How often do you pass by some property that has buildings surrounded by beautiful green terrain, almost looking like a green carpet? Not that often, right? Well, it’s no wonder. Properly and regularly maintaining your landscape and turf takes up a lot of time, especially if those areas are large. But, other than being time-consuming, landscape maintenance is more complicated than it may appear. It’s not just about mowing grass. You also have to keep the turf healthy, keep the invasive weeds out, maintain your water system,… A lot of work. And that’s why more and more people are deciding to hire a landscape maintenance service.
Now, the question appears: how to choose a perfect mowing service for your situation? There are so many options available. Also, so many dilemmas. Does the cheaper price mean that the quality of work is below average? Would the more experienced operator really take the time to analyze your property in order to provide exceptional service? How often should they take care of your lawn? These are all legitimate questions.
We’ll try to give you objective advice on what to look for when choosing a landscape management service.
Quality Over Quantity
The most important thing to look for when choosing between several landscaping companies is which one can produce you with the best results. Which one’s work boosts your estate’s curb appeal? Which one’s work keeps your landscape beautiful and healthy?
Here is one of the early telltale signs. Do they focus on a number of visits or on a depth of services provided? Also, you and they both understand that each landscape is different, with their own specific needs. The company which tries to tailor their maintenance services to suit your specific needs shows promise. They will probably be able to deliver you with results.
When talking about the quality, you must also consider which services the operator proposes. Sure, their professionals know a lot more about landscape maintenance than you do. But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think about which of these services you really need. And, who knows – maybe you’ll even assess that they should include more services if you want to have a premium quality grass area.
Small Details Make All The Difference
Generally, a huge amount of customer dissatisfaction is a result of not taking care of the little details. A company with a truly customer-centric approach will give its best to deliver an over-expectation experience. For each and every one of their clients. There is really no way to be 100% sure in advance that the company is going to be responsive in times you need extra service or advice.
Still, you can take a look at how are they communicating with their potential clients. Also, pay attention to who is in charge of the customer service, and who will be working on your estate. You want to have people you trust working on your property, right? Having said that, if they make sure their services don’t disrupt you or your tenants in any way, you’ve probably hit a jackpot.
Mind Your Own Budget
Here we have a tough one. How do you know which landscape maintenance service offers the best pricing deal? Is the cheaper deal may be filled with some hidden expenses you’ll have to pay down the road? On the other hand, does the higher price guarantee a higher quality of services?
There can also be a situation when the operator may have an idea specifically crafted to improve the value of your property. But, that idea may mean receiving a larger bill during the beginning of your cooperation. How to be smart about these choices and ensure there are no regrets later on?
The answer is – really know your property and be as specific as possible when describing your needs.
Know the size and understand the complexity of your landscape. Analyze the entire list of possible services. Also, make a landscape map of your property. This might help to choose which areas are more important, and which are less. Then, if you want to save, you can have your landscape management service take better and more frequent care of the more important areas.
Use Sustainable Solutions
This is not the least important thing to consider. You don’t want to hire a company that is using landscape solutions that are harmful to the environment. No matter how nice they can have your grass looking. You want to choose a company that employs eco-friendly solutions. That way, you make sure your turf is healthy, not just the grass.
Going “green” is also a way to give something back to your community, to future generations. But, sometimes using sustainable solutions can also help you cut back on some operating costs and save valuable resources.
Get A True Partner
In the end, none of the above matters if you don’t find a landscaping company willing to create a relationship. A relationship that creates true value in the long run. That kind of a partner in growth will really care about your landscape and will proactively seek ways to enhance it. They will be there to act quickly if needed and will give their best to have your green area in perfect shape and health.
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