How Artificial Trees Solve Commercial Landscaping Problems

When property management companies consider the designs for their commercial projects, architecture is clearly first.

A close second? Landscaping.

For many commercial projects like office parks, large hotels, and exhibition centers, landscaping is what sets them apart from the visitor’s perspective. While the building can be impressively designed, it’s that first approach through the greenery where clients and customers begin to feel welcomed.

Many wholesalers are actually working on multiple projects at once, so you can imagine how often they’re thinking about how to pull off interesting, cost-effective, and durable landscaping designs.

That’s because landscaping doesn’t happen by accident. It requires expertise, thoughtful preparation, and creativity to transform a space. That transformation can be stunning as a previously dull, ordinary property is suddenly overflowing with verdant plants, blooming flowers, and impressive trees.

Getting rid of boring, uninspiring spaces isn’t cheap, though, so it’s important to take the budget into consideration.

When landscaping with real plants and trees, that budget isn’t just for the installation, though. Of the various problems associated with this kind of landscaping, there are many that result in costs that carry on throughout the year (and others that pop up by surprise).

After more than 30 years of manufacturing artificial trees, more than 900 artificial tree designs, and hundreds of customers, we’ve seen how wholesale artificial trees can make life simpler.

But before we get into that, let’s make sure we’re clear on what kinds of landscaping issues can crop up for a commercial property.

Common Landscaping Problems Commercial Properties Have

Take it from the experts at Charlestown Landscaping. Commercial properties can face a whole host of inconvenient problems when it comes to beautiful landscaping.

Inadequate Drainage

For anyone who’s ever struggled to keep a houseplant alive, drainage is vital to healthy, vibrant plants. Commercial landscaping faces the same problem on a bigger scale.

Proper drainage means that each time your property is watered, the water has somewhere to go. Through the use of downspouts, gutters, and drains, you’ll hopefully be able to avoid puddles, pools of water, and other stagnant situations.

The concerns are not just for the health of your landscape, either. While puddles can be unsightly and inconvenient during the spring or summer months, you could be facing real problems if they freeze during the winter months as they’ll cause a real health risk to your employees and customers.

Poor Irrigation

When you think of watering the trees and landscape you have installed, a few ideas may come to mind.

One is that you just take what comes naturally. While it’s true that some places may get enough rainfall to maintain healthy greenery, the likelihood that your city gets enough to support all the lawns, bushes and trees that you’ve had installed is low. From rainfall levels that can fluctuate week to week, month to month, and even year to year, plus a changing climate that makes predicting annual rainfall harder than ever, you can’t simply trust that nature is going to deliver exactly what your commercial landscape needs to thrive.

So that leaves you with the second option. You can build an expensive irrigation system to provide the water your freshly installed landscape needs, when it needs it. While these systems are a relief when they work, it’s not quite the kind of solution that stays out-of-sight, out-of-mind. For one, they come with a hefty cost, both to install and to use. For another, you’ll need to keep maintenance in mind. And if you don’t live in an area with regular rainfall – even though you’re using an irrigation system – you may have to bring in the water from another city or state.

Frustrating Scheduling

When you’re designing your commercial landscape project, you’re thinking of all the positives. You’ll have an impressive display of trees and greenery to help your property standout, whether it’s a hotel, a business park, or a new real estate development.

Most developers will recognize that there are certain costs associated with maintaining their landscaping, with gardeners coming each week and with the irrigation.

In theory, this all makes sense. But are you ready to see your property being worked on once a week, for a few hours at a time, every week for the foreseeable future? The sounds of lawn mowers and leaf blowers and more, potentially disrupting your guests’ arrivals or causing inconveniences during business meetings?

But there are also seasonal responsibilities to upkeep commercial landscaping, too. For areas that get heavy snowfall, it’s essential to prune the trees so they aren’t able to hold as much snow and pose risks to your staff and guests. Springtime may require a similar pruning, planting of new flowers, and uprooting of any plants that didn’t make it through the winter.

Access To Prune Trees

As previously mentioned, pruning is an important part of the upkeep of your commercial property’s landscape. Pruning allows bushes and trees to maintain their shape, ward off illness and disease, and better endure certain seasons.

If you have left some natural trees in with your commercial landscaping design, making sure you have access to those trees is important. Are you ready to have trucks driving across the property to get there?

Or, if you’ve planted a new set of trees near a walkway, the same type of obstruction can be expected for regular visitor flow. While it’s not an everyday occurrence, this sort of pruning will need to be accounted for both logistically and financially throughout the year.

Weather-Related Difficulties

When we’re kids, big storms can be a lot of fun. There’s thunder. Lightning. And if we’re lucky, lots of snow.

As a commercial property developer, that same snowfall can mean a big headache. On a small scale, you’ll have to think about paying for services to remove it rapidly so that your landscape isn’t damaged.

On a larger scale, you might even worry that smaller trees and bushes might get damaged by a more intense storm, necessitating their removal and replacement – and additional surprise fees.

While it’s true that many of those problems can be planned for and budgeted around, there is a solution that helps to offset many of these issues with one simple solution.

How Artificial Trees Solve Commercial Landscaping Problems 

Manufacturers and wholesalers across the world are embracing artificial trees as a way to solve many of the common issues associated with large scale landscaping projects.

The common problems associated with landscaping can include drainage, irrigation, maintenance time, tree pruning, and weather-related problems.

Artificial Trees Are A Water-Free Solution For Commercial Landscaping

Water is an essential component of any landscaping project. It’s also why it happens to be connected to some of the headaches associated with this kind of design. With artificial trees, you’re free to design large scale projects that aren’t dependent on irrigation. This opens up possibilities for non-traditional projects in traditionally dry and arid areas, as well as urban properties that may not have access to irrigation.

While drainage will still be important in case of naturally occurring weather, you won’t have to worry about the drainage-related problems that come from your landscaping’s regular maintenance.

Artificial Trees Are A Low-Maintenance Option For Commercial Landscaping Projects

You can see from this example trunk from an Artificial Cherry Blossom Tree how sturdy these kinds of trees can be. Made from fiberglass with a steel structure and a metal plate for fixing it to the ground, these kinds of artificial trees were made to last.

Now, we’re not going to suggest that artificial trees require no maintenance, especially if you’re leaving them outside in the elements. For example, though their silk flowers and petals will certainly last longer than real ones – and stand up to tough weather better – you may need to check in on them throughout the year.

If they’re inside, however, you can be sure they’ll last even longer with even less need for regular monitoring. 

Beyond that, there is no need to worry about pruning or seasonal upkeep. This can be overlooked when looking at the initial budget to purchase artificial trees wholesale, but the almost non-existent annual upkeep makes the difference in just a few years.

Why Wholesale Artificial Trees Makes Good Business Sense

When buying in bulk, these artificial trees do more than just make the life of the building manager simpler. It becomes simpler to cost and create projects at scale knowing you have nailed down a variable that used to be difficult to estimate.

That control also allows companies creativity in their development processes. Firms like Fake Tree Decor can provide more than just impressive artificial trees with lifelike silk blossoms. They can deliver creative solutions at scale, including trees of different sizes, blossoms of different colors, and more, with a consistency and quality that is simply not achievable with natural trees or plants.

Because of that, wholesale artificial trees can help the bottomline in two ways. It makes budgeting new large scale projects simpler and more consistent, ensuring those projects come in on or under budget. They also allow a level of control over landscaping that helps creative visions come to life in environments that typical landscaping solutions struggle in, like deserts. 
For innovative, sustainable solutions, wholesale artificial trees could be just what your business is looking for. For more information, feel free to reach out to our team!

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