November 22, 2016
Three Standout Trends that are Dominating Commercial and Corporate Landscaping
Are you interested in elevating your corporate image? Do you want to know which trends are shaping the corporate and commercial gardening world right now? Did you know that your corporate and commercial property has a powerful impact on how your clients, customers, or tenants view your products and services? Yes, in the business world, first impressions are critical, and one way to impress your clients is to make sure your outdoor space looks polished and stylish. If you want to know where you should be spending your landscape rands next year, here are the top 3 corporate landscaping trends guaranteed to turn heads and save you money:
#1 Swap the Grass and Exotics for an Eco-Friendly Landscape
Gauteng frequently suffers water shortages and as you can imagine, it’s not easy keeping a landscape beautiful when water is scarce. For this very reason, sustainable eco-friendly landscaping, also known as “naturescaping” is very much trending now. Commercial and corporate landscapes have gone eco-friendly with many swopping their grass for stones and showcasing more drought-tolerant plants.
#2 Bling is Out and Natural is in
We never thought we would see the days of corporate landscaping going back to basics, but it’s happened and instead of embracing expensive materials and lavish water features, corporate landscaping is embracing natural materials such as rock, stone, and clay for building retainer walls and decks, rock pathways, and for limiting their water needs.
#3 Corporates are Bringing the Outdoors Inside
You don’t have to be a psychologist to know that greenery in and around the workplace enhances the ambiance of the office and lifts people’s spirits. In fact, studies have shown that filling the office with greenery reduces both stress and anxiety, and it improves air quality, which is extremely beneficial in combating sick building syndrome. Yes, healthy employees are happy and productive employees, so don’t be shy to fill your workplace with edible, ornamental, and exotic plants.
While some of these corporate landscaping ideas are a continuation of recent landscaping trends, at the end of the day, one thing we can be sure of is that corporate landscaping is becoming greener, more beautiful, and far more practical than it was a decade ago. Not only can an attractive and eco-friendly outdoor space provide an outstanding look and feel to your business property, but a well-designed commercial and corporate landscape speaks volumes about you and your brand.