Your commercial landscape says a lot about your business. It’s often the first impression potential clients and customers receive, so it’s smart to keep up on it. There could also be some legal liabilities hiding in your landscape, making it even more important to care for your landscape well. The following are four examples.
1. Trip and Fall Hazards
Do you have broken branches laying around the property? Are roots unkempt and exposed? Are the pathways uneven? Anything that could cause someone to trip and fall is a hazard waiting to happen. If someone gets injured in such an incident, your business may be financially liable for the injuries.
2. Fire Hazards
Does your property contain a lot of mulch or dry grass? Are your smoking break areas near plants and other components that could easily catch fire? Your landscape should be full of living plants, rather than dead or drying plants, and if you do have large areas of mulch, you may want to surround those areas with streams and ponds.
3. Drainage Issues
Are there low areas in your landscape where water could pool? Do your drainage systems empty out onto walkways or parking lots? These pose a danger where individuals could slip, fall, and get injured, leaving you responsible. With an expert’s help, you could instead create a landscape that takes care of proper drainage.
4. Improper Lighting
Do you have dark areas around your property where it’s hard to see the path in front of you? Are there any alleys between buildings that beg for trouble because there’s no lighting? Don’t leave your property or those who frequent it, vulnerable to harm.
Getting Help With Your Landscape
When it comes to your landscape, it’s worth taking the time to get it right. Contact Heritage Landscape today by calling 816-307-2004 or sending us an email to learn more about what you can do to protect yourself against liabilities that could have been prevented.