8 GREAT BENEFITS OF COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPING
If you are working on a new commercial property, developing an office complex or even revamping an existing structure, don’t forget about the garden! While outside areas of commercial properties are often overlooked or even paved, they can add huge value to your property. Here are 8 great benefits of getting your commercial property professionally landscaped and maintained.
1. A TENNANT’S GIFT TO THEIR EMPLOYEES
As life evolves, there is a consistent move towards employers looking to enhance their employees’ work experience and offer them a more holistic lifestyle. Besides providing a space to work, a corporate garden can offer some private time, act as an easy-to-access exercise haven, or even accommodate a community vegetable patch. The latter is just one of the many ways larger organisations are engaging in social responsibility initiatives. All these activities and more are made possible by a commercial property that includes a garden or landscaped area.
2. FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT
Aesthetics are important and while modern design might dictate a clean, streamlined look when it comes to your buildings, a lack of greenery can give a cold and harsh impression. A beautiful, professionally-maintained garden will instantly improve the look and feel of your property as well as providing a great first impression to potential tenants and visitors.
3. KEEP YOUR PROPERTY & ITS PEOPLE SAFE
From clear, well-maintained pathways to strategic lighting, retaining walls planted with this vegetation, tall fences with climbing plants, a properly landscaped space can help keep your people and your visitors safe. These serve an additional purpose of increasing the value of your investment.
4. ENCOURAGE AN ECO-FRIENDLY WORLD
Whether it’s revitalising an existing lawn, planting shady shrubs, or installing a whole new garden, a professional landscaper using the right plants for the right area, can bring a welcome touch of green to your landscape. Eco-friendly gardens planted up with indigenous plants, will attract the right insect-life to your garden, and create a natural ecological system in your garden. Your garden will start teeming with birdlife and help to restore some natural order into your surrounds.
5. GREEN YOUR INDOOR SPACE
The physical and mental health benefits of bringing living plants and installations into an office park or enclosed office space have been well documented. If you’re short on indoor space you could always consider a vertical garden which is space-efficient, easy to maintain, and can act as a living artwork, revitalising your space.
6. CREATE PAUSE AREAS
Once installed, attractive landscapes are best enjoyed during a quiet moment. By designing or re-designing an outdoor space, a professional landscaper will look at the overall picture, considering the use and desired impact of the space. Pause areas (from eye-catching benches to simple shady spots) are a great way to add an element of interest to your office park as well as encourage people take a break in the fresh outdoor air.
7. ENJOY THE TRANQUIL SOUNDS OF WATER
The sound of running water can be most soothing, and do wonders for easing the stresses of our daily work lives. Creating a visual focal point, water features promote relaxation and calm, and add an element of beauty to your garden. They also attract an ecological microcosm to your garden and you will find that along with the tranquil sound of water, you are enjoying some wonderful birdsong.
8. BOOST THE OVERALL VALUE OF YOUR PROPERTY
We all know that we live in tough economic times and the property boom that we experienced 10 years ago seems a distant dream. These days, property investors need to put maximum effort in to get maximum return on their investment. All the above benefits to having a well-maintained corporate garden, culminate in the biggest benefit : increasing your property value.
On a final note - A well-designed commercial landscape takes planning and ongoing maintenance. Regular maintenance will help prevent any unexpected damages and also shows your employees and visitors that your office park is a successful place to conduct business.
Whether it's creating an outdoor space that reflects your organisation’s ethos or bringing greenery into your office space, Eco Balance can help you design and create the perfect commercial landscape. Don’t delay, give us a call today!