WPO Image

Heads Up For Hiring A Landscape Maintenance Contractor


Hiring a landscape maintenance contractor is not as cut and dry as you might think. Many landscaping companies offer their services in a professional manner, but there are still a few unscrupulous ones that provide a poor service when it comes to their ability to safely maintain your property. Before you begin searching for an established company to handle your landscape needs, it is important that you find out more about the actual landscape contractor you are thinking of hiring. By knowing what you can expect them to do, you will be able to make a more informed decision about who will perform the work.

Most landscape maintenance companies will offer free estimates for new jobs. If they cannot provide you with an estimate for your current situation, it is important that you choose another landscape maintenance company. Many lawns need a great deal of work, and if you have had your lawns for quite some time, then you may have some existing needs that have not been addressed by the company. When hiring a landscape contractor, be sure to check out their reputation for doing quality work.

You should first find out whether or not the commercial landscape maintenance contractor you are considering has the proper credentials. The easiest way to do this is to contact the Better Business Bureau to see if there are any complaints filed against the contractor. In the case of a complaint being filed, the business or company that filed the complaint must prove that they in fact did not receive any negative reviews from customers, and that the review is legitimate.

Landscape maintenance is broken down into two categories: general maintenance and constructional maintenance. General maintenance involves things like lawn mowing and trimming, planting shrubs, etc. As for constructional maintenance, this usually refers to anything that has to do with the structure of buildings or any physical structures that were built. This could include anything from masonry such as stucco, to concrete, to tile, or brick. In addition, commercial landscape maintenance usually includes anything that adds aesthetic value to a property, such as walkways, patios, decks, fences, etc.

The next thing you will want to look for in a landscape maintenance company is their lawns and gardens. Commercial lawns and gardens are generally maintained on an annual basis. They will also require professional upkeep at certain times. In the case of large commercial properties, it may be a requirement to get new grass planted or the turf replaced on a regular basis. Additionally, large commercial properties may have to have their landscaping maintained annually or bi-annually depending upon the climate and the amount of foot traffic that the property gets.

When interviewing potential landscape maintenance contractor companies, ask them for a list of past jobs. Make sure that they have a professional reputation for taking care of commercial properties, and have been doing so for quite some time. Landscape maintenance contractors can also provide you with a free estimate on any jobs that they might have available for you. It is always a good idea to interview several contractors before making a final decision.

Landscape maintenance contractor jobs generally fall into two categories, there are the residential jobs and then there are the commercial jobs. The most common residential landscape maintenance job would be lawn and garden. Commercial properties generally have much more to do with their landscaping than their lawns and gardens, however. Commercial properties may need to have tennis courts installed, backyards planted with flowers and other lush plants, driveways and parking lots filled with concrete, asphalt, or other material, fencing, etc. In the case of hotels and golf courses, the main concern will probably be for the back yards to be well kept, manicured, and kept in great shape.