Your business probably looks stunning as soon as your clients walk through the door. You might have a friendly and dedicated cleaning crew. You might have indoor plants and greenery, meticulously maintained. You might even have a professional interior designer on the books to ensure your décor is maximising productivity. So why haven’t you got the same going on outside?
If you already do, great. The first impression anyone gets from your business is the exterior as they approach. Your business’s image is a crucial thing, and you’d be surprised how important the first look at the outside of your premises is when it comes to impressing prospective customers or employees.
Carefully maintained grounds or gardens are an important part of this. Landscaping is one way to do this. This means transforming your existing outdoor areas into something that draws the eye and starts conversations. It’s a way to boost your business’s image and can even be beneficial to the environment.
Soft landscaping services include tree planting, restoring parks and green areas and sowing wildflower roofs. Projects like these have a huge impact on the local community and environment, especially when they take place in thoroughly urban areas such as London. Involving your business in projects that benefit the whole community is great for your business’s reputation, as well as having long lasting positive effects in your local area.
Businesses can make a positive difference by simply ensuring their own grounds are looked after professionally. Correct management of green areas around your premises can ensure local wildlife has a home, without it becoming destructive. A professional ground maintenance team can make sure paths are kept clean and safe, without damaging the natural ecosystem. An experienced landscaping crew knows how to keep your business grounds looking trim and professional, exuding that positive image to all visitors.
Businesses can become more seasonal when their grounds are well looked after. Summer events can be held outside in the confidence that guests will adore their green and pleasant surroundings. Winter worries and hazards become less of an ordeal with well-maintained and gritted paths, keeping your business open and running, and your guests and clients safe and healthy. Correct and knowledgeable planting can avoid autumn leaves covering your whole business grounds, while beautiful spring flowers can bring a splash of brightness and colour to your business’s surroundings- great for morale and productivity.
Start thinking about what first impression your business gives, and what you can do to change it today.