely on this soil aren’t getting the energy they need to grow.

And, soil erosion can cause significant terrain shifts that trigger drainage issues on your commercial property, including flooding. Soil erosion weakens the structural integrity of your commercial landscape, making it more vulnerable during weather events.

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Low-Mow or No-Mow Grass—What’s The Difference?

Posted by Kim Riebel on Jul 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Does the thought of barely mowing a large area of your commercial property sound appealing?

What if we said you could get away with not mowing the grassy area at all?

The maintenance expenses you’d take on by mowing a huge stretch of commercial land would allow you to use the dollars elsewhere on the property. But is this type of turf a fit for your property?

And, what’s the difference between low- and no-mow grass, anyway?

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How Much Does Aeration Cost For A Chicago Commercial Property?

Posted by Kim Riebel on Feb 9, 2015 6:00:00 AM

You know that aeration is a critical part of a healthy “diet” for the turf on your commercial property. But the question is, how much should you expect to pay for the service?

At Sebert, we recognize that budgeting for additional landscape tasks is important, and now you might be considering what maintenance services to do in spring. This article will address why aeration is so important, and the factors that will impact pricing of aeration on your Chicago property.

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Common Spring Lawn Diseases To Watch For in Chicagoland

Posted by Kim Riebel on Jan 22, 2015 6:01:00 AM

While Chicago commercial landscapes are snow-covered, there’s actually quite a lot happening under that layer of white stuff: activity that can spur lawn diseases once the ground thaws. Even in winter, the landscape does not completely hibernate. While winter burn affects many trees and shrubs on Illinois commercial properties throughout the winter, common spring lawn diseases can also set in as early as late March, and it’s best for commercial property owners to understand what they could be facing so they can plan from a budget and service perspective.

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Dethatching A Lawn Vs. Lawn Aeration Service: What's Best For Your Property?

Posted by Kim Riebel on Jan 8, 2015 8:00:00 AM

“What is dethatching a lawn?"
"What does lawn aeration service do?"
"What's the difference between these two services?”
“What is more beneficial for the lawn, and what can we expect from each service?”

Dethatching and core aeration are common procedures in our industry, but we hear a lot of questions like this from Chicagoland property managers who want to know the best way to maintain the health of their turf.

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4 Lawn Care Tips For Rejuvenated Turfgrass On Your Commercial Property Next Spring

Posted by Kim Riebel on Nov 6, 2014 8:00:00 AM

There are some things in life that just make sense. For instance, getting started early on dinner results in it being done on time to feed a hungry family. And putting the children to bed always goes best when there’s a bath, a bedtime story and a regular routine.

Proper planning and routines are also comforting for other living things, like plants, trees and turfgrass. On your Illinois commercial property, when the landscape is properly “put to bed” before winter, it typically better withstands all the snow and ice and cold temperatures that Mother Nature throws its way. This is especially true with commercial turfgrass. A lawn that is well-maintained in late fall will result in a more lush and lively lawn that is the envy of neighboring commercial property managers come spring.

Here are some of our best lawn care tips to ensure your Chicagoland commercial turf comes back better than ever next spring.

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