The Best Landscapes Are a Balanced Fusion of Hardscapes and Softscapes
U.S. Lawns has always recognized that there are so many ways to help our commercial real estate managers and owners use their landscapes to meet their goals. Especially when the hardscape and softscape are working in perfect harmony.
To give you a better idea of where we’re going with this, it’s important to distinguish what the difference is between your hardscape and your softscape. Trees, plants, grass, bushes and shrubs, and everything else green and growing including the soil, is a part of the softscape.
The hardscape is any feature of the landscape that is built out of a hard material like stone, concrete, or wood. U.S. Lawns considers it best practice to include the hardscape aspects you’re going to want as a permanent part of your landscape in your initial construction plan. This way you’ll know how to incorporate your softscape, eliminating the future need to move or remove and replace interfering trees or bushes, which can be quite costly.
However, we also realize new construction budgets don’t always make this possible, and we want you to know that when it comes to your landscape, we can always help you find a solution. Contact us now to learn more about our commercial hardscape services.
Hardscapes Are Not Just for Residential Landscapes
People frequently tend to associate hardscapes with the residential landscape market. After all, who wouldn’t love to have a relatively low-maintenance natural oasis in their backyard where they can unwind after a long day or entertain friends on the weekend? Just imagine having an outdoor kitchen with stone or granite countertops on a flagstone patio with a rock fire pit, and perhaps even a nice soothing waterfall to add to the ambiance–all of which happen to be solid examples of a hardscape.
But hardscaping plays a valuable role on commercial landscapes too, whether it be a corporate office park, trying to provide a safe, comfortable environment for tenants to enjoy a quiet lunch, or take a brisk walk outdoors on a pleasant day; a retail shopping center trying to maintain safe parking lots and pedestrian walkways while evoking the mood to buy; an industrial complex where a clean, safe, professional landscape is top priority for delivery trucks and pedestrians alike; a hotel, with the primary focus of being visually pleasing and inviting enough to the capture attention of lodgers, drawing them away from the competition across the street; or multi-family apartments, which need to have that eye-pleasing curb appeal while offering a welcoming space for both current and prospective residents.
U.S. Lawns has the knowledge, experience, skills, and tools to help you build a strategy for managing your commercial landscape that can really contribute to helping you achieve your company’s goals. We know about softscapes and hardscapes, and how to create and maintain a landscape where everything is working together for the best interest of your company and your community. Contact us now if you’re ready to add new hardscape elements to your commercial property.
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