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Commercial Lawn Care Services
Overgrown plants, outdated landscapes, and unsightly weeds can dampen the
curbside appeal of our business. Landscaping services and lawn maintenance are
becoming popular routine services to help companies outsource their everyday
lawn maintenance without hiring full time employees. In 2016, 33% of commercial
landscape management companies report landscape maintenance alone is their
fastest growing service. The industry as a whole brought in a total revenue of
about $84 billion in 2017.
Many commercial lawn care services are versatile and offer more than a quick
trim around the business property. A landscape company can assist in mulching,
weed control, pruning, general Spring and Fall clean-up, and even complete
landscape remodeling. No matter the degree of work you’re looking to have done,
it is important to find a commercial landscape management company able
and willing to meet your yard and landscape needs.
What Makes a Quality Commercial Landscape Management Company?
- Project Size: Have a
generalized idea of what you want and an even more definite projection of how
big your project will be. Simple lawn care maintenance is different than a full
landscape remodel project. When you are ready to speak with a commercial
landscape management company, it will help both parties understand the intent
as well as an estimated price.
- Ask Around: If you’re
in the market for a commercial landscape management company, ask friends and
family. Also pay attention to the places you go and the community you are a
part of. If you see a yard design that intrigues you, find out who the designer
was and contact the same landscape company.
- Research: Even after
you have asked around, research commercial landscape management names online.
See what kind of reputation they currently hold. You should be able to read
reviews and view examples of their previous work.
- Insurance: When
speaking to a landscape company, make sure to question their insurance
policies. Landscaping typically requires large machinery and sharp tools. Risk
and liability should be covered by the company. Policies can differ so it is
imperative to understand the details while workers are landscaping on your
- Timeline and Sketch:
Be upfront about a timeline for when you want your landscape done. The company
should be honest in their availability to complete a project and once that is
known, the most opportune time to begin work can be established. Also request a
sketch of the design and measurements to verify it is the look you want. It
will help keep everyone on the same page and serve as a reference point later
on if something goes awry.
- Specialties: If a
commercial landscape management company specializes in specific services, this
could be a strong indication of a commitment to the industry. It demonstrates a
particular interest in the company and an investment to their clientele. This is
more beneficial if it is a specific service you are looking for. Make sure to
ask the necessary logistical questions, but inquire about the companies’
greatest strengths as well.
- Customer Service:
While you are asking the landscape company these questions, evaluate how they
are responding. Do they seem receptive to your questions and concerns? They
should be friendly, matter of fact, and openly honest with the information they
provide about their commercial lawn care services. They should be understanding
and easy to work with.