Residential maintenance is very competitive especially in this current market, over the past 27 years I have been involved in maintaining many projects from large retail commercial to the smallest of residences.

I view each of my clients properties as a long term investment that they invest in monthly, therefore it is our job to give you the service that you are paying for.

It's all about the little things

I learned many years ago the little things that get done on a property on a weekly basis are what separate the good quality companies from everyone else.

Landscape Maintenance at Residential Client

Ask for a certificate of liability insurance

When comparing and looking for a landscape maintenance company be sure that you ask for a certificate of liability insurance, this proves that if they get injured or hurt on a job that you will be protected, it is my estimate that over 90% of landscape maintenance companies do not have any company liability insurance and do not carry accident coverage on their employees, are not registered with the state, therefore are not even legitimate companies, pay no taxes and run on a mostly cash basis.

Ask about employee accident insurance

Another item to investigate if they have employees ask them for an accident insurance certificate, this protects you if they have an employee and they are injured on your property.

Check their references

Check their references, and get a contract with them that outlines detailed weekly duties to be performed, this is the only way to ensure that what they tell you will do will actually get done.

Look for 30 day out clause in maintenance agreements

Never sign a long term agreement and always have a 30 day get out clause, our landscape maintenance agreements have this, if you are not satisfied with our service you should not have to pay for it! In fact we always give our new customers their first and last month free, if you are not happy the first month you don’t have to pay for the service!

The following is a sample outline of a few of the duties that we perform on a weekly basis at the majority of our clients facilities.

Residential property weekly duties

This is a basic outline based on approximately 45 annual site visits give or take based on annual weather patterns, we do not service on Thanksgiving or Christmas weeks, and our trucks do not run in snow or ice.

  • Mow and edge lawn weekly during growing season
  • Trimming and manicure of plant materials after blooms and growing spurts.
  • Rake out and detail of flower beds removing weeds, branches, leaves and unwanted debris.
  • Maintain flower beds to be 90% weed free.
  • Power blow off hard scape surfaces, driveways, patios, decks, entrances.
  • Sprinkler system maintenannce and observation, winterize and spring start up.
  • Overall weekly inspection of the landscape.
  • Multiple custom services upon evaluation of your property.

High retention rate

We have a high retention rate of yearly clients that value our service, I believe the main reason is our consistency. Our policy of servicing your account weekly allows us to know your property and properly implement the required tasks on a given basis. The biggest complaint that I hear from a new client is that their previous maintenance service just did not show up on a regular basis, they also did not have an agreement that helped them to understand what they were paying for.

Complete maintenance/ installation warranty - if we installed your landscape and you are contracting with us to maintain your residence we will warranty the complete installation for the life of our maintenance contract with you. We take care of all of the sprinkler system repairs, lawn problem issues that come up like overseeding and aeration if this becomes a problem.

Sprinkler systems - if we installed your sprinkler system and you have us winterize and spring start up, repairing and re-setting heads that become out of line and replacing any components that you may have mowed off or damaged then we can give you a lifetime warranty on your system if it has problems not associated with damage from an outside vendor or source. This is a very good way to make sure that you are optimizing the effectiveness of the system.

Call us

Please give me a call for an evaluation and recommendation of how you can protect your landscape investment.

Tim Barnes,
Westside Landscape
590 Greenwood Rd
Independence, OR 97351

Phone: 503-585-9517
Mobile: 503-991-0285
FAX: 503-606-0439