19 June 2023

Sustainability in Commercial Landscaping: Embracing the Changing Climate

As the world grapples with the challenges posed by a changing climate, sustainability has become a key focus across various industries. The realm of commercial landscaping is no exception. At Nurture Landscapes, we are proud to be at the forefront of this trend, incorporating sustainable practices into our designs and maintenance services.

One shining example of our commitment to sustainability is showcased in our recent Gold medal-winning garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. In this garden, we utilised traditional waste materials, such as rubble and canvas, in our design and incorporated mulch to aid in ground water retention. By repurposing materials and implementing water-conscious practices, we demonstrate our dedication to reducing waste and preserving our precious resources.

Now, as the warmer weather and sunny skies grace us with their presence, it is the perfect time to revitalise the landscapes of your commercial properties. The right plantings, water features, and lighting can make a significant impact on how clients, employees, and future tenants perceive your property. Creating a stunning landscape not only establishes your outdoor space as a high-end and welcoming environment, but it also aligns with the principles of sustainability.

One crucial aspect of sustainable commercial landscaping is efficient irrigation. We understand the importance of preserving water while keeping your plants healthy. That's why we advocate for the use of smart irrigation technologies, such as drip irrigation systems that target water where plants need it most, rain sensors to eliminate unnecessary watering, and advanced controllers that adapt to different weather conditions. These technologies not only conserve water but also help you save on your landscape budget.

Another sustainable landscaping trend gaining popularity is the use of drought-tolerant plants. By incorporating species like Lavender, Salvia, and Russian Sage, you can enjoy lush greenery and vibrant plant life while minimising water consumption and maintenance requirements. Native plants are also a fantastic choice for water conservation and cost reduction. These plants are well-suited to your local environment, requiring less maintenance and providing a natural habitat for birds, butterflies, and small mammals.

Furthermore, the concept of placemaking has gained traction in commercial landscaping, such as our work transforming Milton Park for which we won a BALI award. Placemaking involves creating appealing spaces that encourage people to gather and engage with their surroundings. Think of parks adorned with fountains, sculptures, playgrounds, fire pits, living walls, comfortable seating, and captivating plant life. Placemaking enhances the overall experience for visitors, whether they are exploring a retail space or a large office park.

At Nurture Landscapes, we embrace these sustainable landscaping trends and work closely with our clients to create environmentally conscious and visually stunning outdoor spaces. By incorporating sustainable practices into our designs and maintenance strategies, we aim to provide attractive landscapes that save you money and time.

Contact us today to learn how we can transform your commercial property into a sustainable and inviting environment that aligns with the changing climate and sets you apart from the competition. Together, let's create landscapes that thrive while preserving our planet for future generations.


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