Parking lots are necessary additions to most commercial properties. They give their employees, tenants and visitors safe places to park while they conduct their business at the site.
But these essential urban features can be unsightly in their most basic forms. And municipal ordinances sometimes mandate specific parking amounts for different types of commercial properties, not to mention the landscaping that should accompany them.
Nice landscaping in and around parking lots provide many benefits to an Atlanta commercial property. It improves appearance, prevents soil erosion, reduces the property’s carbon footprint, reduces storm water drainage problems, limits wind and noise, and provides heat-reducing shade.
However, because parking lots can provide some of the most extreme conditions, including heat and intense sun exposure, as well as compact and infertile soils, the number of flowering trees that do well in these areas is limited. Also, most commercial property owners prefer trees that don’t have a low-branching habit or lots of seed pods, limiting our list of prime trees to plant even further.
Here are our picks for the best flowering trees to plant on your parking lot islands.Read More