Create an Inviting Entrance: Commercial Landscaping Ideas for a Lasting Impression

As the chill of winter starts to recede and the promise of spring beckons, it’s time to start thinking about sprucing up the outdoor spaces of your business or property. We’ve put together some commercial landscaping ideas to inspire you. 

A well-designed and maintained landscape will not only enhance the visual appeal of your commercial property, but will also create a welcoming atmosphere for employees, clients and visitors alike too. A  lot of the work we do for our clients week-in and week-out is related to the  care and maintenance of commercial property grounds, So, but we are also asked to renovate landscapes that have been left to get out of condition on new sites we take on, or we are asked to remodel the features of existing sites to either add extra interest through planting, or increase the biodiversity of sites to help property owners to increase their environmental credentials.

So, with spring just around the corner, now is the ideal time to consider revitalizing your outdoor areas with spring and summer bedding plants, trees and shrub planting. Let’s explore some commercial landscaping ideas and key focus points to help your business make a statement this year.

Maximise curb appeal – a few ideas on how to maximise this space on your property

Before a prospective client or visitor has even entered your property, they need to be given a good impression, even if your property is a place they pass by each day on their daily commute.

First impressions matter, and the exterior of your business premises is often the first thing that potential clients or customers notice when they arrive, so investing in professional commercial landscaping can significantly enhance your curb appeal and create a lasting impression. This can extend to the roadside exterior, which at the very least should always be neat cut and edged if you have laid it to grass, but you can also enliven this space too.

Incorporating vibrant flower beds, well-maintained lawns and strategically placed trees and shrubs creates an inviting entrance that sets the tone for your business and welcomes people into your company space. Even the smallest of spaces can be enhanced with planting to, for instance, frame your logo as a visitor enters your property. Choosing plants that can offer year-round interest is vital for keeping these spaces looking great no matter the season.

Bespoke planting ideas

At SPA Landscaping, we understand that every commercial property comes with its own unique set of opportunities and challenges. Working with a professional landscaping company like ourselves allows us to develop bespoke planting plans that are tailored to your site’s specific needs and preferences.

In other articles and case studies, we have already talked of creating wildflower meadow areas for introducing a colourful tapestry of colour on what would otherwise be a clipped sea of green lawn , or how having a stand of trees can help increase your biodiversity for your site, but there are many other formal and informal planting designs that can be introduced to maximise your outdoor areas.

If you have a dilapidated feature, such as a pond that has been left to silt up, or you have trees that need the lower canopies clearing and some crown lifting to be done, then you can lean into these features and revitalise these existing assets. Complementing these with some bespoke planting can really transform how staff and visitors utilise your outdoor spaces.

Our vast knowledge and understanding of planting design and planning means that we know how to create eye-catching building frontage with attractive yet low-maintenance greenery, as well as being able to recommend the hardiest plants available for the toughest soil types on even harsh and exposed sites. Whatever you’re looking for, our experienced landscaping team can help bring your vision to life and provide ongoing maintenance to keep your outdoor space thriving.

Seasonal bedding plants and strategic designs

Spring and summer bedding plants offer plenty of options that will add colour and vibrancy to your landscape. A strategic bedding design that incorporates a mix of vibrant flowers, foliage and textures will create visual interest all-year round. It’s also possible to use these areas for marketing, if you choose to plant an area with a design, your marque or logo. Annual bedding plants allow you to have fun without becoming a permanent feature and can cause chatter in your local community that benefits the profile of your brand.

Think about the colour schemes you may want to adopt, and consider using annuals such as marigolds lobelia,, petunias and geraniums for a long-lasting display of colour throughout the warmer months.

Incorporating flower beds around building entrances, walkways and outdoor seating areas will enhance the overall ambiance and create stunning displays that capture people’s attention.

Tree planting for shade and beauty

Consider planting a mix of deciduous and evergreen trees to provide year-round interest; deciduous trees offer vibrant foliage in the spring and summer, while evergreens provide structure and colour during the colder months. Strategically placed trees can also help shade outdoor seating areas, reduce energy costs and improve air quality.

If your property is located in a business park, strategically, placed trees and large shrubs can also soften the appearance of your property by offering greenery at an interesting visual height. Trees are best planted in winter, and so as we leave the winter ones behind, tree planting is something you should consider for the end of this year if you have plans for this.

Shrubs for structure and definition

Shrubs add structure, definition and texture to commercial landscapes, and choosing a variety of shrubs that offer different heights, shapes and colours will create visual interest and depth. Low-maintenance options such as box, cotoneaster,, juniper and hydrangea are ideal for commercial properties, as they require minimal upkeep while providing year-round beauty. Incorporating shrubs along property borders, around signage and as a way to delineate outdoor spaces such as car parking bays,  creates a polished and professional look.

Sustainable landscaping practices

In today's environmentally conscious world, sustainable landscaping practices are becoming increasingly important. Embracing native plants, installing water-efficient irrigation systems and using organic fertilisers are just a few things to consider to promote sustainability in your commercial landscaping efforts.

Not only will practices such as these help conserve natural resources and support local ecosystems, but they’ll also demonstrate your business’s commitment to protecting and preserving your local natural environment, which can resonate positively with clients and customers. For example, why not consider adding an area for wildflowers to increase biodiversity?

Interior planting

As well as external commercial landscaping, at SPA Landscaping we also offer interior plant design and installation to continue that welcoming experience once people enter the building. Interior plants add great aesthetic value to the inside of your premises which, when combined with an attractive building exterior, provides a pleasant and tranquil environment for both employees and visitors.

Maintenance matters

Regular maintenance is essential for preserving the beauty, functionality and safety of your commercial landscape, and partnering with a reputable landscaping and grounds maintenance company such as SPA Landscaping will ensure that your outdoor spaces remain pristine throughout the seasons.

Our range of professional commercial grounds maintenance services include:

  • Grass cutting and lawn mowing
  • Shrub pruning
  • Weed control
  • Hard surface cleaning
  • Litter removal
  • Leaf clearance
  • Tree care and tree surgery
  • … and more!

If you’re wanting to renovate your commercial landscape, deciding on what you want to achieve and getting it ordered in advance - i.e. as soon as possible - will ensure you have everything in place when the weather becomes conducive to planting, so that your landscaping team can get to work right away.


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Are you a facilities manager, property or land owner looking to transform your commercial landscape this spring? Get in touch with the SPA Landscaping team to learn more about our comprehensive landscape renovation and grounds maintenance services.


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