It’s no secret that if your home or company is not well-cared for, it is a direct reflection on you. Your friends may not mind, but in business, customers will just move on to the next place, likely one with a well-manicured lawn.
What is Landscape Maintenance?
Landscape maintenance (or landscaping) is the art of keeping the terrain healthy, clean, safe and attractive. Using their tools, supplies, knowledge and skills, a landscaper plans annual planting, periodic weeding and fertilizing, and other tasks, including:
3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Landscaping Contractor
Most businesses and homeowners want a landscape maintenance program that includes an initial clean up, and a weekly or bi-weekly landscaping contract that ties in end-of-the-year maintenance services. Before hiring a landscape contractor, here are three questions you should ask, and why you should ask them:
Question 1: Are you bonded and fully insured?
Why Ask: Landscapers might be moving heavy plants and trees, as well as operating machinery on your property.
Question 2: How long have you been in business?
Why Ask: A contractor with experience has the skills and manpower to handle your project.
Question 3: Can you provide me with a timetable?
Why Ask: With a clear timetable for the completion of your lawn project, you aren’t waiting around with a half-finished front yard while work is being done at someone else’s home.
Landscape maintenance is more than just cutting the lawn. With a solid landscaping contractor who uses standard building practices and communicates construction details, your project will be great!