Commercial Landscaping Businesses Ready for the Snow

Commercial landscaping

The abnormally warm weather many parts of the Northeast have experienced so far this December have meant an extended season for many commercial landscaping companies. The lack of snow means more work doing outdoor living designs, but less work in another area of commercial landscaping services: Snow removal.

According to the New Hampshire-area ABC affiliate WMUR.com, commercial landscaping companies are all set for the winter weather whenever it decides to come. The extra time has allowed many businesses to check their snow removal equipment, ensure they have enough salt, and any other maintenance measures.

Most landscapers have certainly enjoyed the nice weather and opportunity to get ahead on projects they’ll be working on next spring, but some are ready for the weather to turn and their services to change.

“I feel it’s half the business, really,” said Ryan Connor, owner of Noble Landscaping and Snow Management in Hooksett. “Usually in a good season, you are doing plowing for a few months, so obviously when it slows down, it’s a little different. But it’s good to always have something else to do.”

One of the reasons landscaping is such a consistent business is because the value it provides homeowners. Approximately 97% of real estate agents recommended landscaping as a top five home improvement recommendation responding that a homeowner can expect a 215% return on investment. In addition, 83% of Americans think having a yard is important and 90% of those with a yard think it is important that it is also well-maintained.

The vast majority of upgrades people make to their yards are either substantial (58%), e.g., paving, new beds, building/upgrading structures, or a complete overhaul (29%), e.g., re-grading, terracing, re-landscaping. The majority of homeowners upgrading their outdoor spaces are addressing their backyard (64%).

While exact numbers are hard to determine, most experts agree landscaping can significantly raise the value of your real estate, which is why many people were wise to take advantage of this year’s extended season. That will start to change quickly going forward and many commercial landscaping companies are looking forward to it.

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