TopBlades Landscaping is your local landscape service company. We strive to be one of the best landscapers around, delivering premium quality work with attention to detail and great communication so you can have the landscape of your dreams! TopBlades stands strong on its core value of honesty and will guarantee your project is done right.
What Does Landscaping Cost?
Hello, this is Benjamin George, Co-Founder, and CEO of TopBlades, LLC.
Here at TopBlades, we understand that price is a big part of the buying decision and want to be open and transparent about our pricing structure. It is uncommon in our industry to share this information, but I believe that by making our costs, expenses, and prices transparent we will earn the trust of our customers, employees, and community. We have nothing to hide and want to give our customers all the information they need to determine if we are the right fit for their landscaping project or maintenance.
That being said, we are not the right landscape company for some homeowners and Customers. If someone is looking for price discounts, bartering, or price-matching... TopBlades is not the service for them. We have standardized pricing on all the services we perform. We strive to make a financially-sustainable business that can serve our customers far into the future. We aren't the lowest price in town, but we are constantly looking for ways to improve our efficiency within the company to give our customers the best price possible.
I have worked in the landscape industry for over 15 years and have spoken with lots of homeowners in Washington and Johnson County about their lawn care and landscape needs. Occasionally, people are distraught when they receive their price quote and find that the estimated cost of the project is much more than they had anticipated. Their question is "Why is this so expensive and how did you come up with this price?"
I understand your frustration.
I want to answer the most common questions I have heard when it comes to our pricing at TopBlades.
# 1: "Why is it so expensive?"
I understand that homeowners must work within certain parameters of a budget. For this reason, I understand the perplexity when a seemingly small landscape project costs a few thousand dollars when they could do it within 3-4 days on their own.
We will be more expensive than an uninsured, unlicensed landscaper that isn't bonded with the state, does not pay sales tax, or pays their employees under the table. Here are the risks of hiring a service such as that:
1.) If a worker gets hurt on your property while they are trimming a bush, you could be liable.
2.) Under-the-table employees tend to be less reliable, trustworthy, professional, or courteous.
3.) An unlicensed company not paying sales tax will eventually go out of business, and you will be stuck trying to find another service company.
I think you get the point...
There is a lot of overhead we must pay to make sure that we can serve our customers quickly and effectively. We have implemented the highest grade software system for our crews, office, and Team to communicate on so that we can pass information accurately and efficiently to our Customers. We upgraded our Internet servers to enterprise-level to make sure we keep your billing information and credit card transactions safe and encrypted. This all costs money, and we cannot afford to provide this elite level of service if we price our services far below industry averages.
Every day, I am asking our Team "how can we save 5 minutes during our morning loading time?" or "what is the most efficient route to deliver materials?" To say that we are OBSESSED with efficiency would be an understatement. The reason? We want to pass those savings on to you, the end Customer and make our services affordable to as many Iowa residents as possible. This leads me to the next question...
#2: "Is the owner trying to get rich off me?"
Well, I am the owner so let me tell you directly =) I give my paycheck back to TopBlades each quarter. We have open-book management so front-line Team members could confirm this since they see the financial statements each month. I am building the company and (most importantly) the Team for the long-term... It is very important to me that we retain our Team members and give them year-round work. Also the compensation and benefits we offer our Team are 20-30% higher than our industry average. Why does this matter? We don't have massive turnover. You will see the same staff on your property, year after year. You can expect professional Team members on your property that are non-smokers and have had to pass drug tests and background checks.
We want to make this a place where Team members can make a career and provide for their families. This is more than just words, it takes a financial commitment on my part to make sure the company is profitable enough to offer middle-class earning jobs. We have a long way to go before I am happy. I want to eventually offer full medical coverage and tuition payback... But, we have a great Team!
I know that economies change, markets and industries change, but if we can build a solid team of professionals... we will be unstoppable! Our ambitions are high and we have big plans for TopBlades and what we can do as a Team.
