In 1996, the National Safety Council established June as National Safety Month. At G&G Landscape Solutions, we take our workplace safety seriously, which is why we are sharing some considerations during this month of protection to highlight what we do to keep your commercial property in tip-top shape! You may avoid accidents and injuries on your property by keeping up with preventative maintenance.
1. Weak branches and dead trees
Trees become more vulnerable to diseases and pest infestations that cause rotting or weak branches as they age and become larger. Weak branches can fall on people, buildings, and automobiles.
Regular tree care, such as trimming and inspections, ensures trees remain healthy and develop properly. It also protects your trees from pests and illnesses that might injure or kill them. Be careful to select a qualified arborist, as shoddy work might result in severe long-term harm.
2. Tipping hazards in hardscapes
Mature trees are a valuable feature on commercial properties, but their roots can occasionally cause damage to walkways, pavement, and hardscapes. Most of the time, this manifests on the pavement surface as fractures or buckling, creating tripping hazards on your hardscapes. If you discover anything wrong with your hardscapes, diagnose the problem as soon as possible before it becomes a headache, or someone gets harmed.
3. Poor visibility and lighting
Dark walkways and parking lots are always a risk since they might result in slip/fall injuries or automobile accidents. Similarly, overcorrecting with too much illumination or lighting in the incorrect places might increase the risk of harmful glares.
Consider where you want to put lights on your property. Lighting at ground level and overhead is an acceptable alternative but avoid installing lights at eye level.
4. Unmaintained irrigation systems
Sprinkler heads should be in good operating order and easily visible to avoid tripping hazards. Any leaks, even little ones, can quickly grow into dangerous floods, resulting in excess repair costs and on-site risks.
Tripping hazards and floods may be avoided with frequent irrigation system inspections by G&G Landscape Solutions. As an added perk, the savings from proper maintenance are reflected in your water bills.
5. Drainage issues
Poor drainage leads to erosion and hardscape damage, which will only worsen over time. As an example, with the snow and ice that fall in seasonal communities during the winter, inadequate drainage can freeze, increasing the risk of damage or accidents. W e recommend clearing all drainage grates and correcting any grading issues on your property as soon as possible.
Leave it to the experts like G&G Landscape Solutions
While these dangers are all hazardous, they can all be avoided if you leave it to G&G Landscape Solutions. You won’t have to worry about anything because our business landscape contracts often include regular inspections and cleanups. If you believe anything is a hazard now or might become one in the future, please contact us and we will investigate.