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The seasons change but we remain
 
CLIENT FOCUSED
Most landscape maintenance service agreements end each year on November 30th marking the end of the fall season with
 
anticipation for winter. Even as the calendar indicates the end of November, our service focus does not end. December
 
1st typically begins most snow and ice management agreements for which we have been preparing over the past five months.
 
Our service offerings may change but we remain Client Focused.
Take a look at the myriad of services we provide to our valued clients during these winter months:
 
  1. Full service professional snow and ice management
  2. Rejuvenation/dormant pruning of the plant material on your property
  3. Professional landscape design services – a great time to plan for spring
  4. Winter policing and general site cleanup of your property
  5. Full service arbor care including tree trimming, removals and fertilization
  6. Winter protection for plants and property from snow, ice and salt
  7. Digital image design work including 3D property presentations
  8. Budget review and ‘wish list’ for our clients....
 
 
 

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Bruce Church, President/CEO of Balanced Environments and Hard Surface Solutions, recently received the very first BOMA/Suburban Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was presented in recognition of Bruce’s dedication to the commercial real estate industry and his tireless interest in and support of BOMA/ Suburban Chicago.

 

Serving on various panels and committees, including many years on the BOMA Membership Committee, Bruce has been a consistent supporter of BOMA and their mission for over 30 years.  His dedication to success has created a solid foundation within both of his multi-million dollar companies performing professional landscape, hardscape and snow management services throughout the Chicagoland and southern Wisconsin areas. Bruce has been described as someone who always operates with absolute professionalism providing exceptional service to his clientele.

 

Bruce is very proud of the growth of both companies and enjoys spending time networking with high-level clients at outings and events. He is passionate about developing his employees enabling them to provide the professional level of service expected by their clients. Congratulations Bruce!

 

For release-12.15.2017
 

 

Your Trees Need Attention Too
 
The countdown to Spring is on and the growing season will soon be upon us. At Balanced Environments Inc., we would again like to thank you for choosing us for your maintenance needs, and look forward to providing you with a great experience.
 
TREE CARE FOCUS
 
One of our company objectives for 2018 is to enhance our Tree Division by offering a larger variety of services and increase our quality and response time. 
 
We are very pleased to announce that our new Tree Division Manager Leo Mendoza, was hired to carry out this objective. Leo has over 15 years of experience as a grounds man, plant health care technician, arborist climber, production manager, and sales. His certifications include ISA Arborist, ISA Certified Tree Specialist, ISA Utility Specialist, TCIA Tree Care Safety Professional, and Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Trainer. 
 
He has a great deal of experience, but what excites us most is his enthusiasm to improve the foundation of services we already offer, and to add more that would allow us to better serve our clients.  
 
 
 
MEET LEO MENDOZA
 
Tree Division Manager
 
  • ISA Certified Arborist IL-4893A
  • ISA Certified Tree Worker/Climber Specialist IL-4893AT
  • ISA Certified Utility Specialist IL-4893AUT
  • TCIA Certified Treecare Safety Professional #561
 
Immediately we took a look at our current Arboricultural Services, and we chose to add to our repertoire... the Tree Division has added the new services of Tree Inventories, Air-Spade/Root Crown Excavations, and Support Cables and Rods.
 
The Plant Health Care Division has already doubled the services we offered in 2017; beginning with....
 

 

 
Let the Fun Begin!
 
After a record breaking month of May relating to rainfall, we are finally experiencing some warm summer-like weather. Many of you have planned your summer trips or annual family traditions at your favorite summer getaway. Remember those fun-filled summer trips as a child spending quality time with your family swimming, boating and singing around the campfire? Now as adults we pass those memory making moments along to our kids, nieces, nephews and maybe even grandkids. Don’t forget to take the time to plan these unforgettable weekends before they get away from you. You won’t regret it.
 
The Great Outdoors
 
Scientific facts prove that spending time outdoors provides for us mental and physical benefits. One study suggests that spending 20 minutes in the open air gives your brain an energy boost comparable to one cup of coffee.

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April showers bring a few concerns...
 
Plants need moisture to survive and as we come out of another Chicagoland winter it’s important to understand the benefits and concerns of our typical spring showers. We are fortunate to live in a region where our soils are mostly rich dark topsoil that provides beneficial structure and nutrients for plants to thrive.
 
Although soil may seem rather solid, spaces exist between soil particles. These spaces hold vital air and water necessary for the plant roots system. Root survival is dependent upon absorbing oxygen from these air spaces in the soil. Spring rains fill the spaces in the soil with water, and the air is displaced. Gravity pulls on the water and it moves downward allowing the air to move back into the spaces. Too much water/rain saturates the soil which deprives the roots from the oxygen they need. Over time this will stop roots from functioning properly, make them susceptible to root rot infections and eventually lead to their death.
 
Our best defense against this situation is to make sure our landscape plants are growing in well-drained situations. This includes 

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... Finally!
 
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
– Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard’s Egg
 
Winter seemed to linger longer than normal this year. After a cooler than normalApril and late season snowfalls it looks like spring is finally here to stay. Spring is the time for plans and planting, a time to return to the outdoors and experience nature at its best.
 
Our landscape crews are at their highest level of activity as they endeavor to perform the many spring tasks required on your properties. Timing is everything in our landscapes and being proactive with spring tasks will result in a relaxing, enjoyable summer. 
 
Here is a list of tasks to consider having completed within the next four weeks:

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