When renovating or upgrading the grounds of your apartment complex, don’t hesitate to rethink the landscaping. An attractive walk to your front door is a pleasure for anyone after a long, hard day at work, and your tenants are no exception. On the weekends, many of your residents may enjoy taking a stroll around the property when the weather is fine, and the appearance and condition of your landscaping will encourage them to do this. The condition of your grounds will either add to, or detract from, the enjoyment your tenants receive from living in one of your units, and if their experience is positive, your occupancy rates will reflect that.
Landscaping should promote:
Safety first. Trees that are not well kept can very quickly become dangerous liabilities during storms and other kinds of bad weather. Flying branches and debris will cause costly damages, and when a big tree falls, it can be a big problem. When it comes to bushes and shrubs, these also should be well trimmed and weeded out underneath to discourage vermin.
Beauty. Everyone loves to get out of doors after a long stretch of bad weather, and spring in Tennessee can be particularly lovely. It is a documented fact that experiencing beauty in our surroundings promotes a sense of well being and is helpful for our mental health. Your tenants will benefit from beautiful grounds, and so will you.
Environment. Planting trees, shrubs, and flowers that are native to the area will save you both time and trouble since they will simply bloom where they are planted and will need no help from you other than simple maintenance. This is also good for the environment since many plants can become invasive when they are propagated in an area where they are foreign. Native species promote beneficial insects and birds, and that is always a good thing for all of us.
When it comes to landscaping for your apartment complex, contact us here at Ascension General Contractors to talk about your plan. Let’s get it done!