I hope this article answered some of your questions. I look forward to doing business with you. Our Team can't wait to give you a "TopBlades Experience." I have compiled other articles on the website that show our prices for certain services such as mowing, retaining walls, paver patios, and more! Please read those if you are considering those services.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com
Co-Founder and CEO
Residential Landscaping & Lawn Care
TopBlades Services for Homeowners
TopBlades serve homeowners in North Liberty, Coralville, Iowa City, Tiffin, Kalona, and Washington, Iowa. Our team is proud to continue to earn our reputation for reliable and professional work, excellent service, and our commitment to getting the job done right the first time.
We enjoy what we do, so providing service with a smile is easy. We clean up after ourselves, so your property always looks better than when we found it.
Call TopBlades today to request a free estimate! We look forward to assisting you with all of your lawn care needs.
Why are Professional Landscaping Services Important?
Hiring TopBlades is the best and easiest way to ensure your landscape is professionally cared for and always looks great. A great-looking yard can increase your home's curb appeal and value. Our professional landscaping service does more than make your property look better. It can also help ensure your property complies with local HOA requirements.
If you're planning to sell your home, professional lawn care, and landscape service can help increase your home's property value and make it more attractive to prospective buyers. Homeowners with a busy schedule also use our services so they can enjoy more time with family and friends. After all, nobody wants to spend their free time doing hours of labor-intensive yard work, especially after a long workweek. Let your local professionals from TopBlades do all the work for you so you can spend more time doing what you love.
More reasons to hire a professional for landscape services:
Create a landscape design that is functional and beautiful.
Choose the best plants, shrubs, and trees suited for your region and yard.
Save money by not having to replace plants and trees as often.
Reduce the stress of caring for plants and trees.
Regularly scheduled maintenance will keep your lawn and landscaping healthy and looking its best.
Landscape maintenance is a must if you want to keep your yard and home looking good all year round. TopBlades offer landscape maintenance that helps save you time and effort and ensures that your yard looks beautiful, no matter the season.
Our professional landscaping services include over-seeding, watering, pruning, trimming, mowing and edging, and general lawn care maintenance. Plus, we offer maintenance-free landscape installs!
Other residential landscaping services
Our residential landscaping professionals can help you create a visually appealing and functional landscape design. We select trees and foliage that are suitable for the Iowa City region, add beauty, and provide much-needed shade during warm, sunny days. We can also install and repair irrigation systems to help keep your garden and yard properly watered so they look great all year!
Contact us to learn more about our hardscape and other residential landscaping services that can help you have the best-looking house in the neighborhood.
Transform Your Property
If you need help transforming your yard from drab to fab, TopBlades can help. From retaining walls to pavers to decks to updating the landscape, to providing you with property water drainage, we are local hardscape experts ready to create the yard of your dreams! We’ll review the various hardscape design options and help you decide which works best with your landscaping.
When you hire TopBlades for residential landscaping services, you can rest assured our professionals will do the job right the first time. We're proud to be a local company and offer homeowners some of the best service around, which guarantees the job will be done right, or we'll make it right, guaranteed!
If you’re ready to have a beautiful yard without all the time and hassle it takes, let us do all the work for you! Request a free estimate today!
We Treat Your Landscaping as if It Were Our Own
When you turn to TopBlades, our team of lawn care experts will help you keep your home looking beautiful all year long.
Our customers trust us to put their interests first and to provide top-quality landscape services that are designed to keep their landscaping looking it's best.
Professional, Honest, Trustworthy
In addition to arriving on time, our team maintains professionalism by offering residential lawn care services that are both efficient and reliable. Our work is a source of pride for us, which is why we provide homeowners with free estimates and honest, upfront pricing. The TopBlades team works hard to ensure your trust by delivering results that are second to none. You can have confidence that we'll do our best to make you happy and to keep your home looking beautiful year-round.