Consider this article to be your commercial mowing services primer. It may not be an all-inclusive source of information, but it is enough to give you a working understanding of what is involved in commercial grass cutting. We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth area, and our experience in this field provides credibility to this article. Call us for more information and to arrange for a job quote for any acreage mowing, ranch mowing, pipeline mowing, or any other mowing job over an acre in the Fort Worth area.
A simple definition of commercial mowing services.
There are two types of mowing services available in any city: residential mowing services, which deal with homeowners and their properties, and commercial mowing services, which deal with the properties of businesses. The latter would include church mowing, pipeline mowing, business park mowing, school mowing, etc.
The problem related to commercial mowing services or, for that matter, any mowing service, is in understanding what is included in those services.
Commercial mowing services are wide-ranging and rarely standard.
Commercial mowing services may include any or all of the following:
- Mowing the property
- Edging the property
- Weed cutting and brush cutting
- Grass and leaf blowing off of the property
- Hauling away of the cut materials.
What these contracts usually do not include are jobs usually pertaining to landscaping, which is an entirely different category.
The machinery used in commercial mowing generally include a tractor mower and an attachment called a brush hog for vegetation too tough, or too large, to be handled by a mower.
The cost of commercial mowing services should best be saved for another discussion; suffice it to say that mowing quotes are never standard, rarely regulated, and are extremely hard to predict for any city in this country. That is not meant to be a negative statement, but it is meant to be a warning that you need to know what you are agreeing to when you sign a contract.
Know what you want and put it in writing.
What are you agreeing to? How often will the mowing be done? How many employees can you expect on your property? What will the price be? Will there be clean-up afterwards? Will the cuttings be hauled away, and is there an extra charge for that? And what about liability insurance? Are you protected in the event that there is damage done to your property during the mowing?
Remember, you are the one paying good money for a service, so you need to make sure you are receiving the service you want. As tedious as it may be, make sure you go over the mowing contract with a fine-toothed comb, and make sure you are getting what you want at the price agreed upon. As with any industry, there are reliable, trustworthy businesses, and there are unscrupulous businesses. Do your homework early and it will pay off later.
A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing.
Keith’s Tractor Mowing is a trusted name in the Fort Worth Metro area, and we invite scrutiny from our customers. Check our references. Talk to our current and former customers. We are confident in what they will tell you.
Call us for a job quote.