Surrounding your commercial property with the right foundation plantings will play huge dividends in elevating the look of your property. Foundation plantings are plants that are near your buildings’ walls and windows and serve multiple benefits from adding curb appeal to covering utility fixtures. It’s also important to find plantings that can tolerate the cold New York & Connecticut winters, reduce maintenance costs, and avoid interfering with walkways and windows. To help you get an idea which foundation plantings can increase the value and aesthetic of your commercial property, let’s take a look at the plantings that are best to thrive in New York & Connecticut temperatures and add natural beauty to your facility.
One of the more popular foundation planting staples, Boxwood is an attractive shrub that’s ideal to be planted along your building walls. It creates an elegant accent to the rest of your landscape and they stay compact and only grow to about 2 feet tall.
Knock Out Roses
You can’t go wrong with a stunning display of roses, Knock Out Roses are perfect to display in the front of your facility as the pink and red shades offer a beautiful first impression. They can thrive in both sunlight and partial shade and resist pests and diseases.
Japanese Maple Trees
If you’re looking to add the visual and shade benefits of trees, you won’t find much better than Japanese Maple. They come in a variety of eye-popping sizes, colors, and leaf shapes and will be sure to impress everyone who passes by. They grow to about 8-12 feet tall and are a great way to add color and finesse to your outdoor commercial landscape.
Dwarf Alberta Spruce
Another great option for trees is the compact evergreen tree, the Dwarf Alberta Spruce. They reach heights of 6 to 8 feet and the cone shape frame and soft, bright green needles offer a lovely accent to surrounding plantings. They require little maintenance and prefer full sun to help grow.
Blue Oat Grass
This delightful ornamental grass is a top-choice of ours for foundation plantings. Grasses offer great texture, motion, and a charming calm to your landscape. They bring the rest of your plants together and are great to have along walkways, small bodies of water, and along the outside walls of your property. Plus, the silver and blue blades will be sure to turn heads.
Believe it or not, Hostas are always a great option for commercial properties no matter if you think they are too simple or typical. They are great to place along walkways or along the side of your building. There are many styles to choose from and many offer beautiful shades of gold with white edges and others are a deep blue with textured leaves. Plus, they require little maintenance as you only have to divide them every 2 to 3 years.
A signature look that always impresses is a gorgeous display of encore azaleas. They are a hybrid planting that blooms in the spring and again in the late summer, and grow to a height of 3 to 5 feet. The best part of azaleas are the variety of vibrant colors they bloom in, including pink, red, white, and purple. Use them to surround walkways, parks, and other outdoor public gathering areas on your property.
When you want to deliver a welcoming and attractive atmosphere to your commercial property, we recommend planting a bed of Shasta Daisies. These amazing flowers are simply stunning and the Shasta is a classic yellow and white daisy that has a generous 4-inch bloom. You won’t find a better flower to highlight the rest of your landscape and don’t be surprised either if employees and guests get caught stopping and staring.
Looking for the Best Commercial Landscape Help?
Finding the right foundation plantings for your business facility or commercial space may seem like a tall task but if you hire the right help, it can be very rewarding. The professionals at Neave Management have specialized in commercial landscape plantings for over 44 years and we can help you find foundation plants that guarantee to grow and show. Leave the design and planting up to us, call a Neave expert today and we will visit your property and discuss all your options, including grasses, perennials, shrubs, and trees.
If you’re in the Hudson Valley, call us at (845) 463-0592. If you’re in Westchester County, call (914) 271-7996; from Connecticut, dial (203) 212-4800. Or, fill out our simple web form, and we’ll contact you about setting up your free consultation.