Best Plants for a Commercial Property


The best plants for your commercial property add color and curb appeal any time of year. Flowers and plants bring life to your property provide a great first impression.

Landscaping is one of the first things people notice when approaching your business site. That makes your seasonal plants their first impression of your business (it should be a good one).


What Should You Plant?

The climate plays a major role in deciding which plants are best to use on your business property. In New Jersey, where we have distinct seasons, planting displays change four times a year.

Certain flowers and plants can only thrive in certain seasons. So, you must be diligent in picking native plants for the correct time of year. Choosing the right mix of plants for your landscape will keep it flourishing and welcoming.

Here are the best flowers and plants to choose for your property during each season.


Spring Plants

Attract visitors and highlight your brand with colorful blooming flowers in spring. Crocuses, daffodils, tulips, pansies, and violas are popular spring options.

These plants can withstand colder weather and will bloom regardless of the temperature. They may start to die back once the weather becomes hot.


Summer Plants

During summer, welcome guests to your business with the inviting fragrances of lavender or honeysuckle. Choose from flowering plants such as aster, peonies, geraniums, and magnolias.

Look for plants that will flourish in the hot and humid weather. Plants that are hardy will last awhile, only starting to die back in the late fall. Some plants like coreopsis will last until the freezing temperatures of winter begin.


Fall Plants

Whereas spring colors are bright and pastel, fall colors are deep and vibrant. Irises, peonies, and chrysanthemums are all popular fall flowers.

Ornamental grasses can also provide a full and lively display. Miscanthus is a popular option that flowers in a variety of shades.

Many summer and fall flowers will be able to coexist together until it starts to become too cold.


Winter Plants

Hardy bushes that will be able to withstand the colder weather are ideal for winter. Hellebore or holly are boxwood alternatives that will keep your landscape green. Winter jasmine will add a pop of color with its yellow flowers during January.

There are also winter annuals that include snapdragons, violas, painted tongues, and pansies. Pansies and violas, if planted in winter, may be able to persist into spring.


Transitioning Between Seasons

All plants have a life cycle. Whether they are seasonal, annual, or live for years, at some point they will no longer thrive. If plants aren’t replaced, they will die back, wither, and look poorly maintained. Dead plants are not inviting or noteworthy.

You may be thinking, why not plant perennial or annual flowers?

Both last at least twelve months. And we would agree. They’re great for your landscape!

But not having the right mix of plants on your property could leave you with a lot of plain green bushes or “dead” looking plants throughout the year.

It’s the combined display of perennials, annuals, and seasonal plants that will make people notice your business over and over.

To have a blooming and fresh landscape, you must swap out flowers for each season.

A professional can help with the timing of seasonal planting. Weather is the key factor in making changes to your landscape. It effects water requirements, ground temperatures, and frost.

Knowing the best practices for each season is the best way to transition seamlessly.

Help your business get noticed with an attractive commercial landscape design. At Landscape Solutions, our dedicated staff will keep your commercial property thriving all year.