If you’re an HOA, it’s critical to ask all the right questions when it’s time to hire a new landscaping company. Read on to learn the top three things you should consider.
1: Communication and Professionalism
Many neighborhoods have similar landscaping needs, especially those with an HOA. What sets a commercial landscaping company apart is their ability to become a trusted advisor to your HOA. They should be able to communicate effectively with the HOA, including responding promptly to requests and inquiries. Professionalism at all levels is important. Proper licensing, experience, and knowledge about the level of your property needs is crucial. Well-maintained equipment and professional attire with high safety standards should also be a given.
2: Experience & Knowledge
Any landscaping team can mow the grass, but if you’re hiring a company to manage an entire community, you want them to have the appropriate experience. They also need to have enough resources, including people and equipment to get the job done on time and on budget. A strong company will have on staff many horticulturists, designers, and licensed experts so they know exactly what is needed on your property. Research the company’s references and speak with our customers. It’s a great way to determine if they are the right fit for your community.
You want to manage your community budget responsibly. While cost shouldn’t be your only consideration, it certainly is a key factor in hiring a commercial landscaping firm. Discuss detailed costs with any landscape company you’re considering, making sure they can meet your goals while staying within budget. Most reputable and established landscaping companies can help you develop a 3 to 5-year plan for regular maintenance and capital improvements. Do your due diligence, and you’ll be sure to end up with the results you want.
Don’t cut corners when hiring a landscape company for the community your HOA board is responsible for. Start your search with the reliable and experienced team at The Greenery.