Over our three generations in the residential and commercial landscaping business, we have seen a lot of great developments in our industry. We enjoy growing along with and participating in the evolution of the landscaping field, and we want to be fully representative of what the consumer values are of the day.
New business landscaping trends are incorporating sustainable landscaping practices and an eye towards health and well-being, both of which help to improve everything for everyone.
Incorporating sustainable landscaping practices
People like to know that the companies they are working with use sustainable practices, and so business landscaping companies are being charged with making good decisions when it comes to landscape design and construction.
We always take the time to fully understand what our business landscaping customers are looking for. There are lots of options for sustainable landscaping that add dimension, colour, and beauty to business properties and that will ensure your customers know your dedication to the environment.
Some example of sustainable landscaping options are:
- Companion planting
- Natural areas, like meadows
- Food gardens
Promoting a healthy lifestyle and work-life balance
Designing your business landscaping to encourage people to get outside is also a new need-to-have for business landscaping. Businesses that use their properties to encourage a healthy work-life balance are more attractive to employees, and efforts pay off big time with less absenteeism and a happier workforce.
Options for business landscaping features in support of health and wellness include:
- Pathways to encourage walking. Invite your employees away from their desks to stroll past your gardens, and keep your customers on your property a little bit longer.
- Areas for sitting and eating. Getting outside for as little as 20 minutes a day can make a huge difference in health and overall life satisfaction, experts report.
- Water features for relaxation. The sound of trickling water is well-known to provide a calming effect, and there are scientific reasons why it works. Water features also invite Calgary’s many resident bird species to visit for a quick bath.
- An array of bird feeders. Birds provide life and colour to a property, and also help keep your gardens free of unwanted pests.
Investing in greener equipment and landscaping practices
You may have heard about a recent petition to ban gas-powered leaf blowers in Calgary, which caused a divisive reaction. Although we certainly appreciate the convenience of the leaf blower when it comes to landscaping, we do know that they are very loud and their engines (usually a two-stroke) produce a lot of pollution. The fuel-air mixture in them is very high and often gets contaminated with the engine’s lubricating oils, which makes their use particularly bad for the environment.
Companies are moving more towards more environmentally landscaping practices, which actually means moving backwards. Conscientious business landscaping companies are picking up their “old-fashioned” tools again. Rather than firing up a leaf blower early in the morning for a relatively simple snow removal job, we are changing our habits to use the much quieter (and often more efficient) broom and shovel. Hand-raking lawns and gardens is also just as fast as a leaf blower and is a much more healthy way to keep your property clean.
Being conscientious of business needs
When we become someone’s business landscaping company, we work to discern the right times to come by your property to cause the least amount of disruption for your customers. If needed, we’ll split up our service so that we are doing the heavy-duty work, such as mowing and trimming, when there is nobody there, and the weeding and edging at a different time of day.
Tooting our own horns
We must admit, this has been a bit hard for us, as Mirage is a humble family company, but we’ve been learning the benefits of being involved with social media. We use our platforms to share photos of our work to as proof of our abilities, but also to share with others all of the possibilities available for their properties. Articles such as this one allow us to offer up tips and tricks, but also give our company a voice as a friendly, helpful expert in our field.
Of course, we always encourage reviews of our services, as well, as we are proud of our professionalism and 100% guarantee our work.
Business landscaping services from Mirage Landscaping
Our services are priced to be as accessible and affordable as possible for southeast Calgary business owners. Ongoing seasonal services, including routine property maintenance and snow removal, provided added value and keep your business looking and operating at its best all year round.
Be sure to visit our portfolio of successful past projects, and learn more about our lawn care, landscape design and snow removal services to learn more. When ready, simply drop us a line with your request and we’ll get back to you right away with a fast, free quote.