Every property whether it be commercial or residential must be maintained. However, for the former, the stakes are a little higher. Commercial properties are primarily revenue drivers, existing for the sole purpose of generating profit. Easy examples include office parks, filled with paying tenants, senior living facilities with residents doing the same, and retail centers that must attract customers to survive. The state of the landscape is critical to these efforts, as each property is directly competing with counterparts around the area. With the size of these properties, in-house landscape maintenance is not an option as it would be at a home. This means that you need to know what to look for from a commercial landscape maintenance company that you might work with.
Full-Service Landscaping Company
The last thing you want to hear from a commercial landscape maintenance company is that “we can’t do that.” Being forced to juggle relationships with multiple providers is a pain and makes communication a hassle. It also inhibits your ability to form a long-lasting relationship with one landscaper, which is always the goal. Especially in the DC area, your commercial landscaper needs to be able to provide basic maintenance, including lawn care, flower rotation, and pruning. On top of that, your landscaper should be able to provide enhancements like hardscapes, or fire features just to name a couple. Last but not least, we get a lot of snow in our area, and snow removal is the service everyone forgets to check on. At ERG Services, we provide them all.
Certifications and Communication
When it comes to budgeting out the needs of your property for a year, there is nothing better than knowing exactly how much everything will cost well in advance. This is the benefit of working with a commercial landscaper, and something that should be communicated to you when you receive a bid. Your property should also be committed to a dedicated account manager who oversees all of your questions and issues. This individual should be easy to reach. Additionally, look for a commercial landscaping company that has certifications for arbor care, snow removal, and general landscaping. We know a company just like that, and their number is just below.
If you want your outdoor living experience to go well beyond the ordinary without even leaving your yard, we’re the landscape firm that can take you there. Environmental Resources Group has provided world-class commercial landscaping and grounds maintenance services for many businesses and institutions in the D.C. Metro Area. Give us a call today at (301) 570-3070.