As a commercial landscaping company, we understand that a well-maintained landscape is not just aesthetically pleasing but can also improve the overall value of a property. It drives in customers and clients essential to the profit margins of the property. Ohio’s unique climate and soil conditions can present challenges when it comes to creating a colorful commercial landscape. However, with careful planning and the right approach, it’s very possible to create a visually stunning landscape that will leave a lasting impression on anyone who visits the property. In this blog, we will share some tips on how to compliment your commercial landscape with color.
Selection of Plant Material
One of the most crucial aspects of adding color to your commercial landscape is choosing the right plants. In Ohio, we experience cold winters and hot summers, which can limit the selection of plants that thrive in these conditions. However, several plants bloom in a range of colors and are well-suited to Ohio’s climate. For instance, roses, daisies, and lilies are excellent options. When selecting plants, it’s essential to choose varieties that can thrive in the specific soil and light conditions of your area. Additionally, consider maintenance requirements, as some plants may need more care than others. Native plant material will always be superior, requiring less maintenance already being acclimated to the local environment.
Annual Flowers for Constant Color
Adding pops of color with annuals is another great way to enhance your commercial landscape. Annuals are plants that only last for one season but are known for their vibrant blooms. In Ohio, some popular annuals include petunias, marigolds, and impatiens. Planting annuals in areas that receive a lot of foot traffic, such as near entranceways, can create a welcoming atmosphere for visitors. When selecting annuals, consider the color scheme of the surrounding landscape and choose complementary colors that will enhance the overall design.
Large Plant Material for Structured Color
In addition to using perennials and annuals, shrubs can also add color and texture to your commercial landscape in Ohio. Some shrubs, such as hydrangeas and azaleas, bloom in a range of colors and are well-suited to Ohio’s climate. Using shrubs to create borders or hedges can also help define the different areas of your landscape. When selecting shrubs, it’s equally important to choose varieties that will thrive in your specific soil and light conditions. A professional landscaper can help you select the right shrubs and incorporate them into your overall landscape design.
Using Hardscapes for Cohesive Color
Incorporating colorful hardscaping elements can also add visual interest to your commercial landscape. Hardscaping elements are the non-plant features of your landscape, such as pavers, stones, or retaining walls. In Ohio, using decorative pavers or stones in a range of colors to create pathways or focal points is a great way to add color. You can also add colorful outdoor furniture, such as benches or tables, to create a comfortable seating area for visitors to enjoy the landscape. Adding colorful elements can create a cohesive design that ties in with the surrounding landscape.
Exscape Designs is a full-service design/build company headquartered in Novelty, Ohio that serves the Greater Cleveland area and Northeast Ohio region. Give us a call today at (440) 729-0011, or email us at info@ExscapeDesigns.com for more information about how we can help compliment your commercial landscape with color.
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