When it comes to drawing in new customers and retaining the old, curb appeal matters. From your walkways to your lawn, to your landscaping, it’s important for your business to look its best.

While some companies favor complex landscaping, that tends to increase both the time commitment and price of proper maintenance. When it comes down to it, extravagant landscaping isn’t necessary for frugal business owners looking to set their business apart from the competition. Keep your business’ exterior well-maintained and attractive with these DIY landscaping and maintenance tips.

Choose Low-Maintenance Plants

When the time comes for landscaping updates, choose your plants selectively. Low-maintenance flowers, shrubs, and trees can significantly cut down the time you spend performing landscape maintenance tasks, like watering and weeding.

For low-maintenance plants perfect for Minnesota businesses, try:

  • Arctic fire dogwoods
  • Serviceberry trees
  • Coral bells
  • Hostas
  • Switchgrass
  • Russian sage
  • Goldenrod

Consider Limited or No Raking

After the fall colors have run their course, most reach for a rake. However, some studies suggest it might be healthier for your lawn and the environment to chop the leaves with a mower and leave them to decompose on your lawn. It’s certainly healthier for your budget, too.

However, unraked leaves might have the opposite effect on your curb appeal, making your building look poorly maintained. Use this tip for the areas customers don’t see, like behind your business, and carry on with raking the leaves on your company’s street-facing lawn. If it’s in your budget, it may also be more effective to hire a fall cleanup company.

Water Less

Save time and money by reducing the need for watering. Green grass is definitely more welcoming than brown, dying grass, but it can be difficult to maintain in large landscapes.

If you’re looking for a DIY project that will pay off over the long term, consider switching a portion of your business’ landscaping to native vegetation. This not only reduces the amount of water needed to maintain a beautiful landscape but also has multiple environmental benefits, including encouraging pollination and reducing runoff.

Not ready to give up your clean, green lawn for native grasses? We get it. Mulching can also help you cut maintenance time by increasing water retention and protecting roots from the heat. It even helps prevent weeds from sprouting!

Low-Maintenance Landscaping with Land Concepts

The best kind of low-maintenance landscaping is no landscaping at all. By hiring a landscaping company, your business can outsource the legwork to professionals, ensuring your business boasts a beautiful landscape without cutting into your time as a business owner.

Land Concepts is a premier landscaping company in Central Minnesota. Our team of experts can help boost your business’s curb appeal—all you have to do is contact us today.