Your outdoor space is the very first thing your customers, tenants, employees and visitors see when they arrive at your facility. The right combination of landscaping and hardscaping communicate your brand’s sense of quality, style and attention to detail.
But no beautifully designed, professionally installed commercial landscape can stay that way without at least a little maintenance — this is even true with hardscaping, which can seem nearly maintenance-free.
While many types of hardscaping can sustain an excellent appearance for many years, all pavers, wall blocks and other hardscapes still fall victim to general staining, wear and tear, and harsh weather conditions. Just like hardwood floors need the occasional polish and cars need regular oil changes, hardscapes benefit from preservation in the form of inspections, cleaning and sealing to restore their original appearance and protect them into the future.
These three key hardscape conservation methods can help protect and secure a commercial property’s hardscape investment for years to come.
Perform Regular Checkups
Hardscapes, just like any other part of a commercial landscape, require regular checkups. Natural impacts, such as settling ground or the growth of tree roots can impact hardscape placement, displacing or cracking individual pavers, rocks or bricks.
Keeping an eye on these issues with regular checkups will help you prevent larger problems and schedule treatments.
Cleaning pavers, bricks, stone, walls, concrete and other hardscapes annually is important. The practice, which usually involves pressure washing, cleans sediments that develop over time from rain, rotting leaves and snow. This intense cleaning also helps improve hardscape durability.
Other parts of hardscape cleanup that require more frequent attention include the removal of weeds or unwanted plant life from between and around patio pavers to keep a clean and neat appearance.
Your landscape professional will usually perform this service during weekly visits to improve your property aesthetics throughout the year.
Seal And Secure
Some commercial hardscapes, depending on the materials and their age, also require an annual sealing. The sealant can provide a matte or sheen-like finish and can help protect the hardscape against future sediment build-up or staining.
For instance, on an office park’s patio space where employees enjoy their lunch breaks, regular food spills can stain hardscapes. A sealant can help shield the space against unattractive marks and blemishes.
HighGrove Will Maintain Your Property’s Hardscapes
Your Atlanta commercial property’s patios, walkways, retaining walls and other hardscapes transform your landscape into serene, livable settings for your customers, employees, tenants and visitors. Maintaining them secures your investment, prolongs its life and boosts your property’s value.
HighGrove Partners’ experts can assess the condition of your hardscapes and provide the necessary inspection, cleaning and sealing services to protect and revive your outdoor space. Give us a call at 678-298-0550 or use our simple contact form to set up a meeting with our professional team.
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