Commercial landscaping is a tricky business. Anytime the term “commercial” is used, it indicates that it is not a private residence and that many people will visit the area over the course of the day. There are many things to consider during both the design phase and construction phase.
A Welcoming Ambiance
When patrons come to a commercial area, they want to have a feeling of being welcomed. Installing places to rest like benches will go a long way to achieving that effect. After all, you want them to be as comfortable as possible when they’re at your establishment.
Adding a bit of nature to the area by including plants and shrubs will also improve your customers’ satisfaction. It creates a relaxing atmosphere which makes them want to stick around.
The patrons also want to feel like they are free to walk around. This can be achieved by simply installing wide sidewalks and walkways. Painting lines on the road to indicate where pedestrians can walk will also give the people the impression that you’re looking out for their needs.
These small details can be easily implemented in the design phase. And they’re often the most impactful.
Limit Disruption During Construction
When a commercial landscape job is being done, it’s often the case that the area is already open for business. It is important to remember this and ensure that patrons barely feel that there is construction going on.
One simple way to achieve this is to limit the construction zone. This means ensuring that only small areas of the construction site are being worked on, rather than large sections.
When pathways need to be closed, make sure that adequate signs are installed to show people where they should go instead. Even when the new landscape addition is still being built, you should never forget to make their experience as positive as possible.
During the construction phase, dust control is also an extremely important issue. If this is ignored, what happens is that people complain about the dust flying around all over the place. The dust settles on the pathways or, even worse, on top of people’s cars.
No one likes to get their stuff dirty. This one small but negative experience can give people a bad impression of your establishment. Sure, there’s a valid reason but what people remember is how they felt during an incident and that’s what sticks in their minds.
This can all be avoided with simple dust control methods like spraying the construction zone with water. Water will limit the amount of airborne dust and will keep both patrons and owners happy during the installation of the new landscape features.
The design and installation of commercial landscaping projects can be complicated. There are many things to consider during the entire process. Let Sinacori Landscaping handle the project and set your mind at ease. Get in touch with us today.