Keeping your property’s outdoor space well-maintained is a must. It boosts the kerb appeal of your business and keeps your space safe & pleasing for the occupants. Like any task, however, landscape maintenance comes with a few challenges. So we’re here to offer several tips. With years of industry experience, we know a thing or two about maintaining the garden, walkway and yard of your commercial space.
Hardscaping involves using and building man-made features in your front yard or garden. These include bricks, stone walls, patios, ponds and pavers.
Hardscape elements improve the kerb appeal of your commercial property. They make a good first impression and show you care about how your business presents itself. That can impress and attract more potential clients to do business with you.
Beyond that, hardscaping also has functional benefits. For instance, patios and pergolas provide additional seating space to building occupants who want to hang out together or simply are waiting for their ride outside. With its lush greenery & well-kept hardscaping, your garden also has mental benefits for the occupants.
Add a quality irrigation system
While you can rely on monthly or scheduled professional garden maintenance, you should still consider adding a quality irrigation system. That can save you hours every week. Instead of watering the plants and lawn by hand, a good-quality irrigation system can be completely automated. All you have to do is set the time when you want to water your plants & shrubs, and the system will handle the rest.
Ensure proper drainage
Whether you have an irrigation system or not, you need a proper drainage system in your front yard or garden. Otherwise, your lawn may easily flood. That doesn’t only look unsightly, but it also kills off your grass, plants and shrubs that aren’t used to living in marshy conditions. Have professionals check your existing drainage system.
To ensure proper drainage, you may need a landscape design service that uses your yard’s natural contours to direct water to properly placed drains. The contractor may also suggest building a French drain system, which funnels water into an underground pipe. Work closely with your contractor to weigh your options.
Implement weed control
Weed control isn’t just about pulling weeds when you see them. It’s more about ensuring their roots don’t infest the soil and cause problems for your plants and lawn.
You can stop the spread of weeds in your commercial building or multifamily property garden by getting professional weed control services. Landscaping maintenance experts know exactly what to do to keep them off your property.
Ensure walkways, sheds and other elements are well-kept
The occupants or customers use your walkways and sidewalks almost every day, so they will likely notice the cracks, dirt or debris on these hardscaping elements. Keep your walkways and sidewalks from dirt buildup by sweeping and cleaning them regularly. You can pressure-wash them at least once a year to maintain their colour and remove the buildup of weeds in between stones.
If you manage a childcare centre with a playground in the yard, include that in your landscape maintenance. Get professional services to check the condition of the playground itself and the landscaping and hardscaping surrounding it. Do you have a steel storage shed or carport shed on your building exterior? Keep that in mind, too. During routine maintenance, see if it needs repair or complete replacement.
Don’t forget about pest control
Even if you mow the lawn regularly, pests may still attack your front yard. Whether it’s a fungus or insect infestation, lawn pests can cause severe damage not only to your plants but also to the soil. For instance, when your yard or lawn is under attack by grubs, the grass will turn brown and thin. Then, there will be visible large, unsightly and brown patch areas on the lawn. Prevent that from happening by investing in pest control. Hire reliable commercial pest control companies to identify signs of pest infestation promptly and resolve the issue before it worsens.
Keep native plants around
Some property managers get rid of native plants that don’t look as amazing as other plants in their yard. Don’t make the same mistake as there are tons of benefits to keeping the native plants in your yard. For one, they’ve already adapted to the climate & environment. So they don’t require much water and are more resistant to drought than other plants. Plus, they can help deter common lawn pests in the area.