Get A Commercial Landscaper To Help You Design A Good Outdoor Plan For Your Property

When you are building your new building, you probably spend a lot of time with the architect making the plans about how you want the building to work and what you want it to look like. One thing you might not realize you need to do is to talk to a commercial landscaper. You want to talk to them as soon as possible and get them into talks with your architect as well. That's because what a landscaper can do for you and your building is just about as important as what the architect will do. 


One thing that the landscaper will do for you is to help you with hardscaping. Hardscaping is the planning of where certain man-made features of your landscape are going to be. They are usually features made out of hard materials. For example, hardscaping includes planning where walkways, driveways, parking lots, and fences will go. The architect and landscaper will talk together to decide where the best place to put your parking lot is. 


Softscaping is all the other features of the outdoor areas of your building. Your architect and landscaper won't have to work together so much here, because the gardens and trees are the landscaper's bailiwick. You want to make sure that your clients get a good first impression of your building, and that starts from when the drive in and see your landscaping. Ideally, you and your landscaper will be able to work out what kind of grass to plant. You will want something that is relatively low-maintenance and will look green for most of the year. What kind of grass that is depends on your area, the type of soil you have, and your climate. Your landscaper will be able to tell you what the best options are. 

You also want to have something that will create some visual interest. That includes using things like flowers that bloom at different times of the year so that you always have some color in your outdoor area, as well as plants that are on varying heights. These things are visually pleasing and can leave a good impression of a well-groomed property. 

If you are building a new building, you want to make sure that the inside of the building flows well and works the way you want it to. You also need to make sure that the outside does as well. A landscaper can help you with that. Contact a business like Excel Commercial Maintenance to learn more.