Month: May 2017

5 Commercial Landscape Design Trends For 2017

What’s new in commercial landscaping design? It seems that all the upcoming expectations for 2017 can be tied to one thing: conserving natural resources with style. Your company can go greener with these top 5 trends:

5 Commercial Landscape Design Trends For 2017

1. Nature-scaping: Replace the word “landscape” with “nature-scape” and you get the idea for this trend’s objective. Use native plant species that thrive with minimal maintenance. This conserves water and minimizes pesticide use by taking advantage of a plant’s natural hardiness. And it doesn’t mean that your landscape looks like an overgrown vacant lot. Going native can be absolutely stunning.

2. Advanced Irrigation: New technology, like Wi-Fi controllers, offer management features at the tap of a touchscreen. Rain sensors track weather patterns, detect how much moisture is in the soil, and activate irrigation according to need. Drip irrigation further conserves the precious natural resource of water while also making the landscape experience more pleasant. Passersby no longer receive an unexpected soaking. Plants are nourished discreetly in the background by gentle drips as needed.

3. Purposeful Gardening: Landscaping can now have a meaningful mission. A business can beautify their outdoor areas while also making a significant contribution to the environment, helping to restore threatened insect pollinator populations. Pollinator gardens are quickly becoming a favorite trend, popular for ecological reasons but also because they feature vibrant color and fragrance.

4. Versatile Space: Everyone loves a garden for different reasons. Feature functional versatility in your outdoor spaces.

  • Patio: A comfortable outdoor seating area is perfect for clients who are waiting, employees on break, or to have a meeting al fresco.
  • Water Feature: The latest in 2017 is all about water features. If your commercial landscape doesn’t have one, it needs one.

5. Sustainability: Sustainability is trending in every industry. It is a philosophy that guides the smallest design decisions, such as which plants to pair in a pot. Sustainability is about a landscape where everything co-exists in harmony. It takes a skilled professional to envision this kind of landscape integration.

If you are ready to update your commercial landscape, please contact us. Share with our skilled professionals what it is you imagine. We can bring it life.

Some Easy Commercial Drainage Solutions

Weather is often unpredictable, and incidents like heavy rain can really wreak havoc on your landscaping, your building, and your equipment. If you’re not properly equipped to handle the harsh and uncertain weather, then you’re really putting your business at risk. And the longer that you let something like this go untreated, the more long-term damage that will likely occur. Keep reading to learn more about some commercial drainage solutions that might just do the trick for you and your commercial property.

Some Easy Commercial Drainage Solutions

Signs That You Have a Problem

Step one in finding the right solution is recognizing that you have a problem in the first place. A few suggestive signs include standing water when it rains, poor water runoff, and/or drainage issues every time it rains more than a couple of inches. These are all definite indicators that you’re needing some extra drainage.

Drain Systems 

Extra drainage is always a good idea to ensure that your property remains in good shape. Drain systems are installed underground and can easily make a world of a difference immediately upon installation. It’s something that looks good and is highly functional at the same time. And the cost of installing your drain system will surely pay for itself over the years by protecting your business and your property from damaging rain and floods.

Contact us today at Metro Lawn Care to learn more about commercial drainage solutions and what exactly they mean for you and your commercial property. We are here to help you correct any issues and to prevent further ones from occurring.