In the business world, first impressions are more than important, they are necessary and how you present yourself, your product or service, and your organization all have a tremendous impact on the first impression you make on others.
The curb appeal of your building and upkeep of the surrounding landscape is essential to create a positive, clean, and professional environment for customers and clients.
In general, an aesthetically pleasing group of office buildings, referred to as a business park, will outperform a business park with poor grounds maintenance and an unpleasant appearance. Considering this, the role of the groundskeeper or gardener is to ensure that an appealing landscape environment is created and maintained.
A business park will employ a landscape gardener to perform a variety of duties, such as lawn care, gardening, or general grounds maintenance. Lawn care tasks for a gardener range from seeding and sodding to mowing and trimming the lawn.
The gardener may also use certain fertilizers and seed mixtures in order to repair existing lawns or to develop a new lawn. Gardening may call for the gardener to obtain and plant specific trees, shrubs, or flowers requested by the business owner. This is important for a business owner or business park because the gardener will help the property achieve the desired landscape effect.
General grounds maintenance responsibilities for a gardener include raking or sweeping to remove debris from the property. A gardener may also replace a fallen or damaged tree from the property after removing the previous tree.
The gardener's role in maintaining and developing the landscape for a business or a business park helps to ensure that the landscape and curb appeal of the building, or buildings, is aesthetically pleasing and fits the owner's preferences. This is important for your business because it provides you with a means to make an impression on your customers and clients before they step inside your building.