Whether you’re looking for a brand-new landscape to bring renewed life into your storefront or your commercial business, or you need a company that can handle the maintenance on your large commercial property, you want to be sure that you choose the right company for your needs. There is certainly no shortage of options in the St. Louis region but their level of skill—and their results—can really run the gamut. You want to be sure that you choose a company that is going to meet your expectations so that you aren’t sent back to the drawing board to start the search process all over again.
That’s why we want to provide you with some helpful tips that will help you choose wisely the first time. Knowing what to look for can make a big difference in finding a company that fulfills your needs.
Where to Start Your Search
Chances are, if you’re starting to research the landscape companies in this region, then you’ll likely turn to the internet to read reviews, peruse the companies’ websites, and maybe even peek at their social media pages. These are all good ways to get a sense of what a company is all about, including what services they offer. Just be sure not to overlook actual references, as another helpful tool. Ask the company you’re considering to provide a reference or two. Then follow through by speaking to these property managers about their experience with the company or driving by to check out the suggested sites they’ve installed or maintained. Make sure that you are given a reference for a comparable property. If you are a large, multi-building campus, you want to see a similar property to know that the company you’re considering can handle it.
Looking for Responsiveness
When comparing one landscape company to the next, you may be unsure exactly what you should look for and what qualities matter most. One that is very important and will have a big impact on your relationship is their response time. Are they easy to get in touch with and do they communicate often? One way to tell that they do is in their response time when you first reach out to them. Does the company get back to you in a timely manner? If so, you can expect that’s likely what it’s going to be like when working with them.
At Bluegrass Landscaping & Maintenance, we want to truly partner with the clients we work with and we want them to know they can contact us when they need us. We can be reached online or over the phone. For our snow removal services, we also offer a 24/7 hotline so that our clients can reach us anytime, no matter what.
Seeking Out Experience
Another important factor that you want to look for in the landscaping company that you hire is experience. With experience comes skill. Companies that don’t do great work don’t tend to survive the long-haul in an industry as competitive as landscaping. With experience, you also tend to find someone that you can trust. Unfortunately, there are a lot of fly-by-night companies out there. They’re around for a couple years and then they disappear, leaving you in the lurch. You want to find a company that has long-time experience in the field—and in your community.
At Bluegrass, we have been serving the St. Louis region since 1982. We’re certainly not the new kids on the block. With all of those years of serving this region, we’ve built relationships, experience, and of course a sense of community commitment that drives our business.
Finding that One-Stop-Shop
Chances are you have varying landscape needs. And even if you just have one main need right now—such as a landscape installation—you’re likely going to be in the market looking for someone to maintain that new landscape once it’s installed. That’s why it could be valuable to you to find a company that offers multiple services under one roof. That’s not the case for every landscape company. Some of them just specialize in one area and you’ll need to work with multiple companies to have all of your needs met.
That is not the case for Bluegrass. We aim to be a one-stop-shop for our clients in order to simplify their lives. That means that you work with a dedicated account manager who will serve as a single point of contact for all of our services. And because we do offer a range of services, we truly can care for and meet all of your landscaping needs from installation to maintenance to irrigation and even snow removal. You’ll find that working with a single company that you’ve come to trust will absolutely make life easier.
A Grand Plan
At the end of the day, if you compare the technical aspects of the work—mowing, shrub trimming, or fertilization services, for instance—the service providers in our region are all pretty good. However, you want to find a company that offers more than that. You want a company that is going to provide a landscape management plan.
At Bluegrass, we absolutely do all of the things necessary to make your property beautiful. But we have a process in place to ensure your landscape gets taken care of without requiring you to stay involved. Our metric-based plan consists of understanding your expectations, creating a detailed plan, and coming to a communication agreement. In other words, you can hand your landscape needs off to us and we’ll make sure they’re fully handled—with nothing for you to worry about. In that sense, you’re investing in peace of mind.
Making Your Choice
We understand that making that decision to hire a landscape company can feel daunting. You want to feel confident that you’ve made the right choice and that you won’t be back at square one because you chose poorly. That’s why you’re putting in the work now to choose a company that’s the best fit for you.
We invite you to get in touch with us so that we can answer any questions that you may have. We want to make the process less stressful for you by being fully transparent about anything you need to know about our services or our company. We are here for you and we invite you to reach out and have a conversation with us today.