Is your commercial development nearing completion without a landscaping plan in places? If your project is nearly done and you don’t have a plan in place, you could putting your property at a disadvantage. Learn more about the importance of commercial landscaping, as well as planning in advance, below.

What Does Commercial Development Landscaping Entail?

While it might be easy to assume that commercial properties don’t require much thought or upkeep due simple designs and less focus on exterior aesthetics. In reality, the opposite is often true. Your landscape acts as your business’ first impression to outside visitors, meaning it’s crucial to put your best foot forward right from the start. Commercial landscaping encompasses a multitude of areas around your property, including (but not limited to):

  • Walkways
  • Parking lots (especially where snow and where snow and ice removal are concerned)
  • Lawn care
  • Greenery (flowers, plants, shrubs)
  • Tree care and pruning
  • External structures such as fences, patios, walls, desk, planters, and more.

Why You Should Plan Early On

Simply put, good landscaping can significantly increase the overall value of your property while also ensuring your first impression gives you the desired result. Many development projects will leave the landscaping of the project as something to be finished after the fact by another contractor. It may be tempting to let tackling the completion of this additional step slide, particularly if you have grand ideas for your pace, but doing so can actually put your space at risk and make future work difficult.

Why? As much as landscaping is about aesthetics, it’s also about utilizing the function of your lot and shaping the area to avoid common problems like flooding, drainage issues, run off problems and more. Delaying landscaping basics can leave you vulnerable to avoidable frustrations in the event of a sudden weather shift, as well as ensuring your space looks presentable.

Ideally, you’ll want to have a contractor lined up to step in as close to end the build as possible to avoid delays (demand during certain season can be high and lead to long waits) and get the right plan in action.

Partnering With A Contractor You Can Trust

With over 45 years of combined experience landscaping field, GDB is proud to serve countless commercial clients throughout the Edmonton Region. We are proud to work closely with our clients to develop a plan that best suits their space, as well as their future needs down the line.

Learn more about how our team can keep your new development in tip top shape by contacting us today!