You can’t talk about commercial lawn maintenance bids without first explaining what commercial lawn maintenance entails, and that is the purpose of this article. We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with the absolute best acreage mowing services. Call us the next time the job is just too big for your equipment. Our tractor mower and brush hog will take care of it, for you, pronto.
Commercial lawn maintenance: what is it?
What is commercial lawn maintenance? Yes, it is lawn mowing, but it can also be much more, and that is the main reason for this article, before you sign a commercial lawn maintenance contract:
Lawn maintenance can include the following tasks:
- Lawn mowing
- Lawn edging
- Leaf blowing
- Lawn installation
- Weed control
- Even landscaping
In addition, lawn maintenance may be a one-time clean-up, or it can be weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.
The devil is in the details with commercial lawn maintenance bids
We mention all that because every single item listed above costs more money. They are all separate tasks which you contract for. If you simply want lawn mowing, that’s one thing. If you want lawn mowing plus lawn edging, that is quite another thing and it will appear in a larger billing.
Please note that so far in this article, we have refrained from mentioning specific costs. That is because there is no standard with regards to pricing for lawn maintenance. Supply and demand, the amount of competition in any area, will dictate what a lawn maintenance company can charge for a job.
Make sure you know what you are signing up for
Which brings us to the main point of this article. Before you sign any contract for lawn maintenance, you must make sure you are hiring for exactly what you want, and you must be very clear about the costs associated with what you want.
First, and foremost, sit down with the maintenance representative and spell out, specifically, what it is you want. After you do that, ask for a written estimate for the tasks you are asking for. Do this for several lawn maintenance companies in your area.
Once you find the price you are looking for, and you are sure it is a reputable firm you are working with (ask for references), then ask for that job estimate to be spelled out in a work contract. The contract is a legal document, and it will give you recourse if the maintenance firm fails to deliver on their promises. There are far too many start-up companies roaming neighborhoods these days, and you can protect yourself, from the disreputable ones, by simply insisting upon a work contract and checking references.
A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing
There are a number of outstanding lawn maintenance companies in the Fort Worth area. We just want to make sure you arm yourself with the information necessary to hire a good one. And if you are looking for acreage mowing, lot mowing over an acre, pasture mowing, then Keith’s Tractor Mowing is the only name you need to remember. Our reputation precedes us, and we welcome customers to ask for our references and to check on them.
Call us and we will arrange for an estimate of your mowing job.