When considering protecting your commercial property’s value and improving aesthetics, landscape maintenance is important. Landscape maintenance is time-consuming and requires specific skills and equipment to do a top job.
If you prefer to free up your time and also get professional care, you must understand your options on how commercial landscape maintenance pricing works.
1. Level of professionalism of the landscape services
You have options. You can choose to work with a highly trained, educated, and experienced landscaping professional or with a more affordable hand. With a professional, you have someone likely to charge higher but provides better results. They will know how to observe and maintain your plants and landscape.
With a more affordable technician, you get basic services. While their fees are likely to be low, they may mismanage tasks, go missing or provide sub-standard work. Professionalism is an edge to consider when deciding on the cost of landscape maintenance.
2. Rising Cost of Insurance
Apart from salary, insurance is also very important for the employees. However, retaining the best hands for the company means providing benefits, including health insurance, which is expensive.
Insurance plays a role in pricing. Local businesses are increasing their service prices to help balance out workers’ insurance costs. No one would want to have an injury on location. That’s why having an insured landscape team works in your favor.
3. Providing a range of services
The scope of services includes everything you need to maintain a landscape. It includes mowing, fertilizing, pest and disease prevention, bed detailing and weeding, leaf removal, winter watering, irrigation monitoring, etc.
With a wide range of services, you get a trouble-free option at the best prices. You can feel confident that your landscape will remain in good health and lovely appearance. There is no need to worry about setting a technician you engage with. All-inclusive services provide complete solutions.
4. Frequency of maintenance and care
You may want to know how many times a year a landscape service comes to your commercial property. The frequency of maintenance is an important factor that reflects on the pricing. Fewer visits will help you save money but will prove costly in the long run. Be sure to work with a landscape service that is suitable for your lawn and your budget.
Sometimes, monthly care costs can be the same as weekly care because growth may be frequent and will require double maintenance. So for a well-maintained property that always looks good, choose wisely.
5. Amount of work required
The cost of an experienced team may be a bit high, but it’s worth it – especially in commercial maintenance work where maintaining an image makes a lot of sense.
For example, if the commercial property has many beds, trees, pests, etc., it will take more team members and time. A professional company will look at your site and explain the team, the time it takes, and the cost.
6. Size of the commercial property
The size of the area to be maintained is a deciding factor in pricing. The area size, accessibility, and ease of maintenance will also play a role in the price.
For example, a large undivided extension like a sports field is much easier and faster to maintain. In comparison, different smaller units in a larger site of the same area would require more time and effort.
Top service will use site measurements, among other elements, to calculate the overall cost for maintenance.
7. Using quality landscaping materials and the latest equipment
The use of top-grade latest equipment impacts the maintenance cost. Other factors that can affect the cost of services are plants, sprinklers, and other materials. The prices of some plants, such as mature trees and certain shrubs, add to the cost. Also, if you want a specific type, it can be a bit more difficult to track down the options.
The availability of plants in the nursery also affects the pricing. Have direct communication with a commercial landscaping company about your plant choices and if there are ones that will fit your budget.
8. Current Landscape status
It may not require much work to keep it looking good if the commercial project has been well kept in the past. However, if overgrown plants, infestations, and damaged irrigation systems are more, it will take more time and effort to bring the landscape back to normal levels.
This factor will affect the cost, but it is a one-time cost to make the rough terrain manageable. After that, it will be followed by regular maintenance.
Wrapping it up
Now you know how pricing works. So when you’re ready to learn more about every aspect, contact Walnut Ridge Landscape and Design for complete solutions and professional services.