If your current landascaping vendor(s) are not discussing these items with you they may not be the correct landscaper for you.
In the Vegas valley we typically pay for more per gallon of water the more water we use so catching and fixing them quickly saves people money.
Some irrigation leaks get detected when someone reports a leak or when the landscaper runs the irrigation system to look for them per their contract. This means that a lot of water is wasted by not watering the plants.
There are "smart" devices that measure water flow and instantly send an alert when it detects water waste so a staff member can be sent out to deal with the situation rather than finding out it later and paying for water the plants are not using.
Hedge trimming bushes costs many property owners more money than they realize since it is a reoccuring cost they pay for each month. When customers and On Time Landscapings staff work together we can usually reduce customers reoccuring landscaping expenses and minimize the use of noisy, gas powered equipment.
Many maintenance contracts say something like, “pruned to maintain a neat and trim appearance.” Every one has a different amount of growth that is acceptable between trimmings. Should bushes be hedge trimmed weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually?
Since each round of hedge trimming has a cost associated with it, we wonder how landscapers who have similar verbiage in their maintenance contracts would pay for the extra expenses if customers told their landascapers to trim more often than they planned for.
On Time Landscapings contract says how many times bushes get hedge trimmed per year so everyone is on the same page and annual costs are known. The number of trimmings can be changed.
Many times, plants are not planted in the best location for their mature size or make it easy to take care of them. Look at the photo to the right. This can mean trimming and clean up takes more time, can cause an inconsistent look from plant to plant and all can be trimmed at the same time.
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.