What to Consider When Reviewing your Landscaping Needs

Do you have business goals for 2018? Did you make a vision board or set some New Year’s resolutions? If so, did you forget about landscaping? We think you should add it! When you take care of this need, your building will feel like new!

Sometimes your goals can be overwhelming. We recommend these four things when you are reviewing your landscaping needs:

  1.  Square Footage of Landscaping
    Square footage of green space is the main factor in determining budget and landscaping needs with any vendor. If your desired look and square footage require a higher budget, consider hardscaping such as walkways, benches, or fountains that may require less yearly maintenance.
  2. Landscaping and Property Interaction
    In addition to how much landscaping assistance you will need, consider how your landscaping will interact with your property, including parking lots and sidewalks. Trees can be beautiful, but you don’t want to cause damage to cars, sidewalks, or the foundation with their branches or roots.
  3. Soil Type
    Different areas of your property may vary in soil type or in sun and wind exposure. Testing soil type can help determine what types of plants or grasses will grow well on your property, leaving you with lush lawns, shrubs, and flowers.
  4. Landscaping Emergencies
    Do you have a plan or a vendor in case of a landscaping emergency such as a fallen tree limb? Can your landscaping team also help you with cracks in your parking lot caused by trees planted in the wrong spot?

At City Wide, we love keeping things simple. How many vendors do you need to care for your landscaping properly? If your lawn care is getting too complex, contact your Facility Services Manager to learn about how having one point of contact for all your building needs can help reduce your stress level!

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