Welcome to Groundscapes exclusive insights into the most recent trends in commercial landscaping! Whether you are a new business, or a well established company looking to mix things up for your employees and clients, your landscape is definitely something to keep in mind.
Commercial landscaping, unlike residential landscaping, refers to landscaping for a business. While many businesses overlook the value of hardscapes and softscapes, there are a number of undeniable benefits that come from a one time landscaping investment. Today, and looking ahead into the 2020s, a number of common trends define commercial landscaping, and have the potential to increase your bottom line, improve employee morale, and create more relaxing and enjoyable spaces around your business.
Trend 1: Environmental Consciousness
While environmental consciousness is a rising trend all over the world, this is especially the case with regards to corporate social responsibility. As your employees start to care more and more about the environmental ramifications of their work, or the lack of daily contact they have with nature, environmentally conscious landscaping for your corporate headquarters has the capacity to better connect with their concerns.
Whether this is a matter of redesigning office exteriors to have more trees and grass space; interiors to have more plants; or entrances to have an abundance of flowers and bushes, the overall purpose remains the same: to create a healthy, green, and comfortable environment for your potential customers and existing employees to interact within.
Environmental consciousness as a trend is something that is not going to slow down anytime soon. As a bonus, Groundscapes Team of luxury craftsmen would go so far to recommend planting flowers and softscapes that are native to your local area, to truly embed yourself with your environment. Not only are such plants and flowers normally easier to maintain, but they also make a huge difference for the customers or employees that can recognize them.
Trend 2: Low Maintenance Water Features
A low maintenance water feature is a second trend that commercial companies are increasingly looking into for their corporate office space. Outdoors or indoors, these water features are perfect for the initial curb appeal or first impressions of a business, as well as for providing a relaxing and enjoyable environment for employees to take their breaks.
Importantly, the list of water features that a company can implement, is well beyond a water fountain: water falls, bubbling boulders, and ponds are also common water features that help create the ideal environment for business to thrive.
Trend 3: Paver Patios and Outdoor Relaxation
A final trend that is becoming more and more noticeable among commercial companies, are their investments in patios, and outdoor spaces for their clients, prospective customers, and their employees. By building out a fine deck or paver patio, and even adding a gazebo or pergola, companies are investing in a new and creative environment that can significantly improve business, and employee morale.
Groundscapes Team of Luxury Landscapers especially recommends this final trend for three reasons:
First, paver patios are high class, professional outdoor structures that allow you to host a client, entertain guest employees, or throw an end of the year party.
Second, for employees a paver patio with a picnic table, meeting table, or pergola create a nice environment to spend the lunch hour during the summer, or in the evening after work.
Third, for blowing off steam after a stressful day in the office or simply relaxing after a chaotic week by sitting outside in the summer breeze your paver patio and outdoor structure will seriously improve morale and efficiency among employees - especially during the summer months.
Conclusion: If You Are A Business Don't Overlook Your Landscape
Commercial landscaping is only in its infancy. With new awareness regarding the climate, customer opinions, and relaxation spots for employees, trends suggest it will only continue to increase in importance. If you are based in the Omaha Metro, La Vista, Valley or Bennington area, and are interested in improving your commercial landscape, don't hesitate to contact Groundscapes. As Omaha's premier landscaping company, Groundscapes Luxury Landscapes are some of the finest designs in the entire midwest! Get started today by consulting our unique design consultation form.