Posted: May 16, 2024

For property owners and landscape providers alike, spring is an exciting – albeit hectic – time of year. Unpredictable weather, the excitement of winter ending, and the beginning of the growing season can make a mess of things – and without the right planning and preparation, you could be starting off on the wrong foot this year.  

Great landscape maintenance providers don’t just show up when the weather starts warming up. When they arrive on your property for the first time in the spring, they’ve put in weeks of work behind the scenes, so they can be at their best when the season hits full swing. Finding a partner who knows every aspect of the job – from safety and plant care to equipment maintenance and inspections – is critical for achieving your goals as a property manager.  

Spring Training Focus Areas: 

  • Mulching: Proper mulching techniques not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of landscapes but also contribute to moisture retention, weed suppression, and soil health. Training ensures that crews understand the importance of correct mulch application and its benefits. 
  • Bed Edging: Well-defined edges give landscapes a polished look and help prevent encroachment of grass onto sidewalks, driveways, and flower beds. Training focuses on techniques for precise edging to maintain clean lines and improve overall landscape appearance. 
  • Weed Control: Effective weed management is essential for maintaining the health and beauty of landscapes. Training covers both pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicide application methods, as well as manual weed removal techniques, to keep weeds at bay and promote plant health. 
  • Mowing & Turf Management: Proper mowing techniques not only ensure a well-manicured appearance, but also contribute to the overall health of grass by promoting growth and minimizing stress. Training emphasizes the importance of consistent mowing heights, sharp blades, and pattern variations for optimal results. 
  • Equipment Maintenance: Regular maintenance of landscaping equipment is key to ensuring efficiency, safety, and longevity. Training educates crews on the proper care and maintenance of mowers, trimmers, blowers, and other tools to minimize downtime and maximize productivity for clients. 
  • Planting:  Whether installing new plants or maintaining existing ones, proper planting techniques are essential for their survival and growth. Training covers topics such as site preparation, proper planting depth, watering, and mulching to ensure successful plant establishment. 
  • String Trimming: Precision trimming around obstacles and landscape features enhances the overall appearance of lawns and gardens. Training focuses on techniques for safely and effectively using string trimmers to achieve professional results. 
  • Site Safety: Safety should always be a top priority in landscaping work. Training addresses the importance of wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), following safety protocols, and conducting thorough site assessments to identify and mitigate potential hazards. 
  • Property Inspections: Thorough property inspections before and after service help ensure that client expectations are met and any issues are promptly addressed. Training guides crews on what to look for during inspections, such as damaged plants, irrigation issues, or safety hazards, to maintain client satisfaction. 

When it comes to training and preparation, Davey makes sure that our crews are ready for everything they’ll encounter on the jobsite before the season even starts. Your property is our top priority, and our teams of experts are committed to outstanding quality and service.  


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