REASONS YOUR COMMERCIAL ENTRYWAY OUTSHINES EVERY OTHER AREA OF THE LANDSCAPE
By Monique Allen
The entryway to your commercial property is your first opportunity to greet your customers, visitors, tenants and employees. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that the landscape around it is top-notch in every way – from the overall design and plants to the built features & how it draws the visitor in. As a commercial property owner or manager responsible for the landscape, you should always start with the arrival experience and the main point of entry.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER:
First impressions apply just as much to your landscape as it does to people. In fact, your landscape is often the first thing a visitor sees, even before they interact with employees. Worn areas, dead or dying plants, lack of color and ho-hum appearance speaks volumes about your company’s professionalism and how much it cares about the people who come to your property every day. Not to mention how much interest the company has for our environment. Spend a little more money on your entry way to make that difference in that first impression.
HIGH TRAFFIC MEANS HIGH IMPORTANCE:
Your main entryway is the focal point of public interaction. with tenants and visitors coming and going it gets heavy use and even abuse. To ensure that landscape maintenance doesn’t drain your resources, design your entryway with plants and materials that can stand up to environmental elements such as foot traffic and harsh weather conditions. It’s important to design and install landscape that resists wear and tear and remain beautiful and functional.
YOUR ENTRYWAY IS A BILLBOARD FOR YOUR BUSINESS:
The landscape at your building’s entryway advertises your commercial property just like a billboard. Take this opportunity to express respect for your people and for the environment by making this space vibrant, pristine and spectacular.
A DYNAMIC ENTRYWAY FOR A DYNAMIC BUSINESS:
If your facility is open year round you want your entryway to be just as attractive and interesting in the winter months as it is at the height of the growing season in the summer. A static landscape equals a static business. Create dynamic season connection with something fresh and interesting throughout the year.
A VIBRANT ENTRYWAY CREATES POSITIVE ENERGY:
Healthy plants and a balanced and integrated landscape design creates a subtle energy and vibrancy that builds positive energy around the entire space. Think of it as Feng Shui for your landscape While that may not be your cup of tea, remember humans have co-evolved with Nature for more years that we can count. Tap into this wisdom and trust that you have the power to put positivity into the world with something as simple as healthy as vibrant plants!
As you can see, to optimize the entryway of your commercial building, it’s important to consider everything that may affect your landscape design, including transitions, traffic and the actual amount of space visitors will need to comfortably enter your building. To learn more or design your strategies for your office, residential buildings or commercial property:
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