Hardscaping Can Improve Your Business Value
Growing in popularity, hardscaping is the practice of incorporating structural elements and features into a landscape plan. These features are paths, benches, small bridges, patios, paved areas, and decks. Popular materials include wood, stone, gravel, brick and concrete, natural boulders even metal and pottery can be incorporated into the design. It can also include water features such as ponds and fountains. Conversely, softscaping doesn’t have the same permanent qualities. Instead, it focuses on natural and organic materials such as soil, plants, shrubs, trees, flowers, vegetables, and vines.
Landscape architects, designers, and engineers take the time to understand your vision and bring it to life. Our architects will survey your commercial area or corporate environment, evaluate climate, water tables, drainage, slope, sun exposure, etc., and provide design options for you to consider based on your specific needs and conditions.
There are several excellent reasons to consider updating commercial property with hardscaping.
Low (& Eco-Friendly) Maintenance
One of the most appealing aspects of commercial hardscapes are the minimal maintenance and upkeep they require. Once a design is created and implemented, your property is set.
In the summer and winter months, the organic elements of your commercial landscape (plants, trees, shrubs) are subject to more stress, fluctuations in temperature, wind, and storm damage. Hardscaping reduces these concerns, but it can actually help protect those all-important “green spaces” and significantly lessen the expense of unexpected repairs or replacements. With less watering, mowing, pruning, or weeding (especially for those in areas with frequent water restrictions), no worrying about your investment turning brown in the summer.
A thoughtful balance between softscape and hardscape also shows your community that your business is eco-friendly and doing its part to help the environment.
Curb Appeal Attracts Visitors
Commercial landscaping choices go a long way in setting your business’s aesthetic and appearance. People are far more likely to engage with a company whose property is well kept and pleasing to the eye. Likewise, studies have shown that employees generally have better attitudes, are more productive, and focus better in a pleasant, orderly environment. The power of aesthetics shouldn’t be ignored!
Who Doesn’t Feel More Positive And Energized In An Attractive Space?
Companies who beautify and improve their exterior spaces show themselves (and by association, their products) to be proactive and forward-thinking. When potential clients arrive seeking services and see improved grounds, they will assume that you’re likely to provide them the same level of care by taking such diligent care of your appearance. It is a terrific way to add a contemporary feel and breathe new life into a dated or less aesthetically pleasing property.
Increases Property Values
The most enticing benefit of commercial landscaping for business owners is the value it adds to a property’s value. Creating a professionally designed outdoor space for a business brings the property’s value up while setting a higher standard for companies and properties in the area. In a recent article titled, “5 WAYS TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY IN 2019,” Morris Group lists Cosmetic changes to the property and new hardscaping, plantings, and lighting as facets of their #1 suggestion, “Is it time for a facelift?”
Property, all property, must be maintained. However, compared to lawn and tree care, pest control, water, and other expenses required to keep a softscape alive and thriving, hardscape is vastly less expensive. It requires less staff (and consequent pay) to maintain.
Adds More “Connecting” Space
A welcoming commercial outdoor area creates a pleasant and inviting space for your employees to work and clients to meet. Tables, benches, and other seating areas offer an informal space to conduct business and meet new customers. Add a multi-sensory element like a fountain or water feature, and you add a calming, soothing effect that has been proven to increase clients’ trust and openness.
Let’s face it; you’re paying for these spaces already; why not use them to their fullest potential to grow your business? We have a team of industry experts at Kenney Landscaping who understand that your outdoor space is the first thing your customers, employees, and visitors see when they arrive at your business. Our unmatched reputation and experience ensure the ideal combination of hardscaping and softscaping, customized to communicate your brand’s unwavering commitment to quality, style, and ability to provide the best service.