Creating the perfect commercial landscape goes beyond the way it looks upon initial installation. You have to maintain your landscape, so why not make it easily sustainable? With the help of professional landscapers, you can come up with the perfect design that will not only be beautiful, but easy to keep up with. The following are four sustainable commercial landscape design features you should consider using.
1. Native Plants
When you transplant foliage that is not native to the area, it could have a harder time adjusting to the climate, and could really struggle to survive. Using native plants is a great way to ensure they stay alive and beautiful all season long. Native plants already belong in the ecosystem and are already used to the soil, weather, and insects that are there. In most areas, you can find a variety of native plants, so you still get that plant diversity you’re looking for.
2. Low-Maintenance Plants and Pathways
Your landscape can be just as beautiful when you design it with less maintenance in mind. Consider adding ground coverings that don’t need to be mowed or trimmed very often. Plants that don’t require much pruning are another great option. Pathways that are easy to clean could also play an important role in keeping your landscape design low-maintenance.
3. Bee and Butterfly Habitats
Honeybees and butterflies are two pollinators that do a tremendous amount of work each year. Including habitats for both in your landscape design will help to ensure your flowering plants will blossom and bloom each year. It’s also a great way to do your part in conservation of these struggling species.
4. Seasonal Foliage and Flowers
Different flowers bloom at different times of the year. You’ll want a landscape that incorporates perennials, ephemerals, and bulbs, as well as trees, shrubs, and groundcovers. Consider mixing up the types of trees so when the leaves change for fall, you’ll still have an interesting collection of colors in your landscape.
Getting Started the Right Way
One of the best ways to ensure your commercial landscape design is sustainable is by enlisting the help of the professionals. Contact Medallion Landscape today by calling 408-706-2447 or sending us an email to get started the right way.