It may be tempting to hire a lawn maintenance service to manage your grass, however, hiring a crew of groundskeepers to manage the land around your facilities will be a huge benefit to your facilities and your team.
1. On-site professionals
There are certain times of the year that your grounds will require more maintenance than others. With all of the rain we get in Florida each summer, keeping up with the growth of grass, shrubs, trees, and weeds can be mind-boggling. Local lawn maintenance companies are already swamped with clients, so getting to the top of their list can be very difficult.
For this reason, we recommend skipping the outside service and hiring a professional, in-house crew of groundskeepers. This crew will keep your facilities looking beautiful year round without the wait and without paying premium prices during the busy season.
2. Comprehensive work
Unlike a lawn maintenance service, your groundskeeping team keeps a close eye on all of the grounds at your facility. From keeping your lawn green and healthy to maintaining the trees on your property, groundskeeping is so much more than lawn mowing, and your onsite groundskeeping team will keep your hotel looking beautiful, making a great first impression for your guests.
3. Immediate response
Every summer the state of Florida makes preparations for hurricane season. Some of those preparations include buying water and batteries, but tree maintenance is also a critical factor in how your home or business fare during the next big storm. While a lawn maintenance company may do a great job of keeping your grass green, full-time groundskeeper will do that and more!
Keeping your trees trimmed and healthy and cleaning up large limbs before a storm protects your facilities from damage. And, a full-time groundskeeper on your staff means you don’t have to wait in line behind hundreds of other home and business owners after the storm to have your debris cleaned up.
4. Your team, your culture
You’ve done a great job of creating a positive, healthy culture within your hotel team. Each member takes their role seriously and your guests benefit. So why not extend that culture outside? Hiring your own groundskeeping team gives you the opportunity to instill your vision and values in every bit of your guests' experience, even their first impressions as they drive onto your property.
It may seem easier to outsource your landscaping needs to a lawn maintenance company in your area, but the benefits of having on onsite groundskeeping team far outweigh the extra work of building the team. Your on-site groundskeepers are members of your team, they understand the mission and values of your organization and can translate those into their work outside your building. And having your own team during the busy, rainy, summer season means you don't have to pay premium prices for services.
If you need help putting together your groundskeeping team, give us a call today. We’d love to work with you to find the right crew for your hotel.