Curb appeal can make or break a business. Whether you own rental properties, run a small store or coffee shop, or own an office building, landscaping is one of the first things people notice about your space. Maybe you’re installing a brand new landscape at your apartment complex. Maybe you’re hoping to keep your storefront looking nice all year with routine maintenance. But regardless of the type and scope of your landscaping needs, you always want to get the most bang for your buck.
By working with a full-service landscaping company like Blessing Landscapes, you don’t have the hassle of dealing with multiple providers or trying to carve out time for DIY projects. We know how to transform your outdoor space without breaking the bank.
Understanding Commercial Landscaping Services
What is Commercial Landscaping?
Commercial landscaping refers to the design, installation, and upkeep of outdoor spaces surrounding small and large commercial businesses. Each property has its own needs when it comes to function and form. The ideal landscape for your business may include plants and flowers, trees, lawns, hardscapes, water features, and more.
A well-designed commercial landscape offers a number of benefits for businesses. Just as a poorly designed or neglected outdoor space can deter otherwise paying customers and clients, beautiful commercial property landscaping can boost your business and benefit resale value. A beautiful outdoor space can even improve employee morale and contribute to a more sustainable world.
Types of Commercial Landscaping Services
Commercial landscaping services can be generally broken down into three categories: design, installation, and maintenance. Working with expert landscape designers and crews can help ensure you get all the features you want while saving money on cost-effective landscaping solutions and minimizing long-term upkeep requirements.
At Blessing Landscapes, we offer the full range of residential and commercial landscaping services. They include:
- Plants, trees, hedges, shrubs, and ground covers
- Retaining walls, patios, and other hardscapes
- Landscape lighting
- Irrigation systems
- Water features
- Synthetic lawns
- Drainage systems
- Covered structures, fire pits, and more
- Landscape maintenance
Estimating Commercial Landscaping Costs
The cost of commercial landscaping can vary dramatically. Most design/build projects land somewhere between $20,000 to $200,000 based on your needs, goals, and preferred features. However, smaller projects with no design required may be completed for as little as $5,000.
The total cost of commercial building landscaping depends on a few different factors, including:
- The complexity of the design
- The size of your property
- The scope of your project
- The features you want
- Ongoing maintenance requirements
As a design/build landscaping company, Blessing Landscapes offers on-site consultations to assess your property and your needs. From there, we’ll provide you with a free estimate!
Maximizing Your Investment
Setting Clear Objectives
Commercial landscaping is a little different from residential projects. Homeowners only need to consider their personal tastes, preferences, and needs. But landscaping your commercial property involves careful consideration of how your tenants, customers, clients, and/or employees may react.
Assigning clear landscaping objectives that align with your available budget, timeline, and goals is the best way to keep the scope of your project on track and avoid going over budget.
Professional vs. DIY Landscaping
When it comes to designing and executing a large-scale landscape for your commercial property, a professional landscaping company can offer you the experience, knowledge, and skills you need. A good company will have a clear and organized design and installation process and have access to high-tech equipment and techniques that will make your landscaping project more efficient and more beautiful.
A DIY approach to landscaping may work for smaller projects, but property owners are often surprised to discover the specialized knowledge and time commitment needed to create and maintain an outdoor space. It’s also not uncommon to run into structural issues that need to be professionally addressed during a major project.
Choosing the Right Commercial Landscaper
Researching Local Landscaping Companies
It’s always a good idea to do your own research to find the right company for your project. When looking for a design/build landscaping company in Portland, you should always pay attention to the scope of their services, certifications, awards, and customer testimonials. It’s also helpful to reach out to individual companies that seem promising so that you can evaluate their professionalism and communication skills.
Collaborative Design Process
The design process should involve clear and consistent communication, practical knowledge of landscaping practices, creativity, and the ability to make your individual vision come to life.
Collaborative design discussions are essential when starting a project. A professional commercial landscape design/build company will take a comprehensive approach to the design and installation process while helping you get the most out of your budget.
Sustainable Landscaping Practices
The Rose City is all about environmental responsibility. But what makes a landscape sustainable? From utilizing native plants that enhance our natural ecosystems, to taking a water-saving approach with xeriscaping, to choosing low-maintenance plants that reduce waste and labor requirements, a sustainable landscape can benefit the health of our planet and save you money.
Phased Landscaping Projects
A phased approach to landscaping involves completing designated projects in specific areas and waiting to complete other projects at a later date. This more gradual process can be a wonderful way to overcome budgetary constraints and limit disturbance caused by installation.
Maintaining Your Investment
Ongoing Maintenance Considerations
From regular lawn maintenance, to weeding and pruning, to inspecting your landscaping systems, every commercial landscape needs regular checkups and maintenance.
If you’re starting from scratch, it’s a good idea to discuss your maintenance preferences and goals with your designer before you begin your project. Features like automatic sprinkler systems, native and low-maintenance plants, and synthetic lawns can help cut down on your ongoing maintenance costs substantially.
Seasonal Care and Budgeting
Chances are, you want your commercial landscape to look beautiful throughout the entire year. From winterizing and inspecting your irrigation system, to managing falling leaves in the autumn, every season has its own set of opportunities and challenges.
Our experts can help you determine the best seasonal care schedule for your needs and budget!
Transform Your Commercial Property with Cost-Effective, Smart Landscaping Solutions
At Blessing Landscapes, we’re honored to work with Portland businesses and homeowners as we make their outdoor spaces more beautiful and functional. From eye-catching plant arrangements to inviting walkways and covered structures, to elegant water features and outdoor lighting systems, we’re here to help you create and maintain the perfect landscape for your business on any budget!
Contact us to tell us about your project goals and find out how we can help!