Finding and retaining tenants in commercial centers can be a tricky business because the tenants’ business can fluctuate so wildly. You have to constantly be on the lookout for new tenants in case a current tenant decides to leave. So the last thing you need is to have trouble attracting tenants. One of the best ways to avoid this is to make your commercial property look very good with trim, neat landscaping that is also drought-resistant.
If your property has clean, well-trimmed, healthy landscaping, that says to prospective tenants that you take care of the property. That implies that you’ll also take good care of the building itself and that there shouldn’t be many maintenance issues, or if there are, that you’ll take care of them quickly. Businesses want to be in buildings that are well-kept because maintenance issues affect not only the building but also the work done in the building. Fewer issues equals better work.
In addition to making the landscaping look good, making it drought-resistant also shows prospective tenants that you’re aware of how your property is affecting the environment. With drought still a factor and rising water bills another issue to consider, using drought-resistant landscaping says that you are trying to protect your tenants from increasing utility costs. As an additional bonus, you can use materials like artificial turf in place of lawns, further reducing utility bills and keeping any rent increases low. Tenants definitely appreciate that.
Finally, having great landscaping that is not only neat and drought-resistant but also pretty shows you have taste. Prospective tenants will see that you are concerned with aesthetics, so the interiors of the common areas in the building will likely look good as well. This in turn helps to attract customers and make the customers feel good as they move through the building to get to the businesses. That adds to a feeling of positivity, making the building some place where both tenants and customers want to be.