6 Little Secrets to Choosing a Top Landscape Maintenance Service

Landscape maintenance

Landscape Maintenance

Spring is upon us, and we all must start thinking about landscape maintenance.

If you’re a homeowner who has extra time, the necessary knowledge about maintaining a yard, and the equipment, then you may not need to hire landscape maintenance services.

However, most of us don’t have all those things, and the remaining few of us who manage commercial landscaping will definitely need to hire landscape maintenance professionals.

But not every company is good at every task, so you must first decide what needs to beLandscape Maintenance Project done. Look at your local landscaping companies and see what services they offer. If they don’t offer what you’re looking for, then they may end up hiring sub-contractors, which would result in extra costs for you.

Choosing the Right Landscape Maintenance Company

There are multiple factors that must be taken into consideration before choosing a landscape maintenance service.

1. Make Sure You’re Choosing A Top Landscaping Service

You want to make sure that the company is as good as they seem. Read some online reviews. Ask your neighbors if they’ve used the service or if they can recommend any good landscape maintenance services.

2. Are They State Certified?

Each state has its own laws. You should make sure that the company has been certified by its respective state.

If pesticide needs to be used, then it’s even more important, because use of pesticide requires a license.

3. Discuss Timeframes

You want to have a serious discussion with the company about when they can complete the project. You don’t want the work to overrun and inconvenience your day to day activities.

Landscape maintenance planting4. Discuss Your Goals

Think about the big picture. Share your vision of how you want your landscape to look with the company. Do you only need simple landscape maintenance, or do you want something more complex and elaborate?

5. Communication Is Important

This is true for every type of business, but even more so for landscaping. A top notch company with high quality customer service is the best option.

6. Insurance and Liability

The final thing to check in your landscape maintenance checklist is the company’s insurance policies and safety rules. If the company is reputable then they should have clearly labeled security guidelines for their workers and contractors. If you don’t know what these rules are then chances are they may try to flaunt the rules.

Even if you’re only hiring one or two people who you like and/or trust to do landscape maintenance for you, you should still be clear about how they will be insured in case something goes wrong. With power tools anything can go wrong. Who will be held responsible if someone gets hurt on the job?

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6 Little Secrets to Choosing a Top Landscape Maintenance Service

5 thoughts on “6 Little Secrets to Choosing a Top Landscape Maintenance Service

  • April 27, 2017 at 8:21 pm
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    Recently my husband and I moved into a new home. We are looking to find someone that will be able to help us maintain our large property. Thanks for the information on making sure that the company is properly certified, especially with pesticide.

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  • May 22, 2017 at 6:34 pm
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    Thanks for mentioning to make sure you talk to the company about your big picture plans. My wife and I have a specific vision for how we want our yard to turn out, and we want the company we choose to be on the same page as us. I will definitely keep this in mind as we look for a contractor.

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  • May 23, 2017 at 2:32 am
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    Discussing your goals to ensure you and your landscaper are on the same page is extremely important. not every landscaper may specialize in the look you are going for if it needs hardscaping or special treatments. Some landscapers like to stay basic with just basic lawn care.

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  • June 6, 2017 at 8:55 pm
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    online review, referrals and work of mouth are gold when it comes to finding the right landscaping services in town!

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  • June 8, 2017 at 1:12 pm
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    We just removed several trees from our property and now are looking for ways to enhance our landscape and fill the empty space. It is good to know that thinking about the big picture and sharing your vision are important things to do with a hired landscaper. We will try to find a landscaper who has good communicating skills.

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