Clean Scapes http://cleanscapes.net Landscaping & Hardscaping Mon, 18 Jan 2016 17:49:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 Winter Ant Preventionhttp://cleanscapes.net/winter-ant-prevention/ http://cleanscapes.net/winter-ant-prevention/#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2016 17:49:04 +0000 http://cleanscapes.net/?p=1161 It’s winter, why am I still seeing ants on my property!? We hear this time and again and have an explanation for you!

Fire ants are usually less active during the dry winter months, but you may see mounds reforming following winter rains or days over 70 degrees. With the unseasonably warm winter we have had, ants are taking advantage of solar radiation from the concrete and moisture from irrigation run-off.

Treating mounds with an insecticide like Top Choice during the winter is the most effective method to rid them from your property. Bait products are not recommended due to the fact that ants are not foraging for food. An insecticide needs to be applied evenly at two pounds per every 1000 square feet, and must be applied by a licensed applicator.

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For more information on ant prevention please give us a call at 512.448.1094.

 

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Commitment to Sustainabilityhttp://cleanscapes.net/commitment-to-sustainability/ http://cleanscapes.net/commitment-to-sustainability/#respond Fri, 18 Dec 2015 14:56:26 +0000 http://cleanscapes.net/?p=1149 Clean Scapes has made a significant investment in ensuring better air quality. By partnering with the City of Austin and Central Texas Clean Cities, an organization aimed to advance the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that reduce petroleum consumption.  CTCC is one of 80 volunteer coalitions that develop public and private partnerships to promote alternative fuels and vehicles, fuel blends, fuel economy, hybrid vehicles, and idle reduction.

In recent years, Clean Scapes has converted our gas-powered mowers to propane.  Propane mowers run cleaner, produce less harmful emissions, and decrease total fuel costs.  Propane currently costs 30% to 50% less per gallon than diesel fuel and allows companies to operate their equipment on environmentally sensitive Ozone Action Days.

Clean Scapes is one of a few commercial landscape companies participating in the switch and has performed the most conversions to date in Central Texas!

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South Congress Hotel – Living Wallhttp://cleanscapes.net/south-congress-hotel-living-wall/ http://cleanscapes.net/south-congress-hotel-living-wall/#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:10:13 +0000 http://cleanscapes.net/?p=1125 Clean Scapes’ construction team has been hard at work creating an assortment of living walls at the South Congress Hotel! Our team used 23 different plant species to build these beautiful arrangements. Of the 23 species, we included Mexican Feathergrass, Agave Parryi Truncata, and Twist Leaf Yucca due to their drought tolerant nature. The living walls can be found around the perimeter of the hotel, as well as the pool deck, located on South Congress Avenue in the heart of Austin.

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Clean Scapes Takes Home Trophy at BOMA Shootouthttp://cleanscapes.net/clean-scapes-takes-home-trophy-at-boma-shootout/ http://cleanscapes.net/clean-scapes-takes-home-trophy-at-boma-shootout/#respond Tue, 03 Nov 2015 17:47:35 +0000 http://cleanscapes.net/?p=1084 A few weeks ago, members of our Clean Scapes team joined together to compete in the inaugural BOMA Shootout at Reunion Ranch. They shot at 10 difficult stations, but hit more targets than they missed, earning them a 3rd place trophy. Our team had a blast and are already looking forward to next year’s event!

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Photos courtesy of Brett Weiss with Datasavior & Scott Raymond with Climatec.

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Fall Lawn Preparationhttp://cleanscapes.net/fall-lawn-preparation/ http://cleanscapes.net/fall-lawn-preparation/#respond Wed, 30 Sep 2015 21:12:29 +0000 http://cleanscapes.net/?p=1073 Although the temperatures are still high, cooler weather is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start treating your lawn with a pre-emergent herbicide.
A pre-emergent is a chemical that creates a thin barrier in the top layer of soil, helping to control the growth of weeds in an area. Fall is the best time to apply a pre-emergent because this is when weeds will begin dropping their seeds. No one wants their beautiful landscape ruined by unsightly, uncontrollable weeds!
Contact Clean Scapes today about applying a pre-emergent herbicide to your property before it’s too late!

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Auditorium Shores Completionhttp://cleanscapes.net/auditorium-shores-completion/ http://cleanscapes.net/auditorium-shores-completion/#respond Tue, 15 Sep 2015 15:50:20 +0000 http://cleanscapes.net/?p=1054 Clean Scapes is excited to show off the completion of the Auditorium Shores project! The park features new crushed granite hike-and-bike trails, dog launches, and 15 acres of plush grass. Located between the Palmer Events Center and Town Lake, it is the perfect location for a day outside with friends, family, or four-legged pals. Check out the pictures below and let us know what you think of this beautiful renovation!

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Auditorium Shores Middle Lawn Progress Updatehttp://cleanscapes.net/auditorium-shores-middle-lawn-progress-update-2/ http://cleanscapes.net/auditorium-shores-middle-lawn-progress-update-2/#respond Mon, 19 May 2014 17:08:03 +0000 http://cleanscapes.net/?p=1033 We are very excited about nearing completion of the Auditorium Shore Middle lawn project. The new turf looks great!

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Strategic Vision 2014 Meetinghttp://cleanscapes.net/strategic-vision-2014-meeting/ http://cleanscapes.net/strategic-vision-2014-meeting/#respond Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:33:30 +0000 http://cleanscapes.net/?p=1014 On April 3rd more than 40 Clean Scapes leadership team members met to explore and advance the strategic vision of the company for 2014 & 2015. Clean Scapes’ proven success in customer retention and quality of service are a result of a very focused, talented and engaged managerial team. This meeting was kicked off by Ivan Giraldo whose visionary leadership (along with Rex Gore) has shaped the values, success and direction of Clean Scapes. Giraldo blends employee engagement, business acumen, and knowledge of industry and customers to lead the company in delivering stellar customer service. Industry leaders Buddy Reed and Mike Weynand generously shared their knowledge, wisdom and customer perspective with the team.  Other speakers throughout the day included: Financial performance and innovation (Damien Matherne, CFO); panel of internal operational leaders discussing trends/innovations and challenges (led by George Lindenberg, Principle); Employee Engagement (Carmen Zayas, VP HR); and Marketing Strategies/Awards (Amy Weldon, Director of Marketing & Sales).  It was a fun, informative and productive meeting that centered around communication, teamwork, and innovation.


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Clean Scapes welcomes our visa employees!http://cleanscapes.net/clean-scapes-welcomes-our-visa-employees/ http://cleanscapes.net/clean-scapes-welcomes-our-visa-employees/#respond Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:42:35 +0000 http://cleanscapes.net/?p=950 These temporary landscape laborers, some returning on their 7th year with Clean Scapes, are an integral and important part of our Clean Scapes family. In Austin the entire company pitched in for an event that ensured our Visa guys felt the love.  Paperwork, prizes, food, etc. were all part of the hearty welcome these employees received upon their arrival.  These dedicated and hardworking employees who are with us from March until November, along with our  talented pool of permanent year-round employees, allow Clean Scapes to provide continuous top notch quality services to our clients no matter what the season. Bienvenidos Amigos! Glad you are here!


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Auditorium Shores Middle Lawn Progress Updatehttp://cleanscapes.net/auditorium-shores-middle-lawn-progress-update/ http://cleanscapes.net/auditorium-shores-middle-lawn-progress-update/#respond Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:11:29 +0000 http://cleanscapes.net/?p=900 Here are the latest construction photos of the Auditorium Shores Middle Lawn. We have been working hard on the park and are very excited with the progression.


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