It’s not a simple question to answer.
There’s no resource to help place a dollar value on a landscape. There's no Kelley Blue Book of landscaping for property owners and managers to consult.
In our next installment of our Safety Spotlight, we recognize Eldrin from our Charleston landscape installation branch for his safety efforts.
Eldrin is working along a roadway in Goose Creek, prepping for a sod installation. He's using several cones and his Transition Area Warning Device to create a safe work zone for himself, and was also wearing all of his required PPE.
Nicely done, Eldrin! Thank you for putting your safety training into practice.
We look forward to seeing who ends up in our next Safety Spotlight post.
How well a hotel or apartment complex is landscaped can help make it inviting to guests or the residents who live there. It can also show how much you value your properties when the grass is kept trimmed and the plants are tended to on a regular basis. At Yellowstone Landscape, we have the experience your business needs to help care for the lawns on your properties so they make a great first impression.
What We Do
We offer a variety of services as part of our commercial landscaping maintenance plans. Not only will the lawn always look its best, but we can also make sure the irrigation system is always ready for use. Along with mowing the grass, our landscape professionals will also fertilize the lawn and keep it weed free. We can also keep insects from destroying the appearance of your lawn and plants.
You will always be kept apprised of what we have planned for the landscape on your properties. You will be contacted by the manager assigned to your account. He or she will also discuss the maintenance schedule with you, so you know when to expect our company to be at your properties. Our schedules are flexible, so if what we have planned doesn't work for you, we can always change the days or times we arrive to care for your properties.
Environmentally Conscious Care
Although many commercial landscaping maintenance companies only offer chemical solutions to keep properties looking great, we offer organic options if you don't want chemicals on your lawns. Along with organic fertilizers, we also offer organic solutions for controlling insects and diseases and for keeping weeds under control. To help keep pests away, we use biological, mechanical and cultural methods as alternatives to chemical solutions.
We are also concerned about controlling water usage, and we can add drought-resistant plants and trees to your landscapes. Yellowstone Landscape also offers different irrigation solutions to avoid wasting water, such as rain sensors, drip irrigation and smart controllers. These options will help conserve fresh water and reduce your properties' water bills as well.
Tree Care Too
We are not only concerned with caring for your grass. We provide care for the trees on your properties as well. As part of our landscape services, we will feed your trees, plants and grass so they thrive, and your trees will be pruned to insure they are healthy and look beautiful. We have certified arborists on staff and we use the industry's best practices in our commercial landscaping maintenance services.
If your hotels or apartment complexes need expert landscaping, Yellowstone Landscape has the professional staff and services you need to keep your lawns, trees and plants looking beautiful.
Safety is the most important measure of success for our company. Commercial landscaping is a dangerous business, so keeping our crews, our clients, and their property safe requires constant focus.
We recently launched our internal ‘Safety Works!’ program, designed to encourage our Landscape Professionals to work safely in the field. In return for putting their safety knowledge into safety practice, they have the chance to earn an extra incentive when they’re caught in the act - of safety.
It’s been a very successful program so far, and it’s easy to participate. We ask our staff to send in photos from the field, telling us who’s in the photo, where they are, and what they’re doing safely. We collect and share the photos and details with our whole company, recognizing our Landscape Professionals who are working safely across the company and reminding us all to work safely.
We hope you’ll enjoy seeing our Landscape Professionals in our upcoming Safety Spotlight features.
We start with a photo of Anthony from our Charleston Install branch. Working beside a small residential roadway, in a construction area, with no vehicle to protect him, he’s using his traffic control devices to create a safe work zone for himself. Thank you, Anthony, for setting a great example in our first Safety Spotlight!
In the month of April, we're celebrating National Lawn Care month with lots of helpful information for the property management professional and the homeowner alike.
We all want our landscape to look great, whether it be the entrance to our offices or our own front yard. And nothing makes it look like spring quite like a great annual display.
For this reason, we’re republishing our guide – “All About Annuals”. It takes you through the basics of choosing the colors for your display, techniques for planting and offers some popular plant selections for every season.
Click here or on the image below to download our guide.
