As a landscaping company, we provide services to three different core clients. Commercial, Residential, and Municipal. Commercial properties are office parks, HOA’s, hospitals, and large residential complexes. These properties are typically very large and complex, demanding specific landscape management needs. This separates them from homes, wherein residential properties are going to require less intensive services to be adequately maintained. Many commercial property owners do not understand the difference between the two and mistake the value of commercial landscape maintenance. There are many common misconceptions surrounding the two, so we are here to clear the air. Here is the difference between commercial and residential landscape maintenance.
Typically in an office park or a residential housing complex, the reason the landscape must be maintained is very different from a home. Rather than trying to look like the best home on the block, for pride, or to best the neighbors, commercial properties are trying to attract and retain tenants. Their customers are making decisions on whether or not they want to spend their hard-earned money with this property, and a well-maintained landscape can be an important factor.
Increased Attention to Landscape Curb Appeal
Right in line with our last section, commercial properties must attract new tenants with the curb appeal of their landscape. This means more intensive maintenance to ensure everything is manicured, and a full breadth of services to ensure every piece is taken care of. While curb appeal is important to a homeowner, it is not vital to the survival and success of their business, as with a commercial property owner or manager. A shoddy landscape screams issues, whereas a pristine landscape can look luxurious.
Full-Service Landscape Contracts
Typically a commercial landscape is going to be much larger than that of a home, with multiple pieces of lawn, flower beds, hardscapes, and even lighting. This just means that when looking for a landscape provider, commercial property owners and managers must look to those companies experienced and large enough to handle every service required. These contracts are typically going to be more expansive, and longer, and obviously accrue a higher cost. This is where commercial landscape maintenance becomes more about managing a property, whereas residential landscaping is about accomplishing a goal.
Quality of Work
While this is more of a difference between residential and commercial landscaping companies themselves, the expectation of work quality is much higher on a commercial property. There can be no mistakes, and when there are, they must be quickly fixed. This is due to the nature of all the aforementioned factors, and what is at stake for a commercial property. Dedicated account managers can be expected, with quick communication, and extremely reliable service.
Safety and Regulation
With all of the moving parts found on a commercial property, and all of the traffic they receive, it is vital that work be done well, and with safety in mind. Of course, this is important within a residential landscape as well, but it is much harder with multiple teams working on multiple projects and maintenance needs across the same property. Best practices must be followed, as well as local regulations. Liability can be an issue, so a commercial landscaping company, like Pezza Landscaping, is going to have a heavy focus on keeping your tenants and visitors safe.
Pezza Landscape, Inc. is a full-service landscaping company proudly serving the greater Naperville area, including Warrenville, Wheaton, Winfield, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, and the surrounding communities. Give us a call at (630) 393-7373 or visit our website to get in touch.