Meet Bruce Moore, Jr.

“Create an environment for your people to grow, empower them to make decisions, recognize their achievements and the rest will fall into place.” Those are words of wisdom from ELM’s Vice President of Operations, Bruce Moore Jr. Recently, Bruce Jr. was featured in Landscape Management magazine’s Back Story. Read more and find out what inspired his passion for the business.

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Preparing Your Commercial Property for the Snow Season – Part II

At this point in time, your snow preparedness plan should have most of the major components in place. The remaining fine tuning of operations and communications will only allow for a smoother operation, and less stress for all involved. Most of the remaining tasks should be completed regardless of whether the service is being performed internally or by an outside contractor. These functions are general conditions and apply to overall snow and ice management.

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Preparing Your Commercial Property for the Snow Season – Part I

Whether you are self-performing snow operations or utilizing the services of an outside contractor, there are several pre-planning tasks to complete to minimize liability issues. The greater amount of communications between the facilities department, end users (tenants, employees, etc.), and service providers (internal or external) will provide a higher level of success in managing a winter event.

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Does Your Landscape Have an Addiction?

In general, water use is taken lightly, and in many cases, overused.  It seems like everyone has a report card or dashboard these days.  In the FM world, commercial property managers measure the efficiency and optimization of all building systems.  From tenant satisfaction to asset utilization to driving efficiencies, this is the world commercial facility managers live in and are accountable for.

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ELM’s six-point approach to using less water, improving your environmental impact, and becoming more competitive as a business.

This award winning property is the result of ELM’s intelligent approach to integrated landscape management.
This award winning property is the result of ELM’s intelligent approach to integrated landscape management.

Landscaped office parks, commercial centers and corporate campuses vary in their irrigation water use depending on what the property’s plants, trees and lawns demand, the seasonality of the landscape’s growth cycle, and the uncertainty of the weather.

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Why Is Your Soil pH Important?

Turf has specific pH requirement for optimum growth, and as we say it at ELM, “if you start from the ground up, together, we can make informed decisions about your lawn management”. For this reason, it is important to do annual soil tests in order to get the data for a soil specific program for your commercial landscape to properly dial in your fertilization and liming.

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Crabgrass Invading Your Commercial Property?

With summer started, the hot and dry weather begins, and with it comes optimal conditions for crabgrass. As a commercial property manager, now is the time to work with your landscape services provider to insure the proper preventive and control applications take place. These preventive actions will preserve the quality of your turf and the curb appeal of your property.

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