First of the Year Landscaping Tips

Looking for ways to keep your commercial property’s clients and employees happy? Don’t underestimate the power of an attractive and well maintained landscape.

You don’t need to spend lot to create green spaces that will entice employees to go outside, relax, and explore your property’s grounds. Here are some tips that can ensure an effective commercial landscape design:


Start with a plan

It’s important that you know about the micro environment of your property, when considering where to invest in your landscape. Be sure to take note of areas that receive ample sunlight, areas of shade and even how the wind blows across your location. This will help you decide what to plant where and can even help decide where outdoor dining and break areas should be located. Plan for all seasons to maximize enjoyment of the space.

Enlist the help of a professional commercial landscape firm to develop a plan for your outdoor spaces. Pros can tell you what plant materials will look good in the space, and they also have a sound knowledge of the different kinds of plants that will work, the right trees for the right spots, and the most convenient systems for irrigation.


Make sure the landscape design harmonizes with the architecture of the building

Having a landscape design that goes with the building architecture is extremely important to an effective commercial landscape design. Keep in mind that the landscape is usually intended to enhance the aesthetic of the architecture, not than dominate it.

Also, consider developing a theme for the landscape, or adding some signature elements. It can help your clients characterize all your locations, just by their visual appearance.


Make sure the entrance is inviting

Any carefully planned commercial landscape design should start with a welcoming entrance. A captivating entry can be achieved by plantings such as colorful flowers, blooming perennials, bright grasses, and even incorporate hardscape elements around existing signage.

Incorporating some of these ideas in your main entry will add value and please employees and guests visiting your commercial property.


Think including about a focal point

Strengthen the visual appeal of your property by including a focal point, such as a water feature or a professionally designed annual flower bed. A strong focal point on the outside of the building draws more interest to the location, creating opportunities to showcase other features of the property.


Make sure it makes the right impression on clients

First impressions are important. An organized and tidy landscape means that your potential client will notice the landscape as a sign of a well managed building, giving them greater confidence in the products or services your clients are providing.  


Avoid overplanting

Make sure you consider what the plantings in your landscape plan will look like as they mature. We often see commercial landscape plantings that have overgrown the area as they developed. It not only decreases the visibility of the building and other amenities, but also makes the landscape look untidy and unkempt.

When you are planning to plant trees, keep in mind how quickly they will mature and how their roots will spread. Likewise, don’t plant shrubs too closely to each other. No one wants an overgrown landscape. It increases regular maintenance costs, and removing mature plant material can lead to expensive renovations and rejuvenation projects down the road.


Selecting what to plant

Carefully select plantings with colors and texture that harmonize with the color and texture of the building’s architecture.

It is also important that you pick plants according to where you are deciding to plant them. Choose locally grown, native plants when at all possible. You should know how much sun or shade the plants will need, the type of soil, and other factors a specific plant requires in order to thrive. Having a soil test performed before planting is also a good best practice to have your landscaper implement.

Also, keep in mind is the seasonal variations and plan the plantings in a way that ensures there is something blooming throughout the year You can make use of plants like evergreens and unique shrubs for color during the cold seasons.


Ensure your design is low maintenance and convenient

While it is difficult to create a landscape plan that requires zero maintenance, a plan that requires less maintenance is achievable.

A properly planned landscape will ensure that you spend less of your property’ budget on maintenance in the long run.

It’s also very important to consider your irrigation system in your landscape plan. Irrigation is meant to supplement rainfall, not replace it. It should never be your landscape’s only source of water. Options like smart controllers and drip irrigation lines can save your property thousands of dollars over the life of your system.

Finally, landscaping is a year-round activity. You and your landscaper will continue to work and care for new and mature new plantings in every month of the year. This is why it is so important that your commercial landscape partner is aware of the local fertilization and water requirements of every property to take great care of you and your landscape.






