If you are building a brand-new building for your business, you want to make sure that you are going to make a good impression from the very first second that your clients drive up to your building. There are a lot of ways that you can do it, but one way to do that is to make sure that you have good landscaping going on. When it comes to your landscaping, there are different kinds of landscaping that you will want to deal with. Two of them are hardscaping and softscaping.
Hardscaping is the part of landscaping that deals with the non-organic parts of your landscaping. Hardscaping would be things like parking lots, sidewalks, lights, benches, and other such things. They need to be planned out just as much as any other part of your landscaping does.
Softscaping involves all the organic parts of your landscaping, including plants, grasses, trees, bushes, and any other thing you want to grow in your landscape. There are times when hardscaping and softscaping combine. For example, if you want to have large plants in your parking lot, then the people working on your landscape would have to figure out where the best places to put those plants are so that they get the most light and water and have the least amount of impact on the parking and traffic through your parking lot.
Designing Your Landscape
When it comes to designing your landscape, you may just choose to work with a landscaping company. They can do the designing as well as take care of your landscape once they've installed it. However, there are landscape architects who do nothing but design landscapes. They will be able to talk to you about what you want for your building and review the physical property to see what it looks like. Then the landscape architect will start designing your entire landscape for you. They will make sure that they do things like ensure that the landscape lighting design for your parking lot, sidewalk, and landscape creates maximum visibility. When they are designing, they will also make sure that they plan to use plants that are going to work well for the kind of soil that you have in your lot as well as plants that are best for your particular climate.
If you are building a new building for your business, you want to make sure that your customers are getting the right impression of your business from the very first moment they get there. A good landscape can help with that.