Having a beautiful landscape will not only make your business look beautiful, well-kept, and welcoming, but it can save your business money as well. Efficiently landscaping your business can cut the costs of heating and cooling, damage repair, and water use.
Plant Trees and Conserve Energy
Trees can make a beautiful addition to your business’s landscape. Not only are they good for the environment, but they can also save your business money on air conditioning. Planting trees 15 to 20 feet from your home on the west and south sides can shade your business from the sun in the heat of the day. Also, planting trees in a place where they can shade your air conditioning unit can also cool down your unit, so it doesn’t work as hard and will use less power. Learn more about conserving energy through landscaping on our blog, “How Landscaping Can Increase Energy Efficiency.”
Practice Smart Irrigation
Here in Colorado Springs, water can be expensive. The small act of having an irrigation technician check your system or simply controlling your irrigation can save your business money in the long run. A professionally installed irrigation system can sense the level of moisture in your soil and can cut your water costs by up to 20 percent. This can save you from the hassle and cost of replacing plants and trees that can be damaged from storms and overwatering in the winter months as well.
Colorado Springs Utilities offer rebate programs that can help you save money and reduce water waste.
Proper Drainage Prevents Damage
Installing proper drainage systems can save your property from major damage in the long run, which can result in saving your business a lot of money in repairs. Proper drainage system can direct the flow of flood water and flood waste away from your property. This can prevent erosion and damage from your parking lots and other business areas.
The cost of efficiently landscaping your business will actually end up saving you money in the long run. All of these practices can make cuts to your monthly bills, providing you with the opportunity to use that saved money to continue building your business. Hire a landscape professional to assist you in making these money-saving changes by contacting Timberline for a consultation today, or visit our commercial maintenance page for more information.