6 Reasons You Need Full-Service Residential Landscape Maintenance

March 07, 2019

Homeowners have a choice when it comes to residential maintenance. They can opt for a basic service that’s just that: mowing your lawn, blowing off any leaves, and little else. Professionals refer to these operations as “mow, blow, and go” because their business model depends on quantity over quality. Expertise and experience matters. Just because someone can build you a cabinet doesn’t mean you’d hire them to build your house. If excellence and quality service matters to you, you need a full-service landscaping maintenance company with a reputation you can trust.


What Full-Service Maintenance Means

Maintaining a landscape’s optimal health and appearance requires a breadth of knowledge that comes from years of experience. And doing it right requires far more than a quick mow and blow.

1.  Consistent fertilizing, pruning, and irrigation

Landscape East & West uses a management program to schedule pruning, fertilization, irrigation and other landscaping services for the homeowner after our initial walkthrough. This calendar is used to create route sheets for our foremen. Our system ensures your plants receive the nourishment, pruning, and weeding they need to thrive.

2. Experts present at each visit

These “mow, blow and go” landscape maintenance services specialize in quantity. How many yards can be superficially cleaned up in the least amount of time? With this business model there’s little impetus to understand pruning techniques for different rose varieties, for instance.

In contrast, you can rest assured that a full-service Portland landscape maintenance company that has been around for decades, like Landscape East & West, has the education and experience needed to fully care for your landscape. “Full service” means full knowledge of landscaping techniques.

3. Longer life for your trees and shrubs

Our landscape maintenance service is holistic; we take care of all aspects of your garden, from soil balance to irrigation to pruning. This long-term view allows us to extend the life of your trees and shrubs. We prune with precision and tenderness. You can’t say the same for lawn-only services, which too often hack or shave at a plant until it has completely lost its natural shape and growth patterns. Full-service landscape maintenance saves you money in the long term by reducing the number of replacement plants you have to buy.

4. Peace of mind

Hiring a full-service landscape maintenance company provides peace of mind. With a lawn-only service you’ll still need to take care of many tasks yourself. Pruning, weeding, and leaf pickup are not included in your average weekly lawn service. Plus, you’ll still have to purchase and maintain costly equipment, including irrigation systems.

With a full-service landscape maintenance service, you can kick your feet up and watch while our landscapers tend to your yard’s every need. We even send out an irrigation specialist to ensure your watering system is operating efficiently. Winterization, backflow checking, and yearly system adjustments are also included in our landscape maintenance services.

5. Excellent customer service

A full-service landscaping company like Landscape East & West is established enough to have a full retinue of customer service professionals. For example, we assign an account manager to every lawn care and maintenance client. That way, one of our experts is in charge of watching your yard’s health and planning for its future. We take over the management of your outdoor space allowing you to manage the other aspects of your busy schedule. At Landscape East & West, we take pride in developing strong, enduring client relationships.

  1. An eye toward the future

Landscapes are alive and in a constant state of growth and change. Your personal account manager is keeping a close eye on the condition of your landscape, regularly assessing what’s needed to maintain the look and vitality of your unique landscape. They’ll make recommendations and bring in our talented enhancement crew whenever your landscape needs an update or a refresh.

Landscape East & West offers a personal approach to full-service residential maintenance. If you’re looking for an established local company with a reputation built on customer satisfaction, give us a call. Let our experts provide you with worry-free service that yields beautiful results.