Maintain verb : to keep in an existing state (as of repair, efficiency, or validity) : preserve from failure or decline.
So says the redoubtable Websters about that most inconspicuous aspect of landscape services: maintenance work.
The singular thing about maintenance work is that it is at its best when it goes unnoticed. A cleaned up yard looks the way it is supposed to and therefore belies the effort that was invested to make it that way.
But maintenance work poorly done is more than noticeable, it stands out like the proverbial sore thumb. The lawn that is not mowed, the messy pile of leaves that are not removed, or the plant bedding with played out mulch, will overshadow and obscure an otherwise beautiful yardscape.
That is why Ben’s Creek Nursery takes its maintenance work so seriously, and why we are so happy when no one notices our work. Not to mention the fact that our customers have usually put their trust in us with long term annual contracts.
Herewith some photos of some current maintenance work by our crews.