Is there a difference between commercial landscape and your lawn at home? You probably never really thought about it unless you are the one in charge of taking care of your business landscape and commercial lawn care. If you are the person in charge you know that the answer to this question is a big YES!!! There is a huge difference.
Depending on the size of your business you may have just a small space or have and entire campus to care for. Either way, the approach and methods used in commercial landscaping is different than for a residential lawn. Installation, management and maintenance are a very important. Your commercial landscaper should be educated in these areas so that they can help to make your job easier.
Your landscape outside your business says a lot to your potential customers. For them, you would love to throw caution to the wind and have a drop dead gorgeous landscape. But that would probably break the budget, and as we all know, that is reality. So what do you do? With the help of a commercial landscaper you can plan your landscape to be attractive and easy to care for. By planning carefully, you can keep the maintenance costs in check and perhaps put a little more into the overall appeal of your landscape.
There are some simple things such as using commercial grade landscape fabric to prevent weeds from cropping up in your flower beds. Deep trenching around those beds, using plenty of the proper mulch and weed control can help reduce your maintenance cost. Choosing plants that will be attractive, yet will tolerate drought or heat, or installing a watering system to reduce the need to pay labor to water will pay off in the long run.
Another key to a great landscape for your business is your turf. Cutting the grass to the correct length and properly timed is imperative. But that is not all that is necessary. A program for fertilization and weed control will keep your lawn growing healthy and stay beautiful without a lot of extra manpower.
A quality commercial landscaper will be able to help you plan and maintain a landscape to beautify your business and help you stay within budget. Your customer’s impression of your business campus can actually have an impact on your bottom line. If they feel that you take care of your assets, then they very well may have a positive attitude before they even step into your front door.