ARTISTREE EDUCATION: WE PRACTICE WHAT WE TEACH.

We can’t say it enough: An educated consumer is our best customer, because the more you know about the nature of our industry, the more you’ll appreciate the job we do. We’re more than happy to share our knowledge, listen to your dreams or advise you on sustainable landscape design and maintenance issues. We’re also available to come out and speak to your group. Just call 941.488.8897 to schedule a time.

HELPFUL LINKS

  • Sarasota County Water Restrictions
  • Manatee County Water Restrictions
  • Charlotte County Water Restrictions
  • Sarasota County Fertilizer Ordinance
  • Florida Green Building Coalition
  • www.floridayards.org
  • www.watermatters.org
  • www.floridata.com
  • edis.ifas.ufl.edus
  • www.landscapemanagement.net

    HOW TO CHOOSE A LANDSCAPE COMPANY: 10 HELPFUL TIPS

    Repair costs caused by one careless fertilizer treatment, one skipped pruning or one unfocused crew member can drive your community association’s financial statement into the ground. So what do you need to look for when choosing a landscape maintenance partner? Glad you asked.

    1. Look at the company’s work by physically touring their properties. Do they look good on a consistent basis?
    2. Check the company’s references and call them. Ask how long they have used their services; how well the company communicates; how long does it normally take to have an issue resolved; and if they follow a set maintenance schedule.
    3. Verify that the company has a drug-free policy and performs detailed background checks on all their employees.
    4. Are the company’s employees certified to be performing the specific function they have been employed to do (pest/disease control, fertilization application, arboriculture and horticultural services)? Are the certifications current?
    5. Ask to see a Certificate of Insurance for the company’s General Liability and Workers’ Compensation insurances. They should have $1 million in coverage.
    6. Has the company been recognized with any local awards for outstanding service or design?
    7. Will there be an English-speaking supervisor on your property at all times?
    8. What are the company’s warranties/guarantees for plant replacement, turf, irrigation parts and repairs?
    9. Does the company support its local community and charitable organizations?
    10. Finally, make sure all specifications used for the bid process are fully addressed by all companies.

    ARTISTREE INTELLIGENCE: OUR EXPERTS’ BLOG

    The more you know, the more you grow. Check out helpful topics in ArtisTree Intelligence, our company blog written by our own design and maintenance experts (when we can catch them between projects). Enjoy the read!

    Something on your mind? Let’s talk, regardless if you have a contract with us or not. All ArtisTree educational programs are free. ARTISTREE INTELLIGENCE BLOG ARCHIVE