During the month of August, we will bring you a 5 part series on how to easily create your 2018 budget, with the help of your commercial landscape company.
Each week in August (ending with this article) we will send you information and tools to help make this budget season relaxed and easy. Simply watch for Tuesday’s Budget Tips in your inbox, and the 5 part blog will include:
- 4 Smart Tips to start a Commercial Landscape Budget – It’s SWOT (August 8)
- Evaluate and Prioritize your Landscape Projects (August 15)
- Simple Steps to Finalize your Commercial Landscape 2018 Budget (August 22)
- Last Minute Checklist for your Landscape Maintenance Services (August 29)
- Quick Landscape Enhancement Projects to do this Fall (this issue)
Many enhancement projects to a commercial landscape property are not only a quick and easy way to add curb appeal, but are also a great way to add value to a commercial landscape property. Enhancements serve as a reinvestment in the property’s existing features, upgrading sections of your landscape to improve the overall appeal. This autumn is the perfect time to complete these enhancements and have the property in pristine condition. Here are four great recommendations of enhancements projects to start this Fall:
Mulch is any type of material – usually natural – serving as a cover and is spread over the soil. It can take many forms including bark, compost, grass clippings, shredded leaves, and straw. Mulch creates insulation helping reduce water from evaporating off soil thus reducing the need to water plants frequently. In addition, when thoroughly applied to an area, mulch is very effective in minimizing the growth of weeds. Mulch also adds a sensational pop to the property.
Xeriscape is a set of water-wise landscaping and water conservation principles. It’s the idea of maintaining both an appealing landscape through introducing low-water-use plants. With the increase of droughts and water scarcity, xeriscaping has become a very popular enhancement. In fact, in a recent report some xeriscape conversations reduce outdoor water use by as much as 70%. There’s no better time than the Fall to have a landscape provider identify small areas that can benefit by water-wise planting.
A perennial is a plant that grows for many seasons, unlike an annual which only lasts one season. This enhancement is growing in popularity not only because it’s good for the environment, it also saves money on water costs and requires less time needed for replanting. A great place to incorporate perennials are paths and walkways to ensure that guests enjoy their beauty. Interested in finding out more about perennials options? Click below:
Choosing trees that are known for providing shade and planting them strategically around a property near buildings can save you up to 30% on your heating and cooling costs. In addition, these shade trees can increase the overall attractiveness of the property and allow for an increase foot traffic. To learn more about your shade tree options, click below: