You only have one chance to make a first impression. When you are a business owner or property manager, you want the landscape outside your building to give off an air of professionalism. You want the landscape to impress individuals who are interested in doing business with you, and there is quite a lot your yard says about you as a businessperson.
There are primarily three types of landscape designs: natural, formal and informal. Natural landscapes are those where minimal changes were made to the earth, and the plants are all native to the region. Formal gardens are symmetrical with a clear structure. Informal yards are more asymmetrical and have more of a free-flowing design.
You should avoid mixing these styles together because it can give off a schizophrenic sensation in passersby. You want to choose a style that best matches your business. For example, if you run an engineering company, then a formal design would be best because it shows how much you are dedicated to precision and perfection. However, if you own a toy store, then a more informal design with bright flowers shows off a more fun, care-free side.
Regardless of the specific style you choose, you want to properly maintain it all year round. When people walk past your business, they subconsciously develop an opinion about it. When the business has a sloppy landscape that obviously is not maintained well, it shows that the business owner likely does not care about quality. A prospective client walking toward the building may decide she does not want to do business with you before even walking through the door.
An easy way to make a good impression on customers is to hire a professional landscaping service, such as Brilar. We provide a single source solution for all of your exterior property maintenance needs, so contact us today!