Taking an inventory of your landscape as the summer season comes to a close, you may be thinking about all the ways to make your property feel more like fall. While on a residential property this may be the addition of some decorations, the same cannot be said of a commercial property. This can be an essentially different process on a commercial property, where everything is simply done larger. Not only must you consider the individual enhancement or installation, but the effect on the overall community. Whether it be an office park, HOA, or apartment complex, you want to make a clear transition from the summer to fall season. This can be done in a variety of ways, incorporating classic landscape elements. From color to hardscape maintenance, here are four fall landscaping ideas for your commercial property.
Put Plants in Containers
Not only should you have a fall focus on increasing the amount of plant material on your property, but these plants also need to be colorful. Typical fall colors include: red, orange, and purple and they should be found across your property. You can get creative with how they are displayed, and go beyond the installation of basic beds. Containers can be a great option to display plants without breaking the bank. Place them on hardscapes, or near entry and walkways. There are an impressive amount of varieties that suit the fall weather, which you can check out on our blog.
Mulch: Minimize Weed Growth
The great qualities of organic mulch are well known, providing natural nutrients, and protecting your soil. This time of year, weeds are primed for rapid growth, and a fresh layer of mulch can be the perfect barrier preventing the spread. Mulch also looks great and can be a great aesthetic benefit to the look of your property. It also prevents a myriad of other problems, such as soil compaction, as well as moisture escaping your soil. It keeps what should be kept, and prevents potential issues.
Engage in Professional Sweeping Services
Although the climate in Florida is nice and warm, deciduous trees still shed their leaves as the weather gets cold. This can be bothersome in the fall, as they get all over both your lawn, and hardscaped areas. If this is the parking lot at an apartment complex, or an office park, a clean area can make your commercial property seem that much more professional. With the days shortening, and less light, sweeping services will also increase safety, as loose debris are taken care of.
In order to keep your lawn growing at a healthy rate throughout the fall and winter, fertilizing your yard one last time will give it the nutrients it needs to push through. Not only for your turf, but for both your trees and shrubs fertilization can make a real difference. Although it is easy to view this plant material as self-sustaining in the nice Florida weather, your pants, shrubs, and trees all require some attention. The tropical climate is not only good for plants, but great for pests, disease, and weeds as well. Focus on keeping these threats out of your landscape, and you will do well this fall.
Alexander’s Property Maintenance is a full-service commercial landscape company serving commercial properties in West Central Florida. We focus on quality, consistency, and reliability for all our clients. We do it right the first time. Check out our website to see what we have to offer or to contact us for an estimate. Give us a call at the number listed on our website most relevant to your location. We can help you with all 4 of these fall landscaping ideas for your commercial property.