There’s a slight chill in the air and an exciting sense of “change” that the autumn season brings. Fall is a season that many folks really embrace—and it also happens to be a gorgeous time of the year.
One of the wonderful aspects of the fall season is the lovely fall color that becomes available through various plants. Not only will people be able to enjoy the changing foliage of various trees, but there are cool-season plants that can provide welcoming fall color.
With a little bit of forethought and planning, annuals and other fall enhancements can really take your commercial property to the next level of aesthetic appeal. But if you’re going to get the most out of these additions, you might be wondering where is the best place to add fall color?
You will certainly want to make sure you’re going to get a lot of visibility and value out of any additions you make.
We think fall color and enhancement additions at any property can be focused in four key areas, with the front entryway being the most obvious (and arguably most important). If you want to truly get the most out of these enhancements, consider these four locations.
Where is the Best Area to Add Fall Color To Your Commercial Property?
We feel that the four places where fall color will get the most attention and visibility are:
The Front Entrance
Employee or Guest Gathering Areas
Let’s look at these four areas and why they’re important as well as what fall additions might make a great choice.
1. The Front Entryway
Without a doubt, your commercial property’s front entrance is the most important location to be considering any enhancement additions aimed at adding more aesthetic appeal. If you were to only pick one spot on this list, this would be the one that we would recommend.
We’ve written articles about how important front entryway landscaping is for HOAs as well as for hotels. And when it comes to a commercial property made up of office or medical buildings, or even a retail location, it’s no different. The front entrance is where you’re going to get the most attention, so it makes sense to focus your fall color in this spot.
As far as flower rotations, there are many fall choices that would work well in a front flower bed. Mums are probably the most well-known choice. Mums are valued for being incredibly hardy and coming in a range of colors including yellow, burgundy, orange, and pink.
Mums also work really well when blended with other fall favorites like ornamental kale or cabbage, pansies and violas, and various ornamental grasses.
Fall color at the front entrance may be the most popular location request. But it’s not the only place where you can add some “wow” factor.
2. Employee and Guest Gathering Areas
Another really great place to add fall color or other seasonal enhancements would be in your employee and guest gathering areas. If you have a place where employees tend to take lunch breaks outside, the space can be made a lot more appealing with some bright fall color.
If you don’t already have plant beds in this area, you might consider adding them. There are a lot of benefits to adding plants to these common areas where employees and guests spend their time.
But you can also incorporate fall color through container gardens.
We’ve even seen some commercial properties get really creative and fun in these areas adding elements like hay bales, cornstalks, pumpkins, and maybe a decorative scarecrow. These types of additions add some vertical interest and go a really long way in bringing a seasonal feeling to the property. It’s really such a simple addition but it makes a tremendous impact in terms of spirit and overall appeal.
This is something that can be very easily done on your own, though we have had some clients ask if we could bring in some seasonal decor like this to enhance the display. Again, though simple and not time-consuming, it is something that will be appreciated by visitors and employees alike.
Another seasonal color location could be intersections on your commercial property (if it’s large enough to have them). These are areas where there will be a lot of traffic, creating lots of visibility.
Oftentimes, commercial properties incorporate plant beds into these intersection spots, making it another location where seasonal flower rotations can be shown off.
Of course, you could also use these spots for the other seasonal additions we’ve mentioned like pumpkins, scarecrows, and more.
4. Building Interiors
When it comes to where is the best place to add fall color to your commercial landscape, an unlikely consideration might be inside your buildings. We know that the interior is rarely thought of when it comes to landscaping, but this is a great place to add some flowers and easily create seasonal appeal.
If you have a main lobby, a childcare drop-off zone, or any common area, you might want to consider creating a fun seasonal display with some potted mums, hay bales, and some seasonal decor.
There’s a nice feel-good aspect to adding these types of elements inside of your buildings.
Again, this isn’t necessarily something that your landscape partner needs to handle but we think it is a good idea that we often see incorporated in the buildings and commercial properties we work on. It’s just another way for busy property and facility managers to brighten up your commercial property.
Working with a Pro on the Best Area to Add Fall Color To Your Commercial Property
When it comes to your commercial property continuing to look its best throughout the fall season, you deserve to partner with a landscape professional who will help you make the best decisions. This includes guidance on where to add fall color (and other seasonal additions) as well as what will look the best.
There are so many fall plant choices available and your landscaper should be able to design a layout that helps to really maximize the appeal of these additions, while also putting them in the most visible and impactful locations.
It’s also important to remember that keeping your commercial property neat and tidy during the fall months is equally important.
Though enhancements like annual rotations and seasonal decor are a lot of fun, you won’t get the full value out of them if your property isn’t kept maintained. Falling leaves and ongoing plant growth can have a negative impact on a commercial landscape if these items are not addressed.
Partnering with Yellowstone Landscape for Fall Color and More
Hopefully, this discussion of fall color locations and ideas have given you some inspiration for your property.
At Yellowstone Landscape, we want you to get the most value out of your commercial property in every season. That’s why we’re also frequently coming up with ideas of ways that you can truly take it to the next level.
It all comes down to setting you up for success. When you choose the right commercial landscaper, you can gain confidence that your property is going to look great during every season. You’ll not only have a memorable front entrance but a total property landscape that makes you proud.
Are you ready to feel confident in making a wise choice for commercial property landscaping? Request a consultation today. We’ll meet to learn more about your property and its challenges and come up with a comprehensive plan to take care of all of the details for you.
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