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Schill Grounds Management Blog

4 Spring Add-On Services That Increase the Value of Your Commercial Property

We’re thinking spring now, ready to get outdoors and begin seasonal landscape maintenance to prepare your commercial property for summer. We’ve talked about what to look for in a landscape maintenance contract and the questions you should ask before hiring a landscape vendor.

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Topics: Landscape Maintenance, add-on service,, spring add-on service

Know Your Numbers: How Frequency of Service Impacts Landscape Pricing

We’re answering your questions about landscape services, and that includes addressing the Price Gap—why landscape maintenance contracts can be priced so differently. We explained here that many contracts don’t clearly spell out the services promised. So, a lower-priced contract could look appealing, but it might not include the services you need and quality you expect.

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Topics: Landscape Maintenance

Why Landscape Maintenance Contracts Are Priced Differently

Have you ever compared two landscape maintenance proposals and wondered, “Are they talking about the same property?”

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Topics: Landscape Maintenance

Honest Answers to Your Landscape Maintenance Questions

There are a few things that almost every property manager wants to know. Literally hundreds of times a year, we get the same questions—because these issues matter to you.

At Schill, we believe in providing straight answers to your questions, and we’ll never make you wait.

You’ve got a question? You deserve an answer.

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Topics: Schill Company Culture

Why Are There Leaves On My Property in January?

Let Us Explain Why and What Schill Grounds Management Will Do About It

We’ve been fielding phone calls from property managers the last couple of weeks about leaves collecting on their grounds.

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Topics: Landscape Maintenance

Northeast Ohio Winter Forecast 2016

It finally looks like December in Northeast Ohio, with a thin blanket of the “white stuff” covering properties throughout Cleveland. After an unseasonably warm and long fall, some property owners were still facing leaf cleanup when the first snowfall arrived. Now, we’re heading into a winter that is predicted to be colder and snowier than last year. That’s what we’re hearing from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center and forecasters at AccuWeather.

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Topics: Snow and Ice Removal

Dormant Pruning: Extend The Life Of Your Landscape

Plants are going into dormancy now, taking a winter break from growing. But that doesn’t mean that landscape maintenance should stop. Winter is an ideal time for dormant pruning because plants are not stressed. (Growing requires lots of energy.) Also, when plants are pruned in the off-season, it’s less obvious to people who visit your commercial property.

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3 Ways A Client Care Specialist Increases Your Landscape’s Value

 

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Topics: Schill Company Culture, Landscape Maintenance

Be Prepared: Planning Spring Landscaping For Your Northeast Ohio Commercial Property

We’re in the deep of fall cleanup in Northeast Ohio, and we have enjoyed balmy temperatures—a true Indian summer. We know snow is around the corner, and the properties Schill Grounds Management maintains are prepared to manage snow and ice this season. So, why not take advantage of these last weeks of November and the moderate weather to walk the property with a Client Care Specialist during a weekly C.A.R.E. visit and seriously plan for spring?

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Topics: Landscape Maintenance

How Much Does Your Grounds Management Provider CARE?

Your customers are judging. People are watching. They’re making decisions about whether to pull into your entrance, or if they should spend time shopping and dining on your property.

They might even be deciding whether your business looks like a great place to work. Your landscape truly is the first impression, and there’s a lot involved in making your Ohio commercial property a desirable place to live, work or shop.

If you bring on a mow-and-go contractor, you’ll get what you pay for and even risk losing customers and tenants. There’s a lot of stake when you partner with a grounds management provider to maintain your property.

What you need is a professional firm that holds industry certifications and has a track record for success. The problem is, how do you find out if the landscape company you’re considering is a true, quality provider?

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Topics: Schill Company Culture, Landscape Maintenance