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20 Feb 2017

How to update your commercial landscape design

When creating your commercial landscaping design there are a number of factors that need to be considered. There is so much more involved than just making the landscape attractive and neat looking. Over time it can become necessary to update your landscaping, which is why we’ve put together a number of commercial landscape ideas that may work for your space.


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What is Commercial Landscaping?


It's easy to assume that commercial landscaping is the same as residential landscaping, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Sure, there is still priority on the look of the landscaping, but there are other factors as well.

Signage tends to take the front seat and needs to be prominent in the design. Entryways are another key focus in this type of design, as they need to be safe, easy to spot, and provide enough space. The overall landscaping design needs to look neat and tidy as it creates a professional image for your business. Businesses also need to think about the maintenance and upkeep, which can play into the type of design they want.

Create a Natural Flow


One of the easiest and most effective ways to update your commercial landscape design is to ensure you are directing customers in the best possible way. You want to create a natural flow to your entryway, leading them to the doors. People shouldn’t get out of the car and be forced to look around for the front door to your business.

Design tips include walkways and pathways, trees and plants that draw attention to the doorway, decorative brick, and stone walls. You may need to make the entrance larger and grander, which can be done through landscaping.

Draw Attention to Signage


Signage is easily the most important aspect of your commercial landscaping design. It is imperative the sign is noticeable from a distance, and as the person approaches the building. You can help to make it noticeable by creating an entire "scene" if you will. A garden surrounding the sign, bushes highlighting it, brightly colored flowers that scream attention, install exterior lighting, etc.

Encourage Clients to Stick Around


Take a look around the exterior of your building, is it a pleasing space, is it a place customers want to hang around? You want your customers and clients to feel welcome and comfortable so why not give them space outdoors to relax and linger. This can be done with bench seating, a gazebo, brick walls meant for seating, tables, and covered patios.

Using these techniques will completely transform not just how the outside looks, but how people view your business as they approach it.

Use Landscaping to your Advantage


Commercial landscaping should be seen as a tool that helps you to convey a message about your business, and create an inviting and comfortable atmosphere for your customers and clients. As you start to look at it in this sense, you’ll find that the design takes on a more organic and natural feel.
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