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Benefits of Trees in Your Landscape

Trees don’t require the same amount of care that many other parts of your property’s landscape do. To thrive, they need the things that are available naturally: sunlight, soil, and water. In return, they provide so many benefits. They clean the air, help reduce energy costs, provide shelter to animals, and, perhaps most importantly, they add immense value and aesthetic appeal to your commercial property’s landscape.  

Carefully thought-out landscapes that include preserved and new tree plantings not only make your property look great, but also provide employees and guests with the opportunity to take a break from technology and recharge by spending time enjoying your landscape’s natural beauty. Frequent short walks under and among the trees has been proved very beneficial to the productivity of the employees and greatly enhances mood.

Trees are not without some expense. They do require some additional maintenance costs in order to keep them healthy, but most successful commercial property management companies and building owners have come to see the trees in their landscape as a competitive benefit.

Here are some of the advantages of investing in your trees:

Environmental Benefits

  • Trees Improve The Environment:

There are several ways that trees protect and improve the environment. Aside from reducing air pollution and noise pollution, they filter water and absorb rainfall, lessening the impact of flood and stormwater.

Trees also attract a variety birds and natural wildlife providing food and shelter.

  • They Make Outdoor Spaces More Comfortable:

During hot weather months, trees prove to be beneficial as they help keep the environment cool. They take in carbon dioxide, which is a heat-trapping greenhouse gas and release oxygen, which has a cooling effect on the environment.

They can also provide shade to help employees and guests avoid the sun. Placing outdoor seating areas under trees makes them more functional and attractive spaces for gatherings.

Not only do trees provide a cooling effect in summer, they are also beneficial during the colder months. They reduce winds that blow across your outdoor spaces, so the employees can enjoy the outdoors during the winter as well.

  • They Improve The Quality of Air In Your Commercial Outdoor Space:

Trees can improve the quality of air by absorbing harmful gases and toxins and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. They are extremely effective when it comes to reducing gaseous pollution. They can remove the heat-trapping greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and replace it with oxygen.

One tree can reduce carbon dioxide by an average of 300 pounds in a year. A low level of carbon dioxide in the air does not have any known negative effects. On the other hand, high levels of this gas can be extremely bad for the environment and can cause a lot of issues like respiratory problems.  

Economic Benefits

  • Trees Help You Save Money

You can reduce energy costs of your property by strategically planting trees. Even a single tree can provide some energy savings. Properly placed trees can conserve energy by providing shade during summer, acting as windbreaks, and providing warmth during winter.

During the summer, they can provide shade and keep your corporate office cool, which can lower the costs of air-conditioning.  

Trees like evergreens can deflect harsh winds, which can prove to be extremely beneficial during the colder months. Evergreens can act as windbreaks and block harsh winter winds, reducing heating costs.

  • They Improve The Value of Your Property:

Planting trees in your landscape is a low-cost way to boost the value of your property. A property that has trees is estimated to attract more customers than a property that lacks trees. Mature trees, in particular, are an absolutely irreplaceable asset.

Social Benefits

  • Trees Can Help Reduce Stress:

According to the Natural Resource Conservation Service, trees can help reduce stress levels.

While it is a widely known fact that spending time in nature can help people relax, a study by Texas A&M University proved that spending five minutes in a day looking at trees can result in lowered stress levels. This means that adding trees to your landscape will provide employees and guests a place to de-stress during their breaks, increasing the productivity of the workforce.

In conclusion, trees are beneficial in commercial landscapes not only because of the beauty they provide to the property, but also because they offer environmental, economic, and social benefits for a relatively minimal investment in your property’s landscape maintenance budget.


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Tips for Making Spaces That Your Clients & Employees Appreciate

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Being strapped to technology without a break can get really frustrating for employees. Giving them the opportunity to take a break and inhale some fresh air can really help when the workload is dragging them down. A breather outdoors can be rejuvenating, according to a lot of studies that prove the advantages of commercial landscaping.

Making an outdoor space for employees and clients to work and gather can greatly enhance the productivity and create a close-knit community. Commercial landscaping can reduce the work pressure, enhance teamwork among the employees, promote physical activity and liven up the overall environment at work.

