Commercial landscaping in Maine may not seem essential, but appearance is an important and sometimes overlooked aspect of any business.
In this article, we’ll examine the many reasons why commercial landscaping can make a big difference for your business, not only in appearance, but in function and safety as well.
Nature is a Natural for Business
It’s believed that people are innately attracted to nature. The concept of biophilia (“love of nature”) is part of a movement to bring people back to nature due to its positive traits:
“In the last twenty years, studies examining the human attraction to nature have yielded convincing evidence that link interactions with nature with positive gains in productivity, increased healing rates, and even enhanced learning comprehension, in a wide range of sectors.”
Whether it’s a small house plant or a garden full of beautiful flowers, people often add touches of nature around their homes for aesthetic reasons. However, there are aesthetic as well as practical reasons for commercial landscaping.
Making a Good First Impression
Effectively utilizing commercial landscaping in Maine can not only have positive benefits for your customers, but also for your own employees.
What do your customers and employees see when they come to your business? Is it a static lifeless presentation or a lively and appealing one? As we’ve mentioned, people are attracted to nature – utilizing this natural affinity in your business’s commercial landscape design can help attract customers and even help boost employee morale, which we’ll dig into in a bit.
Nature Can Create a Better Work Environment
Studies have shown that incorporating nature into the workplace can help with employee morale and productivity. A 2010 research project determined that adding plants to the workplace created impressive results, including “a 37% fall in reported tension and anxiety; a 58% drop in depression or dejection; a 44% decrease in anger and hostility; and a 38% reduction in fatigue.”
The benefits to your employees are just one reason for utilizing commercial landscaping in Maine. Let’s examine the benefits to your business.
Commercial Landscaping Can Boost Business
People often add touches of nature to their homes or apartments but there’s a practical reason for commercial landscaping in addition to aesthetics and branding.
A 2015 study determined that people found products and services 25% more attractive when the environment included elements such as trees and flowers.
The Right Design for Your Business
Davis Landscape knows that every business is unique and that for some businesses, “less is more.” For example, what works well for a busy outdoor restaurant patio may not be a great fit for a small office.
Some business owners may know exactly what they want while others are looking for help, either in choosing from a selection of ideas or helping bring their own vision to life.
A commercial landscaping expert can help you design the right look for your business, not only to ensure its aesthetically pleasing, but also functional, safe, and ready for the future. Did we mention those Maine winters can be harsh?
Safety and Standards
A sometimes overlooked aspect of commercial landscaping in Maine (or anywhere else for that matter) is safety. Adding lighting to walk paths is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it can also add an extra safety measure.
In addition, utilizing the right material for walkways will make things safer. Mainers know how quickly pathways can ice up and it’s important to make sure workers and customers have safe paths.
Landscaping can do much for a business but it needs to be suited for your location, including commercial zoning. We can help create a beautiful landscape or rework an existing one for you that meets all zoning requirements.
So Many Options
As we’ve seen, there are many reasons to incorporate commercial landscaping into your business. However, people might not know about the many options for doing so. These include:
Maintenance and Growth
Commercial landscaping is about more than just planting a few flowers, and Davis Landscape is with you for the long run. We can provide maintenance to your landscaping to ensure it looks its best and is at its healthiest.
Another important area is growth. As your business grows, you may want to change your landscaping or even add new features to it. Water features are always a favorite. From pondless waterfalls and formal fountains to authentic streams and ponds, a well-placed water feature can help give a “wow factor” like no other.
Another favorite is our irrigation systems; designed for easy maintenance and seasonal operation.
Rest assured, we can help you with your ideas and also plan ahead so your property is “future-ready” for growth.
Commercial Landscaping in Maine: Let Davis Landscape Help
Commercial landscaping can improve your business’s appearance, boost employee morale, and even increase business. We have the vision, knowledge, and the experience to transform any area into a timeless treasure.
Get in touch today and let’s talk about your Maine commercial landscaping needs. Davis Landscape is a family-owned business spanning two generations. We’re proud to have been in business since 1976, helping beautify the state of Maine one project at a time!