With the first day of spring and one (hopefully) last snowstorm behind us, it is finally time to prep the landscape.
April 1 is just around the corner, and commercial property managers and facility directors in Westchester and Fairfield counties are sitting down to set the landscape goals for their sites. With spring in site, it’s a great time to re-assess your landscape and how it serves the needs and expectations of ownership, employees and budget. Start with the big picture and make note of the following:
- Will there be a construction project on site?
- Is a new CEO or president on board with a new vision?
From there, evaluate the various components of the landscape:
- Should your flower presentations be bolder or a bit more conservative?
- Does the turf, usually the largest component of a landscape, need to be more uniform in color and density?
- Has the pruning not been up to par?
Has the usage of your building changed with a new tenant? If so, would this mean changing the weekly landscape services timing to insure that the crew is away from a key area in the building early, based on the new tenant’s request?
How about sustainability and your site? Companies and tenants continue to emphasize this more each year. Is this a year to begin on site composting of organic debris? Is it time to consider transitioning part or all of fertilizer application to organics? Or consider the benefits of a new smart controller for your irrigation system, saving water resources for sustainability points and reducing your water bill for cost savings.
Each commercial property has its own storyline, which can change year to year. ELM is here to listen to your changing goals and deliver a revised program that not only meets, but also exceeds, your changing needs. As you look for a partner to help you with this process and deliver results, know that ELM’s seasoned experts will implement a plan using the industry’s best practices to maximize property value, safety and curb appeal.