As the fall season approaches, many changes begin to come to our landscapes. With that being said, our team has 4 late summer landscaping ideas for your commercial property. The potential for frost increases, and the weather cools, especially in the Chicago area. However, this does not mean the time to landscape is over, as now is a great time to get in a few more enhancements to ride through the fall and winter. This is also a time when many are looking to begin new leases at commercial properties, and a luxurious landscape is a great incentive. You do not need to break the bank either, as there are many ways to improve your landscape keeping your budget in mind. Nevertheless, there is never a bad time to be creative, as this is how you stay on the cutting edge, passing up the competition.
Update Your Entrance Landscaping
We often refer to your landscape as the first impression of your property. However, within your landscape, your entrance is the true first impression. Quite literally the first thing seen by a visitor, the landscaping around your entrance, and your signage, is especially important. There are a few ways to spice it up, but installing a fresh batch of flowers around it is a must. Another great way to increase visibility, and the ability for people to find your property is by installing landscape lighting within your entrance. This can make your property look and feel safer, as well as just look aesthetically pleasing to clients and customers to have your entrance sign lite up.
Outdoor Seating Areas
During the heat of summer, nobody is going to be inclined to spend significant time outside, baking in the sun. With the weather cooling off, your tenants may benefit from the ability to congregate outdoors. When it comes to specific landscaping, this can be something like a hardscape patio. It then becomes multi-functional, as it serves as a blank canvas for further landscaping installations. These will even be cost-effective, as you can add plants in containers, and other simplistic accents for a complete feel.
The best times of the year to install sod are spring, and early autumn, as temperatures cool down. This may be a prime enhancement to consider if you have problems with maintaining your lawn, or it is too far gone to save. Utilize sod installation in high traffic areas for a great look in only 2 weeks after installation. It requires very little maintenance and is much more resistant to many of the lawn problems that natural turf is plagued by.
A great way to give your property a more structured feel is to install both trees and shrubs, lining your property. This can add to the shape of your landscape, and make it that much more private. Not only that, but shrubs and trees are great investments, and can increase your property value. They increase in value as they mature, as well as improving curb appeal. This can apply from a small to large scale, so no size of the property is excluded.
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.