Seasonal Landscaping Tips: How to Prepare Your Commercial Property for the Summer

Summer is here, and that means it’s time to ensure your South Carolina commercial property is ready to withstand the heat. At Heritage, we understand the unique challenges posed by the scorching weather and the importance of special land care this time of year. Keep reading to discover three essential tips to keep your property looking healthy and thriving all summer long.

1. Optimize Irrigation Systems

With temperatures often exceeding 95 degrees and random afternoon torrential thunderstorms, efficient watering is crucial to the health of the landscape at your property. An optimized irrigation system ensures your plants receive the right amount of water without waste.

  • Be sure to check the system for leaks to help prevent high watering bills.
  • Regularly test your irrigation controller to check for faults in the electrical system to prevent dry areas that could damage the landscape investment.
  • Upgrade your system with technology that automatically adjusts the watering schedule to account for higher evaporation rates.
  • Installing rain sensors is an easy way to prevent overwatering and save on the water bill.

These best practices will ensure your plants receive adequate moisture throughout the hot summer months.

2. Mulch for Moisture Retention

Mulching is a simple yet effective way to retain soil moisture and regulate soil temperature year-round. Apply a layer of mulch around your plants to reduce evaporation and keep the roots cool. Mulch also helps prevent weed growth which will save you time and effort in the long run. Mulching is a proven practice that will help your plants thrive.

3. Opt for Heat-Resistant Native Plants

Selecting the right plants for the right place will help them withstand the intense summer heat. Here are some of the native perennial flowers that will add a splash of color we recommend that require less maintenance and water.

  • Black-eyed Susan: Not only are these plants native to South Carolina, but they are also heat and drought-resistant.
  • Lantana: Known for its vibrant colors, this plant is drought-tolerant. Lantanas also promote biodiversity as they attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.
  • Butterfly Weed: Another native South Carolina plant that thrives in the summer heat and attracts butterflies.

Preparing your property for the South Carolina heat doesn’t have to be daunting – especially when you have our team ready to help! These tips can ensure your lawn remains healthy throughout the season. Whether it’s optimizing your irrigation system or choosing the right plants, a little preparation goes a long way in creating a beautiful and sustainable summer landscape.

At Heritage, we know there is no one-size-fits-all solution for your landscaping needs. For personalized advice and services, give us a call today at 803-957-3536!

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