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

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

  • May 23, 2018 at 7:22 pm
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    It’s nice how you said that a lawn maintenance company should be reputable. I also like how you mentioned that they should be able to help you accomplish the goals you have in mind. My husband and I are looking for a company that can make our backyard landscaping look a lot better.

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  • August 1, 2018 at 7:16 pm
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    I am going on a long business trip this summer but I need my yard to look as good as possible while I am gone because I will be putting it up for sale when I get back. I want to find a quality lawn maintenance company and you make a great point that you should choose a company who is state certified because this gives me peace of mind that they have been trained properly for the job. Also, I will definitely look at customer reviews so that I can find a company with satisfied customers!

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  • August 28, 2018 at 11:59 pm
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    There is a lot that really need to be on the lookout for when choosing a landscape maintenance company. I particularly like that the article recommends choosing a good communicator. After all, you will want to be able to properly express your yard’s needs to the service and they need to understand what they have to do.

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  • December 18, 2018 at 12:37 am
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    It really does help to talk about your plans and goals with the landscape maintenance service. As the article points out, you might want to ask if you need simple or complex maintenance. After all, depending on the size of your preexisting yard, as well as what you’d like to expand it into, you may need more or less help.

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  • December 20, 2018 at 2:20 pm
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    I really appreciate your tip to try and talk to your landscaper and discuss when they can complete the project. My wife and I have been thinking of getting a new house, and we want to make sure that the backyard looks good enough for the house parties that we want to organize. I will be sure to tell my wife that we should try and talk to our contractor about when they can complete the project.

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