Many commercial properties have been part of the Red Deer landscaping services portfolio, and we have really enjoyed watching how our care, dedication and attention over the years has allowed plants and green spaces to flourish and thrive. Both our valued customers and we know that commercial landscaping requires a different kind of touch, as the design must be accessible, hardy, and able to withstand a lot of traffic, but it should also be attractive, inviting, and representative of your business.

Why? The answer is pretty simple. It’s a lot about perception. If you are perceived to be taking good care of your property, you are also likely to take care of your business and your customers.

 

Here are several commercial landscaping tips that will help improve your business’s appearance to help meet and greet your customers with confidence and style.

 

Keeping it tidy

This should really go without saying, but we see this as part of our job, and will clear your property of garbage before we hop on our mowers and pick up our weed whips.

 

Create seating areas

We are big proponents of making your commercial property inviting, and this means creating areas for people to sit down and relax for a moment. This allows people to feel welcomed and that they are invited guests to your property.

 

Don’t forget about trees, shrubs and perennials

Commercial property owners have a tendency to be quite minimalist when it comes to their commercial landscaping. In all reality, a mass expanse of flat green grass with no trees or decorative plantings has the look of someone trying to keep costs down, and that can translate into a negative impression of your business.  Trees, shrubs, and perennials add visual interest and are not unnecessarily hard to take care of.

Bring in some seasonal color

A business entrance flanked by big bouquets of cascading wave petunias is not only awfully pretty to look at, it just puts people in a good mood when they walk in.

 

Limit property access

There are some folks you don’t want to visit your property. It’s something that a lot of people don’t realize, but landscaping can play a big role in commercial crime prevention. The strategic choice and arrangement of landscape elements can go a long way towards deterring criminals.

Bring in some lights around

Good lighting makes people feel safer and more comfortable, shows your care about their experience on your property and is also pivotal in the winter, when it gets dark early.

 

Use automated and underground irrigation to decrease consumption

There are many tricks to saving water and installing an underground irrigation system with automatic sprinklers applying a little water every day, is far better than applying a lot a couple times a week.