When you walk into a store or office building, do you stop to check out the shrubs? You can bet that we do.
Commercial landscaping sometimes gets overlooked, but it’s an important component in any operation, and like the rest of the business, it takes attention and planning to perform its job. Luckily, commercial landscaping is part of our job, so we’ll give you a few pointers for free.
In our business, commercial landscaping can take a number of different forms. It can include spacious lawns or trees surrounded by flowers in a busy parking lot. In most situations, or clients have limited space and time available for landscaping maintenance, so finding a good balance between function, appearance, and sustainability can be a challenge.
More than just Good Looks
First impressions matter, and for your business, commercial landscaping is just as important as a well-designed logo and attractive storefront. A tidy and well-maintained exterior communicates commitment and attention to detail to both your customers and your employees. When they know that the building is being cared for, they are likely to feel that they’ll be cared for as well. Ironically, this perception also extends to people with more questionable motives. A building that is visibly neglected will appear as an easy target to criminals, so even trimming the hedges and watering the plants can add security to your space.
You Can’t Do It All, and You Shouldn’t Have To
If you’re interested in improving the landscaping around your business, it’s important to be honest about how much maintenance you want to do yourself, and how much of it you’re willing to hire out to a landscaping company. If you’re comfortable with the daily watering of plants, and occasionally throwing down some fertilizer or plant food, then you might only need to have the pros come by a few times each year to do some seasonal upkeep. If you’re already working 80-hour weeks, don’t be afraid to ask for a service that can handle it all for you.
What Can They Do?
A full-service commercial landscaping company can handle a wide variety of jobs, often more than just planting your flowers or keeping your lawn mowed. They can prepare the exterior of your facility for harsh weather, handle all the planting, maintain your sprinkler systems, and in some cases they can even shovel or salt your parking lot and sidewalks in the winter. They can come twice a year, or you can see them every week if that’s what you need.
If you’re thinking of hiring a commercial landscaping company, make sure you can find one that can handle all your needs. Having a single point of contact is easier for you to manage. You’ll also benefit from using a contractor who’s familiar with the unique, year-round needs of your business.
While we’re talking about commercial landscaping companies, you’ve already found one of the best. It doesn’t matter what time of year it might be, so give us a call and let’s talk about giving your facility an on-point style that your customers and staff will appreciate.
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