Landscape maintenance plans for commercial properties

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Landscape maintenance plans for commercial properties play a crucial role in ensuring the aesthetic appeal, functionality, and sustainability of the grounds or gardens on your commercial property. But what is a landscape maintenance plan? And what are the benefits of landscape maintenance plans for commercial properties? 

What is a landscape maintenance plan?

A landscape maintenance plan is a comprehensive document that details the ongoing care and maintenance a commercial outdoor area needs. This plan will be tailored to the specific needs and requirements of your property, and will be created with your involvement. There are several components that a landscape maintenance plan may cover, including:

  • An on-site assessment- A thorough evaluation of the property’s existing landscape features will be taken, including vegetation, soil conditions, drainage systems, and hardscapes.
  • A maintenance schedule- Maintenance is important for any grounds or garden, regardless of size, and a landscape maintenance plan will offer a detailed calendar outlining the frequency and scope of maintenance tasks, including regular maintenance and seasonal maintenance. 
  • Plant care guidelines- Some landscape maintenance plans may detail the various types of plants and vegetation, with specific details regarding care.  
  • Hardscape maintenance- Landscape maintenance plans will often include information for maintenance work to be carried out on paved surfaces, walkways, retaining walls, fences, lighting fixtures, irrigation systems, and other non-plant elements of the landscape.
  • Sustainability practices- Some commercial property owners like the landscape maintenance plan to include sustainability features, such as water conservation plans, use of native plants, soil improvement, and integrated pest management.

What are the benefits of landscape maintenance plans for commercial properties?

There are a number of benefits and advantages to drawing up a landscape maintenance plan for your commercial property. These include:

  • Improving the visual design- A landscape maintenance plan will ensure that your grounds are well maintained all year round, keeping your commercial property looking great, whatever the season. This can have a big impact on the aesthetic appeal of your business, even leading to more custom.
  • Ensuring compliance with regulations- In the UK, there are often regulations governing landscaping standards for commercial properties. A well-executed maintenance plan ensures compliance with these regulations, avoiding potential fines or legal issues.
  • Improving safety- Properly maintained landscapes contribute to a safer environment for employees, customers, and visitors by reducing the most common hazards such as overgrown vegetation, uneven surfaces, or obstructed pathways. This reduces the risk of accidents and potential liability for property owners.

For high quality, professional and reliable gardens and grounds maintenance you can count on, all year round, get in touch with the experts today, here at Green Scenery. We are Preston’s leading garden and grounds maintenance experts for both commercial and residential properties.