As a commercial property owner or manager, you know your property’s appearance is essential. It’s crucial to your clients (because it affects their business), it’s important to you (because it impacts how you can bring in new clients), and it’s important to your guests (because they won’t want to come to a place that looks run down and not taken care of). So, you probably spend time on how the commercial property looks. In your quest to ensure that the property looks great and is welcoming, don’t make the altogether too common mistake of ignoring these landscape elements when planning and implementing your landscape design and maintenance.
One of the most significant ways that some property managers drop the ball is by overlooking safety concerns. There are many ways that landscape elements can impact safety. First, you need to plan your landscaping for easy travel, in the car, from the car to the sidewalk, and from sidewalks to buildings. The paths should be clear and accessible. This means you need to remove dead branches before they fall and eliminate snow and rain.
There are lots of ways that water can cause issues for your property. During the dry season, you must be wise about water and have healthy landscaping. You can accomplish this by watering at the best times and not wasting water and by planting hardy plants that can do well and look beautiful even during droughts.
If an outside contractor professionally maintains your landscape elements, they might help you with trash pick-up. Make sure that you and your team devote time each day to picking up some trash, keeping it from building up, and making everything look trashy.
Pruning needs to be a priority for your maintenance team as well. It is not just about pruning away dead limbs that pose a safety concern. You should also be pruning any plants that start to stretch into walkways or that obscure windows and other emergency exits. Any landscaping that could block security personnel from maintaining a safe environment should also be pruned. Remember that planting your landscape will keep things from sight, so prune those appropriately.
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Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full-service landscaping company providing maintenance, design, and construction, as well as snow removal and asphalt and concrete services. We are your source for complete landscape and facility maintenance for commercial and residential properties throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. We are a self-performing landscaping company, meaning we don’t hire subcontractors, and senior management is involved with every project. Our highly trained team of professionals receives constant, ongoing education on the latest industry trends, updates, and safety measures. This ensures we can deliver outstanding customer service and results to our clients, regardless of the size of your job.