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5 Reasons a Commercial Landscape Service Provides Water Wise Plants!

Posted by Elizabeth Mendoza on Aug 23, 2017 9:25:00 AM


A commercial landscape service understands the need to use water wise succulents, especially because of there drought tolerance being ideal for drought conditions. For most corporate and bay area properties, 50% of outdoor watering is used for commercial landscape maintenance and using drought tolerant plants in its place can save up to 50% or more. Succulents were originally introduced into the bay area for their drought tolerant characteristics and there low maintenance advantages. 


Succulents are back by popular demand

The principles of drought resistant landscaping, formerly known as Xeriscape has an appealing effect for many bay area commercial landscape companies alike, especially because of their ability to withstand the drought, less flower replacements and use much less water with very little landscape maintenance. We all know the cost of water is on the rise with corporate and multi-building landscaping and we know managers are looking for cost effective alternatives to battle the drought.


It works well in Corporate & Office Park Landscaping

One of the biggest advantages of using drought friendly landscaping- succulents in a commercial landscaping setting is they are much more resilient and last longer than traditional annual flowers and maintenance is almost nothing. Succulent s can be used in a variety of applications including raised planter beds, vertical containers, and flower pots and there colorful foliage can be mixed with a variety of flowering plants and perennials creating a colorful landscape.


It’s Tough & Versatile in Retail Mall Landscaping

Contrary to popular opinion, some might think that succulents are not part of a commercial landscape service for retail center malls, but they are better suited for low maintenance landscaping; however some are capable of adapting  into retail shopping center landscaping and tolerating part shade and extreme seasonal conditions.


A Cost Effective Commercial Landscape Service

Although succulents can get pricey, the advantages are clear, reduced flower costs, less water is needed and they reduce maintenance costs, these benefits far outweigh there initial cost.


New varieties and Choices available

Give succulents some thought for your next project, there are literally 100’s of new varieties readily available to choose from.

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