First impressions can be essential to the success of your West Bloomfield and Beverly Hills, MI, areas retail space, enticing customers to come in and browse. Over time, retail spaces can lose their luster which can dim their competitive edge. If your retail location needs outdoor renovation, searching for “lawn service near me” can yield information not only about lawn care but also about landscape design and construction services.
Improving the First Impression
If you were looking at your retail location for the first time, would you be impressed with what you see? The expertise of a comprehensive lawn and landscaping services company can change that. From first-time visitors to long-time customers, a fresh landscape design and updated features can spur their interest.
Expanded gathering areas: Whether employees need a sunny spot to eat lunch or customers would benefit from having a space to wait on those who are shopping, planning an expanded gathering area/paver patio with benches and tables with chairs can make people stop and rest for a moment. As they relax nearby, the open doors, fresh flowers, and inviting entrance to your retail space can beckon them inside.
Widened walkways: Wide, modern walkways built to be attractive and durable through Michigan winters. Pavers fit the bill for this requirement, and offer the option of interesting banding, pretty color combinations, and various laying patterns. You might not know that walkway laying patterns can be chosen specifically to encourage people to walk in a certain direction—such as your main entrance.
Decorative plantings: Some of the most inviting retail spaces have lush, green bushes accented by seasonal flowers and bold, colorful ornamental grasses. Expertly installed landscape plantings are chosen to catch the eye, spark interest and admiration, and in some cases invite people closer. Not only can this benefit your retail business but attractive plantings can subtly in their way make people more curious about what is inside your store.
Bold, healthy grass spaces: Lush green grass, especially in a curated landscape design, can catch the eyes and draw more attention to your retail establishment. There is something about healthy plants and grass that communicates to people that something special is inside.
Retaining walls: It might surprise you how much a well-planned and built retaining wall can change the outside of your retail area. Made to look like natural stone, walls made of concrete blocks can help to define an outdoor area or clearly separate landscape beds from the walkway and grassy areas, to keep your visitors where they belong when traversing your landscape. Retaining walls can also double as casual seating for people who want to sit and rest. When that happens right in front of your store, their interest can pique and they could decide to go inside.
One of the main advantages of a truly comprehensive landscape service is the option to see a 3D design rendering before extensive updates occur. This step gives you time to contemplate how you want employees and customers to use your outdoor spaces and make adjustments with the help of your landscape company as necessary.
About the Author
With over 27 years serving Southeast Michigan, Teddy’s Lawn & Landscape is a family-owned, award-winning business providing quality workmanship in all that we do, from landscape designs and construction to caring for the outdoor spaces of residences and commercial properties