What does your Commercial Landscaping say about your business? When people arrive at your establishment, your landscaping is one of the first things they see. Do they get an impression that it is neat and orderly or slipshod and haphazard? Have you put any thought into changing the landscape around your property? If you are a new business, consider landscaping as an art form, and see what you can come up with.
Landscaping, for some, is just a necessary evil. They may keep the lawn mowed and the grass trimmed, but there’s nothing special in it. For some businesses, you can tell that their landscaping is like an art form. The graceful way they choose to have their shrubs sculpted and trimmed says a lot about how they feel about their business.
Perhaps you should start thinking about your landscaping as more of an art form than a requirement for upkeep. You project what you can envision through everything from your building’s appearance, general layout, and landscaping plan. This may just be the thing that sets you apart from your competitor!
Here are some artistic tips to consider that will serve as a framework when planning your commercial landscaping layout:
1) Think about the space requirements. If you have limited space, you will not be able to plant a forest of trees on your business property. Some businesses also overdo their landscaping, placing concrete planters all around the parking lot, so that it diminishes parking capacity! This is counterproductive. So consider the space you have to work with first.
2) Think about budget. You cannot do more than you can afford. Plan your landscaping when you plan your budget. It can become quite costly. The best thing you can do is to hire a commercial landscaping company that understands your budget limitations and will work with you on cost to fit your needs.
3) Take a photo and decide what should be the focus. By taking a photo of your business, you can see what you want to be prominent in the picture. If you want people to notice the shrubs on opposite sides of your walkway, focus on that. If you prefer the focus to be on the flower bed, plant some beautiful flowers in different colors.
4) Look at art work to get ideas. Considering our earlier point that “landscaping is an art form,” look at beautiful paintings of landscaping and see how closely you can emulate your favorite.
5) Consult with a professional. Once you have an idea of what you want, find a professional who knows how to turn your idea into a work of art. Commercial landscaping experts understand your vision and they will work hard to achieve the effect you want.
For information on how we can help you with your commercial landscaping plans, contact us. Our landscaping artists are ready to please.