As the year comes to a close, and the cold weather of winter hits, it is time to take a step back and evaluate your property. Namely within your landscape, it is time to decide what is needed for the following year, and where your focus should lie. Especially on a commercial property, staying ahead of the competition is a necessity, utilizing popular landscaping trends to gain an edge. In order to attract new tenants, and keep current residents happy, you must enhance your property with a variety of installations. If your maintenance has not been well performed, changes must be made. Whatever the issue or concern that is holding your landscape back is, it can be resolved. Here are some tips for setting landscaping goals in 2022.
Increasing Overall Safety
If one of the priorities you have as a property manager is the safety of those present on it, there are a few ways you can improve outdoor safety with your landscaping. One of our favorite recommendations for commercial properties is landscape lighting. While there are many visual benefits to the addition of lighting, at the front entrance or near walkways, they also drastically increase safety. With more lighting at nighttime, potential criminal activity and trespassing are deterred. Additionally, people will feel more comfortable at night time, also lowering the risk of accidents.
Snow Removal in the wintertime is another great safety boost, as the presence of snow and ice presents potential issues. Ensure that your walkways and parking lots are accident-free, by working with our snow removal team at Pezza.
Prioritize Landscape Sustainability
With the economic, climate, and pandemic-related issues this past year, many are turning to lower maintenance, more cost-effective ways of landscaping. In regards to the climate and environmentally conscious landscaping practices, prioritizing landscaping sustainability both reduces cost and contributes to the environment. This is all about incorporating more native and local plant material into your landscape and utilizing other landscaping practices that require less resource use. Installing hardscapes in space that was previously filled with turf reduces the amount of water required to keep said turf green. Native plant material will grow healthier, be easily sourced, and require less intensive maintenance. A win for both your property and the local environment, landscape sustainability is a very noble goal.
Improved Aesthetics and Curb Appeal
While the previous two goals were both related to the functionality of your landscape, the look of your property is still of the utmost importance. What is the point of landscape maintenance, if your landscape does not look good? Your overall goal year after year is always to attract new tenants, and new business. This cannot be done if your landscape is not well maintained. Whether your current landscape looks too average or just does not stand out, landscape enhancements are the way to go. Use design-build services to carefully craft new installations that catch attention. Similarly, if your landscape is in poor condition, begin to engage in routine landscape maintenance with an experienced landscaping company like Pezza, and see the stark difference. The phrase “look good, feel good”, applies just as much to your landscape as it does to you.
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. We can help with setting and accomplishing these landscaping goals in 2022.