That small patch of land in front of your office (and even the parking space behind the building) is part of the company’s personality and character. It should reflect your values. It should be both functional and aesthetic. Commercial landscape is about the design, installation, and long-term maintenance of the yard or garden. Whenever people pass by your office or store, they will create an impression about your company based on what they see outdoors. The yard is the first thing they will notice.
First impression matters in a business. Guests, clients, and passersby will see your yard and make an impression about your business based on that. A poorly maintained landscape will make a negative impression on guests and customers. Even your employees will be demoralized by a poorly maintained landscape. They will not take pride in their work, as well as in their offices. Instead of inviting potential clients to the office, they will meet them in a café somewhere.
An attractive landscape will make a great first impression, something that your customers will not likely forget. It will have a positive impact on prospective clients, as well as encourage more visits and inquiries. The more that your office’s or store’s curb appeal looks attractive, the more potential clients will get drawn to it.
Sustainability and Eco-friendliness
Improving the commercial landscape of your business isn’t just about its curb appeal. It also reflects your companies values on environmental protection and sustainability. The most critical process of commercial landscaping is how to control soil erosion that the landscape company will use. Soil erosion is a major problem in landscaping, especially near lakes, rivers, and other waterways.
The problem with soil erosion is that it takes with it polluting pesticides and fertilizers that can pollute water sources. The topsoil, which is the victim of soil erosion, contains pesticides that are harmful when consumed. To control this erosion, landscape designers and architects must have solutions such as stabilizing the slopes, hardscaping, and covering the soil.
Commercial landscaping shows your company’s stand on the environment. This is a reflection of your values as a business owner. The market today is quite different from your intended audience before. People are more concerned about what their consumption and purchases mean for their social and environmental advocacies. Showing your market that the organization cares for the environment is one of the many other ways to attract them.
Are you not concerned about what’s happening to the environment? Then, reconsider your stance. Many of the things happening around you are because individuals and businesses do not care for the environment. It is time for businesses to take a stand by showing customers how they are taking care of their buildings in a sustainable fashion.
The commercial property itself will increase in value because of commercial landscaping. The more aesthetically pleasing the landscape is, the more value it will add to the property. It will stand out among your competitors. In the future, if you consider selling your commercial property, one of the selling points will be the design and layout of the yard.
Remember that it isn’t easy to sell a commercial property, especially one used for business. To differentiate your property from all the others in the market, you need a selling point. That will be the well-landscaped yard that can double as a garden and parking lot.
Safety and Security
Well-lit and landscaped gardens are considered to be safe and secure. They look safer and more secure compared to commercial properties that are dimly lit. Commercial landscaping will make sure that the yard is adequately lit and that the plants are well-placed. This will make not only the clients feel safer, but your employees as well.
Not many businesses give enough priority to how safe and secure their workers feel. Your employees should feel safe walking in the yard when they have to do overtime work. They should feel secure enough to leave their cars unattended in the parking lot provided. This will increase revenue and productivity.
When competing in any industry, it is important to separate yourself. How can you do that in a market as saturated as this one? You prove it to your customers through the little things that matter to them. Among many things, these are boosting your employees’ morale, investing in their well-being, and in a way, yes, taking care of how your commercial property looks.