Your landscape is an investment in your business that can make the difference between a prospective customer turning into your property, or choosing your competitor. It may be time to consider some commercial landscaping improvements that will set you apart.
Landscape Improvements Can Increase Value
The great thing about landscaping is that there is a wide range of methods to be used and choices to be made to improve commercial outdoor spaces. At U.S. Lawns, our team of professionals are trained in a variety of techniques, including lawn and landscape maintenance, irrigation, hardscape, and more.
Some choices may be made and integrated into your annual maintenance budget, which you can review and adjust, and others may be best planned for a future capital improvement budget. Either way, you might consider some ideas below for increasing your commercial property’s value. We always recommend that our clients have a five-year landscaping plan in place to maximize their budgets and get the most value from your landscaping. Together with your landscaping professional, you will be able to know the life cycle of your landscape and keep everything fresh and up-to-date, all within your budget.
Your entryway, whether it’s a driveway or a walkway, should be inviting to your customers and have a sense of design, order, and color. The vehicle or foot pathways to the door of your business can be lined or defined with ornamental trees, shrubs, plants, or flowers, depending on the size of the space. It is important to take care in the planning stages to avoid having the natural growth of your trees, shrubs, or flowers encroach onto walkways or parking spaces.
Colorful Planting Beds
Everyone knows that color catches the eye, especially when it comes to flowers. Seasonal flower rotations are a wonderful way to greet returning customers with new colors throughout the year, giving your property a fresh makeover each season. Adding fresh mulch in spring and fall also freshens the look and defines the flowerbeds, and it is a simple commercial landscaping update that gives your property a well-maintained look.
Plan Your Future Water Use
When you plan your landscaping budget around adding a variety of elements to your commercial property, such as new ornamental trees, shrubs, plants, etc., take into account the irrigation system upgrade to ensure all new plantings will receive sufficient water. If you haven’t upgraded to a smart irrigation system, now is the time to consider doing so. It may well pay for itself in a few short years from the added efficiency because it avoids overwatering in times of adequate rainfall.
Your walkways should be safe, clean, and have a purpose. If you find that people are cutting through a mulched or grassy area as a shortcut between gathering spaces on a regular basis, it may be time to consider creating a safer path for them. Adding or upgrading walkways can be as simple as adding pavers to provide stability or as permanent as pouring concrete into a smooth path.
Whatever your grounds need, U.S. Lawns can help you take your commercial landscaping to the next level. Contact us today to see how we can help you.