An unattractive entrance to your business is not inviting to potential new clients. It may send the message that your business is not concerned with the details, which prospects may think will then apply to them. Instead, they would rather work with a company that takes pride in itself. That first impression counts.
Here are the basics of what defines good commercial landscape design:
Gain Customer’s Interest
Your commercial landscape should add interest and encourage them to stay awhile. For example, consider adding things like benches, picnic tables, and water features.
Direct Traffic Flow
You don’t want your customers or prospects to be confused about where to enter your business. You can use landscaping to direct traffic flow right to your front door. Use decorative concrete lined by plants or flowers to lead the way.
Make sure the landscape fits your building’s style. This will highlight architectural features and blend the natural with the structure in an aesthetic way.
Convey the Right Message
Your business and your building have a brand so your landscape should reflect that. Is that message about sustainability, fun, professionalism, or forward thinking? This may mean dancing water features for fun or native grasses and wildflowers for sustainability-focused buildings.
Conserve Water and Energy
Now, more than ever, conservation is a critical part of commercial landscape design. You also want to present yourself as a socially conscious, environmentally friendly business. The landscape can provide shade to the building. If possible, you can also consider adding a “green” roof or roof-top garden, which can lower heating and cooling costs.
Think About the Future
When thinking about commercial landscape design, consider how it might landscape as it matures. This is important when deciding where to place trees and shrubs, which will change scale over time. Also, think about the type of maintenance that your commercial landscape design will require, weighing the cost and time needed to keep it looking beautiful.
Work with a Professional Commercial Landscape Company
Chose Pugh’s Earthworks to carefully sculpt your landscape. They can select the best plants and have expert designers that make good use of space, accommodating the look of your company’s building and surrounding area. Contact us today!