You might be a horticultural expert — but that doesn’t mean your clients know anything about their new foliage. So instead of adding plants and leaving, give clients a care sheet for their trees, shrubs and flowers.
Not only will a care sheet help the plants survive, but it will also help reduce angry customer calls when their greenery turns a deadly brown.
, TLC’s 2014 Landscaper of the Year, gives customers a printout of the maintenance schedule after completing a project, and they also include . Here, they list tips for mulching, edging, weeds, pruning, fertilization and pests. They also list for different types of plantings.
If you offer maintenance, you can still list schedules — such as how often to prune, water, etc. — to let customers know when they need your services.
When clients understand what’s going on with their yard and how they can be involved, they become more invested — meaning they’ll need your help to make their property even better.