If your current landascaping vendor(s) are not discussing these items with you they may not be the correct landscaper for you.
Many landscaping contracts call for checking the irrigation system for leaks once a month. If it is checked today and a leak starts tomorrow there will be a lot of wasted water possibly costing the property hundreds or thousands of dollars.
One of our customers installed a “smart” device that tracks water usage. The device emailed us about non normal water usagewithin seconds of detecting it. We dispatched a staff member and fixed a few broken emitter heads and one 1/4 inch crack in the irrigation line. Because of this device the customer saved a significant amount money by not wasting water.
Are your landscapers talking about items like this with you and boards?
Many landscape maintenance contracts use phrases like “pruned as necessary” and “performed as needed” when talking about hedge trimming. It could mean weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually. It might be interesting to see how your current landscape vendors would respond if you told them they need to hedge trim every week.
As wages and other costs increase so does the cost each “round” of hedge trimming. Because of this properties landscaping costs will increase. There are ways to eliminate hedge trimming and the costs, noise and pollution associated with it.
This revolving door of costs, noise and pollution does not need to continue!
Many times, plants are not planted in the best location for their mature size. This means they get hedge trimmed over and over to keep them small. Consider how difficult and time consuming trimming and clean up becomes when cars are parked like the one in the photo to the left.
Sometimes people complain that debris gets blown on to their cars and clean up is not always done at a level we expect. This can be corrected by working with On Time Landscaping.
One of the major equipment manufactures put a gas use calculator on their website comparing their blowers gas use to others.. The average gas use of six "brand name" blowers came out to just over one gallon of gas per hour per blower.
We used the calculator for running a blower 30 hours a week. This equates to about 1560 gallons of gas a year. At $3 per gallon that equals $4,680.
Consider the emissions it puts into the environment and add in that other equipment including hedge trimmers may also be used. Some people consider the noise made by machines to be an enviornmental pollution.
Republic Services puts green waste into the "normal" waste stream. If we can reduce or eliminate some gas powered equipment at your property (properties) consider the environmental impact that would have in addition to the financial savings.
Granular fertilizer is commonly used. It is typically is activated when it gets wet and the Vegas valley gets rain only a few times a year which means the fertilizer might not get activated when the plants need the nutrients so it is a waste of money and polluting.
There is an alternative that delivers nutrients to plants through the irrigation system. This means the nutrients can be applied to plants when there is a good chance they need them. In turn there is a good chance that less fertilizer and water is needed.
Water usually costs more per gallon the more is used so the less water that is used saves customers money.