Wouldn’t it be great if your commercial landscape maintenance company just lived on your property, pulling every weed, adding constant improvements, and maybe ducking out to grab you lunch?
What a cool dream! Now wake up, have a stretch, and let’s talk about realistic commercial landscape maintenance frequency.
How often should landscapers visit?
Let’s take a look.
Commercial Landscape Maintenance: Once a Week
Most commercial landscaping contracts include weekly visits for mowing and other routine jobs like blowing debris, edging curbs and bed lines, and pruning wayward branches.
Mowing is the cornerstone of your weekly maintenance visits. It’s like the tidy green welcome mat for your property.
Weekly mowing keeps the turf tidy, nabs any stray weeds, and keeps grass healthy. It’s crucial for your curb appeal.
But these weekly visits also mean crews stay on top of things before they embarrass you, so your commercial property looks appealing and well-tended — all the time.
Good commercial landscape maintenance companies don’t just make things pretty. They keep your commercial property safe by looking out for potential safety hazards, from dead branches that could topple onto pedestrians or cars to overgrown shrubs that can hamper visibility and obscure signage.
Weekly visits mean your commercial landscaping crew sees them first.
Commercial Landscaping Contract Irrigation Inspections: Monthly
A big part of keeping your turf, shrubs, and plants lush and healthy is top-notch irrigation.
Make sure your commercial landscape maintenance company emphasizes ongoing irrigation maintenance, including monthly walkthroughs by irrigation technicians to stay ahead of any problems.
Here in the Texas heat, irrigation systems work hard. They need frequent check-ups. An irrigation inspection detects the small issues before they turn into big, costly problems.
An irrigation technician will check all your run times to make sure your irrigation system isn’t watering your landscaping too much or too little.
They'll run each of your zones for a couple of minutes to make sure heads are spraying where they should, no spray heads are leaking or broken, no nozzles are clogged with debris.
They’ll make sure you’re not wasting water. Outdated sprayer heads, leaky valves, and old controllers can pump out more water than your property needs or spray it haphazardly where water isn’t even needed.
Regular inspections keep everything running smoothly — and keep your costs down.
Treatment Technician Visits: Every Four Months, Plus Randomly
Treatment technicians are typically scheduled to show up about every four months to treat weeds, but a top-notch landscape maintenance company will also send techs out randomly to assist with crack weeds and flower bed weeds, to make sure your property stays as weed-free as possible.
Account Managers: Weekly or Monthly
Your commercial landscaping contract might specify weekly or monthly meetings with your account manager.
If you have a superstar account manager, they’ll make their regular visits with you count.
- They’ll recommend ways you can improve your property and suggest action before it’s needed. Would updated landscaping by your signage draw more attention? Do some dead tree branches need pruning? If your account manager suggests improvements you hadn’t even considered, bonus points!
- They’ll walk your property with you to get a sense of your needs. They should have lots of questions for you and take notes.
- They’ll help you stay competitive by suggesting amenities that will bring new tenants and customers to your door, from community gardens to exercise trails to dog parks. They’ll know the current trends, and how you can make them work for you.
- They’ll help with budget concerns to help ease your stress. They can help you sort out the critical issues, like an irrigation repair, from the things that can wait a bit. And they’ll suggest ways to save money in the long run, like using drip irrigation or switching to xeriscape landscaping that needs little water.
- They’ll make things easy. They keep your irrigation running smoothly and your property safe from hazards and liability issues, so you can focus on all the other tasks on your list.
Enhancement Crew Visits: At Least Every 3 - 4 months
Enhancement crews should stop by every few months to add the special touches that keep your property appealing, from refreshing mulch to adding bright seasonal flowers.
Spring Clean-up: Annually
If you have spring clean up in your commercial landscaping contract — and you should — this annual visit means tidying up, weed control, fertilizing, aerating. There’s a lot to do out there. Winter can cause a bit of a mess.
Crews clean up dead, slimy flowers and tree branches that could topple to the ground.
They apply pre-emergent weed control, which prevents pesky weeds from sprouting.
They add a fresh layer of mulch to hold in moisture, keep weeds at bay, and it makes the rest of your landscaping look crisp, clean, tidy, and inviting.
They get your property clean and shiny for spring.
Make the Most of Your Commercial Landscape Maintenance with North By Northwest in Austin
How often should landscapers visit? Often enough to keep your commercial property landscaping neat, healthy, and appealing. Often enough to keep you stress-free.
When you sign a commercial landscaping contract with us, that’s the end of your worries. No double-checking your calendar. When we say we’ll be there Thursday, count on it.
Of course, we’ll tend to all the tasks outlined in your contract, keeping your lawn green and tidy, your beds free of weeds, your entrances pretty and appealing.
But we prevent headaches, too, always on the lookout for dead tree branches that could topple or cracked walkways that might cause a tumble.
We don’t just maintain your property. We maintain your peace of mind.
We’d love to partner with you to make your commercial landscaping impressive and your job hassle-free.
Are you ready for stress-free landscaping? Schedule a time to meet with one of our experts today. We’ll gather the details, create a customized plan just for you, and you can stop stressing as we improve and beautify your landscaping.