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6 Tips For Choosing The Right HOA Landscape Company

Posted by Gene Ebertowski, President on Jul 28, 2020 7:00:00 AM

HOA LANDSCAPE COMPANY, SAN JOSE CA

CHOOSING THE RIGHT HOA LANDSCAPE COMPANY 

Your HOA landscape company plays a vital role in maintaining property values, occupancy rates, and
attracting new buyers. HOA landscape services is typically one of the largest expenses on an HOA’s
income statement, so ensuring that the company you select provides excellent value for money, are
innovation and solution oriented, and will always have your best interests at heart is essential.
Without a clear strategy, selecting the right HOA landscape company can be easier said than done.
With this in mind, we have compiled some of the most crucial elements to take into account to ensure
a great selection. Discover the qualities that will define the future success of your HOA landscape
company relationship!

1. OPT FOR AN HOA LANDSCAPE COMPANY THAT PRIORITIZES SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainable practices within your HOA landscape service not only help to safeguard the
environment, but also represent enhanced value for you as a client. Because earth-friendly practices
tend to work with natural rhythms rather than against them, far greater efficiency can be achieved.
Benefits include resilient green spaces, thanks to the use of native and drought resistant plants. Local
products and materials serve as a dual investment – by also supporting local economy. Reward in the
form of financial savings can be enjoyed due to water efficient landscape design – employing tools
such as smart watering technology – and intelligent application of green waste recycling. Mulching
reduces water costs and maintenance through weed suppression. Meanwhile, occupants can
experience peace of mind thanks to OMRI certified organic based pesticides.

2. EXAMINE WHAT IS INCLUDED WITHIN CONDO - HOA LANDSCAPING SERVICES

It's vital to recognize that all landscape companies are not created equal, and consider the form that
described services will take. Your HOA landscaping company will provide a multifaceted landscape
maintenance service, including irrigation repairs and upgrades; water management; commercial
landscape design and installation, including materials such as concrete and stone; drainage, and
commercial tree care. It is vital to investigate whether each service will be offered in house. Will any
of these services be sub-contracted through a 3rd party? Keep in mind that a contractor typically
marks up specialty contractors by as much as 15-30%. So, HOA landscape companies that are
equipped for a complete in-house package will likely represent better value for money.

3. PRICING: WHY QUESTION THE LOW BALLER

When on the hunt for a top notch HOA landscape company, it's best to pause for thought before
going with the seemingly cheapest option. If the price seems amazingly low, there is usually a reason
to discover! Some companies come in with low pricing because they are desperate to get the work,
however this may be a warning sign that corners are being cut. Alternatively, perhaps a very
important aspect of your scope has been missed. Price is of course always a key consideration when
selecting an HOA landscape maintenance contractor, however it must be weighed against other factors. Keep in mind that going with the low bid could potentially cost you in the long run. Hidden extra costs, or
deferred maintenance conditions may serve as stumbling blocks down the road. Potential hazards
such as liabilities, or dead plant and lawn replacements – just to name a couple – are certainly best
avoided.

4. LOOK FOR CLEAR AND PROMPT COMMUNICATION

The role of any HOA landscape company includes being on-hand when both the anticipated and
unexpected arise. Clear communication is essential for responding to routine requests and calls,
including emergencies. This commitment to excellence should always be demonstrated by your
Home Owners Association Landscape Service. This would include returning telephone calls and
emails promptly. Your association should have a single point of contact, who understands the unique
requirements of the property. This individual should be meticulous in their attention to detail, and
must have excellent verbal and communication skills. From day one, you should experience
dedication to becoming familiar with every aspect of your association's needs.

5. QUALITY WORK IS ALWAYS PRECEDED BY STRATEGY

High caliber HOA landscape services always entail appropriate tools and systems. Your HOA
landscape company should incorporate a monthly report – identifying upcoming maintenance items,
including completed and pending work orders. The quality of work should show in every detail. As you
well know, it is essential to show continuous improvement in order to increase occupancy rates, boost
retention, and increase property value. The home owners association landscape company you choose should fully support
you by excelling in this regard.

6. DON'T SETTLE FOR ANYTHING LESS THAN 24/7 EMERGENCY RESPONSE 

It is in the nature of substantial green areas that urgent issues may arise from time to time. Whether
it's a fallen tree branch, running water, or some other form of landscape hazard, you should be
assured the confidence that emergency support is always a phone call away. Your HOA landscape
services should include a 24/7 emergency response number for unscheduled activities. Your
management team should be able reach your landscapers at any time – throughout the day, night or
weekend.

Bay Area HOAs Need Look No Further Than FloraTerra, we take great pride in an intricate understanding of each of our clients, and of the HOA landscape industry as a whole. FloraTerra Landscape Management has over 25 years of experience maintaining large HOA communities, condominiums and multi-family complexes. We specialize in HOA landscape services, including landscape enhancements, design, weekly maintenance, water management and HOA tree care. Whether it's in supporting community managers in every way, or being ever-ready to take on any task – large or small – we have you covered.

Call 408.275.1200 to Learn More – or Alternatively, We’re Just a Click Away!

ABOUT OUR HOA LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE COMPANY

FloraTerra and its affiliates are based in San Jose, California.  As a leading commercial landscape maintenance contractor in San Jose Ca, FloraTerra specializes in multi-family developments, since its origin the company and its affiliates have installed and maintain some of the most prestigious communities throughout the Silicon Valley, Metro area.

AREAS WE SERVICE:

Santa Clara County Alameda County San Mateo County
Silicon Valley, CA Fremont, CA Palo Alto, CA
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Topics: Landscape Planning, Landscape Maintenance, Tree Care, Sustainable Landscaping

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