When someone is looking for an apartment complex, the living space and location are two of the primary considerations. However, landscaping can play a role as well, perhaps even making the difference between getting a new renter or losing one to a competing apartment complex. Here are a few things that apartment residents look for in a good community landscape.

Outdoor Entertaining and Cooking Areas

The fact is that most apartments don’t have a ton of entertaining room, and most have little to no yard area. That means outdoor parties are all but impossible unless there is a livable outdoor space provided for the community to use. Even extra seating outdoors around a fire pit can be perfect for an evening with friends or family.

Lighting and Safety Features

Proper lighting makes it both easier and safer to get home after dark. Of course, most tenants will also want the landscaping to be ecologically friendly, which usually means LED lighting and solar powered lights for walkways.

Sustainable Landscaping Is a Must

Tenants want beautiful surroundings, but they don’t want to pay a fortune in rent or fees have it. That means creating an aesthetically pleasing landscape that does not require a lot of maintenance. Native trees, shrubs, and grasses, are always going to be the cheapest and easiest to maintain.  That means knowing your stuff when it comes to local plant life. This is where West Coast Trees comes in.

West Coast Trees can provide you with expert advice and contract growing services, especially in the San Diego area. To get your project started, call 619-518-9507. We have a huge selection of palm trees and desert trees and shrubs available, plus some of the best landscape consultants around.

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What Do Apartment Residents Want from Community Landscaping?
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Landscaping can play a role as well, perhaps even making the difference between getting a new renter or losing one to a competing apartment complex.
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