The appearance of the exterior of any commercial setup conveys a lot about the business to the clients, and it also boosts the morale of the employees. There is nothing better than a landscape design to enhance the look of the building. The main purpose of landscaping is to make a joyful environment around the building and give the occupants a glimpse of natural beauty. A landscape created with natural plants needs constant care and attendance. Plants need regular watering, flower beds need weeding, topiaries or bonsais need pruning to maintain the chic look of the landscape. All these involve manpower and cost. A landscape created with faux plants, topiaries, and boxwoods need very little maintenance and involve only a one-time cost.
Here are some of the reasons why artificial plants are intelligent investments:
Artificial plants can be kept anywhere
First and foremost, you can keep artificial plants anywhere you want; even at places that do not receive any sunshine. If you keep some of them in sunlight some of these plants can be confused with real ones. Remaining holed up in a cubicle all day is not only boring it also reduces the creativity of an employee. Nothing uplifts the mood more than a view of nature. Such an ambiance can be created in a commercial setting by arranging a few faux palm trees or other artificial plants in different corners of the office and outside such as the pool area.
Shifting them is also easy – just pick up from one place and put in another. No hassle, no effort involved. There is no need for digging and uprooting.
No need for special care and maintenance
Artificial plants do not require special maintenance, unlike real plants that need regular pruning, watering, cutting and fertilizing. Whether you keep them in sunlight or your indoor areas, once you get those installed, you can stay relaxed for years. Just slight dusting is required from time to time to remove dust from the leaves and keep them shiny all the time. This saves money for maintenance plus there is no extra cost involved in appointing a gardener.
One time investment
Some real plants are seasonal. There is not only purchase cost there are also costs involved in planting and maintenance. Another problem with seasonal plants/ flowers is that they die at the end of the season and need to be replaced with a new lot for the new season. If you purchase artificial flowers for the office or create a landscape with faux plants there is just the cost of initial setup and they can last years with a little bit of maintenance.
Artificial grass for the outdoor is low maintenance
In an office, décor of the outdoors is as important as the décor of the indoor. If there is a lawn, you can opt for artificial grass instead of the real ones. It saves the cost of mowing, fertilizing, trimming, and other landscaping costs. Maintaining a lush green lawn in harsh climates is difficult. It requires regular watering and perhaps keeping a sprinkler on all the time.
Faux topiaries require no pruning
An artificial hedge or faux topiaries are other ways of giving a natural green look to the outdoors. It also keeps the garden sculpted and manicured without too much cost. Designing and maintaining topiaries from the real plants is expensive as it involves a lot of pruning on a regular basis. This incurs overhead in maintaining a person who has expertise in doing such tasks.
No need for chemicals, insecticides, and fertilizer
Insects can completely destroy the plants in a beautifully landscaped garden. This not only increases the maintenance cost, but the use of chemicals can also negatively affect the environment. Also, if there are some silk plants or trees then there is no need to use fertilizers for their growth.
Some plants are known to cause allergic reactions. When grass is mowed the smell causes allergy to many people. With silk plants in your landscape, such health hazards can be avoided.
No excavation required
Planting original trees or making a flower bed outside the office building requires excavation or tilting of land. This involves spending a large amount on manpower and machinery. Use of artificial grass and intelligent placement of faux plants instead can brighten up the landscape.
Faux boxwood does not take years to grow
Faux boxwood has been extensively used worldwide in landscapes and gardens in commercial premises. It makes an instant impact without waiting for years to grow. They have natural green tones and leafy fullness and are a wonderful way to add a natural-looking landscape. Boxwoods are perfect for edges or perimeters of commercial space.
Durability in any weather
No matter how harsh the weather is, the faux plants do not lose their luster and brilliant foliage. Many areas suffer from draught and hence shortages of water. In such cases maintaining a landscape with lush green plants is a herculean task. Also, think of the areas with too much rain. Waterlogging can damage the roots of the plants. Artificial grass landscape dotted with faux plants and flowers save the hassles and create an ideal landscape.
Variety in one place
Some plants grow better in a well-lit environment whereas others require shades or low sunlight. With silk plants and trees you can easily accommodate different varieties in one place to create a living landscape in your commercial space. They do not have any particular light requirement.
The ethereal beauty of nature and greenery refreshes and soothes the mind and uplifts the mood. A lush green landscape is the best way to bring nature close to your business premises. Definitely there cannot be any substitute to natural plants in your landscape, however, use of artificial plants provide flexibility in arranging them, is budget friendly and come with little maintenance overhead. In fact, maintaining an artificial landscape does not require any gardening staff. Faux plants available these days can be recycled and also are resistant to environmental damages.