Rooftop Common area at ORE 82 in Washington DC

How to Make Your Property More Competitive

Make your property more competitive, enhance common areas, all while increasing your apartment community’s value and rents per square foot. In 2023 having the lowest rental rate won’t cut it. Gen Z is looking for better than “unique” outdoor spaces. We put together some landscape job ideas on how to enhance common areas at your apartment community this year to help your property succeed. 

We stumbled upon a quaint and quiet area behind a Luxury Apartment development in the greater Washington DC area during a walk-through. The space was unused, partly shaded, and a perfect place to add a unique gathering area. 

For example it could be filled with outdoor furniture like a few bistro tables or a comfortable bench and chairs. Similarly, you can even go the extra mile and add a relaxing water feature, or even a place for outdoor chess or other games. The ideas are endless. You can create a perfect resting place for residents to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life in Washington, DC. 

Why You Should Hire a Full Service Commercial Landscape Company

The property manager shared that she hadn’t really considered transforming the barren space into something more. As a result, this is why you need a full service commercial landscaping company that won’t just mow your grass and trim the shrubs. Apartment communities need a landscaper that will show them a vision they have yet to consider. A commercial landscape company should always be thinking about how the property can be elevated. 

Property managers are always seeking ways to maximize the value of their properties. One way to achieve this is to use every square inch of the property to its fullest potential. Regardless of how large or small the area may be, there are endless ways to transform it into a magical oasis for your residents to enjoy with a few outdoor enhancements. Sometimes all it takes a fresh look from your landscape contractor or a designer’s keen eye to see the potential of turning the drab into something fab.

Update A Drab DC Landscape: Apartment Corridor With Color

This ordinary corridor has now been completely transformed into a magnificent sensory adventure with bursts of color and wonderful fragrances displaying new clean lines that enhance the entire experience of moving through the community from one building to the next. With the right maintenance and upkeep, this new adventure as it grows and matures will build upon itself with each passing season.

  Stone Paved Walkway

Turn barren, drab, and blah into bright, rich, open, and chic by introducing new elements. An example could be adding natural stone, an assortment of seasonal flowers, and even greenery along with beautifully designed planters to match any style.

Likewise, landscape lighting extends the experience allowing for these enhancements to shine even into the night. String lights are always a whimsical addition to liven up any spot. With minimal investment, this space has been completely transformed.

   enhanced Courtyard area at apartment community

Enhance Outdoor Living Space: Seasonal Plants and Container Pots

First, utilize corners to draw potential residents in. For instance, it is the first thing people see and usually where the property sign sits. Second, adding new brightly colored plantings, or seasonal color containers can enhance the appearance of your commercial property and serve as a new interesting focal point.

In fact, enhancing outdoor space can often be done quickly and even without the added hefty design fee. As experienced landscape professionals, we can make professional and budget-friendly recommendations for property improvements and enhancements.

Common area enhancement at dc apartment

Don’t Forget About The Apartment Community Rooftop

For improving the Washington DC landscape, the solution is to look up and think bigger. It is no secret that adding a rooftop garden, courtyard, or lounge, is a great way to take advantage of outdoor space. This offers residents a unique and breathtaking view of beautiful sunsets and skylines. If the rooftop is drab, the amenities won’t shine or be used to their fullest potential.

It is not enough to just have a rooftop pool. As a result, create an artfully designed green space to promote energized gatherings. Doing this will not only add to the apartment community’s property value, but also provide a sanctuary for residents to gather in an urban jungle.

Unused Rooftop  Rooftop Common Area

Gathering and cooking space on roof of dc apartment

Commercial Landscapers Near Me: Why Apartment Communities Choose Complete Landscaping Service

At Complete Landscaping we have been maintaining local landscapes and enhancing common areas at apartment communities for over four decades. Complete’s enhancement services are top notch.

Our competitive designer and software programs create unique renderings for our clients. On top of that, our well trained account managers see more than what meets the eye. Because of this, we have been providing unique ideas to our clients with every visit. 

If you have ideas about how to improve your property, are in need of direction and advice to get the best return for your budget, we are here to help. Complete Landscaping Service provides enhancement services for all types of commercial properties in Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia. 

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