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Behind The Scenes of Public Landscaping
Not many people stop and think about the landscaping secrets that are done in public spaces. Public roads, parking lots, and parks don't clean themselves up when emergency spills are created. Without proper landscape maintenance on public areas, our streets and parking lots would not only be littered with trash, but some roads would be undrivable. It is very easy to forget all the work that happens behind the scenes and late at night when the rest of the world has gone to sleep.
Unfortunately, people litter all over the world. Parking lots see a lot of abandoned trash and would be covered without nightly street sweeping. Just think about all of the times you accidentally kicked a soda can or plastic bottle. Parking lot sweeping helps ensure businesses look their best, and that the environment stays a little bit cleaner. Typically, a sweeper company will come in at night time due to fewer cars being on the lot. That is why you may not have ever seen a street sweeper before.
This is a problem that many colder cities face during the winter months. Without proper landscape maintenance, many roads would be undrivable and sidewalks unwalkable in the winter due to frozen roadway, sidewalks, and parking lots. When a passageway is frozen over, maintenance companies turn to chemicals to melt it away quickly. The two main types of ice melting chemicals are exothermic and endothermic. They are both used fairly often to keep our walkways clear. Without these men and women coming out during the freezing temperatures, there would be a lot more accidents in the winter due to the hazardous ice.
Many times, a building can start having foundation problems due to irrigation issues. The world is constantly shifting and changing, and landscaping issues can appear out of nowhere. If ignored, the situation can become dangerous. Many landscape maintenance men and women help fix soil issues so our favorite buildings and structures stay standing
Many things happen behind the scenes that the average person does not realize. Without proper landscape maintenance, the world would be a totally different place.
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