One of the most impressive features of a commercial landscape is a lush green turf. It reflects professionalism, care and refinement and signals that the business cares about its physical appearance. However, many businesses focus on more decorative elements of landscaping such as seasonal curation of flowers, revegetation and living walls. These elements are all incredibly important for beautifying a landscape, but at Civil and Scape, we believe that all impressive landscapes should start with turf laying.
What is turf landscaping?
Turf landscaping is the process of laying layers of grass in an efficient and aesthetically pleasing manner. Turfs can be either synthetic or real. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. You can discuss your options with one of our landscape architects who will guide you through your options.
Because landscaping is a tedious job, the turf of businesses are frequently neglected. Unlike other elements in a landscape, the appearance of the turf is very noticeable and instantly affects the appearance of a business. This is why turf landscaping done by a professional landscaping company like Civil and Scape is one of the best services that a business can engage in.
A business has the option to simply lay the turf and allow it to be a simple but effective feature in its landscape. Alternatively, a business can use turf landscaping to highlight other features and be a creative element in the business’ surroundings. In this article, we’ll explore 5 ideas for turf landscaping in your business.
5 ideas for your business’ turf landscaping
Use turf landscaping as a frame
If your business’ landscape is already beautifully designed and manicured, then we recommend doing very little to your turf. Sometimes, a turf’s job is to provide framing for existing elements in your landscape. For example, if you have a beautiful stonework walkway or a water feature as a focal point in your landscape, then a sheet of beautiful lush turf is all that is needed to highlight your landscape. This also works amazingly for trees and flowers with kerbing. The juxtaposition of hard concrete or stone (for the kerbing) against the softness of the grass can create an impactful effect.
Add decorative plants
In a similar vein, the addition of decorative plants can make the beauty of a turf pop. Many times, turfs aren’t recognised for their beauty because of the lack of additional elements; turfs can end up looking like a golf course, which is not negative, but also not effective for a business. By using colourful plants, you will make the lush green turf pop and add dimension to the landscape.
Make it an accent
Your business’ turf is a great opportunity for your business to express its creativity and reflect the brand’s personality. Use the turf in conjunction with concrete or stonework and additional elements to create turf art. You can even make it interactive in some cases, by incorporating a game such as chess or noughts and crosses.
A more formal option is to use the turf to spell out your business’ name or to create its logo. This is a fun and eco-friendly way to advertise your business and is quite effective because of the unique combination of nature and branding.
Green on green makes a statement
An unlikely but effective combination is to use green trees and shrubs in conjunction with a business’ turf landscaping. While earlier in our article, we spoke about the effectiveness of adding colourful flowers to accentuate the beauty of the turf, we will now be discussing an opposing strategy that has a similar outcome.
By using different shades of green with different textures, the beauty of the turf’s greenery stands out. Different textures make the landscape interesting to look at and provide an elegant but interesting appearance. This idea is effective for businesses that are not keen on incorporating colour into their business and that would rather keep their landscape simple, but effective. Textures are the key to this strategy, so ask your landscaping company for a variety of shrubs, flowers and trees that are different shades of green and white.
Civil and Scape’s landscaping team is trained in advising business owners on what designs will work best for their company’s turf. We provide proactive, innovative and sustainable solutions, ensuring to deliver a successful outcome.
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