Harihara Sudhan, Founder

Did you know that well-designed landscaping can add up to 20 percent to the value of your building? According to a study by the National Association of Realtors, landscaping improvements have one of the highest returns on investment for owners. Not only that, but landscaping also has numerous environmental benefits, such as reducing erosion, improving air quality, and providing a habitat for various lifeforms. In fact, in one year, an acre of mature trees can absorb the same amount of carbon dioxide produced by driving an average car 26,000 miles! (As reported by Arbor Day Foundation)

Landscaping is not just about enhancing the appearance of your property, it can also provide practical benefits such as reducing energy costs by providing shade in the summer and blocking wind in the winter. With so many benefits, it's no wonder why landscaping has become an essential aspect of property management. Whether you're a homeowner or a business owner, investing in landscaping can have a significant impact on your property's value, aesthetics, and environmental impact.

Instead of just talking rainbows and butterflies about the pros of landscaping, a few companies have dived into taking action to make the benefits effective. Among them, Perikali is a name that we can never miss.

The Evolution of Perikali

The Chennai-based company was founded in 2005 by Harihara Sudhan. With a passion for horticulture and a keen interest in incorporating technology into this field, Perikali started as a small enterprise that has grown to become a leading provider of top-quality landscape design and execution services in India.

Perikali's journey has been marked by significant changes and transformations over the years. From exploring horticulture to focusing on landscape design and execution, the company has come a long way. The founder shares, “After completing my education and brief work experience in the US, I returned to India and set up the company. Our initial interest was in horticulture, and we aimed to incorporate technology into this field. However, by 2008, our focus had shifted entirely to landscape design and execution, and we have since been dedicated to providing top-quality services in this area. Our expertise lies in designing and executing landscape projects, and we pride ourselves on our professionalism and attention to detail.”

To complement its core services, Perikali launched its own retail garden center and expanded its offerings to include wholesale services, maintenance, and training. Today, Perikali caters to a diverse range of clients, including factories, residences, hotels, resorts, Farmhouses and others, and provides comprehensive solutions right from the design stage to execution and maintenance.

In 2023, the company plans to undertake more landscaping projects than ever before and continue to expand its services in this area. The company sees great potential for the landscaping market in India to mature and become more comparable to markets in Europe, Japan, and the US. Moreover, the company is committed to remaining at the forefront of this industry and providing innovative solutions that exceed its client's expectations.

One-of-a-kind Offerings

Perikali offers a wide range of services under the umbrella of landscaping. Its services go beyond providing solutions for how clients can utilize their space. Perikali also specializes in the design aspect of landscaping, tailoring its services to meet the current and future requirements of its clients. The company understands that residential landscaping differs significantly from commercial landscaping and therefore customizes its services to meet the specific needs of its clients.

“Our services focus not only on creating an ambiance that is aesthetically pleasing and practical but also encourages its clients to participate in the process, ensuring that their unique personality and character are reflected in the final product,” he remarks.

Perikali's services include building landscape design, planting layout, visualizations, and vendor selection and preparation of budgets/estimates. The company also provides installation services that incorporate hardscapes, pools, walkways, retaining walls, fencing structures, statues, and other elements. Tropical gardens are its specialty, but the company also caters to Contemporary, Transitional, English, Japanese and other garden styles. In addition, the company is promoting the creation of dry gardens/xeriscapes that require minimal water usage, using plants that require extremely little water. As more people spend time indoors, Perikali has also created wonderful indoor gardens for commercial and residential projects.

An Impactful Purpose 

Perikali has the vision to bring people closer to nature and encourage them to slow down and appreciate the beauty of life. With their unique approach to landscaping and environmental sustainability, they are dedicated to creating a world where people can connect with nature and enjoy a more fulfilling life.

By creating living spaces in places where none existed, Perikali is benefiting all organisms, right from the smallest microbes. Their landscape systems and designs promote a positive bacterial culture in the soil, and introduce more trees and shrubs, which all contribute to the biodiversity of insects, microbes, birds and small animals. When they integrate landscapes into our environment, trees have a huge impact by providing food for small insects and honey for pollinators, creating natural pockets for smaller animals, and increasing the biodiversity count. They do not use any chemical insecticides or pesticides. Preference is given to natural materials like stone, wood, bamboo and earth. We also promote heirloom varieties for horticulture, native species and drought tolerant plants.

Perikali's immediate goal is to ensure that all their services are of the highest standards possible and to educate their customers better on the benefits of landscaping. They believe that by restoring the natural environment and providing practical ecological living areas within the un- built and built environment, they can make a positive impact on the environment and benefit all organisms. With its commitment to promoting sustainability and innovation in the landscaping industry, Perikali is sure to remain at the forefront of this industry and continue providing top-quality services to its diverse range of clients.

"We prioritize sustainable principles and the use of native species and traditional varieties of plants instead of hybrids that compromise on nutritional value.