While beauty is not everything, a beautiful commercial landscape design does have many benefits.
If you’re planning to develop or renovate a commercial property, a professional landscape design should be part of your budget.
For an office complex, retail site, healthcare building, or any other commercial property – plantings, hardscape, site amenities, and lighting elements create an environment that attracts tenants and customers, which contributes to your bottom line and provides a nice return on investment.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of a beautiful commercial landscape design:
1. Improves curb appeal and first impressions of your business
First impressions are important. If you have an attractive, well-maintained landscape, it reflects well on your business and your brand. It shows your care about your property and value your business. This is important to potential and existing customers as well as your employees. Great curb appeal even increases your property value.
2. Attracts and retains tenants and employees – also improves their health and morale
It’s now more important than ever to create spaces where people can relax. Outdoor green spaces are in demand for lunches, breaks, and meetings. Those uncomfortable coming together inside can meet face-to-face in an outdoor setting. This is an important factor for people when choosing where to run their business, work, and live.
Trees, grasses, and shrubs also filtrate and clean the air, creating a healthier environment – a post-pandemic necessity.
We’re currently working with Mark and his company, Philadelphia Suburban Development Corp. (PSDC), on the development of their new healthy building, “The Aire,” at 6 Great Valley Parkway in Malvern.
3. Helps the environment and reduces impact on climate change
Best Management Practices (BMPs) for stormwater management including rain gardens and vegetated swales are common practice for landscape architects to help manage erosion and water quality. Incorporating these into your landscape also shows everyone you care about the environment and are doing your part to reduce climate change.
A bonus for your wallet – trees provide shade and can reduce cooling bills in the summer months.
4. Creates safer surroundings
While lighting adds to the aesthetics of a property and optimizes outdoor space, most importantly it provides safety and security for employees and customers.
Our team of landscape architects is ready to help you create a beautiful commercial landscape design.