If you have a commercial building, attractive landscaping can have a powerful impact on the business. A well-maintained landscape speaks to its customers about the quality of their business. If none of your business consists of walk-in traffic, making your landscape attractive can increase revenue, attract more customers. Commercial landscaping projects can have a great impact on the environment, too. Incorporating sustainable practices, materials and planning can help reduce water use and carbon emissions.
Plantations should be durable, easy to care for and look attractive in all seasons. The foundation of many commercial landscape plantations are evergreen shrubs such as mugo pine and arbor vitae. These plantations require minimal care and do not normally need irrigation, making it cost effective to maintain them. Labor costs for cutting and pruning are kept low, and water use is minimized. Building owners can accentuate these shrubs with some easy to care for some easy to grow annual plants and seasonal blossoming shrubs like Rose of Sharon, petunias are among the most popular for office buildings. Perennials, while requiring more maintenance work, can be profitable in the long run, since they only need to be purchased once every few years. Lilies, durable and low growth, are seen more often in commercial landscapes. Of high visual impact, a single area can be planted with exotic plants and the highest maintenance, usually at the front of the building, or in front of a busy road. The hydrangeas and other high impact flowers and attractive foliage are perfect for these areas of visual focus.
Another hard work
Hard work, such as retaining walls, can provide a visual axis of a landscape. It is important to select materials that work well with the architectural style of the commercial building. For example, simple concrete blocks work well with modern buildings; while natural stones enhance the look of more traditional architecture.
Accents and furniture
Living area and decorative elements such as fountains make a more welcoming business structure. It can also improve employee morale and productivity. As hard building materials, the design of decorative elements and outdoor seating should match the style of the structure. Wrought iron seats look attractive, with a 19th century building, while plain wood benches work well with all styles of the building. Seat should also address the uses of outdoor furniture. Tables are necessary if the area is for employee meals, while banks are best for a break to visit a pedestrian shopping area.