Landscape maintenance is also crucial for outdoor spaces because while providing an outdoor space to the employees can be helpful, frequently changing the setting can boost creativity and enhance the mood of the employees.

Outdoor spaces prove to be a smart move, so what should you consider when making a space that both - your clients and employees appreciate?

Here are some tips that can ensure an effective outdoor space and entice employees to go outside:

A balcony garden or a rooftop space:

Consider places that are on the ground to ensure the employees can get diverse outdoor experiences. If there is a balcony or rooftop in the commercial structure, it can be transformed into a garden area. Make the space attractive to pollinators, butterflies, and birds by planting colorful flowers and grasses. Plant vegetables to ensure that the employees get to eat fresh.

Patio Area:

A hardscaped gathering space encompassing seating and privacy screens will encourage the staff to utilize the outdoors for lunch, which can prove to be beneficial, as it will boost their creativity and productivity once they go back to their workspaces.  It is important to carefully decide the position of the patio.

Consider whether you want to locate it nearby an indoor cafeteria as it would be convenient or would prefer more of a private space that is linked with the office through a path, as it would provide the employees with a getaway on premises.

Walking Trails:

Promoting physical activity can reduce illnesses drastically and ensure that the employees stay healthy. Walking trails, which run throughout the campus, offer the employees the privilege to exercise on site. A lot of studies have shown how physical activity can release feel-good hormones. Make seating arrangements like benches or natural stones along the track so the employees can take a break. Including activities, stations are also a good idea.

Outdoor Grilling Station:

Another great way you can enhance the outdoor space of your corporate office is by incorporating an outdoor grilling station. Here the employees can hold demonstrations. Corporate lunches can also take place in this outdoor kitchen and it offers a lot of opportunities for different kinds of events.

Beanbag Toss Boards and Bocce Ball Courts:

A place where an employee can enjoy their break by engaging in playing not only helps to improve their teamwork, interpersonal skills and relations with other colleagues but also improves their morale.

This is one of the reasons why more and more businesses are incorporating leisure spaces on their campuses. Commercial landscaping that is recreation based is a perfect balance of work and play due to their ability to improve fellowship among colleagues.  

Putting in recreational enhancements like bocce ball courts or beanbag toss boards can prove to be perfect for de-stressing during breaks.

Shade Structures:

Pair outdoor seating with canopies to ensure that they are comfortable and useful. If you want employees to be able to relax outside, install shade structures in areas that do not have any natural canopy so people can avoid the sun. There are a wide variety of options, from pergolas that can support the growth of creepers to climbers, and vines that give a modern touch. Oversized umbrellas can also be utilized to provide shade spaces with table and chairs.

Water features and Outdoor Fireplaces:

Landscape enhancements that provide a feeling of home are getting more and more popular in commercial properties.

Places of fire outdoors and fire pits can be pleasing spaces for the employees to have cookouts or brainstorming meetings. They can also be perfect to invite clients from out of town.  

Water features not only add to the aesthetic of the landscape but can also create an atmospheric environment.

Functional Considerations:

  • Adaptable seating arrangements: Arrange different kinds of seating options from benches to chairs with tables. It is extremely important to consider the flexibility so you can take advantage of the commercial outdoor space, when required, in a lot of ways. For example: if the furniture you have selected is versatile, it can be rearranged for things like group meetings.
  • Wi-Fi: Make sure that the employees can easily connect to the Internet outdoors from their mobile devices, tablets or laptops. This will enhance the utility of the outdoor space further.
  • Electrical receptacles: The outdoor spaces should be equipped to allow the employees to work in the landscape. It is important that the outdoor space of a corporate property has outlets for electricity so that the employees can make use of them when they decide to take their work outside.
  • Privacy: Create privacy in your commercial space by utilizing landscape features like plants, trellises that support the growth of climbers and creepers, evergreens, freestanding wood, metal or stonewalls, or hardscape retaining walls.

Creating good outdoor spaces can ensure that both your employees and clients are pleased.

