Winter in Chicago can be dark and cold, with your landscape withering away. While there is much you can do both before and after the cold hits, the winter is not a great time to engage in too many landscaping activities. Additionally, traffic to your property may wane during the later hours, due to the darkness. However, if you are looking for a way to enhance your property this fall, before the cold hits, we may have just the idea. There are countless benefits to lighting your property, but it has never been more timely. As the days begin to shorten, and so do your business hours, it may be time to install landscape lighting. You can show off your landscape, and make your property feel more safe and secure. If it has been something you have been considering, now may be the time to pull the trigger, and light your property through the winter.
Lighting Your Property to Increased Visibility
As we discuss the benefits of lighting your commercial property this winter, we must discuss the seasonal benefit. With the days becoming shorter, and the sun going down earlier, there is a greater chunk of time where your property is dark. You can combat this simply by installing relevant lighting fixtures around your property. A well-lit walkway or parking lot is going to receive exponentially more traffic than one that is darkened. Inevitably it will be perceived as less safe. Additionally, your landscape will be more visible when lit, and you will benefit more as people see its beauty, even through the winter.
Safety and Liability
Directly transitioning and stemming from the increase in visibility on your property, you will also be able to feel more safe and secure. Not only in terms of potential criminal activity but as you are able to see, the potential for accidents decreases. This is true for you and your employees and residents, as well as for those who visit your property. When your visitors and tenants are safer, and less at risk, you also decrease the potential of any legal trouble or liability. With landscape lighting, you are doing everything you can to keep your commercial property safe.
Aesthetic and Curb Appeal
So far we have discussed a couple of the functional benefits found in the installation of landscape lighting, but that is not all. When you light your property, it will simply look and feel better. The curb appeal will increase, as your landscaping is shown off, as well as the architectural features of your building. If your property looks better and more luxurious, it will attract the attention of those who pass by and visit.
Increased Property Value by Lighting Your Property
When you invest in lighting for your landscape, think of it as an amenity. Should you ever consider selling your property, or need to total your assets, the addition of lights will put more money in your pocket. For all of the aforementioned reasons, buyers will be more inclined to come after your property, with the high-end landscape lighting. Everyone loves an increase in property value, so get on your installation soon.
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.