The same thinking should apply to your commercial landscape maintenance. What do you want customers to see when they arrive: a drab corporate cinderblock, or lovingly-cultivated landscaping?
Here are a few tips for commercial landscape maintenance in PA to help make your property look its best:
- Make a first impression at the entrance
The quickest way to make your building seem inviting is by focusing on the entrance. Keep the pathway clean and clear, and avoid putting out too many plants to make it easy for guests to get in and out.
- Plants bring color and energy to the property
When you plant, you add new color and energy to your property. What might otherwise seem like a dull office park can look lively with a touch of green. While flowers can add even more color, they require much more care and only bloom at certain parts of the year, at least in most climates. Evergreen plants may be a better choice.
- Put out some furniture
The right outdoor furniture can add character to your space. A few stylish benches and chairs not only look great, they give visitors and employees a place to rest for a minute. You can add statues or other outdoor decorations as a finishing touch.
- Mowing and edging
You should try to have the lawn mowed once a week during growing season to keep the grass blades even. Edging the turf keeps the lawn looking its best while also creating a separation between the grass and plant/flower beds. If you edge the turf every other time you mow the lawn, you should keep grass from growing into the beds.
- Watering, fertilization and aeration
When it comes to watering your commercial landscape, too much can be as bad as not enough. The roots of your grass need oxygen to survive. If the ground beneath the turf seems soggy, consider cutting back on watering, or looking at drainage or aeration.
During dry seasons, your turf could need water three to five times a week. Water only enough to keep your lawn green. You should fertilize your turf about 3 to 5 times a year, and only when the temperatures drop below 80 degrees.
Choose Realty Landscaping for your commercial landscape maintenance
It’s not easy to run a business and also worry about the lawn outside. Rather than try to do both, get in touch with Realty Landscaping. For more than 25 years, we’ve provided full-service landscaping for commercial and residential landscape maintenance clients in the Philadelphia area and western and southern New Jersey.
Our trained horticulturalists and experienced maintenance teams pride themselves on leaving no detail untouched when caring for your grounds.
The commercial landscape maintenance services we provide include:
- Turf management and weed control
- Organic turf and ornamental plant care.
- Integrated pest management
- Tree, shrub and herbaceous plant care
- Soil enrichment
- Seasonal decorations
- Migratory bird control
- Water feature maintenance
- Litter control
- Watering services
Contact us today, and learn more about how we can help your property make a great first impression.