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  • Writer's pictureKassi K.

Commercial Landscaping Design Ideas for a Fresh Start in 2022

Updated: Sep 16, 2022

Do you own a commercial property or know of one that is in need of a bit of a refresh? Commercial properties tend to take on a lot of wear and tear and can be hard to maintain or keep looking fresh and beautiful. So, if you are in need of some commercial landscaping ideas or are looking for a commercial landscaping design specialist to give you some ideas, look no further! Here is a list of some classic and fresh ideas that are not only easy to maintain but will also keep your landscaping looking better for longer!

1. Xeriscape Your Landscape

Xeriscape Your Landscape

This trend in landscaping is truly one of the most sustainable, low-maintenance options out there, making it a fantastic commercial landscaping idea. Xeriscaping focuses on plants and other features of a landscape that require minimal water to maintain. So many landscapes include obscene amounts of grass or plants that are not native to the area, all of which require ridiculous amounts of water to keep looking healthy and beautiful. This sort of maintenance can take a lot of time and cost a lot of money. Focusing on a xeric commercial landscaping design means using native plants that require less water, do not need to be fertilized, have better resistance to pests and disease, naturally help discourage the growth of weeds, creates a healthier landscape that is easier to maintain, and also creates a better environment for native insects and wildlife.

2. Incorporate Hardscape Features

Incorporate Hardscape Features

Xeric landscape designs also incorporate other hardscape features such as sand, gravel, rock, boulders, and any other non-living landscaping features. These are also ideal in a commercial landscaping design as they do not change and do not need nearly the amount of maintenance on a yearly basis as other living aspects of a landscape. Oftentimes, such hardscape features can serve as more than just something pretty to look at. For example, these large boulders were used throughout Colorado State University’s campus to serve as a natural border between the pathways and the landscaping. While they are a big and beautiful statement that makes the landscaping stand out, they also serve the dual purpose of providing seating for students throughout campus.

3. Ornamental Grasses

Another hard-to-beat commercial landscaping idea pertains to the incorporation of ornamental grasses in any landscape. Ornamental grasses are a great option for many reasons, a few of which being that there are many different native species of ornamental grasses that are low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, and can provide visual interest even throughout the winter season. With varying heights and colors, you can layer different ornamental grasses for the perfect commercial landscaping design that will look beautiful and last for years to come.

4. Flower Arrangements

Flower Arrangements

This more traditional design aspect is timeless and never fails to bring an element of elegance and beauty to any commercial property. And while most flowerpots or hanging flower baskets incorporate annual varieties that will need to be refreshed each year, here at Bath we will do all the work for you! Our commercial landscaping department teams up with our greenhouse to bring your beautiful, custom-made annual containers, hanging baskets, and more!

5. Lighting Features

Lighting Features

Never underestimate the ability of a well-placed lighting feature to make any commercial building and its landscaping look regal and stately. Whether your property requires lighting for practical reasons such as illuminating a pathway, or you simply want to bring attention to some of your landscape’s remarkable features, we are here to help design lighting features that make a statement and serve a purpose!

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Here at Bath Landscape and Irrigation, it is our passion to create landscapes that harness the beauty of nature, mimic the self-sustaining aspects of natural outdoor spaces, and create a harmonious and low-maintenance space for people to use and enjoy. We take great pride in the work we do, and we would love to create a commercial landscape design that is suited to your space.

Commercial Landscape Design & Install

Our commercial landscape division provides complete landscape solutions for commercial establishments of all kinds, from government entities to city establishments, to small family-owned businesses just like ourselves. Our commercial landscaping services include large-scale landscape installations, complete with planting, irrigation systems, hardscape features, and more! Our team of highly experienced landscape professionals, paired with our large commercial fleet, have over fifty years of experience in the industry and are more than capable of turning any two-dimensional plan into a three-dimensional reality. Learn more about our commercial landscaping design and installation services today!

Commercial Landscape Maintenance

With our love for designing and installing beautiful and sustainable landscapes also comes an appreciation for taking care of landscapes to ensure their longevity and beauty. That being said, once we complete your commercial landscaping project, our commercial maintenance team is here to ensure that the landscape gets properly cared for and maintained. Our maintenance teams work with a variety of different commercial establishments including parks, shopping centers, apartment complexes, and more to provide property maintenance, turf management, and irrigation system repairs. If you are seeking out a quality, reliable landscape maintenance service, get in contact with our maintenance department today for more information on how our services can be tailored to fit your property’s needs and service objectives.


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