Warmer weather and sunny skies mean it’s the ideal time to freshen up the landscape of your commercial properties. The right plantings, water features, and lighting all play an important role in how clients, employees, and future tenants view your property. Whether you’re a retail space, business park or HOA, adding a stunning landscape can establish your property’s outdoor space as a high-end, successful and welcoming environment. That’s why we’ve collected the latest trends that will create a more attractive and exciting landscape, plus help save you money and time on landscape management and maintenance.
1. Innovative Irrigation
Keeping your plants healthy and preserving water is always a top priority, and that’s why having the right irrigation system is very important. Today, there are many effective and smarter irrigation technologies to help you lower costs and keep your plant life growing properly. These latest systems include drip irrigation systems that target water where the plants need it the most, rain sensors to help eliminate unnecessary watering, and advanced controllers that adapt to different weather conditions.
Schedule a visit from a Neave landscape professional today to set up an analysis of your property so our landscapers can learn how to properly treat your property.
2. Green Roof
Today we see more and more commercial properties look to find environmentally-friendly ways to enhance their landscape. One trend that we see many properties taking advantage of is a green roof – these are roofs that are partially or completely covered with vegetation and plant life. Green roofs serve several benefits including, absorbing water, reducing heat loss and energy consumption, and providing insulation. For more information on how to construct a green roof for your property, contact us today.
3. Drought-Tolerant Plants
Imagine having a commercial property full of beautiful lush greenery and vibrant plant life, with half the maintenance. Many commercial properties are switching to drought-tolerant plant life to help with water conservation and lowering costs. Plants like Lavender, Salvia, and Russian Sage all add great color and beauty and need less water than most plants.
4. Placemaking Environments
Placemaking is a popular trend that many landscape architects are taking advantage of when it comes to designing attractive and functional commercial properties. Placemaking is all about creating an appealing space where people will want to gather. Think parks filled with fountains, sculptures, playgrounds, comfortable seating and gorgeous plant life. Placemaking is a great way to create an enjoyable space for both retail or large office park properties.
5. Native Plants
Another great alternative to help with water conservation and lower maintenance costs is using native plant life on your commercial property. Native plants are ideal because they already thrive in your area and that means less maintenance all around. They are a great way to create a natural-looking environment full of vivid colors and a safe place for birds, butterflies, and small mammals. Contact Neave Landscaping today to get started on the natural garden that’s best for your property.
6. Customized LED Lighting
Great plant life and other eye-popping natural features are a must for any commercial landscape design but don’t forget about adding customized LED lighting to add even more value. They make your space appear more modern and can help highlight all the natural elements surrounding your property. There are a lot of unique and creative ways you can use LED lights, such as LED strips along walkways or stairs, and lights that change colors. Plus, LED lights use up to 75 percent less power and last 20 times longer.
Take Control of your Landscape
Every year you are going to see or hear about new landscaping trends but the key is to choose the features that best highlight your property and are smarter for your business. For more than 44 years, Neave Landscaping has been on top of the latest trends and our professional staff has the skillset and expertise to help you find the best options to help save you money, reduce maintenance, and deliver the best-looking commercial landscape in your area. Plus, we take away the stress and hassle of working with outside contractors and serve as your only point of contact for every project. Schedule your free consultation today and a project manager will come to visit your property and determine the best way to start transforming your commercial landscape.
If you’re in the Hudson Valley, call us at (845) 463-0592. If you’re in Westchester County, call (914) 271-7996; from Connecticut, dial (203) 212-4800. Or, fill out our simple web form, and we’ll contact you about setting up your free consultation.