When you first walk up to a business, you start to form an impression of it without even thinking about it. A company that looks old and rundown will not attract customers, but one that is landscaped nicely and feels inviting can make a significant difference and may even attract more clients.
Whether your building is brand new or has been around awhile, sprucing up the outside and working with a commercial landscaping company can may your business stand out. Some buildings may not have space for large ornamental plants and trees, but if you have some room for a few flower beds, you can make improvements that are often worth the time.
Hiring a commercial landscaping company to help choose the best plants and create an appealing layout for the plantings is an excellent place to start. If you have the space to do an entire landscape, you can add some trees, some bushes, and maybe even some hardscape or a water feature to the design.
Often the first thing a commercial landscaping company will suggest is putting together a landscape design that considers everything outside that will be part of the landscape. If you want to have a seating area to relax or add some benches to an area with some shade trees, the designer can help you put all those items into the plan.
A landscape design is not always set in stone, but it is essential to make changes to the plan before the landscaping company starts working. A change in something seemingly small could significantly affect the overall design, so discuss any concerns or changes you would like with the landscape designer when reviewing the drawings.
Changes can affect things like elevations in the design or how sprinklers and drainage run through the beds and other landscape areas. A small change can throw off other items in the plan, so when you discuss it with the landscape designer, hear them out about concerns they have with the changes and work with them to come to a common ground with the layout and integration of the landscape.
Maintaining Your Landscaping
Once the new landscape is installed, you may want to have a commercial landscaper maintain the beds and plants in the landscape for you. A professional landscaper can replace plants that are not doing well, add different plants if you want them to, and generally keeps the plants that are already there growing and thriving.
It is also a good idea to change bark mulch once a year or wash any gravel in the beds to keep everything looking as good as the day the landscaper installed it.
Contact a local commercial landscaping company to learn more.