Before you sign a grass mowing contract (grass cutting contracts), read this article. And, if you hire someone to do lawn maintenance for you, demand a grass mowing contract which adheres to the information we will provide you in this article.
Let’s talk about a grass mowing contract.
Why you need a grass mowing contract
There are two main reasons to insist upon a grass mowing contract: one, for protection, and two, to avoid confusion.
This is an obvious reason. A grass mowing contract, by definition, is a legal contract. Once it is signed by both parties, it is binding for both parties. The grass mowing company agrees to fulfill the contract, and the property owner agrees to pay the stipulated amount for that labor. If one side does not fulfill their obligations, legal recourse can be taken.
It’s as simple as that, and in today’s world of scams, this just makes good sense that you would insist upon a grass cutting contract.
The second reason for lawn mowing contracts is simply to avoid confusion, and to make sure everything the property owner wants done is spelled our specifically in the body of the contract. For example, how long do you want your grass cut, to a length of two inches, four inches? How often do you want the grass cut? Do you want any other lawn maintenance duties performed, like edging, fertilizing, and if so, how often do you want those things done. And, finally, what will be paid for each facet of the lawn maintenance, and how quickly must the payment be done?
Remember, this is a legal contract, and as such it must be specific so there is no confusion at all.
The basic elements in a grass mowing contract
The basic grass mowing contract should include the following:
- The basics i.e. who, what, where, when
- The cost of the service, broken down to the cost of each aspect of the service
- List ambiguous items, like liability, who will pay for parts/supplies, etc.
If this seems like a lot of bother just to have someone mow your lawn, think again. You are talking about your hard-earned money. We are talking about a business contract, just like any other business contract. It protects you. It protects the lawn maintenance company. Yes, it may take you an hour or so to write up a contract, but that hour may save you hundreds of dollars down the road of life.
A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing
For any mowing job over one acre, Keith’s Tractor Mowing is the trusted name in the Greater Fort Worth area. Trusted by homeowners, trusted by businesses, and trusted by local governments, Keith’s has built a reputation of trustworthiness and expert skills. Call Keith’s Tractor Mowing, locally owned and operated, the next time the mowing job is too big, and you want it done safely and correctly. We carry $1,000,000 general liability insurance so everyone is protected.