Professional landscapers and property owners know that the time for planning for spring landscaping is now. Planning includes several elements such as creating a concept or design or your property, scheduling and hiring the right company to do the work, putting together a budget, and possibly even getting ideas and feedback from your HOA. While it’s tempting to do all of this yourself, you should hire a professional property management company to do the work for you so that you can focus on other aspects of your business. Below are some tips on how to get started preparing for your spring landscaping now.


Update Your Reserve Study

Gassen reserve study experts are on hand to help you update your reserve study. We design the study to help you allocated funds for the upcoming project such as landscaping jobs. If you already have a reserve study on file with us, we may only need to sit down with and go over the updates you’ll need for 2018. If you’ve never done a reserve study, we recommend that you begin now so that you can be ready for your landscaping project in the springtime.


Start Scheduling Contractors and Companies Now

If you wait until February or March to schedule a contractor to landscape your property, you may not get them until June or July. Now is the time to go over our vendor list and find a contractor for almost any outside job you need. We set our vendor list so that you don’t have to research to find the right company. We can 100% recommend anyone on our list because we’ve worked with them before. Tell us what contracting work your wand, and we’ll get it set up.


Get Ideas or Feedback from Your HOA

HOA members love to give their input when it comes to what goes in their neighborhood or condominium. For this reason, you may want to get some ideas or feedback from the HOA members about what you can do to make your landscaping look even better. You’ll be amazing at how much of a wealth of resource they can be. A little input will allow the HOA members to feel like they have ownership over their neighborhood. From their point of view, it’s an investment.


Schedule a Cleanup / Yard Work Day

If your HOA is a neighborhood that has plenty of landscaping around it (not including the private properties), we recommend that you schedule a cleanup day or yard work day. A cleanup day can help your neighbors get to know one another better and build a sense of community. Asking for volunteers to help clean up the yard can also help you allocate money in your budget for other things instead of spending it on landscaping. Schedule a spring cleaning day now so that you can have a better chance of getting widespread commitment later.


Property Management Service from Gassen

At Gassen, we offer a wide range of product and services for all property owners in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Our trusted experts can help you with comprehensive property management, reserve studies, accounting, and real estate listings. Contact us today to set up an initial consultation. Our number is 952-922-5575, or you can message us on our contact page.