As a business situated in the bustling tourist-topia that is Tampa Bay, it’s likely you’re already taking your guests, tourists, and visitors into account when it comes to all major decisions. But, ask yourself this important question – does that include your landscape?
The way you plan your landscape design, determine your landscape maintenance, and craft your future landscaping plans will always circle back to one thing – your visitors. As a Florida-based hotel or resort, it’s your obligation to make sure your landscape isn’t just beautiful but also that it’s appealing for your guests.
We know all about it, trust us.
We’ve been in the landscaping game for over twenty years, and in that time, we’ve figured out a thing or two about Tampa Bay Resort and Hotel landscaping. We won’t argue with you about letting us do the hard work for you, but we’re happy to lend some free advice to our Tampa Bay, Pinellas County, and Hillsborough County business brethren.
Check out a few of our favorite landscaping tips below that are perfect for Tampa Bay businesses who rely on the opinions of their tourists and visitors.
Think About Themes
You don’t want your landscape to be all willy-nilly, right? You want to ensure that you have a unified, cleverly-designed landscape that subtly entrances people. The last thing you want is a disruptive landscape that leaves guests wondering, “what were they thinking?” How do you avoid this? By considering theme. Themes can be really simple or incredibly complex. Whether you’re sticking to specific shapes or forms throughout your entire landscape or attempting a complex, intricate Zen garden or tropical-island theme, being consistent in your landscape ensures that you’re unifying and guiding your design selections. Themes can even help you narrow down exactly what types of plants, flowers, and trees you might like to use – in the end, establishing a theme (even if it’s a complicated one) can help simplify your landscape decisions.
Don’t Try to Force a Design That Doesn’t Work
Some of the goals of your landscape should be to entertain, entice, and enthrall, but that doesn’t mean that you should forgo function. Landscaping is about more than just a pretty topiary, it’s a guiding light toward creating and linking your spaces correctly. When you attempt to do something bold that might not have function at the forefront, you risk setting your landscape up for failure. Why? Because often, bold, Avant Garde landscapes that don’t link your spaces tend to be confusing, overwhelming, and little weird, to be honest. Use your materials in a way that creates a flow, that allows people to move seamlessly from one area to another, that encourages landscape exploration and keeps people moving throughout your entire property.
Consider Your Audience & Why You Exist
You can’t forget about your purpose when you’re crafting the perfect Tampa Bay area landscape, but you can’t forget who you’re dealing with, either. Your landscape needs to help serve your purpose (if you’re a hotel, that’s to entice visitors to stay and offer them amazing vacation opportunities) but also cater to the target audience you’re serving (likely tourists). Keep both of these aspects in mind when developing a landscape plan, but further, keep this in mind when you’re developing a landscape maintenance schedule. If you’re dealing with tourists on a vacation, they likely expect a certain amount of paradise to come into play – that means your landscaping should never slack.
Don’t Forget the Additional Details
Your Tampa Bay resort or hotel might have all the plants, trees, and blooming flowers in the world, but you can’t forget about the extras. People love when landscaping plans incorporate fun additions like rose gardens, Zen areas, waterfalls, patios, outdoor kitchens, and more. Does your pool patio need a topiary display? Do you need a dedicated area for lounging on your outdoor lawn? Don’t forget about these details as you plan for your landscape.
Work with a Team You Can Rely On
Above all, partner with a team who knows you, who knows what your purpose is, and who knows the Tampa Bay, Hillsborough County, or Pinellas County areas. You’ll need a reliable, dependable team who knows your landscape better than you do. From initial plans, to revamps, to consistent maintenance, to additional features, we’re here to help you create the landscape that bests serves your purposes (and looks amazing while doing it).
Did our pro-tips inspire you to do a little more planning for your Tampa Bay landscape? We sure hope it did. We’re all about providing you with the information you need to craft your perfect landscape – that’s why we post regularly on our Landcrafters blog to gift you with tips, tricks, advice, and the latest trends in the landscaping world. Want to chat about your property and how we can help you? Give our office a call at (727)-201-3947. We can’t wait to hear from you!
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