Whether you want to attract high-end tenants or a talented workforce, creating an enjoyable outdoor space is crucial. This goes beyond having a mowed lawn, bright sign, and freshly painted exterior. It requires some creativity and a willingness to invest in both beauty and convenience.
1. Provide Seating
Throwing a blanket on the grass and relaxing is an excellent way to spend an afternoon. But workers and customers might not always have this option. Pre-installed seating with tables is far more comfortable, especially if people decide to work or study from the location.
2. Create Shade
Trees provide shade for cars and seating, though they can also attract birds and bird droppings. Flowers, bushes, and other plants break up the monotony of concrete. It adds color and personality to a space that makes it feel even more inviting.
3. Add Water Features
Water features are beautiful to look at and can attract colorful birds and butterflies that further beautify the space. If your area is experiencing a drought and the accompanying water use restrictions, you might be able to use recycled, non-potable water for your water features.
4. Incorporate Walkways
Whether you like plain concrete or spectacular boardwalks, it’s important to create identifiable paths for walking. This makes the outdoor spaces more accessible to people with disabilities. It also reduces foot traffic across the lawn, which makes it easier to keep the grass healthy and green.
5. Use Color
Companies are becoming bolder in their color choices. From bright red pergolas to turquoise blue outdoor furniture, they are experimenting with eye-catching elements in their design. Doing so can help you attract more people for all the right reasons. Creating spaces people look forward to visiting and spending time in is a lot easier than most property managers realize. Sure, it adds a few things to the maintenance list, but the investment will pay for itself in loyal customers and workers. It all starts with finding the right company to do the job. Contact Heritage Landscape for a quote today or give us a call at (816) 741-0000.