As the saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” And for business owners, that first impression is in the way of great landscaping. While basic lawn care is a nice way of welcoming clients, unique landscaping can accomplish much more. In fact, research done by the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association shows that professional commercial landscaping has many benefits, including economic, psychological and environmental.
Beautiful landscaping attracts immediate attention and can ultimately improve a businesses’ bottom line. It can increase rental rates for office buildings by 7%, decrease employee turnover, and influence buyers to pay 15-25% more at retail stores.
The benefits of human interaction with trees, grass, and greenery are well documented. Patients recovering in hospitals and rehabilitation centers recover quicker when interacting with nature, or viewing it through a window.
Many business owners are taking notice of the benefits lush green commercial spaces have on the environment. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, landscaping can influence the climate surrounding a property by as such as 25 degrees; improve the air quality; reduce soil erosion and positively impact the water quality.