One of a property owner’s primary concerns is retaining long-term tenants.
Improving a building’s outdoor scenery can help accomplish this goal. Here are three advantages to enhancing a commercial property with beautiful landscaping.
Attracts and Welcomes Visitors
Trees, plants, and flowers are known to create a positive and calm environment, which helps customers relax as they shop. Moreover, stores with landscaped areas are sure to reduce shoppers’ stress levels and increase the time spent in the space. Following the addition of ornamental plants on patios, sidewalks, and other high-populated locations, tenants will definitely notice a drastic elevation of sales in their business.
Plants that change colors with the seasons are especially comforting along with premium expanses of turf on children’s play areas. Customers and tenants alike will enjoy these great enhancements to a property.
Increases Property Value
After incorporating beautiful landscaping on a commercial property, the value of the building will rise.
Unlike other outdoor improvements, property owners can rest assured that landscaping will usually result in a 100 percent return on the money that was invested. Most tenants are happy to pay good money for rent at a property that is eye-catching and well-maintained. Many business owners understand the value of landscape improvements as the beautiful scenery can promote more customers.
Save Money on Energy Bills
According to a recent study, commercial buildings use 40 percent of the nation’s total energy consumption.
Because heating and cooling accounts for 32 percent of the energy consumption, reducing heating and cooling can save on bills, which ultimately enables tenants to save money on their monthly rent.
One source of energy reduction is through the use of deciduous trees.
When planted strategically, these type of trees can provide tremendous shade particularly on the east-facing walls and window in the mornings and the west-facing surfaces in the afternoons during the summer months. The trees can also save business owners on energy bills in the winter when they are planted on the southeast or southwest side of a building, thus avoiding winter shading in order to promote sunlight on the property.