First Impressions!

November 25, 2016

Have you noticed that the outside of your facility/property is starting to look a little sub-standard?
Here are some quick tips to help Facility Managers gain control of their commercial property’s curb appeal:

1. Work on key areas

A good place to start is with the areas people see most. The side of the building that faces the street and the entrance from the car park are two prime examples. Since budgets can sometimes be tight, focusing on small, noticeable areas will have a significant impact.

2. Evaluate what you have

If your landscaping looks rough, it may be time to clean up. Get rid of plants that are old, unshapely, or dying. Keep those plants and trees that look good and serve a purpose. The key is to evaluate each plant or feature objectively.

3. Think long-term

When you choose your new plants and features, long-term maintenance is always good to keep in mind. Choose plants and trees that are native to the area, or that are suited to the environment. Constantly replacing dead plants will be much costlier than planting the correct variety from the start, even if it means a little more money up-front.

4. Keep people in mind

When evaluating your property, try to identify the areas that people tend to use the most, or areas they should be using. Perhaps adding a shade tree to an open courtyard will make it a great place for people to enjoy lunch.

Guide: Choosing a grounds maintenance contractor

If your property is looking a little tired, or you don’t have the time or expertise to evaluate the maintenance on your property, contact the professionals at Envirocare today, and learn what an experiencedGrounds Maintenance Contractor can do for your property. Call Envirocare on 0800 028 3329 or drop us an email for more information.


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