Proper landscaping is a great way to keep your business looking professional and to attract new customers. Unfortunately, landscaping problems can also be a major source of liability. Below are just a few of the liabilities that might spring from your landscaping choices.
The Safety of Customers
The landscaping choices your business makes can be very dangerous for your customers. You’ll be liable for anything that happens because of your landscaping, and it’s amazing the ways that even a simple choice can lead to major problems. Even the gravel you choose from your landscaping supply service can play a role in a trip and fall accident, so it’s up to you to be very careful. If you want to minimize the possibility of your landscaping causing an accident, make sure you work with your landscaper to put utility about aesthetics. Making things safer is always a good idea.
Having the right plants around your business can be a great way to add a splash of color to a corporate storefront. Unfortunately, anything that blocks visibility can make you liable. Whether the plants out front block the view of oncoming traffic or they make it easier for a thief to lie in wait, your choice of landscaping can get someone else hurt. Always make sure that your landscaping choices are made with total visibility in mind to avoid such problems and to keep your patrons safer.
There is an astonishing number of ways that little landscaping choices can have a huge impact on your business. The lovely tree you built to provide shade for the parking lot can lead to damaged cars. The mulch you chose might not retain water and lead to run-off, which in turn could lead to a trip-and-fall suit. While you can’t avoid all of the unexpected problems that come with landscaping, you can work with a landscaper to make sure that you aren’t overlooking any major issues. With a little extra work, you’ll be able to keep your customers safe without sacrificing the look of your business.
Landscaping can cause problems, but most of those problems can be avoided if you’re paying attention. Pay as much attention to your landscaping as you did the building of your place of work and you should be able to keep everyone who walks on your property safe. While you can’t account for every potential problem, keeping your eyes open will help you to avoid some of the most common.