If you have decided that you can handle the landscaping of your new commercial premises yourself, you may be interested in the advice offered below.
Make sure your landscaping supplies include slow-growing plant varieties
When purchasing the landscaping supplies for your DIY landscaping project, it might be best to ensure that the varieties of plants and turf you buy are slow-growing. Some examples of this include centipede grass and pear trees, both of which take far longer to grow than other grass and tree varieties.
At this point, when you're just beginning to run a business on these premises and are not yet inundated with work, you might have plenty of time to do landscaping work. However, as time passes and your enterprise gets busier, you might notice that it gets harder to find time to maintain the landscaped areas you have created.
If you don't want this lack of time to lead to the landscape deteriorating (which could displease your customers) or to you having to hire professional landscapers, then it's best to ensure your plant supplies consist of varieties that can be ignored for long periods without their appearance deteriorating too much. If for example, you plant a pear tree, you could potentially leave months between pruning sessions. Likewise, if you opt for centipede grass for your lawn, you may be able to get away with only mowing it a couple of times a month.
Consider consulting a commercial landscaper before purchasing supplies
Even if you have every intention of doing your entire landing project alone, it could still be a good idea to have one consultation with a professional landscaper before buying any landscaping supplies. Paying for a brief consultation with a landscaping expert could ensure that you don't buy the wrong supplies for your project.
For example, if you had been planning to add some gravel to your lawn area to make a path, the commercial landscaper might point out that this would be impossible for your wheelchair-bound customers to use, as their chairs would probably get stuck in this gravel. Instead, they might advise you to create a simple concrete path. If you're given this advice before you buy the landscaping materials, you could avoid wasting money on gravel that is unsuitable for your premises and having to remove it and rebuild the path from scratch.
To learn more, contact a local landscaping supplies store.