Covid-19 has put a variety of businesses in a holding pattern. Many are re-imagining the ways they will interact with the consumer. Part and parcel of this consideration is the investment in commercial landscaping. What are trends we see developing at this time?
Locally Sourced Products vs. Imported Pieces
With temporary supply chain problems leading to empty shelves, the consumer is looking closer to home for all types of goods. For the commercial landscaping specialist, this means sourcing irrigation pieces, pergola hardware, arbor wood, plants, and fertilization products locally. The business client does not want to wait. Commercial irrigation problems need to be fixed now – not when a piece comes back in stock. Therefore, it is essential to rethink the dependence on imported goods versus locally sourced products.
An Emphasis on Customized Designs vs. Standard Choices
Better landscaping designs lead to superior durability of grassy areas, seating arrangements, and flowerbeds. Property managers are spending more time filling vacancies, which means they have less time to deal with landscaping issues such as failing irrigation, tree pruning, or drainage problems. This means the integration of native plants and trees for sustainability versus the use of non-native species for looks.
Social Distancing and Hygiene Concerns Take Precedence
Commercial landscape design will incorporate seating areas that are smaller to minimize the numbers of people having their lunches there. However, there will now be more seating spaces throughout the landscape. Benches will be distanced and may have shrubs between them. Offset designs are also gaining in popularity. You will notice additional litter receptacles. In contrast, public drinking fountains are now a thing of the past.
How Will Your Commercial Landscaping Change after COVID-19?
Have you been thinking of having your landscaping overhauled to support distancing and boost healthy habits? Metro Lawn Care wants to help. Whether you need a complete redo from the ground up, want to make a few changes to an existing commercial landscape, or are rethinking the ways you are currently using your green areas, we can help. Contact us today to learn more about your options.