Did you know that you have only about seven seconds to make a first impression on someone visiting your property? It’s true. And consider this – what’s one of the first things they will see?
The landscaping around your business or home, right? What is it saying about you? If things are unkempt, messy or in disarray, then chances are you aren’t making a very good first impression.
The good news is, you can use a commercial landscape management company to help ensure you are always making a great impression with your landscape design. In addition to hiring the pros, there are a few things you can do to ensure everything looks great, at all times. Keep reading to learn more.
Pave the Way
It doesn’t matter if you use flagstone, brick, concrete or another surface, your walkway leading to the building is one of the busiest paths on your property. As a result, you need to ensure it is clearly marked and properly maintained.
If you want to “spice things up,” add a bit of personality by adding color to the masonry or engraving stonework.
Lighten Things Up
The primary entrance of your building needs to be easy to access, clearly lit and safe during the day and at night. When you light up the property, it can help create a welcoming look, even when the sun has gone down. This will also help to improve safety.
It’s a good idea to let the professionals install any needed lighting. You can tell them what your needs are and then have the lighting design customized to meet these specifications.
Install Sturdy Fencing
Fences do much more than just keep things in or out. In fact, quality fencing frames can also help to enhance your landscape. Consider investing in professionally installed fences that work with your building’s curb appeal.
Aesthetically pleasing wrought iron fencing can be the ideal finishing touch for any modern dwelling. Or, you may want to consider a wooden split-rail variation. Be creative and find an option that works well with the architectural style of the building.
Keep Things Maintained
Do you have flowers, trees, and bushes in front of your building? These are a great way to create a welcoming entranceway. However, you need to make sure they are properly maintained. This is the only way that visitors are going to be impressed, rather than turned off from the appearance of the building.
Make sure bushes and trees are trimmed and pruned annually, and that flowers are removed and replanted if they die. Failure to do this can create a facade that doesn’t make a very good first impression.
Add a Place to Sit
Consider creating a comfortable place to have a conversation for those in the building or visiting the building. Use furniture, accents and other features, such as patios or fountains to enhance the space.
It may even be a good idea to add a few indoor-accents to the space, such as pendant light fixtures or pillows. This adds a bit of charm to the outside of your building. You will find that those coming to the space appreciate this small effort.
As you can see, there are several ways you can improve the landscape around your building. In most cases, hiring the professionals to take care of all this for you is going to be the best option, as they know what to do and how to do it.