Subtle Cues, Hidden Flaws, and Jane’s Story
Landscaping has a strong impact on tenants, customers, and guests. Without proper maintenance and updating, properties begin to look—and feel—tired.
Sustainable Landscaping: What It Is and What It Means to Your Community
Sustainable landscapes are designed to fit seamlessly into the environment, regenerate with minimal maintenance, and be part of the overall health of a community.
Commercial Irrigation: Make Things Less Stressful for Yourself
Watering a property can be tricky. When it rains a lot, it’s hard to know when to resume watering after the rain stops. And of course, we’ve had plenty of drought months, too.
Commercial Outdoor Lighting, a Low Cost, High Impact Investment
While a minimum amount of outdoor lighting is a necessity so nobody falls in a pool, wild animals stay away, and intruders are deterred, lights can be one of the most cost-effective ways to create an entirely new look for your building, common areas, or home.
EE Voted One of 2022’s Best Workplaces for Commuters
This award is one that we are particularly proud of!
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.
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.
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…
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
Environment-Friendly Landscaping: Doing the Right Thing
Snow and Ice Management: Be Prepared
Commercial Landscape Management Value
Hidden Contract Costs that Wreck Budgets
Grade Your Commercial Properties for Springtime Appearance, Health, and Safety
3 Post-Event Snow Safety Tips for Property Managers
5 Snow and Ice Tips for Property Managers
Case Study: Growing Organically by Katie Navarra Fred Peratt, head coach and owner of Environmental Enhancements, regularly attends his homeowner association clients’ landscape committee meetings. He looks at participating in the meetings as more than just a chance to...
Fred Peratt talks about conscientious landscaping practices in the November issue of Quorum Magazine. Your tenants have children, pets, and bare feet in the summertime. They care about the environment, and when they find out you do, too, they will be more likely to...
Position Title: Plant Health Care (PHC) Technician Reports to: IPM/Enhancements Director Date Prepared: January 2017 Exemption Status: Non-Exempt Plant Health Care Technician Position Summary The Plant Health Care Technician is the primary contact to the client and is...
Position Title: Landscape Maintenance Crew Manager Reports to: Maintenance Division Manager Date Prepared: April 2012 Exemption Status: Non-Exempt Landscape Crew Manager Position Summary The Landscape Crew Manager is the primary contact to the client and is the...
Landscape Maintenance Crew Person Level II The primary role of the Landscape Maintenance Crew Person II is to serve as a team member to provide horticulture best practices at the direction of the Landscape Maintenance Crew Manager that fulfill the contracted...