Why You Want to Use Professional Landscapers as a Community
Maintaining common areas is one of the board’s most basic responsibilities. To fulfill that responsibility, it’s a good idea to hire professional landscapers.
These fees may seem like an added or even unnecessary expense, but the additional cost will be less than the losses you would face without professional help in the long run.
Consider the advantages:
It takes more than a green thumb to maintain attractive and functional landscaping. A contractor employs experienced staff and trained labor crews. This expertise translates into a cost-effective and successful landscape maintenance program for your community.
Bulk Purchase Savings
A landscape contractor purchases plants and supplies in bulk quantities at reduced prices and can pass the savings along to your community.
No Equipment to Buy or Maintain
The association doesn’t have to purchase, store, insure, maintain, or buy fuel for equipment.
Improved Plant Survival
Trees, turf, shrubs, and other plantings are costly. Without proper care, they don’t survive, especially immediately after installation. A landscaper will guarantee newly planted shrubs and trees, so you don’t have to pay for replacing dead plants.
An association’s landscape contractor is appropriately insured and knowledgeable about and compliant with all local and federal environmental requirements and safety regulations. Your contract should shift the responsibility to the contractor and reduce the association’s liability.
Landscaping is essential to a community’s quality of life, its image, and its value. However, maintaining it can be costly. Is it worth an association paying for these services? Yes! Failing to invest in professional landscape maintenance is a false economy because curb appeal makes a neighborhood desirable and contributes to the value of your homes.
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