Maintaining the landscape around your premises is an important part of owning and managing a business property. However, many business owners are much too busy or do not have the necessary skills or interest to properly maintain these outdoor areas.
While the outside appearance of your premises might not seem that important to you, the truth is that it can have a significant impact on your clients, your employees, and your image. An impact that goes beyond pure aesthetics and that requires the expertise of professional landscaping company if it is to add value to your business.
Here are 3 big reasons why your business should invest in commercial landscaping:
1. First impressions count
When existing and potential clients visit your business, the outside appearance will form their first and ongoing impression of what it means to work with your organisation. The same goes for passers-by. This appearance should reflect your business’ personality and attitude towards its clients. A properly maintained and ordered landscape will immediately create a positive impression.
Research shows that employees who are able to take time out from a busy work day and enjoy a beautiful outdoor space (or green indoor alternative) are happier, calmer, and even more productive. A well-maintained and pleasing environment means your employees never have to ‘escape’ from the office to get a little breathing space.
3. Safety first
Overgrown gardens, weeds in the walkways, and cracked pathing stones can all pose a risk to an unsuspecting visitor. A commercial landscape that is regularly serviced (with paths cleared and repairs made to broken or damaged fixtures) will actually increase the safety of your visitors.
Commercial landscaping should be more than just an after-thought on your maintenance plan or a hobby for some of your well-meaning staff members. It is a serious undertaking that, when done right, will add value to your property and company image.