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Common Landscape Liabilities to Avoid

Proper maintenance of your grounds is important for several reasons. An orderly and attractive property draws customers to your building, instills pride in employees, and makes tenants proud. A well-maintained commercial space can also protect you from lawsuits and limit your exposure to liability. On the other hand, a property that has untrimmed trees, poor lighting, and crumbling parking lots is just asking for trouble. When you avoid the most common causes of liability lawsuits on your property you make your company stronger.

The Most Common Landscape Problems

The good news is most landscape deficiencies are fairly easy to identify and not terribly hard to fix. Pay special attention to these three areas:

Untrimmed trees and vegetation: A dead or dying tree brings with it the danger of falling limbs. They can break without warning and fall on vehicles and injure people. Also, unruly vegetation in the form of overgrown shrubs can limit visibility in parking lots and cause accidents.

Poor or nonexistent lighting: If you have people on your property after dark it is important to install adequate lighting. Motion-activated lights allow people to see where they are going and provide a higher level of safety and security.

Parking lot neglect: Failure to regularly maintain your parking lot can result in potholes, crumbling asphalt, and poor signage. Any of these factors increase the chance of an accident.

The Importance of a Site Evaluation

A site evaluation by an experienced landscape company can alert you to potential problems on your property. The professionals at Medallion Landscape will work with you to make sure any landscape liability is taken care of, protecting your property and those who enter it. Call 408-706-2447 or email us today to learn more!

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