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How Much Should I Expect To Pay For Grounds Maintenance?

Keeping on top of commercial ground maintenance can be a real chore, especially if you don’t have an on-site gardener or facilities manager to take care of the job for you. All that cutting, weeding, pruning and mowing can take a serious amount of time and money to sort if left unchecked.

Find out how to choose a grounds/estate maintenance contractor here!

If you’re looking at investing in a ground maintenance service for your business, you may be wondering how much it’ll cost.

In this article we explore just how much you should be paying for a grounds maintenance company, and the few things to look out for when selecting the right commercial service for you.

How much does commercial grounds maintenance cost?

First off, it’s worth outlining exactly what we mean when we talk about grounds maintenance. This is any sort of work that a gardener or facilities manager might do for you, at your commercial property. Things like cutting, hedge trimming, pruning, leaf blowing, weeding and watering are the typical jobs a commercial gardener may carry out.

The cost depends on a few variables - the size of the land, the location, how often you need the work done and the difficulty of the work required - all play a key role in how much you’re likely to pay.

For small businesses, you may find a local gardener to be a better option, as they’ll have fewer overhead costs and will therefore be cheaper when compared to larger maintenance firms. That said, smaller operations often come with risks, as you’re relying on just one or two people to get the job done.

Either way, you’ll want to find trustworthy grounds maintenance services that you can rely upon to get the job done. The price is, of course, important, but ensuring the work is completed to a high standard every time is a far better idea, so take your time in selecting the right contractor for your business.

Those in the south of England can expect to pay anywhere in the region of £45-60 an hour, whereas companies in the Midlands and the North can get slightly cheaper rates, starting at around £38 an hour.

To give an accurate price for your specific job is tricky, so we recommend consulting your local commercial grounds maintenance firm to get an accurate quote for your job.

I’ve got a large grounds maintenance job that needs doing. How much will it cost?

For larger jobs such as landscape gardening and drainage, we recommend getting a fixed quote that tells you exactly how much the job to cost. That way, you’re covered should the project take longer to complete than expected.

Looking for a grounds maintenance contractor in your area?

At Weedfree Landscapes, we pride ourselves on maintaining a wide variety of commercial grounds and properties in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire areas, from start-ups to global firms. We’re Nottinghamshire’s leading family-run grounds and garden maintenance firm and have over 25 years’ experience in the job.

We understand how important it is to trust your contractor, which is why we only employ the very best gardeners, facilities managers and landscapers in the area, and we guarantee outstanding and unbeatable service, every single time. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you.

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Tim Bower
Post by Tim Bower
October 7, 2019
Tim Bower is the Director of Weedfree and is an expert in grounds maintenance and keeping your business looking great all year round.