Spring is officially in the air! As the temperatures continue to climb, it’s time to let the commercial property maintenance commence. After enduring a long, hard, and particularly frigid winter season, the exterior of your brick-and-mortar business might be a little bit worse for wear than it was before. If you’re unsure where to begin your cleanup, here are a few important commercial property maintenance tips for spring.
Carefully Clean Up Your Outdoor Space
Immediately after the residual snow melts away, your first course of action in the spring should be to thoroughly sweep and cleanup your entire property. Remove all leftover leaves, twigs, branches, and other debris that may be garnishing your parking lot, walkways, entryways, or outdoor green spaces. All of these factors can negatively impact the outward appearance of your business, cause potentially expensive damages, and create safety hazards for your employees and customers.
Inspect Your Property for Winter Damages
Heavy snowstorms and rainfalls are destructive forces of nature that can cause infinite amounts of damage to your property that might not become evident until the spring thaw begins. During the first few weeks of spring, it’s essential that you carefully inspect your entire property for existing or potential damages. The sooner you detect signs of disrepair, the faster you can work on fixing them and the less expensive the repairs will be.
Examine Your Drainage System
Winter can also do a number on your drainage system. If your drainage system becomes clogged or damaged for whatever reason, then this can inevitably lead to a host of other potentially more serious and expensive damages in the long run. Standing water is public enemy number one when it comes to maintaining the quality and lifespan of your parking lot and flowerbeds. As a result, one of the most important commercial property landscaping tips professional landscapers offer their clients is to always keep an eye on the functionality of their water drainage systems.
Beautify Your Commercial Property
Spring presents the perfect opportunity to redesign and revive the outer look of your business and make it more appealing to attract new clientele. Use this time and your resources efficiently by revamping your business. The perfect way to accomplish this is by planting beautiful and fresh flowerbeds, trees, bushes, and other types of greenery. The exterior of your commercial property should leave a positive lasting impression for your customers. You can also add attention-grabbing structures like stone or brick pathways, retaining walls, or even a small water fountain in the middle of the grounds if you have the space for it.
Contact FOREVER GREEN LAWN & LANDSCAPE INC.
FOREVER GREEN LAWN & LANDSCAPE INC. has been Toronto’s leading outdoor space design, construction, and maintenance company for more than 20 years. Our team of landscape management experts has all of the resources and experience required to provide excellent spring maintenance tips for your commercial property. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer or to schedule a free consultation.