It can be extremely difficult to find workers who are talented, therefore, retaining these skilled people and top performers is important for any business because the workforce is what contributes to the success of the company. It is, therefore, a good idea to provide the employees with an outdoor space where they can relax and take part in recreational activities, as it can essentially provide the company with a competitive advantage.

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You Deserve Better Than Average Landscaping

“On a scale of 1 to 10, we’re going for a 5. I want my property’s landscape to look really average”, said no one ever.

You hire a professional landscape company because you want your property’s landscape to stand out – in a good way. When you sign a contract with a big commercial landscaping company, you expect that you’ll get something much better than what you’re getting today, right?

Otherwise, why would you go to all the trouble to qualify vendors, conduct an RFP, evaluate the responses, and negotiate your contract? You’d just stick with whoever’s cutting the grass for you now and doing an “okay” job.

When we talk to the property managers we work with, they tell us that they expect more from us.  The same old, same old just doesn’t cut it for them.

But how do you get an above average landscape?  Without blowing your budget, how do you turn an utterly unremarkable landscape into one that really stands out?

Every property’s different, but here are 3 simple tips to help you get a landscape that stands out from the crowd.

  1. Start with a solid fertilization and pest management program. Your landscape is never going to look its best if it’s not getting the right nutrients. Have your landscape contractor take soil samples from various locations in your property, then design an application program that addresses the specific needs of your landscape and its environment. You can’t get an above average landscape if you don’t start with a healthy landscape.
  2. Second, make sure your irrigation system is regularly inspected by trained professionals. Most property managers don’t think about their irrigation system until there’s a broken head, or a huge water bill comes in. But just because you can’t see any problems, doesn’t mean that your irrigation system is doing all that it should for your landscape. During monthly inspections, irrigation pros don’t just look for problems. They make sure that your landscape is getting the right amount of water, in all the places that need it. Properly managed irrigation plans keep pests and disease out of your landscape and keep it looking it’s best.
  3. Finally, seek professional help. If you think about it, it’s easy to ignore most landscapes. After a while, they all start to look the same, don’t they? But what if your property had something that the others didn’t? We employ trained Landscape Designers, and we offer their expertise to our clients as a value-added service. Because sometimes the difference between an exceptional landscape and an average one is as simple as having one or two focal points to draw attention to your property. Adding some color to your landscape with a new annual flower bed, and keeping the design interesting with each rotation, gives you a chance to refresh your property's curb appeal several times a year.

These are just a few tips to get you started. Remember, the journey from average to remarkable isn’t as hard as you think, or as expensive. Your landscape probably doesn’t need a major overhaul. Instead, find the small, but important steps you and your landscape contractor can take to get you the landscape that you deserve.


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Congratulations Legacy of Leesburg!

We're extremely proud to feature Legacy of Leesburg. This client partnered with us to manage their landscape 3 years ago. In that time, we've worked with the Board and Property Management to revitalize this beautiful community. And we're proud to announce that all the hard work and planning has resulted in 2 landscape awards this year. Last month, the community was awarded a National Landscape Award of Excellence and we were recently able to accept another Landscape Award from the FNGLA during The Landscape Show in Orlando.

Legacy of Leesburg is an active retirement lifestyle community, located 45 minutes from Orlando, Florida. The community's intent is to provide all the modern amenities active adults expect in a home, placed in a setting that encourages them to explore the natural beauty of central Florida.

The result is that nearly all of Legacy’s 1000 homes have a view of either a natural conservation area or one of the nineteen ponds that dot the community’s landscape. With over seven miles of maintained walking paths along thirteen trails, residents are frequently seen strolling in the shade of the hundreds of ancient oaks that were preserved during construction.

We're honored to partner with the wonderful community and proud to share in their success.  Congratulations to everyone involved in the care of this award-winning community!

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Yellowstone Landscape expands in Texas with opening of new Austin location

AUSTIN, TX (October 6, 2017) – Yellowstone Landscape is pleased to announce that it has expanded its operations in Texas with the opening of its new Austin location.

