What can a landscaping company do for your Sydney business during winter


Though winter in Sydney is not as severe as other parts of Australia or the world, it still impacts our lives and the environment. For your business, you may notice that its surroundings become a little drier, browner and less lively. Though you may not perceive this as a huge deal, the reality is that your landscape could be impacting your company image and sales. In previous articles, we have spoken at length about the positive impacts that a landscaping company and a well-curated landscape can have on a business—these effects do not stop just because it is winter. Passers-by, clients, customers and employees will still see your business and create their own idea or perception about you and your company.

You may be tempted to maintain your own landscape or hire helpers who are not professionally trained to design and maintain your landscape, however, without the appropriate expertise, your business will fail to achieve the desired impact. Especially during winter, we recommend that you hire a landscaping company to maintain and curate your landscape. You’ll find that your business will stand out, look more professional and benefit from a positive environment and perspective. If you are curious about what a landscaping company can specifically do for your business’ environment during winter, here are some of our recommended services.

Seasonal curation of flowers

There’s nothing worse than a colour-less, dried-up bed of flowers. Unsurprisingly, not every single flower will bloom during winter. There are specific species of flowers that bloom during summer, spring and autumn and winter. Some of the flowers that your landscaper may suggest for winter are jasmine, daylilies, zinnias and wallflowers. To prevent a colourless spell, request that your landscaper seasonally curate your flowers. Your Civil and Scape landscaper will know the seasonalities of different flowers and will be able to determine which will work best for your business depending on environmental conditions, soil quality and your overall needs. Regardless of what is decided between your landscaper and you, your business will have a beautiful bed of colourful and blooming flowers to welcome your customers, clients and employees.

Evergreen trees

In addition to flowers, you can also talk to your landscaper about evergreen trees. Evergreen trees retain their leaves and vitality all year long, providing shade in the summer months and healthy, green foliage during winter. Planting evergreen trees don’t only add to the lush and vibrant greenery around your business but, it also reduces the number of fallen leaves during autumn and winter. Some evergreen trees that you can incorporate into your environment are Native Frangipani, Meyer lemon, Navel orange and Tuckeroo.

Lawn maintenance

Autumns and winter usually mean unwanted debris, fallen leaves and dried branches which can easily cause a drab and unimpressive landscape. Debris on the lawn can also prevent healthy drainage of the soil, and encourage moss and fungal disease. Even if you are not interested in the aesthetics of a neatly manicured lawn, it is important that you understand that lawn maintenance keeps your grass healthy and disease-free during winter. It also helps your grass to grow back healthily during spring and summer.

Fertilise and mulch

Plants are not the only aspects of your garden that are affected during winter. Soil also suffers and must be fertilised. Proper fertilisation of soil helps to provide the necessary nutrients to plants in order for them to stay healthy during low temperatures.

A blanket of mulch adds extra protection to garden beds against weather elements. Your landscaper will provide either animal manure, compost or wood chips to protect your plant beds. The addition of mulch in your flower bed also helps in creating a more uniformed look for your garden.

Are you in search of a landscaping company for your commercial property? At Civil and Scape, our team goes beyond the requirements of a landscaping company as we guide and advise you on the best services and budget-friendly solutions for your property during winter. We provide all of the services mentioned above and more.

If you’d also like landscaping and concrete work for any commercial or civil project, then our team of experts can guide you through the steps of making your dream come alive.

Choose wisely: selecting a landscape construction company

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Making the decision to hire a landscaping construction company is relatively simple when compared to selecting the best landscape construction company for your business. Many business owners do not realise how important the research process is when it comes to picking a landscape construction company. While service may be the same on paper, in practice, the quality delivered by different landscape construction companies in Sydney can differ greatly.

Unlike softscape elements of landscaping, landscape construction provides functionality to your business’ environment. For this reason, you should more carefully consider the company that you pick to execute your landscape construction project. Understandably, many business owners will not even know where to begin which is why many end up with a company that is sub-par. To prevent a situation like this, we’ve outlined a guide for finding the right landscape construction company for your business as well as a few warning signs that you should look out for.

How to choose the best landscape construction company for your business

Research the prospective landscape construction company’s past projects

Researching the landscape construction company and its previous projects gives you what the company’s team is strong in as well as the kind of experience that it has. First, when it comes to the expertise of the team, most companies will have a team page that details the experience of the team member. Use this as a rough guide of what the company is specialised in. For example, an employee may be qualified in civil construction or have project management qualifications, indicating that the company can execute civil construction or large scale projects.

The team’s experience is not always a guarantee of a company’s capabilities. One of the best ways to determine this (apart from asking them) is to take a look at their recent projects. Have they completed projects similar to yours? Is the scale or the elements like yours?

Understand what you need and know your budget

Before looking for a landscape construction company, you should have an idea of what you want as well as the budget you have in mind. There are a number of different landscape construction companies all with varying price points for the same service/project. Knowing this information helps you to weed out the companies that your business can’t afford.

Civil and Scape are different from other landscape construction companies because they work with your budget and with you to come up with landscape construction solutions that are right for your business.

Do a thorough check of their reviews

The best way to find out if a landscape construction company satisfies its clients’ needs and expectation is to thoroughly research their reviews. Whether you check Facebook, TripAdvisor or Google, unfiltered reviews from past customers are the best way to determine their quality.

Additionally, you can also request client references from companies. Though these won’t be unfiltered, a client will never agree to be a reference if they weren’t happy with the service offered by the landscape construction company. 

Ask about their resources

A company’s human resources in addition to the access it has to specific types of equipment and machinery will give you an idea of their capacity and the type of work that they can execute. Ask the company directly about the equipment and machinery that they have access to. You can also ask about the size of their team and how many people you should expect on your project. If you have a more large-scale landscape construction project, these questions will identify two important things: whether the company has the capacity to execute your project and if they can do it by your deadline.

What warning signs should you look out for?

If we’ve caught you too late in the game and you’ve already hired a landscape construction company or had your initial consultation, then here are a few signs that you should be wary of:

  • No experience with your scale of your project
  • Late to your meeting
  • Unwilling to show past projects/give client references
  • Not familiar with some of your landscape construction requests

Civil and Scape’s landscape construction team is trained in advising business owners on what elements will work best for their company.  We provide proactive, innovative and sustainable solutions, ensuring to deliver a successful outcome.