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Professional grounds management - Is it really worth the price
Trying to control and manage the extensive range of maintenance tasks your company requires is cumbersome; it’s like trying to run an operation that is entirely outside of your specialist area. For instance, if you’re in the manufacturing industry, your core business is producing an evolved design of a finished product, not tending to the landscaping. If you’re running an educational institution, your focus is on delivering the best education, not clearing the snow or repairing a damaged fence.
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However, while your company’s core value is not creating and maintaining an attractive landscape, the condition of your property says a lot about your organisation. The obvious solution then is employing a company to undertake your grounds maintenance - but that can bring its own concerns.

How Important Is Cost In Grounds Maintenance?

Many make the mistake of enlisting a cheap grounds maintenance company as a form of cost-cutting, but inevitably, what is saved on cost can fail to live up your high standards. In a worst-case scenario, you may risk losing clients due to a poor company image or face a fine for accidents on your premises. Here are some reasons you need to avoid bottom-dollar companies and look for a firm who offers quality and affordability. A cheaper grounds maintenance company may cut corners, turn a blind eye to dangerous hazards, or simply do a shoddy job.

Client Retention

No matter the nature of your business or organisation, the image that your customer or end user has of you is crucial if you are to secure their custom for the long term. For clients to want to continue doing business with you, they need to feel pride when associated with your organisation. This is severely compromised if your company fails to meet the presentation, hygiene, or environmental standards they expect. These finer details often tend to be overlooked but opting for quality grounds management will help you deliver a first-class impression. Lower-cost grounds maintenance companies often do the bare minimum, whereas higher end companies will go that extra mile to keep your grounds looking better than you could have hoped for!

Save Money

Every company must adhere to its financial budget, and it can be tempting to cut costs or neglect maintenance jobs which need doing. However, you risk not only your property but the safety of your customers and visitors. Quality and safety go hand in hand, meaning cheap can actually turn out to be quite expensive! This could be the case if a relatively small maintenance task such as a faulty fence panel leads to intrusion and burglary, or if poorly maintained paths lead to a trip and compensation claim. Choosing to hire a maintenance company is the first step, but you should also ask yourself whether the company you are hiring has the right supplies, equipment and expertise to keep your property in immaculate condition in order to reduce safety and security threats and keep your customers happy.

Enlist the help of a good grounds maintenance company like Weedfree Landscapes and put all those worries behind you. As experts providing quality maintenance services at affordable rates, you can put your faith in us to save you money in the long-term.

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Tim Bower
Post by Tim Bower
July 4, 2019
Tim Bower is the Director of Weedfree and is an expert in grounds maintenance and keeping your business looking great all year round.