As a business owner or operator, you know the importance of a first impression. As the saying goes, “you never get a second chance at a first impression.” When clients enter your business, a professional, clean and well-maintained exterior shows that you prioritize all parts of your organization and pay attention to the details of your business. A manicured lawn and atheistically pleasing landscape are not only an invitation for your clients, but has benefits to you, as well. At Gregory Landscape Services, we provide complete landscape maintenance services for commercial properties with the understanding your business matters. Here are 4 important reasons why commercial landscaping matters to your business:
1. Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is discussed primarily in dealing with selling a home. However, a business’s curb appeal is just as important, if not more so. If your business sign is not easily distinguished as a focal point for passersby, you could be missing out on clients simply because people aren’t seeing your business. We recommend making sure your business sign is well lit and highlighted with landscape enhancements such as seasonal flowers, shrubbery, and neat groundcover. This will add to the appeal and show off the detail of your business.
2. Property Value
First impressions are not always just for clients. If you need to sell your property for any reason, having a well-maintained lawn, landscape lighting, healthy shrubs and trees will add value to your property and draw in potential buyers versus a run-down, unappealing office space. What you spend now on maintenance, you can obtain later in increased property value. Yet another long-term benefit of proper landscape management.
3. Safety & Security
If you have employees or clients entering and exiting your office at early or late hours, overgrown shrubbery and trees can be a safety hazard. Potential criminals could use them for cover, or they could cause an injury. Therefore, is it extremely important to maintain a regular trimming schedule, making sure all walkways are highly visible and clear of debris and encroaching limbs. Landscape lighting provides increased visibility for additional security and safety. Installing landscape lighting along walkways and key areas can help prevent injuries while providing a decorative touch to your business.
Employees want to feel good about where they arrive at work every day and appreciate a nice-looking environment as well. Providing them with privacy fencing, an enjoyable place to sit outside for breaks, or an area for meetings are great ways to show you care. Getting outside is healthy and important for all of us. Incorporating usable green spaces into your business culture would be a nice draw for potential employees.
If you have questions about improving your commercial landscape in Columbia, Irmo SC, and beyond, contact our team today.