COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPING IS MORE THAN JUST CURB APPEAL
By Greer Hughes
Landscaping your commercial property creates a welcoming appearance but it can also help reduce utility bills, conserve water and add functionality for employees.
Energy efficient landscaping can protect your property from extreme weather while also lowering heating and cooling bills. For example, planting shelters buildings which can make hot summers and cold winters more bearable and less expensive. Tall trees and shrubs protect the property from wind, provide shade and can even lessen sound from traffic. This all makes landscaping pretty and practical.
Incorporating water management ideas into commercial landscaping can help during Georgia’s frequent droughts. Landscapers often rely on native plants which require less water, incorporate more low-water plants and improve irrigation methods to keep landscapes green and healthy. Hardscaping is another method that cuts down on water use and is less ex- pensive to maintain.
Functional landscape design that include bike paths, outdoor cooking areas, gardens and even outdoor workspace entice both customers and employees, making your property an even bigger asset. Georgia is fortunate to enjoy all four seasons and this is an attractive way to make the outdoor space useful year-round.