Landscape Enhancements
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
by: Hillary Phan, LandCare Account Manager

Section: Trends and Tips

Your property’s commercial landscape is a physical extension of your brand. It has the power to invite, inspire, and welcome guests into your space, a crucial tool for the all-important first impression.

As we continue to navigate out of the pandemic in southern California, customers will return to in-person shopping, employees will head back to the office, and businesses will readjust to face-to-face meetings. Making plans to improve your landscape now will help prepare your property for increased traffic in the spring. This transitional period could be the perfect time for you to re-evaluate and update your landscape’s design to help cut costs while boosting curb appeal.

Talk with your landscape provider about these topics to prepare your property for 2021:

  • Consider converting areas of turf with water friendly plant material and permeable hardscapes. Droughts have plagued various parts of California many times over the past few decades making turf conversions a popular water-wise solution. Recently, however, landscape professionals have found creative ways to implement colorful new varieties of low-maintenance plants to break up the monochromatic earth tones of most hardscape displays. Plants like Moon Glow Aloe, Golden Sword Yucca, and Trailing Lantana have been popular drought-tolerant yet unique additions.

  • Refresh monument signs and other areas of interest with spring color. Even if you’re not quite ready to undergo a large conversion project, installing colorful plants can breathe life into the most popular areas of your property while staying on budget. Consider selecting perennials over annuals for longer lasting and lower maintenance color.
  • Conduct an irrigation audit. If you haven’t recently had your irrigation system inspected, consider scheduling an irrigation audit this season. Licensed irrigation technicians can help detect and fix any issues with your system as well as adjust watering schedules to correct inefficiencies. Additionally, converting your traditional sprinkler system to dripline irrigation might help save money year-over-year.  Ask your landscape provider if you should consider enhancing your irrigation system.
    • Don’t forget about outdoor gathering areas. Odds are you haven’t been hosting many visitors lately, but as we slowly return to normal life, it won’t be long before guests are enjoying your outdoor amenities once again. Ask your landscape provider to conduct a quality audit on any neglected areas of your property and take steps to gradually improve the look of these areas. Simple solutions, like adding a fresh layer of mulch to flower beds, can revitalize these areas and make them more presentable for guests.

      While we’re not sure when life will return to normal, we’re hopeful that 2021 will bring more opportunities for in-person activities  When the time does come to gather again, we hope to do so surrounded by the beauty of our natural world.
About LandCare
After two decades in business and more than 4,000 employees coast to coast, LandCare is one of the most comprehensive providers of commercial landscape services. With three locations in San Diego county, LandCare continues to grow in southern California and across the United States. For more information on LandCare, please visit or follow @LandCare LLC on LinkedIn.
Thank you to LandCare, a 2021 BOMA San Diego Annual Supporting Partner, for providing this educational content.