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We have all heard the value of a well-designed and manicured landscape at home. It draws curb appeal, increases property value and most of all, makes the end of a long day even better. So, when it comes to commercial exteriors, Young’s Landscape believes there is no difference. Why shouldn’t coming to work or visiting a business be just as nice? Well, it should.
As with a home, Young’s Landscape knows one of the first items noticed at any commercial property is the landscaping. It can say a lot about your company. A maintained landscape makes a commercial property appear warm and inviting, attracting customers and instilling a level of care that embodies client service. However, one that is ignored can have the exact opposite effect. Visitors are left to wonder and as they say, perception is the reality.
Despite the similar benefits of well-designed residential and commercial landscapes, there are some clear and distinct differences. The purpose is to enhance the property’s comfort, functionality and value, which can be done with a combination of components that may include walkways lined with artistically manicured trees and shrubs plus healthy green lawns whether natural grass or high-quality artificial turf. But these are just the basics. Many businesses choose to make a further statement, and Young’s Landscape experts can help by adding a perennial garden, foundation plantings water features and lighting systems. The options are virtually limitless, yet the result is the same. Employees and guests may like arriving at the office as much as returning home at night.
To break it down, commercial landscaping has a number of valuable benefits owners and property managers should know when considering the investment.
Nice, neat and well-kept exteriors are seen as a signal of efficiency and often it is part of developing or reinforcing a company’s brand and image. Young’s Landscape helps to create a positive workplace that fosters client and employee retention as well as even adds more meeting space without walls.
OK – so far these benefits have centered on aesthetics and the visual image an exterior can have on one’s eye. However, commercial landscaping also offers economic advantages. It has been said that a positive impression leads people to spend more on businesses they perceive are good. The added appeal can increase property value while at the same time reduce costs when designed effectively. For example, proper placement of trees and shrubs can have a cooling effect in the summer while insulating warmth throughout the winter. Plants also prevent property damage caused by erosion and protect water quality.
This leaves little question as to the value of a professional commercial landscape. It also answers the question… who needs commercial landscaping? In short, any type of business may benefit ~ from offices and industrial complexes to banks and retail stores of all kinds. Young’s Landscape reaches beyond what some see as traditional commercial sites working with government buildings and schools as well as homeowners’ associations and multi-family or assisted living communities. Some of the most extravagant exteriors are found in the hospitality realm where hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues create complete themed environments.
If you still are unsure or skeptical, take a moment to look around the next time you visit a professional office or pull up to the newest popular lunch spot. It will be this first view that makes an impression and is a window to what lies inside.
If you are ready to turn your commercial property into a landscaping masterpiece, contact Young’s Landscape for a free consultation.