In our last blog, we started to go over some commercial landscaping safety tips, so read here for more information. In this blog, we will continue to go over considerations you must make when designing commercial landscaping.

Drainage

Proper drainage is essential for safety. When you ensure that stormwater is properly managed, you avoid accidents that could occur from wet pavement. It is pertinent that the water drains quickly from walkways. Additionally, you should consider whether your driveways or parking lots need additional drainage as to prevent accidents during heavy rainfall, or at the very least, unpleasantly drenching pedestrians from passing cars. Incorporating vegetation into your landscape design can be a sustainable, environmentally friendly way to address drainage.

Snow and Ice

In Boulder, CO, we get quite a bit of snowfall in the winter. Therefore, it is crucial that your landscape accommodates snow storage. Be sure to design a space that enables snowplows to conveniently pile snow out of the way of vehicles and humans for their safety. Additionally, ice management is crucial to prevent accidents. Proper drainage systems can go a long way towards preventing ice build up so that water does not sit and freeze on walkways. If you properly remove water, you can avoid having to salt your walkways, saving on costs and environmental damage.

Foliage maintenance

Additionally, it is important to consider the placement and maintenance of your shrubbery. When plants grow excessively, it can block the visibility of both drivers and pedestrians, causing preventable accidents. Additionally, branches that stick out can cause injuries to pedestrians passing by. Plants should be strategically placed to avoid this, and properly and regularly pruned.

When you need help with your commercial landscaping, trust Lawn and Landscape Gardens to provide you with a design that ensures safety. Contact us for more information today.