If you are new to landscaping, you might be asking yourself, “What is hardscaping?” Hardscaping is very popular among both residential and commercial properties. It involves incorporating structural elements and features into a landscape design. These features include paths, benches, small bridges, patios, and paved areas. The different types of materials used include wood, stone, gravel, brick, and concrete. Water features, such as ponds and fountains, are other popular hardscapes.
Now that you know what hardscaping is, your next question might be, “How can hardscaping benefit my business?” Hardscaping provides many benefits for a commercial property. Here are several reasons to think about when considering updating your property with hardscaping.
Low and Eco-Friendly Maintenance
Many business owners are drawn to hardscapes because of the low maintenance and upkeep they require. As soon as a design is created and executed, your property is set. Hardscaping decreases the concerns of stress, wind, and storm damage that organic elements, such as plants and trees, are more subject to. In fact, hardscapes can help protect the “green spaces” and greatly lower the cost of unexpected repairs or replacements. When you have a combination of softscape and hardscape, you are informing the community that your business is eco-friendly and living up to its responsibility of helping the environment.
Curb Appeal Draws Visitors
There are many options when it comes to commercial landscaping choices and setting your business’s aesthetic and appearance. People are much more likely to become involved with a business that maintains their property and keeps it beautiful. It has also been shown that employees usually have a better attitude, accomplish more, and focus better in a nice, organized environment.
More Positivity and Energy in an Attractive Area
Businesses that keep their exterior pleasing to the eye and updated show they are proactive and forward-thinking. When future clients show up looking for services and they see an improved landscape, they will expect to receive the same level of care.
Adds Property Values
The most appealing aspect of commercial landscaping for business owners is the fact that it increases the value of their property. When you add a professionally designed outdoor space for your property, you not only bring up the value but also set a higher standard for businesses and properties around you.
Adds More “Connecting” Space
An outdoor space that is warm and inviting creates a space for employees to work and clients to meet. By adding tables, benches, and other seating areas, you are providing an informal space to handle business and meet new customers. Adding a fountain or water feature provides a calming, soothing effect that has been proven to increase the trust of clients and openness.
Look at it this way: you are already paying for these spaces, so why not use them to their fullest potential to grow your business? Landscape architects, designers, and engineers take the time to understand what you are looking for and bring it to life. The team at Bluegrass Landscape & Snow Management are here to help you do just that. We know that your outdoor space is the first thing clients, employees, and potential customers see when they visit your business. Contact us today at (314) 770-2828 so we can discuss design options for you to consider based on your specific needs.