THE BASICS OF GOOD COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Creating form and function
Great landscape design goes beyond a well-maintained lawn and the landscape surrounding your building; it also focuses on your clients' experience. By adding spaces that offer clients and visitors the opportunity to relax and enjoy, you'll increase the value of your property.
Long gone are the days of the old cafeteria-like environment of stodgy corporate buildings. Create fun and whimsical eating areas for employees and visitors and the dining experience is likely to be almost as enjoyable as the meal. Photo courtesy of Land Expressions, Inc., Mead, WA.
Water features are a great way to bring nature to your building and create a relaxing environment. The movement and sound they offer will allow the office's biggest problems to be left behind, if even just for a few moments. Photo courtesy of Stay Green, Santa Clarita, CA.
Lounge areas are functional and can sometimes be a bit playful in their appearance. Offering great views, privacy, or shade, these comfortable seating spots can encourage employees to take their meetings outdoors where Mother Nature fueled-inspiration may come more readily than the office conference room. They also offer a respite from the daily grind, providing relaxing locales for talking, reading, or catching up with friends. Photo courtesy of John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Congers, NY.
Bold landscaping choices like palm trees and shrub lined seating areas have helped create a unique and memorable experience at this hotel property. Well considered landscaping, especially those that steer clear of what is commonly expected pay off big in guest satisfaction. Photo courtesy of Rotolo Consultants, Slidell, LA.
Want to offer your employees or clients a little place to escape and enjoy the sun? No space? No problem! Maximize your space and think creatively. Even your roof can provide a lounge spot for soaking in a little vitamin D. Photo courtesy of John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Congers, NY.
Shaded spaces create spots for reflection that reduce stress and connect your property with the landscape. Photo courtesy of BrightView.
Make public spaces special. Sitting or walking around your property becomes an enjoyable experience with a landscaped path and seating areas like this one. Photo courtesy of Southern Botanical, Dallas, TX.