5 Landscape Design Features That Require Minimum Maintenance

No matter where you live, if you are considering a new landscape design for your garden, there is something that your garden will have in common with every other landscaped garden, and that is the need for it to be maintained.

Whilst landscaped gardens can invariably be a quiet oasis where you can relax wherever the desire arises, the relaxation will have to stop at some point. Maintaining your garden will have to begin whether you do this daily, once a week, twice a week, or every fortnight, and it will come down to two factors. The first is how committed you are to keeping your landscaped garden looking great, and the second will be how your garden has been designed.

For the former, there is not much we can do to influence that, as each person reading this will have their individual commitment level regarding how diligent they are in garden maintenance. However, for the latter,  we can alert you to the fact that there are several features that you can include in landscape designs that reduce the level of maintenance needed for them. Read on, and we will highlight five popular low-maintenance landscaping features.

Relocating Your Office

5 Questions You Must Ask When Relocating Your Office

There are office relocations which take place almost every day, that, unfortunately, are happening for no other reason than the business owner fancied a change of scenery. Many of these moves will have no detrimental impact on their business, but there are also many which do.

Relocating an office is not something which should be done on a whim, and before you actually set the wheels in motion for one, you have to be certain that you are moving your business for the correct reasons.

To help you determine if this is the case, there are a number of questions that you should be asking about any potential relocation with the help of Removalists Western Suburbs. The answers to those questions will tell you whether an office relocation is the right or the wrong move for your business.

Is The New Location Convenient For Employees and Clients?

Although it differs from business to business, in most cases the closer a business can be to its market and its client base the better. For this reason, if you are thinking about relocating your office, it makes sense to establish whether or not it means you will be closer or not to where those clients are based.

In addition, a happy workforce is always an asset for any business so moving to an area that makes it more convenient for your staff to get to the office will be positive.

Green Cleaning

How Green Cleaning Can Transform Your Office

Different offices and business premises have significantly different ways of operating and therefore require different cleaning regimes. However, it doesn’t matter if you’re the owner of a digital marketing agency or a small mechanic shop – there’s one thing everyone can do to reduce the environmental impact of their cleaning regime.

Reevaluate and move to “green cleaning” wherever possible.

Okay, this might sound like more trouble than it’s worth, but it’s not. I promise! In the rest of this article, I’m going to outline a few popular ways to transition to green cleaning, as well as its benefits and a few ways it could transform your office environment.

How Can We Transition to Green Cleaning?

To begin with, you should sit down and have a chat with your commercial cleaning company. Let them know that you would like to implement green cleaning techniques and that they should stop using toxic chemicals and anything else that could have a negative environmental impact.

Landscape Construction Business

Where to Find Customers for Your Landscape Construction Business

With any business, customers or clients are essential. If you have a landscaping business you will need clients just as much as any dentist, cafe or hotel would. The only thing is that due to the nature of your work, you need customers that have a certain amount of money to spend; more than the cost of a dentist visit or a coffee.  So where can you find clients that need your services and can afford to pay for them? Here are some tips.

  • Develop strategic relationships with suppliers who are likely to deal with the kind of clients you want. People such as tile suppliers, a glass fencing installer, swimming pool builders or even furniture suppliers. To do this, offer them something of value so it’s not just all about you. For instance, you could offer to do the landscaping for their showroom if they pass on your information or brochure to their customers.
  • Develop strategic relationships with design and other professionals such as interior designers, architects, bank managers, real estate agents and accountants. You have to give them value in some way to do this. It might be possible to set up a time in which you are available for free phone advice about some of their construction problems, especially if they are DIY handymen. You could offer a low cost or free inspection of their project to identify potential issues. In return, they could give your contact details to their clients with a good word about your work ethics. Have a business card made to facilitate this.