Can quality commercial landscaping make a difference in the number of customers you attract to your business?
Your building’s exterior — whether residential or commercial — is the face you show to the world. It’s the first thing people see, and if it’s not pretty, it makes them want to look away. Real estate agents know how important landscaping is to property values. It’s one of the few investments you can make that will net you more than 100 percent returns. Think about it: If your property’s interior is spotless and completely up to date on the inside but weedy and barren on the outside, how many people will even bother going inside?
The bottom line is, if you want to make money, you have to look professional, responsible and
capable or your customers will look elsewhere.
How do you do it?
Commercial landscaping ideas are limitless, but the three big categories listed below are critical.
1. Your grass has to be green.
If your lawn is scraggly, weedy or rife with brown patches, it’s going to look bad. It will either look like you don’t care how your lawn looks or you are trying but don’t know what you’re doing. Both are bad.
A good commercial landscaping company can whip your lawn into shape quickly. We have the tools and the know how to correctly choose the right proportions of fertilizer and weed killer to make sure your property grows only thick turf grass and no ugly weeds. We also can advise you on how to use your sprinkler system to achieve optimal results.
2. Color is important.
Unless you own a golf course, people are going to want to see more than healthy grass. The eye is drawn to varying shapes, heights, colors and textures, so a mixture of plants that bloom at different times of the year is best.
But don’t get crazy! Too many plants are too busy and tend to make the landscape look cluttered. Plus, it will cost extra, so remember: less is more.
3. Hardscape features should be in good shape.
A flagstone walkway is undeniably beautiful, but if you already have a concrete sidewalk out front, you can make do with that — as long as it looks good.
If it’s cracked, have it repaired. If it looks old, dingy or is mildewed because it’s always in the shade, have it cleaned. Just don’t paint it. You have to get exactly the right kind of paint and follow the instructions to the letter or it will peel off in a matter of days. Even if you do it right, you’ll be stuck repainting it every year.
If you’re too busy running your business to concern yourself with your commercial landscaping, call the professionals at Earthworks. We can do a one-time project for you and instruct your maintenance crew on how to keep it up properly, or we can take care of it for you throughout the summer and fall, ensuring your property’s exterior stays beautiful.
Call Earthworks today to find out more about our commercial landscaping services.