Quick Guide to Commercial Landscape Investment vs. Maintenance Costs

Commercial landscape design is much more than sticking some plants and mulch in front of a commercial building or storefront. For the smart business owner, a thoughtful, well-planned commercial landscape is a capital investment that yields long-term benefits in terms of community goodwill, positive customer relations, increased brand and business value, and even increased profitability.

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Getting Smart with Your Commercial Landscape: Why It’s an Essential Part of Your Building

The business market can be a tough place to find a competitive edge against similar properties and businesses with similar pricing. If you’re a business or property manager trying to convince upper management of the value of investing more in the building landscape, here are three tips to help plead your case:

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Tips to Maintain Your Commercial Landscape for Neatness and Safety

If you’re a business owner or manager, maintaining a commercial landscape requires a little more care and attention than a residential landscape because not only should it be beautiful and functional, it should be safe for your employees, customers or clients, and the general public.

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Can Landscape Design Increase Tenant Safety? 8 Tips That Can Help Keep People and Property Safe

Some commercial property owners might believe that the only way to provide added safety for their tenants is to minimize landscaping and eliminate any feature that might pose a danger to building occupants and their customers or guests. But with a little careful consideration and a thoughtfully designed landscaping plan, commercial properties can offer both a beautiful landscape and tenant safety.

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5 Best Practices to Maximize ROI on Your Next Commercial Landscape Project

Many business owners and managers have trouble justifying to themselves the expense of a landscape beyond the minimum necessary for appearance and to meet regulations. That’s too bad, because they’re missing an opportunity to add value to their business, goodwill with their customers, and even income to their bottom line.

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What You Need to Know About Dept. of Environmental Protection Regulations Before Starting a Landscape Project

It is not unusual for property owners to begin work on a landscape project only to run afoul of one or more Massachusetts environmental protection laws designed to protect wetlands, the watershed, or the environment in general. While, more often than not, these violations are unintentional and the result of not being familiar with the law, that does not change the fact that the property owner is in violation and may fall victim to some form of consequence that can become very expensive to resolve.

So how do you successfully complete a landscape project on your property that may be in conflict with Commonwealth of Massachusetts DEP regulations?

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7 Reasons Your Commercial Entryway Outshines Every Other Area of the Landscape

The entryway to your commercial property is your first opportunity to greet your tenants, employees, customers and visitors. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that the landscape around it is top-notch in every way – from the overall design and plants to the built features and how it draws the visitor in. As a commercial property owner or manager responsible for the landscape, you should always start with the arrival experience and the main point of entry.  

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5 Ways to Reinvent Your Commercial Building’s Landscape

Commercial landscape development projects can be a high-stakes undertaking. With tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential rental or leasing revenue at stake, landscaping can often make or break a commercial property. If you’re having trouble luring prospective tenants or buyers through the door of an existing property, one big problem may be your curb appeal.

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Landscape Field Videos: Maintaining an Urban Landscape

Maintaining an Urban Landscape: Challenges and Solutions

This week, The Garden Continuum's Installation Staff was down in Providence, RI working on a commercial property. TGC designed and installed the landscape which includes dozens of shrubs and trees, multiple walkways and sitting areas, and large perennial and annual beds. Since this property houses many businesses and hundreds of cars and people, we are presented with a variety of landscape challenges. Below, we highlight a few of the challenges we face when maintaining a landscape in an urban environment. Perhaps you face some of these challenges on your own property. If you are interested in seeing more images of the property, check them out below the video.

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