The Level Green Landscaping Blog

Expert Industry Advice and Property Enhancement Suggestions.

The latest shortage related to Covid-19 hits you right in the landscaping — it’s plants. 

A nationwide shortage of trees, shrubs, and perennials has landscaping companies like Level Green scrambling to meet the supply for customers eager to spruce up properties as the country begins to open up after the shutdowns of Covid-19.

“We’re not the only ones facing a plant shortage — everyone’s facing a shortage,” says Bradley Sarno, operations manager at Level Green Landscaping.

Demand for plants is greater than the supply after a year of brisk plant sales to homebound homeowners who decided to boost their landscaping.

“Everybody is home gardening now,” Sarno says. “Everybody’s at home raising chickens, planting vegetable gardens, and installing landscaping around the house. It has definitely increased demand.”

To meet that demand, growers started selling stock last year that they would have saved for this year.

It’s been a challenge just to survive lately, but if you’re a property manager you’ve had a few more challenges on top of that. 

Level Green surveyed our property manager customers to find out about their top challenges this year. 

What hurdles are you facing? What’s got you tearing your hair out? 

Here are the survey results, along with thoughts from Adam Smith, Level Green Business Development Manager, whose job is to show property managers how a good landscaping company can ease some of those headaches. 

Are you struggling with these challenges, too? We’d love to help make your job easier.

Everybody loves saving a few bucks.

Buy one pizza, get one free can actually make your whole day, right?

So when customers suggest cutting a few items from their commercial landscaping contract, we get it.

But unlike that pizza, cutting landscaping services isn’t necessarily a good deal. (Also, there’s no pepperoni involved, which makes things even worse.)

It can actually cost you more in the end.

Here’s how:

Some surprises are great. Like when you think you already ate all the mint chocolate chip ice cream in the freezer, but hey, there’s a little bit left!

Others, not so great. Like when your commercial property’s lawn dies, and you have to dip into your already stretched budget to replace it. Surprise!

On days like that, ice cream helps. Better yet, add a few key commercial landscaping services into your contract to help avoid those unpleasant surprise costs.

Consider adding these:

Everybody loves insider info. It’s like you suddenly know a secret few people know.

So, if you’re a tulip fan (who isn’t?) it’s kind of exciting to get a peek at the tulip order that branch manager James Kole placed last year for his Level Green Landscaping customers.

What tulips does a pro order?

Let’s take a look. Then we’ll share some tantalizing tulip tips.

Imagine drifts of vibrant yellow daffodils on your property as far as the eye can see, casually blooming as if Mother Nature scattered the bulbs with cheerful abandon.

Except Mother Nature didn’t plant them — your landscaping crews did, using a planting technique called naturalizing that makes it look like the flowers popped up naturally in waves of impressive color.

Intrigued?

Here’s what you need to know to make it happen on your commercial property.