As is the case with any business agreement, before you hire a new commercial landscaper, you should ask the right kind of questions. If you don’t, you’ll find out the hard way. Whatever the reason behind your decision to hire a new commercial landscaping company, you should make sure to find out the following before hiring them to care for your grounds. Here’s what you should be asking.
Are you seasonal?
Whether it’s the constant need for trimming up during summer and hurricane season, or the browned leaves are in your way in the fall and winter, you’ll want to find out if your potential commercial landscaping company will do ground maintenance and landscape design no matter the season. Inquire about the services they provide in each season, and be sure to ask for examples and references too. Seeing what they have done on other properties will be very telling.
Do you use sustainable methods?
Taking care of the environment is important for us all, and especially when it comes to commercial practices, you’ll want to ask what they do to lessen the impact on the environment. You can hire anyone to come mow the lawn and blow the grass bits away, but you want someone that using smart landscape irrigation and thinks of plants that thrive in your region.
Are you licensed, insured and drug-free?
As a business owner, you’re probably aware of property liabilities. If your next commercial landscaping company isn’t protected with workers compensation, general liability, and appropriate licensing for the state, it could open up a whole world of unpleasantness should one of them become injured on your property. Ensuring the crew is certified as drug-free keeps thing professional and keeps the quality of work to the level you’re paying for.
What is the status of your equipment and financials?
It sounds intrusive, but you’re spending good money to make your commercial property look pristine. So it makes sense to find out how the company you’re planning to hire is doing. If they take shortcuts to get things done or have rickety old equipment, they’re probably not up to par on keeping your landscaping up.
Do your employees have uniforms?
Sure, it’s hot in the Florida sun, but when landscaping companies wear uniforms, it makes a professional impression. You’ll often have them attending to your grounds while your clientele are around so it’s important to have the landscaping staff in uniform so that they are easy to identify. If they look good, so do you. If you’re hired some unprofessional looking guys to cut the grass and cut corners, people will automatically assume your company does the same.
Do you have a client care specialist?
The difference between a bunch of guys with mowers and a quality commercial landscaping company is that a commercial landscaping company will have a client care specialist that will be your point of contact for all interactions. They will help meet your landscaping needs and handle budgets and take a personal interest in your commercial property.
Need a quality commercial landscaping company? Look no further! Northwest Florida Landscaping has you covered! If you have any questions or want a free quote call us today at (850) 736-5738. We look forward to helping you in any way possible in the Pensacola, Pace, Milton, & Crestview, FL areas.