Yellowstone Landscape is one of the country’s largest commercial landscaping firms, with locations across six Southern states.  The newly opened Austin branch provides commercial landscape maintenance and enhancement services, including irrigation system management and exterior pest control, as well as commercial landscape installation and tree care services. 

Yellowstone Landscape CEO, Tim Portland, said of the expansion, “We’ve been targeting an expansion into Austin for a number of years now. We’re extremely proud of our longstanding client relationships in the greater Houston area.  Many of our clients also own or manage properties in Austin, and have been asking us to provide services for those properties as well.   We’re looking forward to doing so and to building new client and service relationships in Austin for many years to come.”

Yellowstone Landscape’s Austin location will be led by Jeremy Sutton. Mr. Sutton holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, and comes to the company with significant experience in management of large scale commercial landscaping operations in the greater Austin area.  Yellowstone’s Austin operations are located at 1209 West Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757. Local candidates with landscape maintenance experience are encouraged to apply in person, or send their resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Orlando’s 2017 Home of Distinction Benefits Ronald McDonald House

It was our honor to install the landscape at this beautiful property, and for the next two weekends, anyone in Central Florida can tour this amazing home and contribute to a terrific charity at the same time.

The home being showcased is the 2017 Home of Distinction, a newly constructed home built by our client, Landmark Custom Builder & Remodeling, for Janet & Russ Haberle of Haberle Steel Inc.

A Mediterranean designed home with a Transitional flare, this 15,736-square foot home is located on the 6th fairway of the Nicklaus Golf Course in the Eagle Estates Section of Reunion Resort & Club. It features the latest in design trends for the luxury home market. The home was designed with a focus on entertaining, including outdoor living areas essential in the Florida sunshine. Featuring a large kitchen, gathering areas, theater and game rooms, the home has a uniquely designed pool with lazy river, pool, spa and waterfalls.

From September 22nd through October 1st Weekends Only (Friday & Saturdays 10AM – 5PM / Sundays Noon – 5PM), this home will be open for tours to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida. The tour will showcase building and design trends while raising funds for a wonderful cause. Tour tickets can be purchased for $8 in advance by visiting, selecting Home of Distinction Orlando and then clicking the 'Register Now' button. Otherwise, tickets will be $10 at the door. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida receives 100% of the proceeds from tour ticket sales.

Special thanks to Landmark Custom Builder & Remodeling for allowing us to be a part of this unique project.

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4 Environmental Benefits of Your Commercial Landscape

It’s easy to look at a freshly mowed lawn, pruned shrubs, and vibrantly colored flowers and think that commercial landscaping is just about making properties look beautiful. But as Landscape Professionals, we know there’s so much more going on in your landscape than what you can see. Professionally designed, installed, and managed landscapes do so much more than just add beauty to the places where we live, work, and play. In this post, we’ll explore 4 important environmental benefits of commercial landscapes that you may not have considered before.

1. Improved Air Quality
Do you remember that one science fair as a kid, when you did a project on photosynthesis? In case you forgot, photosynthesis is “the process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide and water…and generates oxygen as a byproduct.” Plants are absolutely essential to carbon sequestration. They capture significant amounts of carbon from the air and release oxygen. In urban areas and places near industrial and manufacturing facilities, trees and plants also capture particulates and other microscopic pollutants, helping to clean the air we breathe.

2. Reducing Soil Erosion
Did you know that the root systems of plants and trees allow for 20 times greater water absorption than tilled soil? That also means that areas with healthy turf, trees and plants are far less likely to experience flash flooding and areas of standing water after a hard rain. Soil erosion isn’t just an aesthetic issue. Area of exposed dirt on a hillside indicate that the soil is weak. If not corrected, this can lead to mudslides after heavy rains. Reducing soil erosion in these areas can involve decorative plantings of shrubs and other groundcovers, meeting the functional and aesthetic needs of the landscape.

