When making many decisions surrounding your commercial property, you are going to be faced with tough choices. This could be what landscaper to use, which plant material you would like or even if you want certain enhancements or installations. Often, property managers and owners have much to consider, and worry about whether or not they have made the right decision. With our wealth of experience (Over 50 years) we have seen these decisions made time and time again, and have seen the effects of the decisions over time. We know which decisions left property managers feeling good, and which left them worrying about the bottom line. Take this into consideration as we go over 4 mistakes to avoid on your commercial property.
Using a Bad Professional
This one is pretty self explanatory. Like any other profession, you need to avoid using a bad commercial landscaping company. There are numerous red flags, but whether it be a lack of experience, small crew, or a flurry of bad reviews, do your research. Engaging in a long term contract with a company that simply does not take care of you is the first bad decision you can make. Pezza Landscape has been around forever, because we do high quality work, and leave our clients satisfied.
One thing you have to remember as you design your landscape is that it is intended to be used. Cars need to be parked in the parking lot, and people need to be able to comfortably move around the property, without the landscape getting in the way. This should be a significant consideration during any design process, and as the property manager or owner, you need to make sure your commercial landscaper knows the trends and workings of your property.
Not Making Safety a Priority
Everyone would like to be safe on your commercial property, and this covers a wide array of issues. When it comes to liability, not only is choosing the right landscaping company important, as to keep the quality of the work high and safe, but services also matter. Make sure your trees are being taken care of, as to not risk falling branches or trees. Also look after the lighting to ensure that you are not creating any uber dark areas that may enable easy criminal activity. A safer property is simply a better property.
Lack of Consideration for Irrigation and Drainage
Like every other part of the country, we get our fair share of rainfall in Chicago. Sometimes, when there is heavy rain, poorly designed landscapes can succumb to the rain, flooding the property, and damaging your property. Nobody likes to stumble through the mud, so make sure you think about runoff, and include proper drainage for excess water. This is a great preventative touch, and you’ll thank us later when your neighbor’s property is flooded, but yours is sitting pretty.
Pezza Landscape, Inc. is a full-service landscaping company proudly serving the greater Naperville area, including Warrenville, Wheaton, Winfield, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, and the surrounding communities. Give us a call at (630) 393-7373 or visit our website to get in touch.