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Why property measurements are critical for your landscaping and snow business?



As a landscaping business owner, you might be tempted to eyeball a property and estimate the size of the lawn and garden beds. After all, who has time for accurate measurements? You can wing it, right?


Eliminate Guess Work

Let's say that winging it might not be the best idea. Accurate property measurements are crucial for several reasons, and we're not saying that because we're in the measurement business (although we are).


Accurate Estimates

First and foremost, accurate measurements are essential for accurate estimates. If you quote a price for a job based on a guess, you might need to spend more than the quote or the complete opposite. No one wants to lose money, and neither would you wish to overcharge and lose the client after a guestimate of the property.

PS: Ottermap HD image with measurements

But wait, there's more!


Operations Management

Accurate measurements can also help with operation management. Knowing the exact size of the property you're working on lets you plan your tasks and allocate resources more efficiently; This would also mean fewer headaches for you and your team and more satisfied customers.


Resource Allocation

And speaking of resources, accurate measurements are also crucial for resource allocation. By knowing the size of the property, you can calculate how much water, fertilizer, and other resources you'll need to keep everything looking lush and healthy. Plus, you'll avoid the embarrassment of running out of fertilizer mid-job and having to run to the store with your tail between your legs.


Performance Monitoring and Analysis

Now, we know what you're thinking. "But why stop at accurate estimates, operation management, and resource allocation? I want to monitor my performance too!" Well, you're lucky because accurate measurements can help with that too. By keeping track of the size and condition of the property over time, you can monitor your performance and make adjustments as needed. And if you see any improvements, feel free to give yourself a pat on the back (just not in front of the client, that's weird).


But wait, there's still more!


Design and Enhancements

Accurate measurements can also help with design and enhancement. By knowing the exact size and shape of the property, you can create a design that maximizes the space and complements the existing features. Plus, accurate measurements can help you avoid the embarrassment of planting a tree that ends up blocking the neighbour's view or overhanging the client's fence.

Also, you can make use of the same map to handle your enhancement and design conversation with the client showing them your proposal and design plan right over there on map. So, much ease you see!


PS: Google Earth image

Business Growth

Last but not least, accurate measurements can help grow your landscaping business. You'll establish yourself as a reliable and trustworthy business by providing your clients with precise and professional estimates. Plus, happy clients are more likely to recommend you to their friends and family, which means more business for you. And who doesn't love more business?


So, there you have it. Accurate property measurements are no joke (okay, we had a little too much fun in this blog post). But in all seriousness, accurate measurements are essential for a successful landscaping business. And if you need help with accurate measurements, well, that's where we come in. We'll make sure your estimates are on point, your operation is efficient, your resources are allocated properly, your performance is monitored, your designs are top-notch, and your business is growing. All while making you laugh a little along the way. Click here and measure any property accurately!

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