The landscape of a property has the ability to lure in potential owners and tenants; its lush turf, colorful flowers, and rolling texture from trees, shrubs, and beds often create a financial as well as psychological benefit.  LMP understands the desire to increase property values, achieve high tenancy and occupancy rates, and drive traffic through visual appeal.  Our teams are trained in comprehensive landscape maintenance protocols from policing a property to remove all debris and hazards prior to mowing, to producing exceptional edge lines in the areas where turf installation and maintenance are not feasible, ensuring weeds do not detract from the appearance of the property, attending to mulching and shrub maintenance, and debris removal.  


Aging properties often experience reduced enthusiasm for their landscape appeal as plant materials, turf, and trees begin to lose color and shape stemming from a natural decline.  LMP’s teams are experienced in the design and installation of improvements from turf, annuals, trees, shrubs, and inorganic materials to revitalize a community or commercial property.  Over the past three decades, LMP has had the opportunity to participate in the design and installation of landscape materials in new construction and existing construction.


As LMP views its industry as a profession, it expects that all of its employees participate in training programs designed to make them knowledgeable of every aspect of landscape maintenance regardless of whether or not it is their function.  The company actively pursues and participates in training and education programs designed by the Florida Nursery, Growers, and Landscape Association (FNGLA), National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Services Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program as well as specific training programs provided by industry partners including Rainbird® and Hunter. 

Arbor Services

Trees are an essential component of any landscape design providing function, form, and beauty.  They can be utilized to increase energy efficiency through the production of shade, reduce noise pollution, increase privacy, and encourage native wildlife populations to take advantage of their natural bounty thereby reducing human stress.  Despite their significant benefits, trees require a great deal of care to ensure their longevity and vitality.  Rather than focus primarily on pruning or removal, LMP developed an arbor care team to provide for the needs of trees that includes individuals recognized by the International Society of Arborists (ISA) as Certified Arborists and Tree Risk Assessment Specialists. 

These individuals have the knowledge and experience to discern if not only a tree is at risk for infestation or even death, but they are capable of determining the best diagnostic and treatment tools needed to mitigate any significant damage prior to its occurrence. 

Additionally, LMP has a dedicated arbor team whom performs services from extensive pruning in the winter and prior to the on-set of hurricane season, cutbacks, tree removal, stump grinding, debris removal, fertilization, and tree installation as well as relocation services. 

Maintenance

The landscape of a property has the ability to lure in potential owners and tenants; its lush turf, colorful flowers, and rolling texture from trees, shrubs, and beds often create a financial as well as psychological benefit.  LMP understands the desire to increase property values, achieve high tenancy and occupancy rates, and drive traffic through visual appeal.  Our teams are trained in comprehensive landscape maintenance protocols from policing a property to remove all debris and hazards prior to mowing, to producing exceptional edge lines in the areas where turf installation and maintenance are not feasible, ensuring weeds do not detract from the appearance of the property, attending to mulching and shrub maintenance, and debris removal.  


Aging properties often experience reduced enthusiasm for their landscape appeal as plant materials, turf, and trees begin to lose color and shape stemming from a natural decline.  LMP’s teams are experienced in the design and installation of improvements from turf, annuals, trees, shrubs, and inorganic materials to revitalize a community or commercial property.  Over the past three decades, LMP has had the opportunity to participate in the design and installation of landscape materials in new construction and existing construction.


As LMP views its industry as a profession, it expects that all of its employees participate in training programs designed to make them knowledgeable of every aspect of landscape maintenance regardless of whether or not it is their function.  The company actively pursues and participates in training and education programs designed by the Florida Nursery, Growers, and Landscape Association (FNGLA), National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Services Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program as well as specific training programs provided by industry partners including Rainbird® and Hunter. 

Irrigation 

Water usage in the landscaping is designed to supplement the plant and turf material needs that are not met through naturally occurring precipitation.  However, most landscape irrigation systems have been treated as a “set it and forget it” device contributing to the excessive usage of water.   The Irrigation Association [IA] and American Society of Irrigation Consultants [ASIC] developed extensive practices to aid in the mitigation of the use of excessive water in commercial and residential landscape environments while preserving the quality of the water. 

 

These best management practices (BMPs) include goals centered on the design, installation, and management of the irrigation system for the purposes of creating an efficient system that protects the watershed as well as the landscaping materials. 

The third BMP defined by IA and ASIC is the management of landscape water resources – “management includes active irrigation system maintenance, scheduling, monitoring, and [the] evaluation of water use, landscape health, and appearance”.  Whether installing, improving, or maintaining a current irrigation system, LMP’s irrigation technicians are responsible for ensuring a strict adherence to the third best management practice. 

 

Each month, an LMP irrigation technician will inspect the irrigation system for pressure variations, excessive flow rates, non-uniform distribution of water, faulty valves and wiring, and/or clock failures or inefficiencies.  These inspections will be documented within a report  for the purposes of communicating potential stress on the landscape materials and obtaining authorization to make the necessary repairs or improvements.

Integrated Pest Management

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”

 

Integrated Pest Management (IPM), often referred to as Integrated Pest Control (IPC), is an approach based on the prevention of pests and diseases within landscape management.  IPM is not a single, reactive course of action to the identifiable presence of diseases and pests, but rather a proactive approach designed to prevent infestations through continual evaluations and decisions to control the presence of both. 

The presence of an identifiable pest within the surrounding landscape environment is vital to establishing methodologies designed to control rather than eradicate a population of potentially harmful agents.  The first method of control is ensuring that the area of concern adheres to the practice of “right plant; right place”. 

By selecting plant materials conducive to the environmental conditions – access to sunlight and water, soil composition, and exposure to regional temperatures, IPM ensures that the potential of stress to the plant material is reduced, thereby, reducing its exposure to invasive pests and diseases.  Conversely, if a plant species is known to be vulnerable to a specific pest or disease, the right plant/right place practice will discourage the placement of materials that are also susceptible to the same infestation from being within reach of each other. 

 

Routine assessments are performed within the IPM practice to gauge the potential risk of an infestation of a pest or disease, and these assessments are then used to design mitigation strategies based on either culture or chemical controls.  The cultural techniques utilized in IPM programs include the proper cleaning of landscaping tools to prevent the spread of an infestation or disease between areas and/or properties, proper fertilization and watering techniques, and, if possible, manually removing diseased and infected plant materials prior to resorting to chemical controls including the applications of pesticides. 

 

LPM implemented the IPM program as a standard business practice nearly thirty years ago, and relies on the expertise of its in-house Certified Pest Control Operators (CPCO) to ensure each property is afforded the opportunity to participate in prevention programs designed to mitigate unforeseen expenses to the landscaping budget.

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