Commercial Landscape Tips To Enhance Curb Appeal
When was the last time you took a good long look at the front of your commercial property? How about in the eyes of potential visitors? Many property managers underestimate the effects of a well-manicured landscape. This is a mistake because a property’s landscaping plays a key role in making a first impression. In commercial real estate, this first impression is commonly referred to as curb appeal.
Great landscaping, or even well maintained landscaping, lets tenants, visitors, and staff know that you care about your property and their experience with it. Even if you think your grass and greenery are well maintained, you may not have any wow factor. To help your property’s landscaping make a great first impression, here are some tips to enhance your property’s curb appeal.
Take A Look at Your Front Walkway
Your walkway is more than just an entrance to your property, it’s the first thing customers see when they enter and the last thing they encounter as they leave. If your walkway has cracks and spaces filled with weeds or is raised and uneven, consider replacing it. Not only is it unsightly, but it can create trip hazards for those pushing strollers or for persons with disabilities. These types of safety issues should be addressed right away.
A beautiful, well taken care of walkway is a great starting point to welcome guests to your property. Consider using large paver stones for the walkway and lining both sides greenery. This can include shrubs, bushes, trees, or even planters with seasonal flowers. Adding benches to a very large entryway is another way to make it feel more inviting.
Regular Upkeep Goes a Long Way
Curb appeal is all about appearance. When a property neglects its landscaping it does not look its best. This is why regular upkeep if your property’s landscaping is an important part of curb appeal. Seasonal pruning and weeding as well as adding a nice new layer of mulch goes a long way in transforming the look of your garden beds.
Consider replacing overgrown shrubs if they cannot be fixed with seasonal pruning. Make sure that your walkways and parking lot islands receive regular trimming and edging. Working with a landscape contractor to trim, edge, mulch, and clean up your planters and garden beds a few times a season will help your property look its best.
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The Final Touches
Installing large planters or garden beds with seasonal plants, grasses, flowers, and trees adds massive curb appeal to any commercial property. Concrete planters with various colors, textures, and heights can help draw visitors’ eyes down your walkway towards the entrance of your property. This creates a more dramatic entrance and demonstrates you care about your property’s appearance.
Adding exterior lighting, no matter the season, is another excellent way to accent your landscape. During the winter months, adding holiday lights brings people joy and will make customers feel even more welcome in your space. These are small steps that can go a long way to enhancing any commercial property’s curb appeal.
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