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Terminology to Learn When Planning Your Commercial Landscaping

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When working with a landscaper to create a nice look for your commercial property, or making your own plans for that landscaping and a corresponding shopping list for a local nursery, you might do well to learn some terms and phrases related to vegetation, flowers, and plants. This can help you to better understand your options for trees, flowers, shrubbery, and the like, and can ensure you make the best decisions for your property's outdoor space. Note a few of those terms and phrases here, and discuss these options with your landscaper as needed.

Barrier plants

Barrier plants will have thorns or thistles, and will usually grow to be very thick; they are specifically used along a property border to keep out unwanted visitors, stray animals, and wildlife. They may also work well under windows and other favourite points of entry used by thieves and intruders.

You may realize that increasing security for your commercial property without making it look like a prison or compound can be difficult, as oversized fences may seem very imposing. Consider adding barrier plants to the exterior of your property, and especially around areas like receiving docks that are often more prone to intruders, to avoid the need for an intrusive, imposing fence.

Deciduous trees

Deciduous trees lose their leaves every winter and then regrow them in the springtime. These are a good choice for insulating your commercial building, and may actually help you reduce your utility costs. You can plant tall deciduous trees close to your commercial building; leaves from these trees will provide shade from hot summertime sun, keeping the interior cooler, so you may need to run the air conditioner less often. As these trees lose their leaves in fall and wintertime, this allows more sunlight to pass through its branches and reach your building, keeping it warmer during the cold weather seasons.

Self-seeding plants

Self-seeding plants will shed seeds every season, so they may grow new plants on your property each year. This is good if you want the vegetation and flowers you plant to fill out and create a thick, full flowerbed or landscaped area, such as along a walkway that welcomes visitors to your property. This can also make your commercial property seem more welcoming and less industrial, and may save you on the cost of having new plants installed by your landscaper every year, something to consider especially for a large, commercial property. Click for more info.