With so many companies offering landscaping services these days, it’s hard to know which is the right commercial landscaper for your business. After all, your building or company’s exterior appearance is the first thing many of your clients or customers will see. And, as we know, first impressions count. If done correctly your commercial landscape will emulate and enhance both your brand’s look and feel. This is why it’s so crucial to choose the right commercial landscaper that best meets your business’s individual needs and requirements.
Like any supplier, when deciding on a commercial landscaper, it’s important to look for a few key qualities that set the company apart from its competitors. To help you decide, below we share 6 important qualities to consider when looking to hire a commercial landscaper before signing on the dotted line.
1. They Follow Through
Understandably this may be hard to judge before any actual work has been done, but ask yourself how they’ve handled your initial inquiry and communications. Do they return your calls and emails? Do they follow up with things? Do they get back to you when they say they will? Do they send you invoices, quotes, and feedback within the agreed timeframe? These initial interactions are usually a good indication of how they will continue to handle further projects down the line.
2. They Are Proactive
It’s always great when a supplier is one step ahead of you and not the other way around, right? This also ties in with them knowing and understanding their craft. As seasons change are they offering ideas and solutions? Are they providing good ideas about how they can combine man-made elements with natural elements? Do they point out any issues related to erosion, drainage, and irrigation?
3. They Offer a Wide Range of Services
There are plenty of landscapers who are good at one or two service offerings. However, you need to look for one that provides an array of services and is good at all of them too. Do they have a dedicated team or a team member handling areas such as Irrigation Services, Hardscaping Services, and Landscape Maintenance? It can be very frustrating halfway through a project only to realize that your commercial landscaper doesn’t offer something you need down the line.
4. They Have a Portfolio of Similar Projects
It’s important to note that residential landscaping is very different from commercial landscaping. Plus, within the commercial landscaping sector, there are many different projects such as apartment blocks, retail shops, and business complexes. Ask the company if they have similar projects in their portfolio that they can share with you. This will also be helpful when looking for inspiration and ideas for your specific area.
5. They Practice Sustainability
Does your business actively try and reduce its carbon footprint? If this is important to your business (and we sure hope so!) and you recycle, reduce waste, and conserve energy and water then your landscaping company should reflect this too. Check with them to see if they practice sustainability such as using local suppliers, planting more water-wise trees and plants, and offering water-conserving irrigation systems.
6. They Have Solid References
A great way to get a feel for a commercial landscaping company is to ask for a couple of references from previous clients. These references will help give better insight into their customer service and client satisfaction. You can even take it a step further and follow up on the reference with a phone call or email to get any specific feedback that you are after.
We hope these tips will help you to choose the right commercial landscaper for you and your business. At Lawn & Landcare we pride ourselves on offering all of the above and provide professional commercial landcare services in design, installation, and maintenance. Call Lawn & Landcare today at (214) 293 3793, and start to beautify your commercial property.
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