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How to Plan for a Commercial Landscaping Project

By October 9, 2020No Comments

When planning a commercial landscaping project, it’s important to go through a thorough planning process to ensure that you ultimately create a landscape that not only suits your company’s needs but reflects your brand and continues to impress for years to come.

When planning your commercial project, here are some important items to consider.

First: Find a Partner You Can Trust

Finding a partner that you can trust can help you put your ideas to paper and help you design a plan of action that will work according to your needs and budget.

A partner will be able to explain every aspect of the landscape project and answer any questions that you may have. They can advise on subcontractors and permits (if applicable), installation, planting, and care. They’ll want to visit the site to accurately measure the project area, gauge accessibility, and get a visual sense of the space in order to begin to rough-in a design. They’ll also be on hand during the landscaping process to manage the crew and to handle any ongoing matters.

Consider Your Design Approach

Once you’ve found a partner to help you bring your project to life, you’ll need to focus on a design that takes these elements into consideration:

Strategic Landscaping 

When in the planning phase of your project, consider the long-term effects of the landscape and be strategic about placement. For example, it will be advantageous if you design your layout strategically so that plants with similar water requirements are grouped together. Look for native plants as well. Not only will they take to the location, but they’ll also help maintain the local ecosystem and give wildlife a place to thrive.

Planning Around People

People ultimately will interact with the greenspace, so consider a layout that takes into account how you’d like your landscape to be used. This may include having elements such as:

  • Hardscapes (for gatherings)
  • Paths
  • Lighting
  • Shrubs, flowerboxes, or half-walls to create privacy barriers or natural flow of traffic
  • Seating (such as benches)
  • Coverings (such as pergolas) or fountains/water features to create focal points

Project Timing

Depending on how intensive the re-design is, a landscaping project may disrupt your business in a variety of ways. There may also be seasonal requirements in terms of when to plant to ensure the vegetation you choose is given the best opportunity to flourish. Working with a professional will help you find ways to minimize disruption to your regular operations and to ensure the finalized design is completed to your specifications.

Ongoing Maintenance

Some aspects, such as choosing low-maintenance vegetation and installing an effective sprinkler system, will help cut down on a lot of daily tasks. However, keep in mind seasonal tasks, such as pruning, clearing fallen leaves, and planting/removing seasonal flowers will need to be considered to ensure the long-term success of the project.

If you’re looking for a partner that can help your organization design the perfect commercial landscape, consider us! We’re here to answer all of your commercial landscaping questions from construction to maintenance. Contact us today.