3. Reducing Noise Pollution
When most people think about a bustling, urban city, the soundtrack typically includes honking car horns, exhausts of trucks and buses passing by, and maybe even a jackhammer. The constant assault on the ears is part of the reason some city dwellers eventually flee to find peace and quiet in the suburbs. Modern urban developments are increasingly looking to commercial landscape designers and commercial landscape management companies to bring nature back to the city. Turf, plants, and trees are much better at absorbing sound than pavement and concrete walls. Dampening even a small amount the city’s noise makes the environment just a little more pleasant for its residents.

4. Regulating Temperature
In the South, we’re always looking for ways to keep ourselves just a little cooler. Whether adding more trees to create a natural canopy of shade, or installing a hedgerow to block the setting sun from a westward facing window, landscapes can have a big impact on temperature regulation. With more shade from trees, your home or office’s air conditioning system won’t have to work as hard to keep you cool, saving money on your electric bill. Studies have also shown that turf keeps the ground 10-15 degrees cooler in the summer and 10-15 degrees warmer in the winter than a paved surface. Another advantage that grass has over pavement – it doesn’t crack. Pavement expands and contracts as temperatures change, leading to cracks which become safety hazards. Replacing large paved areas with healthy turf reduces the amount of pavement that will need to be repaired or replaced, and better regulates temperature in the area.

These examples are just a few of the many ways that your landscape is working to help make your environment a little healthier and a little safer. The aesthetic appeal of a great commercial landscape project is hard to overlook, but just remember that there’s a functional purpose behind all that beauty, too.


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Your Landscape & Marketing Your Commercial Real Estate Property


Marketing a commercial real estate property can be a challenge. There is more competition for commercial space now than at any other time in history. And it’s easier than ever for buyers and lessees to search available inventory. That means getting your property noticed among all those other listings is more important (and more difficult) than ever before.

Whether selling or leasing, a few smart investments in your property’s landscape can help you stand out from the other listings your potential buyers and tenants are considering.


The Case for Making Your Landscape a Feature

Almost every commercial real estate listing starts by talking about the same things - proximity to interstates and public transit, hotels and restaurants nearby, parking areas, security and maintenance, energy efficiency. Sometimes a listing may mention a “park-like setting”, but a property’s landscape is rarely given top billing in its description.

We think the reason that landscapes aren’t given any special mention is that 99% of commercial properties have no distinguishing landscape features.  The result is that all properties end up looking basically the same from the outside.

If you want to make your property seem unique, but the exterior and grounds are no different than the competition, your only option is to make expensive updates inside the building. Landscape enhancements are significantly less expensive than interior improvements.  And once they’re installed, the new landscape improvements cost relatively little more to maintain than the boring old landscape that looks like everyone else’s.


Getting Your Property Ready for a Photo Shoot

There’s a lot more to closing a deal than having great photos of your property, but clients looking to buy or lease are starting their search online. Whether they’re viewing your property on your company’s website or another commercial real estate listing site, they’re looking through your pictures before they ever read a word about your property.

9 out of 10 listings will start with a photo of the building’s full exterior. I know you’ve seen the shot we’re talking about – lines of glass windows, gray concrete, a few small trees lining the front, and maybe a little strip of green grass.

Instead, why not highlight the interesting parts of your property’s grounds in the cover photo? A colorful installation of annual flowers at the main entry. A group of blooming perennials at an outdoor seating area. An aerial shot of a crushed granite walking path around the property’s lake.  Bright colors, or anything different than the typical cover photo, will help your listing stand out on the search results page.

Also, consider the time of year when you’re shooting the photos of your property. Even a great listing can be ruined by bare trees and dormant turf. Consider having photos done after your spring cleanup when trees are full of green leaves and the flowers are blooming. Even if you’re marketing your listing in the winter, show the landscape when it looks its best to maximize views.

As more commercial real estate professionals begin using social media sites like Facebook and Instagram to market their listings, photos of your property and its landscape can become a huge asset, driving views to your website and property listings.  The right improvements to strategic areas of your property’s grounds could become a key component in your commercial real estate property’s marketing plan.


