Landscaping is not an easy job and it isn’t a job that is perfect for everyone. It requires you to love the outdoors, even on the hottest of days. It requires you to have a truck and a trailer for a variety of lawn care tools. It may also require you to have special permits if you want to get into spraying for pests or large jobs where you may tear up a lot of ground to put everything in order. There are also some people who recommend that you have insurance before heading out to do yardwork, especially if you have a crew of people working with you.
Why are landscaping companies so damn expensive!? The answer is unknown. Yard services across the nation are deprived of customers and the sole reason is stubbornness. What do I mean by this? Landscaping companies are built upon a foundation of ego. If one’s company is making less than his/her competitor, then it is deemed that the competitor service has higher quality. This foundation should be built around your customer. This then will correlate with a higher retention rate from client to business. A high cost will also defer the clients away that urgently need help with lawn care because of health implications. With services like YELP, testimonials have never been more important to local businesses. Validating a great relationship with your clients in your community is key. This is a business run through referrals and customer testimonials.
Budget for landscaping to exceed your ROI! Successful companies small, medium, or large strategically invest in lawn maintenance on the idea for higher sales. Why? Numbers don’t lie!
Think of the last time that you went to go buy a product. Did you notice the environment surrounding the area? As humans, we pass judgment even prior to engaging. It happens automatically and businesses take account of it!
When passing by a well-maintained business a consumer takes notice. What is the first thing our eyes are drawn to? The LAWN. That’s why professional yard services invest so heavily on a great lawn cutter. Ensuring that the lawn is full, green, and decorated with a stripe pattern by the time a landscaper is finished is essential.
What else does the consumer take notice of? Your flower beds! Why this? Flower beds draw attention by the choice of mulch, the definition of the edge, as well as the choice of flowers/hedges within its vicinity. Mulching should be part of your agenda annually because much of mulch is blown away or compacted during the course of a year. Edging bolds your flowerbed. By design of the edge as well as its depth, it makes it a point of focus. The choice of herbal life within the flower bed is key. The arrangement of flowers or hedges can make or break a flowerbed. Agreeing on a color scheme is a great way to plot your design prior to the service coming out (think of your company’s color).
You should try to get this accomplished by spring/summer to assure longevity. At the end of the day, you should create a budget for landscaping to exceed your ROI. It attracts more leads and closes more customers! We are a high-quality landscaping in Rhode Island looking to make you stand out!
Snow removal is crucial to any homeowner, no matter their age. Not only do you have to worry of the initial snowfall, but drifts as well. Snow removal can cause a majority of serious health implications. These health risk are associated with as minor as exhaustion to as major as heart attacks. The National Safety Council went as far as being ‘especially’ careful if over 40 when shoveling.
The amount of physical labor that goes into yard work can be daunting, but don’t let it worry you you can do it! If you are new to yard work and have no idea where to begin check out these insider tips! Physical labor and yard work go together like spaghetti and meatballs. This close connection make many individuals ask, how fit do I have to be to do general yard work?
Weed Whacking is an art to say the least. Having an experience weed whacker on a landscaping crew can make the property pop! As a weed whacker you are forced into the nitty-gritty of a job. Not only is it a critical job for customer satisfaction, but it’s awarded the most painful jobs as well. If you do not have the correct gear take a long breath because you could be in for a long day. Over my countless hours of pain through weed whacking experience, I finally feel like it’s time to bold what you should wear when you weed whack.
Hate doing yard work? Don’t worry you’re not alone. Landscaping is a relaxation tool for some and like pulling teeth for others. With first-hand experience as a landscaper, I have had many customers and even strangers come up and ask “what are tips to make landscaping enjoyable?”. Being a seasoned veteran I came across many tactics to not only make landscaping fun, but a center piece in order to catch up with friends and family. Below are ideas that will help aid bring a new prospective to landscaping.
As New Englander's our natural reaction when late August rolls around is to take time out of our day to look up at the trees and be memorized by the colors. We always welcome the colors, but we have never truly open our hearts to fallen leaves. As late summer progresses into fall, homeowners continue to put leaf removal on the back burner of task. Accumulation of leaves not only make your property less visual appealing, but a nuisance for your neighbors. So the question becomes 'do my neighbors care if my leaves blow into yard' ? This question has been asked repeatedly by home-owners for centuries and the never-changing answer is YES!