I recently had the opportunity to speak with a writer from The Landscape Professional, one of the landscape industry’s monthly publications. His cover article explores some of the challenges commercial landscape companies face and he asked how we’re handling the changes in the market since the great recession. Specifically, he wanted to know how we compete for new projects.
Competition is something I think about every day. As a company, we propose millions of dollars of landscape installation and commercial landscape maintenance projects every month. Sometimes clients choose to partner with us. Sometimes clients choose another landscape contractor. Every project and every decision has story, but in every single case we’re proposing “against” a competitor.
But the other landscape firms aren’t the competition that matter the most in decisions about who will care for your property’s landscape.
It’s always a thrill for us to see one of our clients’ properties earn national recognition. While Tradition in Port St. Lucie, Florida is no stranger to the national spotlight, we’re honored that we were able to be a part of the community’s latest honor.
Tradition was recognized with a National Landscape Award of Excellence as a part of our industry association’s annual awards program. We submitted Tradition in this year’s awards program for a number of reasons, but chief among them was the partnership that our local Treasure Coast service team has built with Tradition’s community leadership.
On behalf of everyone at Yellowstone Landscape, congratulations to Tradition and our Treasure Coast landscape service team for creating such a premier property and furthering our lasting relationship with the community.
Yellowstone Landscape is honored to join with other local businesses as members of the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce provides resources and fosters relationships that empower businesses to prosper. Incorporated in 1965, the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce was first organized in the 1920s. The Chamber has an excellent reputation for representing the interests of its members and is recognized throughout Texas for its passionate advocacy for the community. Representatives from our company attended a ribbon cutting ceremony with other members and staff from the GTACC at a ceremony held last week.
Today we are proud to announce that we have added Ackman Bros. Landscaping, including Jason and Kevin Ackman, to our Yellowstone Landscape team.
Ackman Bros. Landscaping has been providing high quality landscape maintenance services to Orlando’s resort, HOA, multi-family, and commercial properties since 1996, and have recently expanded eastward to the St. Augustine area. Their personal attention to their clients’ specifications, combined with clear communication, responsive service, quality employee training, and consistently excellent performance on customers’ properties have helped them become one of Orlando’s most respected landscape maintenance companies.
We are excited to be working with Jason, Kevin and the Ackman team, and have already brought on all of their personnel and begun training on our systems and processes. Our combination with Ackman makes us one of the strongest landscape providers in Central Florida, and our joint aim is to be clearly known as the highest quality commercial landscape maintenance provider in Central Florida. We welcome the Landscape Professionals from Ackman who are joining our team.
For more on the story, you can read the press release here.
In 2008, Austin Outdoor and BIO Landscape joined forces under the Yellowstone Landscape Group, partnering to share more than fifty years of combined landscape industry experience.
The following is an excerpt from a special announcement recently sent to our clients from Tim Portland, our CEO, sharing some very exciting news:
In 2008, Austin Outdoor and BIO Landscape joined forces under the Yellowstone Landscape Group, partnering to share more than fifty years of combined landscape industry experience. Since then, each company has been known as “a Yellowstone Landscape Company”. We have worked together to create an organization that offers our clients industry-leading expertise in landscape design and installation, landscape maintenance, irrigation and tree care services. Our focus on exceeding customer expectations, industry leading safety practices, disciplined professionalism, and cost competitiveness in our operations has led to our growth across Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Texas. We seek to be the premier commercial landscape service company in the South, and to bring that excellence to bear on behalf of our customers.
As we move forward, further instilling best operating practices across our company and growing with our customers, we are uniting our companies under one brand name - Yellowstone Landscape. Doing so will make our services and capabilities more seamless and efficient, and better captures the common excellence to which we aspire.
You will soon begin to see the new logo on our vehicles and our uniforms, but there is one thing that will not be changing – our teams of dedicated landscape professionals, focused on delivering the quality landscape services that our clients have come to expect from us, and that have been built up from over fifty years of combined heritage, legacy and performance from Austin Outdoor and BIO Landscape. On behalf of the landscape professionals at Yellowstone Landscape, thank you for the opportunity to be of service, and we will continue our pursuit of “Creating premier properties and Building lasting relationships”.