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3 Things Senior Living Communities Should Consider When Hiring Landscape Maintenance

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Considering landscape maintenance for your senior living community?

At Schill Grounds Management (SGM) we understand that a safe, clean and well-maintained landscape is attractive to families seeking senior living for their loved ones.

As the landscape maintenance and snow removal provider for one of the top rated independent and assisted living facilities in Ohio (St. Mary of the Woods), amongst other facilities, we have the knowledge and expertise of maintaining and preserving healthy, vibrant landscapes year-round.

To assist in your search, we’ve created a list of the top 3 things senior living communities should consider when hiring landscape maintenance professionals: Safety, Service and Communication. Let's get started..


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The overall process of finding a senior living home that meets the needs and expectations for a loved one can be difficult and stressful. First impressions are everything and the initial appearance is what potential residents and their family members see upon entering the property.

As service providers what ranks chief among our priorities is Safety. That is why we take the time to make sure our crews wear visible safety vests, protective eye wear and are consistently aware of their surroundings. They are highly trained to power down equipment for pedestrians passing by and keep equipment organized, inspected and clean.

Since courtyards and common outdoor areas are where residents go to enjoy the weather and group activities, it’s important for them to have a safe and clean environment to do that in. Studies show there are also health benefits associated with attractive landscapes such as decreased stress levels, improved mental cognitive function and feelings of mental restoration.

With this in mind, we use sustainable and environmentally friendly practices in almost every aspect of our service.  Nearly 75% of our mowers use propane fuel, which is more energy efficient and burns cleaner than regular fuel. We also implemented a bio-nutritional fertilizer programs that removes as many harmful synthetic herbicides and pesticides as possible. Reducing waste is a primary goal at SGM but anything that cannot be reduced or recycled on site during operations is processed offsite and re-purposed into mulch and topsoil and reintroduced into the landscaping.

 

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Hiring a single source landscape maintenance professional, saves you time and money. In addition to the savings, the facility manger and contractor make tremendous gains in efficiency that allow the maintenance contractor to grow with the changing needs of the property.

Schill Grounds Management provides landscape maintenance, design and snow removal service to service your property year-round. With services such as; mowing, mulching, tree and shrub planting, and add on services such as seasonal displays, dormant and restorative pruning, we have the capabilities to meet all aspects of your property needs.

Another benefit of hiring a single source service provider is that facilities management can communicate with a single point of contact freeing up their time to focus on other tasks.

 

 

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 Consistent communication between account managers and facilities management, creates better workflow. As issues arise, and they undoubtedly will, they can be brought to the table and resolved immediately.

Open and honest communication is the reason why after 25 years in business, SGM is still growing. We take the time to listen to our clients and understand their needs so that we can deliver service that meets their expectations.

We operate by the Sundown Rule and that simply states, “we aim to address all issues by sundown of the same day.” Our C.A.R.E commitment (Consistency, Accessibility, Reliability, Expertise) is the promise behind everything we do at SGM. From monthly onsite inspections, regularly scheduled visits, and end of season surveys so we can continuously improve the services we provide to our clients, .

To learn more about our services visit us at https://www.schilllandscaping.com/services

 

 

 

 

Topics: Snow and Ice Removal, Landscape Maintenance, Enhancements & Add-On Services, Business-development, Retirement-communities, Senior-living

Jerry Schill

Written by Jerry Schill

Jerry Schill is president and co-owner of Schill Grounds Management. He's received numerous accolades for his leadership in the Northeast Ohio business community and the commercial landscaping and snow management industry, including the National Leadership Award from SNOW Magazine and Lawn and Landscape Magazine. He is an active member of the Legislative Committee for the Accredited Snow Contractors Association (ASCA) and the Snow and Ice Committee for the Ohio Landscapers Association (OLA).

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