The Costly Possibilities When A Landscaping Warranty Is Not In Place
When hiring a landscaping company, it is possible to find companies offering a much lower bid than the competition. Often these low bidders are cutting corners on some aspects of the services they offer, or they may not be offering a landscaping warranty.
The cost savings may look appealing without the landscaping warranty, but it is important to consider the bigger picture. By understanding the benefits, the warranties offer to the commercial property owner; it is easy to see why saving a small amount initially, may turn into a costly reality later.
What is a Landscape Warranty?
A landscaping warranty is a written document or clause within the contract between the commercial landscaping service and the property owner or designated agent. There may be different options in warranties, but most will cover any loss of plants, trees, shrubs or grass installed by the landscaping service.
Of course, there will be specific requirements to maintain the plants by the property. When using the same landscaping service for maintenance, these requirements will be met, or the warranty will cover the replacement.
Costs to Consider
A few annuals or perennial plants is not a large cost for replacement, but replacing large trees, shrubs and areas of lawn can be very expensive. Without a warranty, the commercial property owner will need to hire a landscaping service, have the old, unhealthy or even dead landscaping features removed, play for replacements an also pay for the installation of the replacements.
There is also the issue of the unsightly look to the property during this process. When a top commercial landscaping service installs and maintains the property, replacing or addressing any potential problems with the landscaping is done as part of the service at no extra cost to the customer.