There are a few things to consider when you are looking for landscaping elements for a commercial property. The first thing to consider is how much maintenance you care to undertake and who will be doing it? The next thing to consider is whether you can take advantage of energy or water saving strategies.
If you have a lot of grass, you are probably going to need a landscaping company to keep up with the mowing on a commercial property, since your business will be affected by the appearance of overgrown grass. A mowing service will have a set schedule they will adhere to so you don’t have to worry. Weed eating and edging are important on commercial landscaping, so you will want to be sure that is included in your monthly fee.
When it comes to trees and shrubs, consider evergreens, which won’t shed leaves that have to be raked, blown, and disposed of. Consider the different shapes that you can get and form a basis of evergreens for color year round. A couple of topiary evergreens in large pots by the front door are quite attractive. No matter what climate you are in, evergreens are drought and cold hardy, compared to other plants.
Consider hardscaping options like rock or mulch for low maintenance beds. Perennial flowers and shrubs can be a great way to make flowerbeds that require little in the way of annual plantings, unless you want to add extra colors around borders, for example. When you are planting commercial flowerbeds, you have to consider the maintenance and upkeep.
If you have beds that are only for annuals, you will need to plant them every year, keep them watered, and have somebody pull weeds. For this reason, many commercial establishments are considering beds with river rock mulch, fountains, perennial, drought hardy plants, or desert-type landscaping. You can add boulders, driftwood or interesting water features like ponds or waterfalls that are simple to maintain, once they have been installed.
The newest thing in commercial landscaping is environmentally friendly plans that save water and use native plants, which are hardier to the natural growing conditions. Evergreens can be used as windbreaks on the north and east, while deciduous shade trees can be used on the south and west to cut energy bills for heating and cooling. Desert landscaping or hardscaping can save water and planting beds with plants that don’t need frequent watering is becoming more economical. In fact, that is the reason many commercial landscaping plans call for structures like gazebos, trellises or boulders to add interest.
Greenscaping is becoming popular by using these methods. Incorporating native flowering plants, shrubs and evergreens or cactus add a local touch of natural landscaping, yet are easy to maintain and environmentally friendly. When it comes to grassy areas, consider drought hardy grasses that can handle extreme temperatures like ryegrass or fescue. Making your commercial landscaping easy to maintain will save money and greenscaping saves water. You can have an interesting commercial landscape that features structures, fencing, boulders, evergreens and perennial flowering bushes that require little or no maintenance and will stay that way for many years to come with a little trimming or touch-up.