Landscaping Trends in a Post-Pandemic World

Article by Fred Peratt in CAIDC’s Quorum Magazine—Landscaping Trends in a Post-Pandemic World.

Fred Peratt Talks Organics with Irrigation Association

Fred Peratt, head coach and owner of Environmental Enhancements, regularly attends his homeowner association clients’ landscape committee meetings.

Conscientious Landscaping Habits

Fred Peratt talks about conscientious landscaping practices in the November issue of Quorum Magazine.

The Urgency of Organics

Now more than ever, we at Environmental Enhancements feel a sense of urgency about choosing organics. To help you understand how simple—and cost effective—it is to switch to an organic program, we’ve prepared this guide for you.

Monitor Your Properties for Landcaping Distress

Enjoy Fred’s article in the April issue of Quorum! “Compliments are hard to come by, aren’t they? When a property is well-taken-care-of, people don’t often make an effort to tell you how impressed they are.

Fred Peratt Talks Landscaping Safety

Fred Peratt contributes to article in Total Landscape Care Online Publication “A safety culture is extremely important because our primary responsibility is for every employee to arrive home safely every day,” says Fred Peratt.

Why One Community Manager Made the Switch

Now more than ever, we at Environmental Enhancements feel a sense of urgency about choosing organics. To help you understand how simple—and cost effective—it is to switch to an organic program, we’ve prepared this guide for you.

Time For Your Community To Go Organic?

Read Fred’s article in Quorum Magazine about community managers who are choosing organic landscaping—and how it works. We continually hear from our HOA clients that homeowners are becoming increasingly concerned about the sprays…

We Won an NALP Safety Award!

We’ve always put safety first. It’s nice to be recognized for it! Once again, the National Association of Landscaping Professionals has recognized Environmental Enhancements as a company with high-performing safety programs that create…

Easy Spring Cleanup Checklist

Now more than ever, we at Environmental Enhancements feel a sense of urgency about choosing organics. To help you understand how simple—and cost effective—it is to switch to an organic program, we’ve prepared this guide for you.

5 Strategic Landscape Design Areas to Watch Out For

You want a landscape design that’s easy to manage and budget-friendly. But homeowners don’t care about that. They want to live and play in homes with beautiful, inviting outdoor spaces. Fortunately, with careful planning, you can make…

When It’s Your Turn to Water

Do you remember the summer we got the exact amount of rain we needed? The year Mother nature kept an eye on things and we didn’t need to water our lawns even once? Neither do we. The reality is, if you live in the DC area and…

Find the Right Landscaping Company for You

 Ever notice how fast the seasons fly by? No sooner have you finished your spring clean up, fertilizing and mulching, than it’s time to rake leaves and plant fall bulbs. Because of this, many homeowners are choosing to leave yard maintenance…

Switching to MyYard Organics

If you have kids or pets, you’ve probably felt concern about the sprays, granules, and powders you rely on to keep your yard looking as good as it does. Children often have fragile immune systems, and Fido eats everything. Maybe you’ve…

Beautiful Landscaping Affects Moods

IN ADDITION TO providing functional places for people to live and work, commercial property developers and managers have a unique opportunity to make a difference for tenants by paying close attention to the green spaces surrounding properties.…

7 Signs Your Property’s Landscape Needs Refreshing

Have you ever stayed in a hotel that hasn’t been updated in a while? The sheets are clean, the complimentary breakfast is well-stocked and the front desk employees are courteous. Yet, something feels off. You probably won’t book a room…

Somebody Likes Us

Environmental Enhancements, located in Sterling, VA, has been providing a full range of environmentally-friendly landscaping services to commercial property managers and homeowners in the DC metro area since 2001. Owner, Fred Peratt, believes…

Open Communications with Your Landscaping Company

Let’s take a moment to imagine your worst nightmare. Lazy Landscaping Company has just finished plowing your parking lot. Business owners, employees or residents trickle out during the day, only to find a mound of snow in front…

Property Manager’s Guide to Landscaping Strategies

Property Manager’s Guide: We want to be your ‘go-to’ resource for all of your landscaping strategies. As part of that initiative, we created an eGuide for you: A Property Manager’s Guide: Landscaping Strategies That Will Make Your Tenants…

Environment-Friendly Landscaping: Doing the Right Thing

Your tenants have children, pets, and bare feet in the summertime. They care about environment-friendly landscaping, and when they find out you do, too, they will be more likely to choose your properties. Far too many landscaping…

Snow and Ice Management: Be Prepared

What crosses YOUR mind when you see snow in the forecast? Something about hot chocolate and bunny slippers? Yeah, right. For property managers, snowy days mean messy properties – and long hours on the phone. But winter weather…

Landscape Design Strategies: Make Your Tenants Say ‘Wow.’

Now more than ever, we at Environmental Enhancements feel a sense of urgency about choosing organics. To help you understand how simple—and cost effective—it is to switch to an organic program, we’ve prepared this guide for you.

Commercial Landscape Management Value

We’re often asked to comment on the cost of our commercial landscape management services. That’s a fair question that we are happy to answer. Better still would be an inquiry of the value of well-maintained landscapes for…

Hidden Contract Costs that Wreck Budgets

It’s that time of the year when we start gearing up for budget reviews and planning. More than half of the landscape season is now being behind us. So you’ve got a pretty good idea where you stand. You’ll get to the numbers,…

Grade Your Commercial Properties for Springtime Appearance, Health, and Safety

At this time of the year, your commercial properties should be looking their very best. Spring conditions are nearly always kind to landscapes, especially after a winter with lots of protective snow cover to minimize the damaging effects…

3 Post-Event Snow Safety Tips for Property Managers

When it comes to snow safety and risk management, there is always more to do until warmer weather brings the site back to bare, dry pavement. Here are 3 post-storm safety measures property managers can take today to ensure the safety…

5 Snow and Ice Tips for Property Managers

Contracts may be signed, but there is more that property managers can and should do to prepare for snow and ice events. Take the time to thoroughly review how the work will be accomplished. These 5 tips will help you work with your snow…

Our Founders Landscaping Journey

Now more than ever, we at Environmental Enhancements feel a sense of urgency about choosing organics. To help you understand how simple—and cost effective—it is to switch to an organic program, we’ve prepared this guide for you.

Resource Conservation: The Future of Landscape Management

If you have been reading the news lately, you are aware of the fact that the state of California isn’t the only state in a desperate situation with regards to water supply. Those of us in the green industry know that this is not an…

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When It’s Your Turn to Water

Do you remember the summer we got the exact amount of rain we needed? The year Mother nature kept an eye on things and we didn't need to water our lawns even once? Neither do we. The reality is, if you live in the DC area and own a home, you probably own a sprinkler,...

Switching to MyYard Organics

If you have kids or pets, you've probably felt concern about the sprays, granules, and powders you rely on to keep your yard looking as good as it does. Children often have fragile immune systems, and Fido eats everything. Maybe you've considered using more natural...

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