Whether you are just a homeowner who is not sure if your 30 year mortgage is right for you, or a commercial property owner looking to maximize long term value, you need to keep your landscape healthy for many years to come. Your landscape is a significant chunk of your property value, and very influential when it comes to curb appeal. With that in mind, you should consider the future of your landscape, while implementing your current landscaping activities. There are things you can do now, and changes you can make to your current services that will further the ability for your landscape to last long term. Even just understanding the current state of your landscape will allow you to be better prepared. This leads us into the first of our tips for planning for the long term future of your landscape.
Consider the Maturity of your Landscape
There is a big difference in the way you approach your landscaping, depending on its current age. If your plants, shrubs and trees are all at their final stages of growth, you will landscape very differently than if you are currently enhancing your property with new material. When planting new material, you also have to understand how it will grow, and integrate with the surrounding plant material within your landscape. This vision leads us to our next tip.
Have a Clear Goal in Mind
As a commercial property owner, you are going to have various goals depending on your type of property. At an office park, you are going to want to create a space for individuals to come and work, and feel comfortable and safe. In an HOA, you want to foster a family friendly environment, with common areas for kids to roam, and amenities people can collaborate on and around. This goal is extremely important, and unique to your property, and knowing it will assist your landscaper as they work to help you achieve this goal.
Know Your Climate, and Be Sustainable
If you want to keep your property low maintenance, and consistent over time, you must know the area you reside in. In Florida you have to consider the possibility of hurricanes, whereas here in Chicago we must be wary of cold and snowy winter storms. Using native plant material that is built for the area not only contributes to the environment, but allows for easy maintenance. This will set you up for success in the future.
Stay Consistent on Maintenance
The single most important way to keep your landscape in shape is to ensure that it is routinely and property maintained. The easiest way to harm the long term future of your landscape is to overlook problems, and services that would prevent these problems. Keep your lawn mowed, and watch out for any brown spots, indicative of damaging pests or disease. Similarly, keep an eye on your mature trees and shrubs, as they can also be susceptible, and decaying branches can be a safety hazard. Treat your landscape right now, and it will return the favor for years to come.
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.