Maintenance Contracts

Our contracts are based on maintenance levels set by the B.C. Landscape Nursery Association.  These maintenance levels describe maintenance practices needed to maintain set appearance standards and objectives:

Level 1
Well Groomed

Weekly – 12 months
(Lawn & Garden)

Level 2
Groomed

Weekly – 9 months
(Lawn & Garden)

Level 3+3B
Moderate

Biweekly – 9 months
(Lawn & Garden or Garden Only)

Level 4+4B
Basic

Monthly – 9 months
(Lawn & Garden or Garden Only)

Level 5
Groomed

Weekly or Biweekly – 9 months
(Lawn Only)

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45 visits through 12 months: approx. 4 per month March to November (weekly), 2 visits per month December, January and February.39 visits through 9 months: approx. 4 per month March to November (weekly)LEVEL 3, LAWN & GARDEN - 19 visits through 9 months: approx. 2 per month March to November (biweekly)

LEVEL 3B, GARDEN ONLY – 19 visits through 9 months: approx. 2 per month March to November (biweekly)
LEVEL 4: 9 GARDEN visits through 9 months: 1 per month March to November, plus Weekly LAWN

LEVEL 4B: 9 GARDEN visits through 9 months: 1 per month March to November
32 visits through 9 months for weekly, 16 visits through 9 months for biweekly
ObjectivesObjectivesObjectivesObjectivesObjectives
Main objective is first-class appearance, always impeccably clean and well groomed.Main objective is to present a neat, orderly, groomed appearance (but not the same ‘near-perfect’ standard as Level 1).Main objective is a generally neat, moderately groomed appearance, with some tolerance for the effects of “wear and tear,” moderate traffic and natural processes.Main objective is to provide regular maintenance where biweekly visits are not needed.To keep lawns neat, trimmed, groomed in appearance.
Appearance StandardsAppearance StandardsAppearance StandardsAppearance StandardsAppearance Standards
Plants are kept “manicured” and in near-perfect health, lawns uniformly green and thoroughly groomed. The area is kept virtually free of weeds and debris. Seasonal plantings kept lush and ‘very showy’ throughout the seasons.Plants are healthy and vigorous, lawns uniformly green and regularly mowed and trimmed thoroughly within accepted height range. The area has few weeds and little accumulated debris. Seasonal plantings kept lush and “showy” during their seasonal bloom.Plants and lawns are healthy, lawns kept within accepted height range, weeds and debris acceptable within limits between regular visits. Seasonal plantings in good condition and “cheery” at appropriate seasons.Plants and lawns are trimmed to keep tidy. Weeds and debris acceptable within limits between regular visits.Lawns cut and trimmed, walkways blown off at each site visit.
Plant CharacteristicsPlant CharacteristicsPlant CharacteristicsPlant CharacteristicsPlant Characteristics
Areas often include specimen plants, rare and unusual plants, fine turf varieties.Specimen plants may be included but not usually as exotic as Level 1.Areas may include some native or naturalized planting; this may be modified for appearance or moderatly intensive use.Areas may include some native or naturalized planting; this may be modified for appearance or moderatly intensive useLawns maintained to 1.5-2.5”

Quoting

We will come to your property and take into account the area of your lawn, garden beds and hedges, and the number of small, medium and large trees and shrubs.  From this, we will give you a monthly price to maintain your landscape at the level you have chosen.

Contracts

Our maintenance contracts form a written agreement of our business relationship. Included in the contract are information on your chosen level of maintenance, corresponding site visits, green waste recycling, payment options, and termination agreement.

Execution

All work is performed on weekdays within restrictions of municipal bylaws. Any work on the weekend will be by permission of owner. Requests can be made by phone or email for work to be done at the next visit.

Monthly Reports

We provide a written report for each month with the dates of each visit, tasks completed that month, and work projected for the coming month. These may also include suggestions for improvements to your garden.

Payment Options – Contracts

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