Landscaping for businesses involves more maintenance than residential due to the number of individuals who share the same space. Business owners must accommodate their patrons with enough space and present an eloquent plant design to better suit their investment. These landscapes are commonly known as commercial properties, or in this case, commercial landscapes.
Just like residents, commercial landscapes have a few factors that make it attractive to visitors. A well-designed commercial landscape can make a difference in quality and overall performance. Here are a few trends that can optimize landscape performance.
Ground Cover Trends
Commercial landscapes are likely to have enough space for garden beds. To effectively keep garden bed healthy, a ground cover will need to be installed to ensure its elegance and water management.
Community Bench Trends
Add social connectivity to a commercial landscape through community benches. This trend invites customers to socialize while enjoying the benefits of lease establishments in the commercial areas.
Effective Drainage Solutions
Commercial landscapes are not immune to the flood waters. Before you decide to build anything, check places where water will stand. Sustained flood water overtime will sink the soil underneath benches and outdoor flooring. Look at swale vs. french drains as possible options.
Once standing water locations are identified, begin installing a drain system. French drainage systems work well. Instead of corrugated pipe, it may be more effective to use a stronger material such as PVC or CPVC. Utilize a larger and stronger catch basin. This will allow maintenance crew to ensure it remains at an optimal flow. For a more complex drainage system, consider designing a trench drain.
Let Renters Inspire Design
Flexibility is a universal trait that can help commercial landscapes. Therefore, leaders should invest in landscapes that accommodate their renters such as benches and tables for restaurants. If the commercial landscape is large enough it can be miniature park. The idea is to get the most out of the investment.