Our Range of Services Valley Landscape Management harness a broad scope of services under one brand. We have recognised the widespread requirement for consolidating supply chains, and developed our business model to provide clients with a comprehensive ʻone stopʼ solution without sacrificing specialist skills or experience. This enables clients to simply contact Valley Landscape Management for a solution to any outdoor situation, however diverse. We take on the full responsibility for your outdoor space, leaving you free to deal with your other responsibilities. Put simply, you can have one contact for outside projects.
Making life simpler for our clients By offering a one-stop solution for your outdoor space we make life simpler and less disruptive for our clients. Rather than hunt down and chase different companies for prices on individual projects, clients can simply contact Valley Landscape Management whatever the need.
Rapid Response Our Rapid Response service has been developed for those situations where unforeseen problems arise, such as storm damage or fly tipping. Our clients benefit from a super-quick response service, rapidly resolving the issue where possible or at least making the area operational whilst we arrange the remedial works.
Reliability Doing what we say when we say, with consistent quality workmanship.
Responsibility When we undertake a project we take full ownership of it, saving you any worry. Our reporting system ensures you are kept well-informed with progress and schedule updates.
Flexibility Understanding the busy workload and unforeseen problems that can arise for our clients, we ensure our service is highly flexible. We often adapt schedules at short notice to help customers meet challenging deadlines.
Personality People do business with people. We always remember we are dealing with real people who deserve understanding and respect. As a client, you are of tremendous value to us, and we strive to ensure your experience with us is the best every time.
We’re guessing your company mission is not to create and maintain an attractive show-garden. Still, who can afford to cut corners on grounds management? Your property says a lot about who you are as an organisation and how any tenants may feel. (Unkept, Messy grounds send a negative message.)
So, how should you handle grounds maintenance?
We know there are pros and cons to outsourcing facilities ground management. When you hire a contractor to do anything on your property, you’re entrusting in an outside partner to appreciate your grounds like you do. You might be worried about quality—and of course, there’s cost. Perhaps keeping maintenance duties in-house is an effort to control expenses?
On the other hand, what are you really saving by choosing to do your own facilities grounds management? And, how much time are you spending on maintenance that could be redirected toward core revenue-generating activities?
In business, the savvy owners and managers recognize their strengths and focus on performing what they do best. They surround themselves with talented teams of people who complement their skills— professionals who are strong where they lack expertise.
We know you’ve got decisions to make concerning who and whether you hire out services like grounds maintenance. So, let’s discuss the pros and cons here.
No matter your business, customer experience matters. First, there’s the appearance or “feel good” aspect of your commercial property. Is it welcoming? Do tenants, customers and employees have pride in their decision to do business with you or work for your organization?
Is the property safe—free of debris, clear of snow and ice. Taking that a step further, does the grounds meet environmental services expectations? Cutting corners on landscape maintenance will compromise all of these factors that play into the customer experience.
When any business tries to do it all, details get overlooked. The benefit of hiring a professional facilities grounds management firm is that the company specialises in assuring your property looks and performs in the first-class way you want to present your business.
Cost: Will You Really Save Money?
Every business has a budget, and has to draw a line somewhere with spending. The question is, when determining whether to carry out grounds maintenance in-house or hire a professional, are you considering all of the costs associated with expertly caring for your commercial property? Believe us, they add up.
We have experience working with corporate campuses, manufacturing facilities and other institutions in healthcare and academia. Many of them who tried to manage their own grounds management at one time stopped because they weren’t saving money like they expected. In fact, some of them found they were spending more.
Of course, managing landscape maintenance in house (and don’t forget about snow and ice removal!) could cost less than a professional. But often that is only with cutting corners, and then you’re risking quality and safety. Cost, quality—it all goes together.
Keep in mind these expenses associated with in-house facilities grounds management:
Timing Is Everything: Scheduling Grounds Maintenance
having considered the costs, you may be prepared to work those expenses into your budget. Beyond what you’ll spend in terms of pound notes, an equally important factor is time and scheduling. Plus, someone needs to take responsibility for doing that (more money...). Scheduling is often a difficult aspect, especially when responding to emergency situations such as a fallen tree or fence blocking a road. These occurrences are regular on business parks, and when protecting client and employee safety is critical, they cannot be left unattended too. Will your maintenance team have the diverse skill set required to undertake these emergency tasks, when they are often very varied in nature? And have they got the equipment required to complete these varied tasks? You could be in a position where you have your in-house team employed, but still find yourself calling on professional companies to undertake more complex tasks.
Also, some property owners assign maintenance tasks to their grounds management crews that are completely unrelated to the outdoors. If in-house maintenance is tied up handling an electrical or plumbing problem, what happens to the exterior of the property in the meantime?.
The benefit of hiring a professional facilities grounds management company is that the firm is dedicated to enhancing your property’s appearance, safety and environmental services.
Conserve Resources By Partnering With A Pro
There are commercial properties that manage their own grounds maintenance and they are willing to dedicate the time, people and financial resources to get it right. But what’s your primary focus as an organisation? Consider the pros and cons of dedicating yourself to what’s most important and generates revenue vs. “doing it all yourself.”
Let’s talk about how partnering with a professional grounds management firm can help conserve your resources. Call us on 01322 279799, or fill out this simple contact form and we’ll get in touch with you.
Using a commercial landscaper is a great way to ensure your premises or property always gives a brilliant first impression to customers, tenants and employees.
The luxury of a beautiful, well-kept property serves as a subconscious reminder that your company offers quality work. An aesthetically pleasing commercial landscape and hardscape could also increase the value of your property, make it more desirable to tenants and enable you to add value to tenant fees.But how can you be sure the company you're choosing can achieve this for you? Here are four important things to consider when choosing a commercial landscaper:
Ask about the actual crew that would be doing work on your property – how experienced are they? Does the team hold certifications, and does the company have professional affiliations? These are good indications that the commercial landscaper follows best practices.4. Cost
You shouldn’t choose a commercial landscaper solely based on cost, but be sure to consider return on investment. Does the company offer affordable, high-quality services? Ensure they provide clear invoices with proper documentation for each project?
5. Ability to Maintain Multiple Premises
Many of our clients own multiple properties and estates. It's essential if you are in this position to choose a commercial landscaping company that can serve all, or at least regional, locations. By doing this you will be making an overall saving, as opposed to dealing with each estate individually.
To work with Valley Landscape Management as your commercial landscaper, call us at 01322 279799 or let us know here .