Commercial properties often require a larger amount of on-going maintenance, including driveways and parking lots, building upkeep, signage and business lighting, and landscape maintenance. One area that can be commonly overlooked is in regards to surrounding landscape maintenance and vegetation management around the perimeter of a business lot. When commercial properties have large areas of overgrown brush and unkempt areas, this can create a dangerous situation for commercial property owners, their tenants, and customers. In today's blog post, we'll look at the most common dangers that come from allowing overgrown brush and grass to remain on commercial sites.
Decreased Property Safety and Access
Commercial lots with areas of tall, overgrown grass and brush are significantly less secure than businesses with regularly mowed and maintained landscapes. Tall grass and invasive weeds that are allowed to grow around a commercial lot provide ample hiding areas for thieves, vandals and other criminals. In addition, overgrown grass and weeds can make it difficult for business owners and utility companies to access utility areas, pipelines, HVAC equipment, and other critical components of their commercial site.
Increase in Rodent Activity
One of the more unsightly aspects of commercial sites with tall grass and overgrown brush is the increase of rodent and insect activity on the property. Rodents and insects can thrive and quickly overrun a commercial site, creating an infestation that can negatively impact commercial lots, buildings, utility areas, HVAC equipment, parking areas, and landscape gardens. When commercial lots are regularly maintained with Vegetation Management and Weed Control Services, then the likelihood of a rodent or insect infestation decreases dramatically.
Decreased Property and Community Value
Commercial properties can benefit greatly when their site is a beautiful and welcoming addition to their surrounding community. However, when they allow tall weeds and overgrown brush to remain on their site, especially in plain view, this can be a blemish on the greater community and diminishes the value of the business property. Commercial property owners should always strive to maintain a well-kept and manicured property with mowed lawns, clean landscape gardens and healthy trees to promote the value of their own property and the community at large. This type of proactive commercial landscape maintenance fosters goodwill among the community and can even positively impact their revenue and customer visits.