Your office might be gorgeous on the inside but what do the façade and surrounding gardens say about your premise and your business? When visitors (such as new clients) arrive at your door, they’ll probably be curb-side before they’re inside. And that first impression can stick.
Want to pump up your office curb appeal (how it looks on the outside)? Start with the surrounding environment.
Here are our top tips for improving your office park landscape:
1. Green up the entrance
Strategically placed plants can make a big difference to the look and feel of your entrance, even if the architecture is dated. Or go a bit bigger and more creative and install a vertical garden at your entrance for instant on-trend appeal. Whatever you do, remember to make your entrance a reflection of what’s behind the door.
2. Think symmetry
The best landscapes are those that showcase a theme in an orderly fashion or work with a consistent concept. From your choice of plants to your décor, the landscape surrounding your office should reflect your business and your attitude towards your clients. How do you want them to feel on approaching your workplace? Calm? Excited? Interested? Think about how you can nurture these feelings in visitors with the right kind of environment surrounding them.
3. Make safety a priority
Aesthetics is obviously of utmost importance when designing and reviving an outdoor space like an office park landscape. But it doesn’t matter how good your corporate surrounds look if they are a health hazards. From correctly paved walking areas to day/night lighting options so no one ever must walk to your office in the dark, risking injury, safety considerations are essential, from the moment visitors step on your lawn to the time they are in the door.
4. Light it up
Speaking of lighting, it’s important to have the right kind of lighting in and around your office landscape. The reasons are varied – security, lighting the path your visitors walk on thereby helping to prevent accidents, and decoration. Lighting can be used in so many different ways to create the perfect atmosphere (or fulfil an essential need) so it’s worth investing in garden lamps or lights.
5. Get professional help
You might have some great ideas or you might be too busy to even think about what your company’s surrounds look like curb-side. If so, it’s time to hire a professional landscaping company to guide you through the decision-making process and implement your chosen concept.
From rolling lawns to a contained vertical garden, the outside look and feel of your office can make a significant impact on how your business is viewed by visitors and potential clients. Have a large piece of lawn that needs landscaping? Want creative landscaping ideas for a smaller space?