As a business owner, you’ve got a lot to budget for. When it comes to your outdoor space, your landscaping maintenance funds should be carefully considered. At Woodburn Landscapes, we don’t want our commercial landscaping clients to be surprised at any costs throughout the year – but we do want to make sure your business landscape is an attractive and safe environment.
Important Facts to Consider When Planning Your Commercial Landscape Budget
Here are three main facts to keep in mind as you are allocating your commercial landscaping maintenance funds and planning your budget for this year.
Your Landscape Contractor’s Costs Have Increased
Like many industries this year, the landscaping industry has been faced by steep costs increases, which is largely due to a shortage of workers and inflation of landscaping products, including fertilizer, trees and equipment. Don’t dismiss this economic trend; as it can certainly influence how much money you need to set aside to keep your commercial landscape maintained this year.
Your Landscapes and Hardscapes Will Age
Aging is inevitable. Not only do your plants, flowers and trees have a certain lifespan, but your hardscapes can age and deteriorate as well, especially under the hot Georgia sun. Whether it is dead trees that need to be removed, patios that need resealing or fences that need repairs, don’t forget to plan for the upkeep and renovation of some of your existing (older) areas of your landscape and hardscape.
Your Landscape is a Liability if it is Unsafe
Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget the critical factor of safety when it comes to your outdoor space. Issues like roots growing through the sidewalk, broken sprinkler heads or poorly planted trees can be a liability because they can cause your employees or patrons to slip and fall or not see traffic clearly. Unfortunately, there are many aspects of your landscape and hardscape that can become a safety threat as well as a threat to your profits and business if they are not carefully maintained. A commercial landscaping contractor can perform a security and safety audit to identify areas that need attention, but these repairs or adjustments will need to be paid for and included in your landscaping maintenance budget.
Need help creating a commercial landscaping budget that makes sense for your company? We’d love to help. Call Woodburn Landscapes today.