Property Managers – The Hard truth about Soft landscaping
Let me start by saying that I am biased. I am Neil Blackley Commercial Manager for the Landscape Maintenance department here at Scotscape. I love plants and the natural environment and truly believe in the benefits they offer us all. I have been designing, managing and improving gardens and outdoor spaces for 15 years, soft landscaping is what I do. In that time I have worked closely with Property and Building Managers and FM teams and I’m still surprised that a significant proportion are not fully utilising one of their key assets.
We understand the importance of maintaining roofs, lifts and heating systems; these types of ‘functional’ elements of a building are crucial to ensuring a property is fit for purpose. However, managing the fabric of a building is one thing, dealing with the lifestyle aspirations, desires and demands of residents can sometimes be more challenging.