When you think about landscape improvements, you’re on the right track if the first thing that comes to mind is planting fresh seasonal color. Giving your commercial property’s ornamental plant and flower beds a makeover is an effective way to welcome each new season, increase curb appeal, and enhance your visitor experience. ProGreen will create an eye pleasing arrangement of multi-seasonal plants and flowers to set the mood for any occasion.
We’ve got over three decades of experience working with commercial property owners and property managers, so we have a firm grasp on the unique landscaping needs and budgetary requirements specific to HOAs, multi-family properties, retail, office, and healthcare campuses, as well as hospitality, industrial, and municipal complexes. ProGreen will customize a seasonal color design and plan that starts with early blooming spring that includes vibrant flowers and plants for each season. Specialized plants can be incorporated to create a one-of-a-kind statement. The possibilities are endless!
Remember Important Landscape Renovations Besides Seasonal Color
As a commercial property manager or facility manager, you want to be sure you’re doing everything you can to make your landscape work for you. Whether you’re trying to attract new tenants to your office space, evoke happiness and encourage an urge for shoppers to spend, or you need families competing to fill vacancies in your apartments or townhouses, the surrounding landscape offers you an opportunity to make a big impression on people every day.
Understand the Lifespan of Your Landscape
First, it’s important to realize that like every living being, all flora has a lifespan, so at some point, you’ll need to be ready to replace turf, trees, ornamental and flowering plants, bushes, and shrubbery. Your ProGreen team can help you understand what kind of timeline you’re looking at, and design a plan so you’ll be prepared when the time comes to remove old vegetation and replace it to keep your landscape at its best throughout every season.
Make Your Landscape Welcoming and Eco-Friendly
Other things you can do to improve your property include creating a more environmentally friendly green space designed to conserve water, energy, and maintenance time. Adding paver pathways to guide visitors across campus, and including natural accents like rocks and bark can further enhance the landscape and better support its ecosystem.
There are many great ways to blend hardscapes and softscapes to make your grounds more welcoming. For instance, consider incorporating shaded seating areas where people can take a break and spend a few regenerative moments rooting with the earth; and then perhaps place a relaxing water feature like a natural rock waterfall nearby.
Landscape Enhancements Can Affect Plant Health and Your Budget
It’s also a good practice to mulch your flower beds and around trees and bushes. Adding mulch, which is composed of organic materials like bark or chipped wood, is a seemingly small but very important landscape improvement. Proper mulching does far more than just beautify your property, it helps control those pesky weeds, and it also retains moisture and regulates the temperature in the soil. As it breaks down, it provides vital nutrients the soil needs to keep your plants, trees, bushes, shrubs and even the grass healthy.
Now while some landscape enhancements may not be quite as noticeable as the addition of bright blooms, fresh mulch, and natural stonework, they have the power to influence the value of your property, the safety and comfort of your customers, employees and visitors, and even impact your profit and loss statement at the end of the year.
A big one is drainage. Proper drainage can make all the difference to the health of your landscape, and can even effect your hardscape for better or worse. We all know that standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitos, but it can cause cracks in parking lots, sidewalks, and even worse, your building’s foundation. Poor drainage will also erode the soil and create root rot, threatening plant health and damaging your grass. Drainage solutions vary, but the most effective one for you will depend largely on your property’s slope and soil type. Contact us today and and let us perform a site evaluation to determine the best plan of action to correct any drainage issues your landscape is experiencing.
Some solutions we may recommend include:
- Adding sand or other organic matter to the soil to improve its capacity for absorption
- Changing the topography of your landscape to slow or reroute flowing water
- Strategic placement of native grasses and more moisture loving plants
- Installation of French Drains, Surface Drains, Drainage Swales or Dry Creek Beds – all of which can not only be designed as an attractive element of your landscape, but some can also conserve water by storing it to be reused on the landscape
- Building a rain garden that will naturally absorb runoff from the lawn, and other surfaces like roofs, parking lots and sidewalks, while adding another appealing natural feature to your landscape