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Common Mistakes When Hiring a Commercial Landscaping Company

19-Mar-2020 | by Scott Bennett

Commercial landscape management can have significant impact and benefits on your business or organization. It is important to ensure that you hire a commercial landscaper or landscaping company that offers what you need, however. Follow the tips below to learn mistakes that should be avoided when hiring a landscaping company.

1. Allowing Price to be the Guiding Factor

Do not allow pricing to be the guiding factor when hiring a landscaper. The least expensive will not necessarily provide the results you want. Look for who has the best reputation or offers what you need best. Receive estimates and proposals from multiple companies to find the best for your organization's commercial landscaping needs.

2. Hiring an Uninsured and Unlicensed Landscaping Business

You are putting your organization to a lot of potential risk when hiring a company that is not licensed or insured. If there are damages to your property or employees, there will be no insurance coverage. You also will not be certain that the individuals know exactly what needs to be completed.

3. Hiring a Landscaper with Little to No Experience

When getting commercial landscaping completed, it is important to hire a landscaper that has at least some experience in the business field. Ensure they have the certifications necessary to ensure they are trained and ready to work.

4. Ignoring Reputations and Reviews

Speak to friends and other businesses about landscapers that you are interested in hiring. You are sure to get a fair feel for the company's reputation. Look to online reviews as well. If a company's reviews are overwhelmingly negative, it is probably best to steer away from that landscaper or company.

5. Hiring a Landscaping Company with Bad Communication Skills

It is important that the company you hire is willing to communicate with you throughout every step of the process, from the proposal to completion. If there are consistent issues showing up in communication or a lack thereof, stay away. Make sure that the landscapers are willing to work with you and keep you up-to-date.

6. Hiring a Company with Differing Values

Make sure that the landscapers' values align closely with your own. This will prevent conflict from ensuing. This is especially true if your company strives to be environmentally friendly, and the landscapers care nothing about environmental sustainability.

7. Hiring a Professional Landscaper without Safety Standards

It is important for the safety of your property, the safety of your business and the safety of your employees and guests to hire a set of landscapers that is dedicated to promoting safety. This should be a top priority in all parts of the commercial landscaping process.

Hiring A The Right Landscape Management Company

Hiring a commercial landscaper can be a long process. It is important to ensure all of the company's credentials are in place and that they have many of the same values as you, including in safety, communications and fairness. Utilize reviews and reputations to help guide the process of hiring a landscaping company to begin your commercial landscape management.

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