Your immediate environment is an invaluable resource that adds tremendous value to your business and contributes to a healthy and desirable atmosphere. Taking care of your business environment, particularly in creating an aesthetically pleasing landscape, not only shows your level of stewardship but also your appreciation of the value that such an environment brings. When designing your landscape, it's important to put pen to paper and start with a master plan. This will save you both money and time as well as enhance your chances of coming up with a successful design.
This article looks at the design process and specifically the considerations you need to make when designing your commercial landscape.
Undertaking an Inventory and Analysis of Your Site
Understanding the nature of the site where you want to do landscaping is of paramount importance. The main issues of concern here are the topography, regional climate, and type of soil on your site. When you fully understand the soil type, you will have an idea of the level of moisture and nutrients available to the plants and the kind of vegetation to introduce. Any topography and drainage system problems must be isolated and dealt with at the earliest possible stage.
The Landscape Design Theme
There are various commercial landscaping themes you can choose, from simple to complex and anything in between. Think of your theme as the source of inspiration for your yard. The theme you settle for will guide you in the selection of plants and materials for your yard. As the starting point, consider the surrounding views of your business premises and make a decision on whether you want to open or close your yard to these views.
Create and Link Your Spaces
The garden is simply an extension of your premises, and a number of activities may take place on it. When doing landscaping, you should divide your yard into private, public, and service areas. You may separate these spaces using sod areas, planters, plant beds, trees, garden walls, and paved surfaces.
Consider the Role of Plants
When doing landscaping, you should acknowledge the three main functions played by plants in the landscape, which are structural, aesthetic and utilitarian. Structurally, plants help organise spaces; aesthetically, they help create a visual appeal to the environment, while their utilitarian role stems from the fact that they can transform the surroundings by modifying the temperature, humidity and light.
The above concepts will help you come up with a functional, aesthetically pleasing, and sustainable landscaping design. For the best results, work with an experienced commercial landscaping company.