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Landscape Recovery after Storm Damage

Landscape Recovery after Storm Damage

Helping Rebuild your landscape, one plan at a time! The storm has passed and now it’s time  to rebuild ( or at least clean up) the  aftermath of a storm.  This task can seem like a burden and an ordeal for any property owner or tenant, and requires  much more time and effort than picking up a few branches and broken limbs. This historical catastrophic storm in Houston has has left behind, broken homes, business and heavily damaged trees along with other large pieces of landscape that can be potentially hazardous if not taken care of as soon as possible.    It’s best to take a step back and formulate a strategic plan for the cleanup,  think landscape professionals. If you are inexperienced or elderly we would discourage you from tackling any potentially dangerous situation during cleanups, and shouldn’t “do it yourself”.  This decision will all depend on the extent of storm damage, calling the experts to remove debris like fallen trees is always a good idea.  We often hear stories of maintenance staff on client properties that have tried to cut a tree and they become severely injured and /or disabled due to lack of proper equipment and skills. You do not want to try and save money and think just anyone can cut up a tree, it is best to hire a professional.  (Utility providers, should be contacted when dealing with powerlines or “hot lines” that are tangled in trees.) Our goal here is to help you create a strategic game plan and not jump into a clean up too quickly.  Below are some helpful tips and...
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Hurricane Harvey Update

Hurricane Harvey Update

Our office will be closed Monday August 28, 2017  & Tuesday August 29, 2017. It is with much thought and concern that our office will be closed until further notice. Hurricane Harvey has left our beloved city of Houston with historic catastrophic flooding. The safety of our staff, families, and customers is our top priority. May God bless you and keep your loved ones safe during this time. For news and alerts here are some helpful websites.   http://www.houstonemergency.org/  http://www.houstontx.gov/311/ http://www.grbhouston.com/george-r-brown-emergency-center/     Share this post...
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Summer Loving Hats!

Summer Loving Hats!

Hot off the press….we have some new custom made Headgear! Downtown Houston Skyline is the perfect setting to snap this picture of our new custom made Headgear! We hope everyone is enjoying the outdoors this SUMMER ! (or at least trying too )…in our skilled trade, we know it can get sizzling HOT outdoors…and we realize It’s the simple things in life that make a huge impact on your outdoor experience! For instance….hats!  We recently placed a small run of custom printed hats from our friends at OMGiprintshirts.com, a local business and dear friends of ours. Great customer experience from start to finsih. Our team has been working very hard under the summer heat with our old hat/ uniforms…and they are very happy to have our new hats in! Each team member received a hat and when asked what they thought of the new fabric, look, fit etc. they were very appreciative! “Oh wow, this fabric is better!” followed by “yes, can’t wait to rock this tomorrow!” and “ Can I have two?” To which the answer was “yes!”….and now we have to double up on our next OMG order! We love to make our employees feel appreciated and if there is anything we can do to make this summer heat more bearable- whether it’s a simple hat, change in fabric, look & feel of uniforms ….we are going to do it!  We hope this summer will continue to be a fun, healthy & successful one for everyone! Please take a moment to follow us on instagram  Also, like & share our posts with the #HeadgearSwag  #HomeTurfTexas and see how this gear has some of us...
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Cycling for a cause: #TourdeHouston

Cycling for a cause: #TourdeHouston

Cycling for a cause: bringing awareness to locals about Houston’s Historic parks and communities while raising funds for many Reforest Houston Programs.  Congratulations to all participants in Houston’s Annual #TourdeHouston fundraiser. This year over 5,000 cyclists helped contribute to the Houston Reforestation Program! We are very proud to have our Home Turf Texas Landscape team member, Joe Trevino participating this year.  He said “It was a beautiful ride, around Houston’s Historic Neighborhoods and parks….contributing to a great cause for our environment…..it was worth the pain in my legs!” and All participants sure finished strong! As a local houston company we are excited to see such energy in our city and are very proud to support green spaces and active lifestyles. Next Year we will team up the Special Events, City of Houston to help Sponsor this event and bring awareness to our communities about Houston’s parks. This annual fundraiser raises funds for many Reforest Houston Programs.  If you are looking to join a team next year for this ride please contact us for details!         Share this post...
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More than just Networking!

More than just Networking!

Every Customer loves to feel appreciated…even us! We are thankful to be a part of ITVIBES client appreciation day! As a business we also focus on our customers and truly understand the value of a simple “Thank you”. Since the launching of our website, ITvibes has been more than just our web design team they have been a great networking source as well!   Business Networking is essential. One popular question within our industry  is “why are my flowers (Trees, shrubs etc.) dying?” After asking a few questions and at times even visitng the site, we discover the main reason is due to lack of water. Just as water is an essential need for our plants and trees to grow….so is networking for our business. Yes there are times it feels like a love-hate relationship with Networking. The planning, prioritizing and defining it’s overall effectiveness can be at times exhausting. Even with that it is essential in our fast-pace world to market ourselves to our professional community. This allows for conenctions to form, ideas to flow and in this case, some delicious Asian Cuisine to be served!  Face-to-face. Meeting other business professionals not necessarily within our  industry can also be effective networking!  We tend to connect via our social networks and consider these conenctions effective. We have found that meeting professionals face -to -face allows for a connection that online facebook likes and linkedIn invitations can not replace. It is a personal relationship. On that note it is wise to integrate online and offline networking to build stronger relationships with a select group of professionals. Invest & Nurture. Time...
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Houston: “if you build it , they will come !”

Houston: “if you build it , they will come !”

Exciting news is happening around town. While searching online for recent news articles,  I came across a big project here in our beloved city of Houston. I am sure if you commute past downtown or watch the news you have heard about the construction site near George R. Brown Convention Center.  The article below highlights a great background of the project and pictures credited to Houston Chronicle, staff Gary Coronado. Project is to be completed by next Labor Day!   Real Estate Convention center upgrades designed to improve the experience Improvements on east side of downtown to add appeal for residents, workers and visitors By Nancy Sarnoff September 21, 2015 Updated: September 21, 2015 11:13pm From a balcony off the George R. Brown Convention Center on Monday, downtown officials gestured toward the 1,000-room Marriott Marquis under development next door and at the street below them, soon to become a much more inviting space, they said, with new restaurants, seating and oversized umbrellas providing shade. These improvements are part of the $1.5 billion worth of public and private development work underway on the east side of downtown, which is being revamped to make it more appealing to residents, workers and visitors. Officials from Houston First, a quasi-public agency that manages Houston’s convention facilities, toured with a small group through the area Monday, showing off some of the changes specific to the Brown center at a cost of $175 million: A plaza and at least four restaurants at the front of the building, with a raised outdoor seating area called “the wharf,” a nod to the building’s nautical theme. The street...
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