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What to Do with Empty Outdoor Space on Your Commercial Property

What to Do with Empty Outdoor Space on Your Commercial Property

For those of you with a business that includes outdoor space, you may be wondering what your options are for filling it. While empty space may not seem like that big of a deal to you, there are better ways to utilize it for your employees and customers.

So, what options do you have? Here are our top suggestions for filling up empty outdoor space on your commercial property.

Our Top Ideas for Your Empty Commercial Outdoor Space

These four choices give you options no matter how big or small the space is. You can even combine multiple suggestions if you have the room for it.

1. Seating and Eating Areas

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Our first option is to create some fresh-air seating for employees and customers to sit outside. Whether it’s for a small meeting, to chat with friends, or to eat a meal, having benches, seats, and/or picnic tables outdoors is a great feature.

Not only does this give your employees a chance to escape the office and go outside, but customers may be more inclined to stop by if they see that you have a place to sit and relax for a moment.

You could incorporate some more intensive hardscaping into this option as well. Meaning that adding a patio or other features could add some additional character and texture too.

2. Creative Gardens

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Instead of just having a plain lawn for all of your commercial outdoor space, consider getting a little more creative with your plant life. There are tons of options for this, including:

  • Creating a community garden for employees/customers to cultivate and contribute to.
  • Doing a themed garden with specific colors, textures, shapes, or even something more specific like a time period, country, etc.
  • Growing food for employees and customers to enjoy.
The possibilities are endless! Depending on the type of business you have and space you are working with, some of these may be more plausible than others.

3. A Dog Park

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Depending on the location of your business, you may find that a lot of people have active dogs with nowhere to walk them and let them play freely. If this is the case where you are, you may want to consider a dog park for your commercial outdoor space.

Something like this would require a fenced-in area, and you would most likely want to post a set of rules about picking up waste and pet activity. However, if it’s something you are up for, it’s a great way to open your space up to the local community.

4. A Playground

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Last but not least, if you have the space for it, a playground is a great option for your outdoor space.

It’s a great way to draw customers with children in, as their kids now have a place to play and keep them busy. If done right, it can look aesthetically pleasing as well.

Getting Started with Transforming Your Empty Commercial Outdoor Space

If you are looking for assistance in getting started with transforming your commercial outdoor space, we highly recommend contacting a professional landscaper to assist you.

For those of you in the San Francisco Bay Area, consider contacting Homescape Now to help you create something useful and beautiful on your company’s property.

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