When is the best time of year to hire a landscaper for your commercial property? That depends on who you ask, but we’ll make a few recommendations based on scheduling backlog, budgeting, lawn care and outdoor services needs. Furthermore, having the knowledge of when to schedule commercial property maintenance can be crucial for maintaining the aesthetics and functionality of your outdoor spaces.
The first thing we recommend is to plan ahead.
Before the holidays and into the fourth quarter, you might not be thinking about spring cleanup, landscape enhancement projects you want to be completed in late summer, or the following year’s snow and ice removal. But ideally, the right time to schedule commercial property maintenance or hire a landscape company is during what is usually considered the off-season — winter. While snow removal is in high season, there is still downtime and more opportunities to meet with your current provider or vet new property maintenance companies.
Also, the right time to schedule property maintenance depends on your goals. If you plan on outdoor living projects or larger-scale upgrades, you can’t start too soon. For scheduling routine property maintenance, year-end through winter is prime time to get a jumpstart on spring.
Plan Ahead for Scheduling Commercial Property Maintenance
At Neave Group Landscape Management, when we meet with existing clients or new property managers considering services, we sit down and plot out a comprehensive plan for all four seasons. We provide free site assessments, walk the property with you, and discuss your needs and wants. This is the foundation of a customized commercial landscape maintenance program.
Then, there are the extras — enhancements that will improve property value, attract guests and tenants, and improve the overall user experience on your commercial property. Those can include projects like improving an entrance, adding a putting green for employee lunch breaks, updating landscape lighting, or new plantings.
By understanding your objectives, we can map out a year and even beyond, which helps tremendously with budgeting.
Let’s Talk Money: Property Maintenance Planning
Some commercial property maintenance companies offer discounts if you commit to a year-long program, such as prepay savings and other incentives for scheduling in advance. You’ve probably noticed that you receive marketing flyers for landscape services in January and February before the start of spring. There’s a reason. Property maintenance companies need to plan, too! When you schedule in late fall through early winter, this helps your business and theirs, and you will benefit.
Scheduling Property Maintenance Early Puts You First
We had a mild winter, and commercial property owners who already scheduled maintenance services were in the queue to have tasks like pruning and cleanups handled ahead of time. You never know what winter weather will bring. But if you’re already set and scheduled with a landscape maintenance company, an opportunity to cross a task off the list that will improve your curb appeal and put you ahead of competing properties is a win.
When to Hire a Landscaper for Outdoor Living Projects
Scheduling backlog, supply shortages or slow-downs, and demand for landscape projects during the past few years have resulted in a sizeable wait list for sought-after landscape design/build/maintenance firms. If you are considering a larger landscape project for your commercial grounds, the sooner you plan, the better. How soon? That depends on the project scope, materials, labor and the company’s capacity. You’re much better positioned to achieve your goals when you work with a full-service commercial property maintenance and enhancement company with talent bandwidth and vendor relationships.
Discover the Difference Neave Property Maintenance Services Provide
If you need high-quality, elegant and efficient service, then we’re the experts you can trust. At Neave Group, the leading commercial landscaping company, we offer landscape services for commercial properties and know what it takes to make a long-lasting impression. Our experienced team will oversee every aspect of the project, from landscape design to installation and maintenance, ensuring that your commercial property looks stunning all year round.
If you’re in the Hudson Valley, call us at 845-463-0592. If you’re in Westchester County, call 914-271-7996; from Connecticut, dial 203-212-4800; from New Jersey, dial 201-591-4570. Or, fill out our contact form today, and our team will contact you about setting up your free consultation.