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Low Maintenance Shrubs for Self Storage Facilities

by Kim Kilpatrick November 5, 2013 11:22 PM
Fall is the time when gardeners put their yards or gardens ‘to bed.’ This means that they do the necessary work so that the garden or flowerbeds are ready for planting in the spring. This means that weeds are gone, dead blooms are removed from flower stalks, and shrubs are pruned. [More]

Shrubs to Plant at Your Self Storage Facility

by Tony Gonzalez April 29, 2013 7:07 PM
Springtime is a good time to take a critical look at the landscaping around your self storage facility. Facilities without any landscaping look bleak and unwelcoming. Good landscaping adds greatly to the curb appeal for your business. Potential customers are more willing to rent units from a business that is well-landscaped than from one that isn’t.

So, if you are re-doing your landscaping or if you are building a new facility, here is a list of shrubs to consider planting. [More]

Farm to Self Storage Conversion Came Naturally to Missouri Man

by John Stevens July 27, 2011 6:05 AM
Starting a self storage business could not have been a more easy decision for Brian Haskins of High Ridge, Mo. After having grown up beside a local farm in the 1960s where he and his family kept some horses, cows and chickens and grew pumpkins as a fundraiser for his kid’s baseball team, he returned in 1991 to purchase the farm and sell horse and cows as well as begin a landscaping business. [More]