As we head into the summer months, most businesses are starting to think about their lawn care more seriously. Without a proper groundskeeping plan in place, before the summer begins, you may end up with a dead, weedy, or otherwise unsightly outdoor area on your commercial property. While employees can take care of some of the groundskeeping tasks, we typically recommend hiring a professional landscaping team for many reasons.
One of the biggest reasons facility managers should hire a groundskeeping service is consistency. If you leave it up to your staff, the outdoor maintenance tasks will always get pushed to the back burner when something more important comes up. This is the least effective way of maintaining outdoor plants and grass that need consistent care during the summer. By hiring a groundskeeper, you can get rid of this hassle and see results quickly.
A well-maintained outdoor facility will also increase curb appeal and property value. If you are looking to rent or sell a commercial property, regular lawn maintenance can help you to justifiably increase the price. A well-maintained outdoor space can also speed up the resale process by up to six weeks. Curb appeal is a big seller and will make your job much easier in the long run.
Groundskeeping services can help make your facility a greener place. By planting native flowers and shrubs you can make your facility a healthier place for employees and surrounding wildlife. You may even be able to attract butterflies and other pollinators, which can keep your lawn looking lush and will boost mood and productivity for your employees. A green facility is typically a happier one. By investing in your lawn, you can invest in the sustainable future of your company.
Finally, groundskeeping services will aid in customer retention. A first impression is often the most memorable one. If your facility looks well taken care of, customers will feel like they are spending their money at a place that cares about quality. If your grounds are unsightly, however, you can expect your customers to take this into account on their opinions of your business.
Hiring a landscaping professional from MaintenX can help you tremendously during the busy summer season. To learn more about our outdoor maintenance services, contact your local MaintenX team today! We are more than happy to help.