Mowed lawn next to large apartment complexAre you ready for a new landscaping contractor for your commercial property? There are signs you might be.

Has your current or past landscape contractors annoyed you with undependable service? Do you feel ignored — flower beds full of weeds and your garden shrubs overgrown? Have you been putting off renewing your contract with your current landscaper?

Listen to your gut instinct. Sounds like it’s time.

Hiring a landscape crew for your commercial property is an important decision. Don’t take it lightly.

You should begin the search armed with enough questions to be sure you’re signing on with the right fit for you and your yard. The more you know, the better.

Here’s a list of 15 questions to ask before hiring a landscaper in New York:

How long have you been in business as a landscape contractor?

View of apartment complex Experience is important. You don’t want to be this company’s first customer. An established firm has seen everything and knows how to deal with it. They’ve had time to build a solid reputation.

Look for a track record of at least 10 years.

What insurance and licensing do you have?

Be sure the contractor has worker’s compensation insurance, general liability insurance and appropriate state licensing.

Ask to see proof. You want to be sure they’re covered in case of any mishaps.

What’s your safety record?

Commercial landscape companies come with heavy equipment and power tools. You should feel comfortable that the employees know how to use them safely to prevent injury.

What professional affiliations and credentials do you have?

You want to hear that crew members pass certification tests and receive education so they’re expert at their jobs.

PLANET, the green industry’s national association, offers accreditation’s. Look for these.

What landscaping services do you offer?

Ask them to be specific. You want details about exactly what landscaping services the company provides and how often they do them.

Do you work with subcontractors?

This isn’t a bad thing. If a commercial landscape company offers the wide array of services you’re looking for, they need a lot of different specialists, skilled in everything from turf care to plant selection to trimming trees and irrigation.

But do ask about the various subcontractors’ qualifications and credentials. You want to be sure you’re getting a clear idea so you’re getting the best service from the entire landscaping crew.

Do you have landscape installation specialists on staff?

You want the best care possible in all areas of your commercial landscape. Ask about turf contractors, arborists, hardscape installation experts. You don’t want a one-size-fits-all crew who does the job OK, but nothing expertly.

Tell me about your landscape maintenance contract — what does it include?

How often will they mow? Is leaf removal included? What about shrub trimming? Weed control?

Know exactly what you’re getting for your budget cost, and how often crews will show up.

How will you communicate with me?

Find out who you should reach out to with needs or questions. Is it best to call? Text? Email?

Will there be a single point person you can depend on to know your property and be available to you?

Can I see your previous work from other clients?

Referrals are great, but seeing is even better. Find out what other properties the contractor services and ask if you can visit.

How does the outdoor space look? Are they happy with the service? Would they renew their contract?

Do you use sustainable landscaping project methods?

There are lots of ways landscape maintenance services can practice sustainability.

Do they use native plants that typically require less water than non-natives? Can they retrofit your irrigation system to reduce water usage? Do they offer chemical-free lawn care?

If reducing your property’s carbon footprint is a concern for you, make sure your landscaping project contractor is on the same page as you, too.

What sets your company apart from other landscape companies? How are you unique?

A good landscaping company in the professional landscaper industry should be proud of their services and know why they’re better than the competition. Demand specifics.

Do you guarantee your work?

Will the contractor stand behind the plant material they provide? The garden fertilizer they use? The fence they install?

Ask what happens if a service fails in the first year.

Do you conduct criminal background checks on employees?

You want to know exactly who will be on your property and if any of the crew have criminal records. If someone has an offense on their record, do they still hire them for a landscaping job?

What extra landscaping services do you offer?

You might want extra landscaping services beyond what your contract includes. Can this company provide them?

What if your lawn needs aeration? If you want property enhancements, such as water features, a patio or lighting, can they provide that?

Do they offer snow and ice management? Seasonal and holiday decor? Seasonal color programs?

If your commercial landscape contractor can meet all your property’s year-round needs, that makes your life a lot easier.

Choose Our Landscape Company for Future Landscaping Projects

Landscape worker pruning concept image for maintenance tasksNeave Group Landscape Management can answer all your ongoing maintenance questions, assuring you of the best landscaping work in the industry.

We offer our commercial clients a professionally trained staff and a wide range of high-quality landscaping services.

These include commercial lawn maintenance, property enhancements, pruning, seasonal color, holiday decor and snow removal.

We’re a complete service for all of your commercial landscape management needs, with specialists in each area.

Excellence In Landscape Designer Training

Each member of the landscape design team is trained beyond the highest standards in the industry. We go the extra mile when preparing our landscape designers for the field to establish a level of excellence  in the design process that is unmatched by our competitors.

What sets us apart from other landscaping companies is our commitment to excellence. Our landscaping process training is ongoing, so our professionals can learn new landscape design techniques and procedures.

Dedicated Commercial Crews

Neave Group Landscape Management allocates dedicated crews to our commercial clients. This ensures a consistency in quality, care and service while also allowing you to build a great working relationship with our professionally trained staff.

With a dedicated crew for your commercial landscape management, you can tweak, tailor and customize the service package at any given time throughout the year.

Put Us On The Spot — We’d Love For You To Interview Us

If you’re looking for a new landscaper for your landscape project, we’d love to hear from you. We’ll happily answer all your important questions.

Providing our commercial property clients with exceptional landscape management and maintenance services is one of our highest priorities. We do so by offering a professionally trained staff and a wide range of high-quality services. These include lawn maintenance, property enhancements, pruning and snow removal. We are a complete service that can address all of your commercial landscape management needs.

Each member of the Neave Group Landscape Management team is trained beyond the highest standards in the industry. We go the extra mile when preparing our staff for the field to establish a level of excellence that is unmatched by our competitors. Our training process is ongoing as well so that our professional landscapers can learn new maintenance techniques and procedures. We do everything in our power to guarantee an incredibly high level of quality with our services.

Neave Group Landscape Management proudly allocates dedicated crews to our commercial clients. This ensures consistency in quality, care and service while also allowing you the benefit of building an amazing working relationship with our professionally trained staff. With a dedicated crew for your commercial landscape management, you will be able to tweak, tailor and customize the service package at any given time. Our staff will work with you throughout the year to achieve the highest level of quality and customer service. You and your commercial property deserve the very best.

You can schedule routine commercial lawn maintenance to your preferences with us as well. Depending on the size and scale of your commercial property, as well as the scope of services you require, Neave Group Landscape Management can schedule up to three visits per week to keep your property pristine at all times. The schedule can be modified at different times of the season and each visit can be fully customized to address specific or general needs. Your Neave Group Landscape Management contractor will be able to advise you on a perfect schedule for your commercial property.

Here are some of the services we offer our Commercial Landscape Management customers.

  • Lawn Maintenance
  • Pruning
  • Event, Seasonal and Holiday Décor
  • Snow & Ice Management
  • Property Enhancements
  • Seasonal Color Programs
  • Plant Replacement
  • & More!

Contact us today for more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our professionals and begin your relationship with the right landscaper company, serving the New York and Connecticut areas!

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