Landscape Enhancements: Preparing for Spring
Your property’s commercial landscape is a physical extension of your brand. It has the power to invite, inspire, and welcome guests into your space; and, as we all know, you only have one opportunity to make a first impression on your customers.
As we continue to navigate out of the pandemic, customers will return to in-person shopping, employees will head back to the office, and businesses will readjust to face-to-face meetings. Making plans to improve your landscape now will help prepare your property for increased traffic in the spring. This could be the perfect time for you to update your landscape’s design to help cut costs while boosting curb appeal.
Talk with your landscape provider about these topics to prepare your property for 2021:
Consider converting areas of turf into hardscape.
Turf conversions have long been popular water-wise solutions to droughts. But recently, landscape professionals have found creative ways to implement colorful varieties of low-maintenance plants to break up the monochromatic earth tones of hardscape displays. Plants like Moon Glow Aloe have been popular drought-tolerant yet unique additions.
Refresh areas of interest with spring color.
Even if you’re not quite ready for a large conversion project, installing colorful plants can breathe life into the most popular areas of your property while staying on budget. Consider selecting perennials over annuals for longer lasting and lower maintenance color.
Conduct an irrigation audit.
Consider scheduling an irrigation audit this season. Licensed irrigation technicians can help detect and fix any issues with your system as well as adjust watering schedules to correct inefficiencies. Additionally, converting your traditional sprinkler system to dripline irrigation might help save money year-over-year. Ask your landscape provider if you should consider enhancing your irrigation system.
Ask about outdoor disinfectant services.
For many, the pandemic has heightened awareness for hygiene and cleanliness. As a result, many landscape providers now offer outdoor disinfectant services to remove harmful bacteria and viruses. Spraying outdoor seating areas with nontoxic solution can give your customers and guests peace of mind.
Don’t forget about outdoor gathering areas.
It won’t be long before guests are enjoying your outdoor amenities once again. Ask your landscape provider to conduct a quality audit on any neglected areas of your property. Simple solutions, like adding a fresh layer of mulch to flower beds, can make these areas more presentable to guests.
We’re hopeful that 2021 will bring more opportunities for in-person activities; and as we rediscover those simple joys of life, we hope to do so surrounded by the beauty of our natural world.
Contact us if we can help prepare your commercial property for a successful year!