Landscaping and property maintenance is a widely overlooked aspect of business operations. However, the appearance of your business can have a direct impact on whether or not customers choose to patronize your location.
If you are looking to take your commercial landscaping to the next level, check out these 5 tips.
1. Get Rid Of Any Unwanted Bushes or Trees
Generally, the first place you want to start is to remove all the plants, which don’t complement the overall aesthetics of your business environment. Feel free to cut down any bushes and weeds or ugly trees, shedding leaves on your lawn. This will allow room to replant newer, more beautiful trees in their place.
2. Grow Different Types of Plants
Growing different plants can add life and color to your space. This can include everything from flowers and vegetation to trees and foliage. You can plant seasonally, more so, around Memorial Day, or go with evergreen or native grass, which will remain beautiful and lively even in the cold weather.
For best results, go for bright-colored plants as they are more likely to catch the eye of the passer-by. Also, try and select a plant that actually blends with your surrounding landscaping design and color patterns.
3. Plant Grass on Sloping Land and Plain Stairs
If your land is on different levels, try to mask any plain or concrete steps using grass. It might take a bit more effort to mow the sloping lawns, but you’ll find the overall aesthetics well worth it. You can use layered entrances or a retaining wall, which can additionally help prevent erosion or water runoff.
4. Enhance Your Entrances and Pavements by Installing Flower Beds
Flower beds are a good way to highlight certain sections of your building. They serve almost like focal points that attract visitor’s eyes and direct them somewhere you want them to go. For example, you can set up colorful beds around the entrance. The trick is to use colors that draw the eye of an onlooker towards the entrance, inviting them to step in.
5. Use Flair Sparingly!
As a commercial business, it is important to maintain a certain level of formality. If your company is more professional, try and keep it simple. Use the flair and bright flowers a bit sparingly, especially in areas outside the building. However, you can afford to do so in sections where outdoor spaces are exposed, such as indoor courtyards, where customers and employees can sit and relax.
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At Strategic Grounds Management, we go beyond executing on services. Our team creates a unique maintenance plan for every property we work on – and if you have more than one location, we’ll make a plan for each one!