Budgeting for Your Commercial Landscaping Service
The budgeting process for a commercial landscaping service requires advance planning, whether during the initial development phase or during on-going operations, should start early enough to collect all the necessary information.
Preparation of your initial landscape operating budget should be done carefully, as should preparation of all annual budgets. Realistic income and expense expectations should be used to prepare the operating budget.
1.) The annual budgeting process should include:
Interviewing vendors/contractors to obtain their input review the past 24 months of landscape expenses verification of contract amount project future price increases review and project future lifespan of irrigation equipment and plant material review required hours compared to current staffing. Finally, drafting the final budget.
2.) Commercial Landscaping Service Expenses Must Be Compared
Some items to consider in your commercial landscape maintenance budget: Annual water costs; Irrigation services, sprinkler repairs and upgrade inefficient equipment landscape procurement controls; cost efficiency of contracted services landscape improvements, taking into account anticipated renovation expenses, including plant replacement and upgrades, tree pruning-removal, refresh mulch, lawn renovation and seasonal flower rotations.
3.) Develop a Comprehensive Budget without a Cost Surprise
Developing a comprehensive landscape budget for your commercial landscaping service can help ensure that no major expenses are being missed, helping to avoid a costly surprise down the road.
As part of the budget process, FloraTerra takes a complete snapshot of your entire property developing a well thought out plan that can be phased in stages or consolidated into one whole project capitalizing on economies of scale. We focus our efforts on high visibility areas that bring about the most value to your property, while improving aesthetics and reducing commercial landscape maintenance costs.
Get started today; our budget planning template will help "take the word guess” out of your commercial landscaping service.
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