Spring is the perfect time to enhance your landscape that already exists. Improving your property’s landscaping can make your business more attractive and inviting, as well as offer a major return on your investment and add value to appraisals. Keeping your commercial property well-maintained automatically gives the impression that you care and creates a sense of wanting to belong to the property.
If you are looking for a guaranteed way to boost your building’s attention, consider adding these features to your landscape.
Trees and Shrubs
There are many benefits to adding landscape plants such as trees and shrubs to your property. With strategic planting, you are creating structure and a more aesthetic design altogether. It can also provide other benefits that you would not expect. Large trees provide shade which increases value and allows your customers to have a place to cool off and get out of the sun on hot summer days. You can also save money on air conditioning if your building is nestled among some trees, as well as give your employees the option of keeping their blinds open and enjoying a beautiful view of the outdoors. Adding trees and shrubs allows your commercial property to come alive with sights and smells that everyone will enjoy.
It is remarkable how retaining walls can completely change the design of your property. If you have a property that is sloped, retaining walls can create different levels that are not only structurally sound but also visually appealing. Retaining walls help stop soil erosion, providing stability and structure to keep your property looking great, especially after a hard rainfall. To make sure your retaining walls are strong and will last, refrain from doing it yourself. Invest in the assistance of a landscaping company so it gets done right the first time, instead of possibly having to fix expensive mistakes later.
Irrigation systems may seem a little intimidating; however, they are highly recommended for watering plants. They can save you time and effort, as well as prevent overwatering. Automated systems are hooked up to moisture sensors that make sure your landscape gets the right amount of water when it needs it, resulting in much less water being wasted. Irrigation systems also keep the property’s landscape looking excellent without taking time out of the property manager’s schedule. That’s one less thing for you to worry about!
Making sure your property is well-maintained is an ongoing process; however, it has a major payoff! Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to keep your property looking its best without spending too much time mowing and weeding. Preemptive measures are an important part of keeping your property healthy; therefore, it is vital to have a plan of action for every season. Regular dethatching and aeration will improve soil drainage. Pre-emergent herbicides, fertilizers, compost, and irrigation systems will also increase your property’s defense against pests, weeds, and fungal issues.
A pathway that is well-designed with high-quality stone pavers offers an eye-pleasing look and makes it easier to navigate to the entrance of your business. Curved pathways are not only attractive but also allow for both style and function. Want to maximize the look of your pathways even more? Line them with border plants and flowers!
Adding landscape lighting offers a warm environment to both customers and employees. It keeps your beautiful trees, shrubs, and plants out of the dark and creates artistic shadows. A well-lit property also allows people to locate your business easier, discourages intruders, and provides a sense of safety for customers and employees. Outdoor lighting will make a lasting impression any time, day or night.
If you are wanting to add some exciting new outdoor features to your property this year, contact Bluegrass Landscape and Snow Management at (314) 770-2828. One of our dedicated team members would be happy to discuss all your options for your landscape makeover!