How To Create an Inviting Landscape for Your Business

Juniper Landscape Company

Your business’s outdoor space is the first thing that visitors see, so it is very important to create an inviting landscape that will draw customers in and make them feel comfortable.  There are several landscape design principles that can but put to good use in this regard, and most commercial landscape designers rely on them heavily when creating outdoor areas for businesses.

  • Use a theme. Thematic design helps you stay within a range of possibilities that fit together well and create a cohesive and natural-looking design.  By choosing a Mediterranean theme, for example, your hardscape and plant choices all become much easier, and the finished product will remind visitors of a beautiful garden somewhere in Italy or Greece.  By choosing such a theme, a landscape designer makes decisions within a much smaller set of options, speeding up the design process but still producing inviting results.
  • Don’t overwhelm. Some themes are busier or more energetic than others, but it is never a good idea to cram too many plants, tiles, walls, or other features into a small space.  When designing a commercial landscape, less is usually better.  If your theme is one that requires large, luxurious blooms and large-scale plants, choose to use fewer of them and accent with smaller plants, gravel, or something else that will provide background.
  • Be sure the space is functional. Functionality is at the heart of all commercial landscape design, and designing your outdoor space with safety and practicality in mind is most important.  Of course, you want your space to be safe for visitors, with well-lighted and well-tended walkways, good seating options, and safety features that protect visitors from water or fire features.  However, you can also go beyond mere safety and design a hardscape to guide traffic flow or provide convenient places for guests to wait.
  • Utilize environmentally-friendly plants and practices. It is always a good idea to consider the environmental impact of your landscape.  By choosing drought-tolerant plants and eco-friendly building materials, you are sending a message to your clients that you care about the environment and are willing to design your landscape to reflect that.  A bonus is that environmentally sound landscaping saves you money in the long run on water and maintenance.
  • Appeal to your client base. Ultimately, your clients’ tastes will guide your own.  If your client base is one that appreciates high-end design, even as they are simply passing through from the outside to the inside,  then putting those features into your landscape will appeal to them.  On the other hand, if your clientele enjoys utilizing the outdoor area of your business, you will want to think about that as well.

At Juniper Landscape, we work with our clients to provide the right design for their businesses, incorporating form and function as businesses require.  Our team of professional landscape designers will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, ask you about your clients and your vision for your outdoor space, and design something beautiful that will meet all of your needs.  Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you create the perfect business landscape!