This is the second post in our series on commercial landscaping. Taking care of your property involves so much more than hiring a neighborhood kid to cut the grass and water the flower beds.
If you haven’t read our previous post, we suggest you do. Reading the first half of this article will allow you to learn more about why a landscape around your commercial building is so good to have. In this article we’ll give you additional information about hiring the right landscape maintenance company for the process.
Commercial landscape maintenance is very important to make your business property stand out to all of the clients and customers that visit or drive by. And if your property is multi-family housing, keeping the landscaping neat sends a very important message to prospective tenants.
Get All the Bids
Speak with all of the landscaping companies that you’re considering working with. You want to get a feel for each of them and their prices, but don’t let the cost be the determining factor. Remember, a lower price does not always mean the better company. You want someone that is able to provide the strong backing for your company and not someone that offers a more affordable dollar sign. As with most everything in life, you get what you pay for.
Get all of your bids and consider the prices but also the services. Then reflect on your meetings or interviews with prospective companies. Who did you feel the most comfortable with? Who seemed to be the most professional in landscaping services?
Making Your Selection
Making the selection is going to be the hardest part of the process. Ask each company to tell you about their services, what they have done for previous companies and their ability to come at a specific time. You also want to ask about prices, contracts and the level of services that they provide. It’s not a bad idea to ask for references and then go inspect the properties they are currently servicing. That should give you a good idea of what you can expect in terms of care for your property.
Going with the one that fits your needs and wants better is the best option to go with. However, without doing the necessary footwork to learn more about the company itself can prove to be something that ends up poorly. You do not want to go in blind, and you want to make sure they’re going to provide you with the level of services you’d expect from a high quality reputable Minnesota landscape maintenance company.
Take it a step further and have them add the right outdoor lighting to the area, as well. Keeping it looking good is important, but showing it off after dark is a plus as well.
Speak with us here at Architectural Landscape Design to learn more about our commercial landscape maintenance that we can provide. We’re more than happy to speak with you regarding the services you’re in need of and what we can provide you with. Your company should look nice on the outside as well as the inside. Allow us to help. We serve the entire Minneapolis metro area.