Last edited 25 Feb 2021

Working with landscape maintenance contractors


[edit] Introduction

A well-designed and maintained landscape can attract people to a site and can have a positive impact on property value and personal wellbeing. With more elaborate landscaping, it is fairly common for facilities managers or other property management professionals to outsource maintenance responsibilities to a company that specialises in grounds maintenance.

[edit] Preparing a contract

As is the case with other specialist contractors, it is important to include essential information in tender documentation, such as:

It is also helpful to have an inventory of trees, shrubs and other types of landscaping on the site. In order for the list to be suitable for the contract specifications, it should include details such as size, age, condition and maintenance requirements of each item.

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