When you don’t have a large open area to maintain, it can sometimes be difficult to know if you need commercial land maintenance. If you own a business and wonder if it’s time to rent it out, compare your situation with these five surefire signs that you need to maintain a business landscape.
- Your business has more than half an acre of land to maintain. Commercial landscape contractors specialize in maintaining home lawns (ie small patios and creating “curb appeal”), so it is best to hire a contractor with business experience and the right equipment to maintain the large area, lawn and garden facilities.
- Notice that the place is overgrown. Maybe you thought you could handle the mowing and weeding on your own, but a week passed and the weeds only grew more. It’s ugly and sends the wrong message to your customers and clientele. A run down business is a sure sign of financial ruin. Do you really want people to avoid your business because you forgot to break your lawn mower this week?
- You want to keep your landscaping costs low. If you are in a commercial area, you may have to pay a premium to a home improvement contractor just because you ask them to do everything they can. They will have to spend more time traveling, which means they will spend more time away from other workplaces and may have to buy special equipment.
- You have clients who visit your home frequently. When customers come and go, it is important that the place looks beautiful, but it is also important that it is well maintained so that no one gets hurt on your site. You don’t want a customer to sue you for tripping over a tree root and breaking your ankle. Commercial landscapers will be able to inquire about possible alarms around the property.
- Buyers noticed the “wild” look of your garden. You may have thought everything was fine, but when customers tell you something is wrong, it’s time to start making some changes. Unless your goal is the wild and unbridled look of a natural garden, it should always look perfectly trimmed.