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Choosing the Right Commercial Landscape Contractor: A Guide for Property Managers

Updated: Feb 22

Hey there, property managers and savvy purchasing managers! We all know that first impressions count, especially when it comes to commercial properties. That's why finding the right commercial landscape contractor is crucial. In this guide, let's dive into the world of landscaping and uncover how to choose a partner who'll bring your property's vision to life.

I. Seeing the Value in Professional Landscapers Picture your property as a blank canvas, waiting to be transformed into a masterpiece. That's where professional landscapers come in—they're the artists who weave magic into your outdoor spaces. But it's not just about looks; it's about creating sustainable, functional, and inviting environments that leave a lasting impression.

II. Key Steps for Choosing Your Landscape Sidekick It's like dating—you want someone who gets you and your property. Start by asking for referrals and scouring online reviews. Look for certifications and awards—they're like badges of honor in the landscaping world. Remember, you're not just hiring a contractor; you're building a relationship.

III. Checking Out Past Projects and Client Love Stories Ever flip through a contractor's portfolio and think, "Wow, that's exactly what I want"? That's the feeling you're after. Dive deep into their past projects and listen to what their clients have to say. Personal stories and testimonials can give you a glimpse into their character and reliability.

IV. Co-Creating Dreamscapes and Tailored Solutions Think of your landscape contractor as your creative partner in crime. Share your wildest dreams and watch them turn them into reality. It's all about collaboration and compromise—finding that sweet spot where your vision and their expertise meet.

Detention pond with tall weeds and grasses
Detention Pond (Before)

Before investing in this capital expenditures project this facility had a large detention pond that was very difficult to upkeep. Johnson grass would grow heights that would exceed 6 feet tall! Every growing season it was a battle to keep this area under control. After several seasons of unsatisfactory results maintaining this area the client elected to have Jasper Ridge install creek rock.

Bobcat excavator and construction equipment at commercial landscape construction project
Decorative Rock Installation Project

V. Keeping the Love Alive with Ongoing Maintenance Remember, it's not just about the big reveal; it's about the happily ever after. Regular maintenance is the secret sauce to keeping your landscape looking fresh and fabulous. Find a contractor who's in it for the long haul and will be there to fix any bumps along the way.

Dry detention basin filled with creek rock for weed prevention
Detention Basin (After Rock)

VI. Making Every Penny Count with Smart Investments Let's talk ROI. Investing in your landscape isn't just about making your property look pretty; it's about making it work for you. A well-maintained landscape attracts tenants, boosts property value, and sets you apart from the competition. So, spend wisely and reap the rewards.

Conclusion: Choosing the right commercial landscape partner isn't just a business decision—it's personal. It's about finding someone who gets you and your property, someone who shares your vision and passion. So, take your time, do your homework, and when you're ready to take the plunge, we'll be here to help you create the landscape of your dreams. Let's make magic together!

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