Appearance is everything. It’s what potential renters notice first about your commercial real estate landscape. Here’s why property managers and landlords should always keep the premises looking presentable.
Why Is Landscaping Important for Commercial Real Estate?
Your commercial real estate landscape is like an elevator pitch. Your visitors are potential clients who are listening, and they base their decision on what they hear (or what they see, in this case). It only takes a few seconds to make a first impression, and your property grounds heavily influence their decision to conduct business with you or not—it’s either hit or miss.
Commercial landscaping has to look its best at all times since it’s under heavy scrutiny. Potential tenants observe the interior and exterior of the building and factor in how its appearance will become a direct reflection of their company. They don’t want to send the wrong message to their visitors by choosing a location with unkempt grass, overgrown shrubs, and a lackluster entryway. Ensuring your commercial real estate landscape is beautifully manicured sends a message of professionalism and draws people in.
Keeping up with the following site maintenance practically helps your property sell itself:
Lawn Cutting and Weed Removal
Grass that’s too tall may invite an overwhelming amount of bugs. Plus, out-of-control grass could also violate local codes and regulations. These rules are in place for a reason, and it’s wise to remain compliant to avoid fees. Keeping your grass cut low and eliminating unsightly weeds gives your building a neat and clean-cut appearance.
Prune and Trim Shrubs
Dead or diseased plants are an eyesore on your property grounds. Call professionals to prune them in the right places and during the right time of the year to avoid irreversible damage to the plants. It’s vital to prune dying areas to keep disease from spreading to the rest of the plant, which may still be salvageable.
Shrubs should also stay well-groomed. If they’re too large, they could become obtrusive, hanging in the middle of the sidewalk or hindering traffic flow if they grow into the parking lot. Allowing skilled landscapers to perform pruning and trimming keeps your commercial real estate landscape in order.
Custom Landscape Design
If you keep up with the basics, such as routine lawn cutting, weed trimming, and shrub maintenance, you can get into landscape design for your commercial building. Landscaping for commercial properties can be intricate or simple and elegant. For example, professionals can install a small waterfall to enhance a building’s curb appeal. They may also install trees and shrubs or perform sod installation for newer developments to instantly achieve a polished look.
Boost the Value of Your Building
Your building has all the characteristics, qualities, and functionality it needs to become a potential tenant’s top pick. What makes it a winner is what it has to offer on the outside that its competitors lack. Make your property a cut above the rest with beautiful, fresh landscaping.
Tenants already have enough to pay for, from rent and furniture to decorations and more. Taking great care of the commercial landscaping immediately alleviates a tremendous amount of pressure since it’s one less thing they have to worry about. Because of this, your property’s value is worth more than many others they may have been eyeing since yours offers a better return on investment.
Varsity, Inc. Helps Your Commercial Lawn Speak for Itself
Varsity, Inc. is the leader in commercial lawn care and landscape design. Your property is in great hands when you leave it to our skilled professionals. We offer everything you need for your developing or existing property, from erosion control to fall and spring cleanup, that sets you up for success in the next growing season. Our landscaping services leave you with more than just an aesthetically pleasing lawn, but they also contribute to your grounds’ long-term health and well-being.
While you maintain a clean and inviting indoor environment, Varsity ensures your outdoor space looks phenomenal. Our 40 years and counting of successful landscaping won’t steer you wrong. Call us today to request a free proposal.
Varsity Inc. has been providing a full range of landscape related services to the Northeast commercial and industrial markets since 1974.