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Blossoming Spaces: Spring Planning for Your Building’s Exterior

Spring is the perfect time for businesses to improve their outdoor spaces. “Curb appeal” is vital in today’s competitive market, and commercial landscaping is a great way to achieve it. Enhancing your property’s exterior can significantly influence brand perception and help you stand out in the marketplace. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of spring planning for your building’s exterior and provide practical tips for creating vibrant, inviting commercial landscaping and plantscapes.  

Assess Current Conditions.  

In preparation for spring renovation, it’s essential to evaluate the current condition of your building’s outdoor area to determine what needs to be repaired or improved. Take note of anything that requires attention such as damages caused by winter weather, the health of existing plants, or any faulty outdoor furniture that needs an upgrade. This initial assessment will help prioritize tasks and plan your renovation accordingly. 

Setting Goals. 

Define clear goals for your exterior space and determine what this process will provide for your business.  Are you aiming to increase curb appeal, create a relaxing environment for customers and employees, or showcase your brand’s commitment to sustainability? Will the space be open to the public and if so, how will that impact your design? By establishing clear objectives, you can tailor your spring renovation efforts to achieve the desired outcomes. 

Selecting Plants and Design Elements. 

Choose plants and design elements that complement your business aesthetic and align with your goals. For instance, if you value teamwork and collaboration, choose multi-seating areas with long tables and inviting ledges rather than a few chairs and a park bench. Consider factors such as climate, sunlight exposure, and maintenance when selecting plant species. Incorporate a mix of flowers, shrubs, and trees to add depth and visual interest.  Hardscape elements such as seating areas, cement structures, pathways, and decorative features can also be integrated to enhance both functionality and beauty. 

Implementing Sustainability. 

Embrace sustainability in your spring planning efforts by including eco-friendly practices.  Choose native plants that are well-adapted to the local climate and require minimal maintenance. You can also implement eco-friendly upkeep systems like rainwater harvesting and composting solutions to conserve resources and reduce your environmental impact. By adopting sustainability, you can demonstrate your commitment to environmental stewardship and inspire others to follow suit.  

Establishing Maintenance Protocols. 

Maintaining your outdoor commercial space requires ongoing attention and care. If you don’t outsource your landscaping maintenance, develop a comprehensive plan outlining tasks such as watering, pruning, sweeping, fertilizing and pest control. You can even assign responsibilities to designated staff members to help promote teamwork and inclusivity.  

Our team at Horticultural Creations specializes in incorporating the best plants and landscaping into your space to create an eye-catching display that both your visitors and employees will enjoy. We also take care of ongoing maintenance so that your exterior always looks fresh and inviting. Get in touch with our team to learn more. 

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