Irrigation systems are one of the largest expenses involved in commercial landscape management. Most property managers we know agree it’s well worth the expense to achieve a lush, beautiful landscape so their property makes a great first impression and looks its best at all times. However, there is no sense in spending more than necessary on your irrigation system.
Want to see eyes roll and heads shake? Just walk into a room full of Kentucky property managers and mention grass problems.
Many people believe lush, green turf is the hallmark of a healthy landscape—and grass is such a simple-looking plant, it doesn’t seem like it should be so difficult to maintain. However, as we shall see, turf care on commercial properties is more challenging than it looks. If you have been struggling with turf grass issues that just won’t go away, don’t feel bad. You are not alone, not by a long shot. Damaged turf is one of the most frustrating aspects of landscape maintenance in Kentucky. Here’s why, and what to do about it.
The appearance and condition of your commercial landscape says volumes about your company. Well-maintained grounds present a clear first impression of competence and pride in doing things right. However, your choice of landscape vendor extends beyond just finding someone to keep the grass mowed and the trees trimmed. The way your grounds maintenance company does business reflects on your company in many ways. Not all of these may be immediately apparent, so it’s important to consider the following points when selecting a commercial landscape services provider for your company.
Few things reflect better on a property than a well-maintained summer landscape. Whether you have a retail parking lot, an outdoor break area for employees, or a more extensive campus, having healthy, properly weeded and trimmed trees, plants, and turf makes your customers and employees feel welcomed and safe.
Successful summer landscaping in Kentucky starts in spring. Taking proactive measures right away when the warm season starts will prevent many problems and reduce summer landscape maintenance costs.
Here are four things property managers should add to their to-do lists this spring to ensure a healthy landscape throughout the summer season:
Traditionally, the start of the mowing season in northern Kentucky has been April 1. However, we’ve seen the date of first mowing creep back well into March in recent years.
This has caught more than one property manager by surprise. For instance, we once received a panicked call from the regional manager of a company headquartered out of state who had yet to sign a landscape maintenance contract. The manager was shocked to have received a municipal citation for an overgrown lawn on a retail property in our area. Suddenly, the manager was scrambling for a commercial landscape company capable of lightning-quick turnaround at the busiest time of the year.
If you haven’t yet secured a commercial landscape contract for the coming season, now is a good time to start taking action to make sure your property lives up to your expectations at all times, and avoid potential delays in service and/or landscape safety or quality issues on your property.
Step By Step: How To Secure A Commercial Landscape Maintenance Contract
Putting together a landscape contract proposal request can feel intimidating, especially if you are not sure what is required or how to choose a competent landscape contractor. We’re here to make it easy. Just follow the simple guidelines below to get started!