Improving security is something you should consider before beginning any commercial landscape design project. The proper placement of plants, trees and shrubbery can act as deterrents to would-be intruders, and they can also be used to mask other security features such as cameras and iron bars.
The plants themselves can serve as permanent security guards that are armed with sharp thorns that would give even the most intrepid burglar second thoughts. Plants like Washington Hawthorn, Rose Bushes, and even Pyracantha are popular choices for this very reason. Best of all, they work 24/7, never need breaks and will never ask for more than water and sunshine as payment.
You can also use plants to either replace or cover traditional barriers such as iron bars. In fact, the City of Tucson’s Police Department simply installed prickly pear cactus beneath their windows to improve security. Ultimately, remember that you never want to provide sufficient and comfortable cover for would be burglars to hide behind while they break into your business.
At Rosehill Gardens, we have extensive experience incorporating security into our commercial landscape design projects. Give us a call at 816-941-4777 and we will be happy to help secure your property, and browse our blog for more green ideas for your business.
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