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The Value of Four-Season Landscape Care For Your Commercial Property

What to look for when hiring a landscape professional in Southern Ontario

Landscaping is a service-based industry which is why having a single company to take care of all your landscaping needs makes sense. 

While it's certainly possible to hire multiple companies to take care of different aspects of your commercial property, there are no benefits in this approach. In fact, hiring multiple companies can make managing your property more challenging than it needs to be.

In this post, you’ll discover the value of full-service landscape management and what to look for when hiring a landscape professional for your commercial property.

People do business with people, not companies

The key to building a successful business is to invest in people, developing deep, meaningful relationships between clients, management and their employees.

When you have a relationship with the people working on your property, you have a better understanding of how their business operates. You know what to expect, and who to contact should an issue arise. They also get to know you better, which means you’re more likely to receive personalized care and special attention — just like the hairdresser you’ve been going to for years knows how to style your hair just right.

At Unique Landscape Services, we encourage our crews to act as your eyes and ears while on your property, spotting any issues they see before they become problems. The more familiar they are with your property, the more likely they’ll notice if something is amiss. 

Building meaningful relationships takes time… that’s why it’s important to hire a company that can care for all aspects of your property — winter, spring, summer and fall.

The value of four-season property management

Large commercial properties need regular maintenance and care throughout the year. If you were to hire multiple contractors for different services — such as lawn care, tree care, garden care, and snow and ice management — you’d have to develop working relationships with all these companies and manage multiple contracts, schedules, and invoices too.  

This can be time-consuming, complicated and can lead to higher costs. 

However, by hiring a four-season property management company that can provide all these services, you would have a single point of contact to take care of all your property’s needs. This would free up your time, allowing you to focus your attention on other matters.

How to decide which company to choose

When choosing a landscape company to care for your commercial property, you want to make sure they are experienced and professional. Here are a few key areas to consider:

  • How long have they been in business? While it’s possible a brand new company is capable of maintaining your commercial property, they don’t have a proven track record to back it up. We’ve been successfully caring for commercial properties since 2013.

  • Are there testimonials from satisfied customers? Check out their website and read the testimonials. Contact other property managers to see what they think of the services they’ve received.

  • Are they active on social media? This is a great place to see completed projects and get a feel for the company and its culture. We’re on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Houzz

  • Do they have split values and a clear mission statement? Do their values align with yours? Is the mission statement clear and easy to understand? If so, you can be sure all the employees are united in carrying out this mission.

  • Do they guarantee professionalism? You don’t have time to worry about unprofessional behaviour from someone working on your property, so make sure the company you’ll be working with has clear expectations for their employees and guarantees their services (see Our Promise to you). 

  • Are they trustworthy? You need to trust that the company will be there when you need them (especially during winter storms!) so make sure they return calls promptly and you know who to call should you need immediate assistance. 

Get all the services you need

Not all companies offer snow and ice management services to their commercial clients. If they don’t, you’ll end up having to source another company for this (and work on managing another relationship!). 

At Unique Landscape Services we offer a full range of services, including:

  • Garden care — Throughout the year we’ll perform regular maintenance, such as planting, pruning, mulching, weeding & edging to keep your garden looking its best.

  • Tree care — We assess your trees and shrubs and provide a plan to keep them happy and healthy, including pruning, trimming & thinning.

  • Lawn care — Our approach improves your lawn so it’s able to resist insects, disease and weeds. Services include fertilizing, weed control, aeration and dethatching.

  • Lawn maintenance — We mow, trim and edge your lawn so it always looks neat and tidy.

  • Snow & ice management — When winter hits, have peace of mind knowing your roadways, parking lots and walkways are safe and accessible.

Hiring a company that has residential services too can prove beneficial if you’re also looking for someone to care for your personal residence. 

Are you ready to enjoy four-season property care?

It’s pretty easy to find companies who specialize in one particular area of property care, but if you’re responsible for caring for a large commercial property, it’s easier (and more cost-efficient) to choose a company that can take care of all your property needs. 

Working with Unique is simple. 

Just fill out our short online form to book a consultation or give us a call to discuss your property. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing how we can help maintain and improve your property!