For more ideas on how to turn your landscape into a marketing feature, schedule a meeting with your local Yellowstone Landscape Professional. They have the tools and experience to help your commercial property’s listing stand out from the crowd.


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5 Traits We Value in our Landscape Professionals

I recently had the opportunity to prepare a presentation for our 2017 Summer Intern Class. One slide in particular (the one in the picture at the top of this post) stuck out to me, and I wanted to share it here.

It’s a list of the 5 attributes that we value most in our employees.

We thought about the most successful people in our company. Men and women who have risen through the ranks and been given positions of great responsibility - Branch Managers, Business Developers, and Senior Account Managers. 

What are the traits they have in common?

1. Professional: They chose this industry as a career. It’s not just a job.

There’s a popular perception that people who end up in the landscaping industry just fell into it. Like we’re that kid who started mowing lawns during the summer and it became a full-time job.  While there are certainly a number of landscaping companies that get their start like that, our story is different. We formed Yellowstone by merging existing, successful businesses together. We saw a need for a strong, regional company that specialized in creating and maintaining complex, commercial landscapes across the South. That’s what Yellowstone is today, and why the Landscape Professionals who work here are so dedicated to solving the challenges that our clients face in their landscapes.

2. Hard Working: There is no easy button for what we do. Landscaping requires sweat and grinding it out, day after day.

Summer in the South is unrelenting. Average temperatures above 90 degrees and with the humidity it usually feels like triple digits. This is the environment that our Landscape Professionals sign up to work in.  They report before 7am and sometimes don’t get back to our shops until well after 5.  Fall, Winter, and Spring bring their own challenges. Leaf cleanup, pruning, fertilization applications, irrigation system testing and repair - there’s always something to be done when you work in commercial landscaping, and it’s never easy.

3. Positive Attitude: There are no failures, only opportunities to learn.

Let’s be clear with this one. Working at Yellowstone isn’t like walking down Sesame Street. But we’ve realized that there’s nothing more draining to the morale of a team than constant negativity. If we chose to focus on the things that go wrong every day, we’d be miserable. Instead, we want Landscape Professionals who choose to be positive in the face of adversity. People who are so confident in their abilities, that they see problems as opportunities to demonstrate their competence.

Clients don’t hire us for when things go well.  They hire us for how we handle it when things go badly.  When an irrigation line bursts, how quickly do we respond?  When someone takes a drive through the grass and tears up your HOA’s entry, how soon can we get the turf replaced? When a storm comes through, when are our crews there to start the cleanup?

4. Part of the Team: “We’re all in this together.”

If you’re around any of our branches for any length of time, you’ll here this phrase. “We’re all in this together.” We’ve adopted this mantra because we understand that our success depends on each of us pulling our own weight. From our CEO to front line service crew members, no one is more important than another.  A successful client relationship depends on all of us, using our individual skills to create landscapes that will make our clients proud when they drive through their properties.

5. Knowledgeable: As Landscape Professionals, it’s our responsibility to share what we know.

When we look across our management team, about three-quarters of them hold some level of advanced degree or certification that relates to what they do. From Bachelor’s degrees to industry certifications, our Landscape Professionals have accumulated a tremendous amount of knowledge about creating and caring for landscapes. Even after they’ve finished school, they participate in continuing education classes to stay up to date on new technologies and ideas. And they’re applying what they learn, to change how we serve our clients and their landscapes.

It’s a really simple slide. But when we pause for a few minutes to think about what each of these five traits means to us, it’s pretty easy to see why the Landscape Professionals that exhibit these traits are so successful within our company. It’s easy to see why we’ve entrusted them to manage our branch locations, represent us to new clients, and serve our existing clients.

If you’re a student, thinking about what to do after you finish school, we invite you to explore our Internship Program and read about the experiences of our past interns.

If you’re already in the industry and looking for a new opportunity, we invite you to check out our current Job Opportunities and join us.

If you’re a Property Manager in search of a new commercial landscape service partner, we invite you to meet one of our local Yellowstone Landscape Professionals and tell us about what your landscape means to you.


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