Business owners are often under the mistaken impression that they are very limited when it comes to choices for their landscape design. The thought generally is that commercial landscapes must be minimalist in order to be easy to maintain, however this is not necessarily the case. Our Calgary commercial landscaping clients are often surprised at what we can offer when it comes to creating the perfect aesthetic for their business.
Commercial landscaping is an ever-evolving field, driven by new knowledge and research in the landscaping field, environmental concerns, and the desire to create functional and inviting outdoor spaces. As businesses seek to make a lasting impression on clients, customers, and employees, staying up-to-date with new commercial landscaping trends is essential.
Sustainability and eco-friendly design
We have long been proponents of sustainable landscaping, which concentrates on landscape design techniques that result in healthy and functional environments that work with, not against, the environment. Businesses are increasingly looking for ways to minimize their ecological footprint to help save on their bottom line while also appealing to clients and customers who appreciate efforts to save the environment. Sustainable landscaping includes the use of native plants that require less water and maintenance, drought-resistant landscaping, and the integration of rain gardens and permeable pavements to manage stormwater runoff. Energy-efficient underground irrigation systems are also gaining traction as part of eco-friendly designs.
Biophilic is a funny word that basically means efforts to increase human involvement with their natural environment. It is about incorporating natural elements into the built environment to foster a stronger connection between people and nature. In commercial landscaping, this trend translates to creating outdoor spaces that mimic natural landscapes. Biophilic design has been shown to improve well-being, reduce stress, and boost productivity, making it a sought-after approach for businesses aiming to provide a pleasant and inspiring work environment.
Functional outdoor spaces
Businesses can often forget that their property provides an opportunity to gain trust in the community and is not simply just a bothersome expense. Your outdoor space can be an extension of your indoor environment. Multifunctional landscapes can accommodate various activities, such as collaborative work outdoors and spaces for relaxation and socializing that anyone can take part in. Outdoor seating areas, Wi-Fi connectivity, and shaded zones enhance the usability and versatility of outdoor spaces, making them attractive for employees, clients, and your neighbours.
In addition, we’ve seen more businesses adding elements promoting physical activity and mental well-being. Walking paths, yoga decks, meditation areas, and fitness zones are being integrated into outdoor spaces to encourage employees and visitors to engage in healthy activities.
Vertical gardens and living walls
Not every business has a vast amount of outdoor space to work with. Vertical gardens and living walls are great ways to introduce plants and greenery into limited spaces. These installations are not only pretty (and fascinating) to look at, but also add to improved air quality and insulation. Living walls can be incorporated into building exteriors, interior spaces, and as decorative elements in outdoor seating areas, showcasing a commitment to sustainable design and biophilic principles.
Minimalist and contemporary designs
Minimalism isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and in a lot of cases, less can mean more. The shift toward the modern is making its mark on commercial landscaping trends. Clean lines, simple geometric shapes, and a focus on functional design are gaining traction. This trend suits a wide range of business types and can be adapted to various architectural styles, offering a sleek and sophisticated outdoor appearance.
Art and sculptures
Incorporating outdoor art and sculptures into your commercial landscaping can really set you apart from your competition. Outdoor art installations serve as focal points, spark conversations, and provide something to remember you by.
Mirage has the experience, expertise, and imagination needed for your commercial landscaping
Professional commercial landscapers such as us at Mirage have the expertise to design and maintain outdoor spaces that align with your business’s image and brand identity. We can incorporate various elements, such as pathways, water features, and outdoor seating areas, to result in an inviting and functional landscape. Additionally, landscaping services include regular maintenance tasks like mowing, pruning, fertilizing, and pest control. Plus, we also help take care of your underground irrigation.
By keeping your business’s property in pristine condition, commercial landscaping services ensure that your business always looks its best, regardless of the season. Mirage Landscaping has three generations of experience serving our residential and commercial clients in southeast Calgary. Our knowledge and expertise in landscape construction and landscape maintenance will lead to the ultimate first impression for your business. Contact us for a free quote.