Like it or not, how you present yourself outwardly is sending a certain message to the public. I believe it’s in your best interest to be in control of that narrative, and not leave it up to the interpretation of others – a lot can be very quickly misunderstood.
The same goes for the exterior grounds of your property. If you’re a company that promotes great customer service, and attention to detail, then a customer shows up to your place to parking stalls filled with miscellaneous items, and your trees and landscape are all overgrown, there’s going to be mixed messages, and potentially a seed of doubt in that customer’s mind.
Calling in a landscape contractor to take care of your exterior grounds likely isn’t at the top of your list of priorities, but it’s definitely not something to neglect. Having a professional come take care of your grounds is a small investment that can really go a long way.
What makes commercial landscaping a good investment? Here are the facts:
Your business is competitive, and you need any edge you can get. Nicely cut turf alone isn’t going to win you new clients, but an unsightly entrance by a customer can potentially turn someone away. Your landscape isn’t directly related to your products or services, but it is most definitely related to your overall business. An investment into a good and clean exterior can contribute to the message your business is communicating.
As a property or leasing manager, you need that spot in tip top shape potential, new tenants or buyers. They are initially attracted through an ad by warehouse or office space, amenities, access and parking, but once they come visit the place in person, the clean landscape and grounds can push them a little closer to signing the lease.
We’ve all heard the old saying ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’. We know by now that it’s better to get ahead of an issue `before it becomes an expensive problem. Having a professional landscape and grounds crew on site each week, and doing regular site inspections, will allow you to get on the right side of any potential problem areas. Most businesses and property managers are busy doing other things, while commercial property maintenance should not be neglected as a preventative measure to protect your assets.
The bottom line is that good landscaping for your business space is an investment in itself. Abundant and attractive landscaping will reflect everything that your company offers. A beautiful landscape will show off your business’ personality — you put in care for your business as much as you put care into ensuring that all your clients feel confident about your ability to provide.