3, Dec 2023
What Does a Landscaping Company Do?
A landscaping company provides lawn care and yard maintenance, including fertilizing, mowing, watering, mulching, weed control, tree trimming and leaf blowing. It also may offer outdoor design services, such as adding plants or installing retaining walls and walkways. The industry also includes landscape architects, who create designs that include plantings, trees and other architectural elements. Some companies specialize in commercial accounts, such as corporate campuses, the sides of roadways and municipal parks. These projects require competitive bidding and the company to show that it has the staff, equipment, references and liability insurance required for large jobs.
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The landscaping industry includes landscaping companies that specialize in garden design and installation, such as the New York City-based Bella Gardens. Its team of designers creates plans through sketches and computer imaging, and works with clients to choose flowers, shrubs and trees. The firm’s 22-acre nursery provides a variety of trees, shrubs and perennials that are grown locally to ensure hardiness.
Other landscaping companies offer full-service landscape installations, such as the Manhattan-based JC Landscaping and Design. Its team of designers helps residential and commercial clients create unique outdoor spaces by combining garden design with masonry work. Its masonry work focuses on patios, courtyards and bluestone paving. The company also offers a seasonal lawn service that covers mowing, trimming, pruning, watering and weed control. In addition, it offers spring and fall clean-ups as well as snow removal. Many landscaping companies offer a satisfaction guarantee to encourage customers to hire them and give them business. These guarantees vary from one company to another and usually involve a time period, a minimum number of visits and other criteria.