While commercial landscaping is increasingly popular and incredibly effective for company’s, it usually comes with one common problem: maintenance. While this can be easily mitigated with year-round maintenance services from commercial landscaping contractors or companies in NSW, it’s not very budget-friendly for all companies, especially small businesses. However, businesses are not willing to give up the effect of a polished commercial landscape simply because of this. This is where low-maintenance plants come in handy. Low-maintenance plants are the best way to get the beauty and impressiveness of a manicured landscape without the high and frequent maintenance fees that they come with. Instead, with low-maintenance plants, you can opt for occasional maintenance services or do it yourself.
In this article, we’ll identify 5 low-maintenance plants in Australia that would add a lush effect to any business. If you’re interested, contact your local commercial landscaping company and let them know that you’re interested in the following plants and why.
5 low-maintenance plants to ask your commercial landscaping contractor about
Liriope is inexpensive, low-maintenance and a favourite of many landscapers. They come in a range of size and colours, allowing you to select the plant that best suits your company’s aesthetic. It can be used to neatly, but impressively line a pathway or, provide a healthy and lush appearance to other areas of your business’ landscape. Its versatility is even furthered by the fact that it can thrive in both sunny and shady locations.
For businesses that want a pop of colour as well as an inexpensive mass planting option, this is a perfect option.
Philodendron Xanadu is widely used and is another low-maintenance and versatile plant. It has ‘frilly’ foliage that makes it perfect for potting and placing decoratively around your landscape or for mass planting. It requires light shade and sunny locations, making it perfect for lining a walkway.
With a tropic and lush green appearance, almost any business can benefit from this plant. Bonus: it grows as a clump and produces pip which can be divided and replanted.
This Australian native plant requires little to no maintenance and is incredibly beautiful. The flower that it produces is tall and striking with a red hue. It appears to be a lot more labour intensive than it actually is and certainly packs an impressive appearance. Though it requires almost zero maintenance, it does require a bushfire to stimulate its flowering. Alternatively, you can place a small stone in the centre of the plant to stimulate it as well. They grow extremely well in large pots and containers.
We highly recommend this plant for businesses, mostly due to its impressive flower.
Succulents come as no surprise on this list. They require very little water and care and provide a unique and beautiful grey-blue colour. Depending on the type of succulent you purchase, it can provide great ground cover or serve as a feature plant or fill a green wall. It requires minimal care with the occasional removal of dead leaves and excellent sun exposure.
Succulents are a great plant for yoga studios and doctor’s offices as they provide a tranquil and calming blue color.
The Grass Tree is easily recognised by many Australians as it has a distinctive thick, charcoal trunk and tall flower spike. It is native to Australia and creates a local feel to any premise that it is on. It is an excellent low maintenance tree that grows extremely slowly. The plant lasts for years, making it a great investment.
Hiring a commercial landscaper is one of the best decisions that you can make for your company. Whether residential or commercial, a well-manicured landscape is a valuable addition to any property. It presents a clean aesthetic, adds monetary resale and rental value to your property and in the case of commercial properties, attracts clients and customers to the property. For just these reasons (there are many more!) you should invest in a landscaper.
But, how do you find the right landscaper? Many people are unsure about what constitutes a good landscaper. Landscaping is an unfamiliar area for many, making the hiring process even more difficult than it already is. In this article, we’ll explore what you should bear in mind when selecting a landscape for your company.
4 tips when selecting a professional landscaper for your company
#1 Do your research
Use your investigation skills when selecting a landscaper. We recommend searching for landscapers online. Make a list of landscapers and start your investigation. Find out what projects they have worked on (you can usually find this on their website or social media platforms), the resources they have available to them and their capacity. If your commercial property is expansive and will require a significant amount of resources, then ensure that you choose a landscaping company that has the labour, resources and experience. This will ensure that they can execute your job properly.
Bear in mind that with landscapers, location is not everything. If landscapers think that your project is worth it, they will make the extra effort.
#2 Remember to ask for quotes
When you’ve significantly reduced your landscaping company list, you should start requesting quotes. Every landscaping company/landscaper will have different quotes for different jobs. This is usually based on their experience in the industry, the types of resources that they have and the projects that they have worked on before. Use your discretion, and of course, your company’s budget when deciding whose price is worth it. The key to a comprehensive quote is ensuring that you properly outline what you need from the company. This Will allow them to present you with a more accurate quote, allowing you to make the decision that is right for your company and avoiding any misunderstandings in the future.
#3 Keep in mind education and experience
When you receive your quote, you are very close to deciding which landscaper/company is best for your business. There are a few factors that will tip one landscaper over the edge. This is also important if you find it difficult to decide between a few different landscapers. Education and experience are key in determining whether or not a landscaper will be able to execute the job competently. Look out for landscapers with project management skills and several years of experience. If you have a particularly large project, this is integral to ensuring that your landscaping and maintenance is done on-time, within budget and to your satisfaction.
#4 Personality is important
Trust your gut! Personality is incredibly important and often overlooked when deciding on a landscaper. remember that landscaping usually involves several months of work and in some cases (for example, with maintenance services), it can last for years. You want to ensure that you have a good working relationship with the landscaping company and the team working on your property. Look out for landscapers who exude commitment, confidence and dedication. Additionally, ensure that you, as the business owner or person in charge of organising landscaping, can communicate well with him. This will ensure that your landscape is well taken care of.
If you’re in search of a shady and striking element to add to your landscape, then the Grass Tree is perfect for you.
We hope that you found the next plant that you’ll add to your business’ landscape! Commercial landscaping companies work with your budget and your business’ needs to find the plants and designs that are perfect for you. If you’re interested in any of the plants on this list, let your contractor know!