First impressions count when it comes to business and we understand how important it is for a company or landlord to have someone they can rely on to look after the grounds. Our range of routine maintenance services include lawn mowing and grass cutting, border maintenance and refurbishment, path clearance and upkeep, window cleaning as well as the care and replacement of indoor plants. We can also grit pathways and walkways, and clear snow in the winter. For more information, visit our winter salting page.
Our well-trained staff will not only spot potential hazards (a tree branch hanging precariously, a gate missing a hinge) but will propose effective solutions. We’ll arrive on time and take pride in providing an excellent service. We are retained to maintain a number of corporate headquarters, offices, business parks, universities and schools.
Nigel Jeffries Landscapes also provide landscaping design and implementation for commercial properties. Working with either a designer of your choice or with one of our own we will give your site a new, co-ordinated look. We can improve your boundaries with walls, fencing or hedges and can plant lawns, create borders or install water features to create impact. We’ll suggest innovative solutions (where to set out an external smoking area for example) and through the use of imaginative colour and shapes, we’ll create beautiful gardens to provide interest throughout the year.
We also offer interior landscaping solutions. Landscapes don’t stop when you enter a building and we can bring some outside colour into your inside work space – creating a calm working environment, introducing plants and other natural features to draw attention away from desks and office equipment. We can enhance focal areas like entrances and reception areas through the creative use of planting and natural interior installations. And once you’re happy with your interior landscape, we’ll maintain and care for it to ensure it stays that way.
Business benefits of indoor landscaping:
- Studies from Oxford University indicate that plants have positive effects on employee perceptions and dispositions, which may lead to increased employee retention.
- Research has shown that plant-filled rooms contain 50%-60% fewer airborne moulds and bacteria than rooms without plants, reducing sick building syndrome.
- A study conducted in Norway found that introducing plants to the workplace decreases absenteeism from 15% down to just 5%.
- Research out of Washington State University found plants release moisture in an office environment creating a humidity level matching the recommended human comfort range of 30% to 60%.
- According to the International Society of Arboriculture, the net cooling effect of one young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day.
- Strategically placed, plants will reduce workspace noise, creating a better working environment.