There are many ways you can utilize your outdoor spaces to your company’s advantage. Whether your primary objective is to maintain a high occupancy rate, create a place where families can enjoy recreational activities outside, attract patrons or provide a relaxing respite that supports healing and overall wellbeing, with the right landscape enhancements, you can establish outdoor public spaces that will help you achieve your business goals.
Specify expectations for your outdoor public spaces
Your first step is to determine what purpose you need for your outdoor public space to serve. For instance:
Do you need to provide a soothing place where family members can sit outside and visit privately with a resident of your convalescent home or long-term care facility?
Maybe you’re trying to create an outdoor environment where families can spend time together picnicking, taking walks, throwing frisbee or practicing throwing and catching skills for the upcoming ballgame?
Perhaps you’d like to offer a good location to take a quiet lunch break in the shade or to hold a corporate meeting out of doors, which means you’ll likely need plenty of space for seating that offers a measure of protection from the elements as well as access to electricity.
Or your primary aim could be simply to draw people away from the competition across the street, and into the lobby of your hotel or resort instead.
Regardless of your expectations for your outside community space, before you start renovating the landscape, you’ll save a lot of time, money and headaches by identifying what your goals are and what it’ll take to make them happen.
Choose the landscape enhancements that fit your expectations
There are a variety of ways you can enhance your commercial landscape; you can incorporate hardscapes like:
- Flagstone, brick or concrete patios.
- Wooden decks.
- Gazebos, pergolas, arbors and trellises.