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Summer is in full bloom in Connecticut. If you own a home and property that need a lot of landscaping and maintenance, you may want to consider hiring a full-time groundskeeper. There are several key considerations when choosing a groundskeeper for your Greenwich, Connecticut property.

The first step is assessing your needs. Are you starting from scratch or wanting to re-landscape your property? Do you need landscape design, construction or sprinkler service? If you have a project, then a full-service groundskeeper is in order. If, on the other hand, you only want to improve upon your existing landscaping or keep it pristine with mowing and pruning, landscape ground maintenance or a property caretaker can help.

In landscaping, you typically get what you pay for as far as quality is concerned. However, something not always reflected in the price is warranty. Does the contracted work include warranties? What about warranties on specific plants?  

Another important consideration is whether or not pest control is part of your groundskeeping service. Certain landscaping can lead to more critters. Proper prevention is vital to stopping pests from doing damage to your plants and trees.  

In the Northeast, like Greenwich, Connecticut, seasonality is essential when considering your landscaping needs. Keeping leaves off your lawn and snow off your sidewalks and driveway is an important service not necessarily needed in other parts of the country. Leaf removal in the fall and snow removal in the winter may be included in some groundskeepers’ regular tasks. Plants that can handle Connecticut’s climate are vital to a well-kept yard. Popular choices include trumpet honeysuckles, New England asters, inkberries, and privet hedges.

One of the best ways to find a quality groundskeeper is through word of mouth. If you’re looking for a full-time groundskeeper for a larger property, you might want to consider working with a private staffing agency. That way you can rest assured your groundskeeper is trustworthy and reliable. Private staffing agencies can do the heavy lifting for you and help you find a caretaker that fits your needs.

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