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Sample Landscape Maintenance Contract

Landscape Maintenance Template

Landscape Maintenance Contract

Effective Date ____/____/______

Client [Legal Name], AKA (The Client)

Located at [Address]

[City], [State] [Zip Code]


The Contractor [Legal Name], AKA (The Contractor)

Located at [Address]

[City], [State] [Zip Code]

The Client and Contractor hereby agree and promise to the following terms:

The Contractor will provide the services as detailed below. A maintenance worksheet will be supplied to the Client every time work is completed at the worksite. The Client will pay all charges as specified below.

This contract is for landscape maintenance for the property that is located at:

Address: _________________________

City: __________ State: ___ Zip: ____

Contract start date: ____/ ____/ ______

Contract end date: ____/ ____/ ______

Either the Client or Contractor may cancel this contract at any time with a thirty day written notice.

The amount due for the below listed services is $__________ per month for the term listed above of this contract and is payable the last day of each month for the service that was provided. The Client will receive a landscaping invoice at the end of each month and receipt of payment shall be due within ten business days from the date of the landscape invoice. All additional charges that are unscheduled will be billed separately and will be due ten days from receipt of the additional invoice.

All spraying for pest control will be done before 10:30am and with temperatures below 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The Contractor will practice pest management to control insects, diseases and weeds that live on and around the Client's ground cover, shrubs, perennials, trees and vines using insecticidal soaps, horticulture oils and biological controls. Any weeds that are in beds or mulched areas will be removed on a weekly basis either by machine or manually. If the Client gives approval for treating heavy pest infestations herbicides may be used. Any weeds in paved areas will be brought under control with trimming machines.

Any shrubs and trees that are less than five years old will be fertilized three times per year during the months of February, May and September. Any shrubs and trees that are more than five years old will be fertilized twice a year in the months March and September. Shrubs and trees that receive lawn fertilizations will not be additionally fertilized. The rate of fertilization will be one pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet or the equivalent.

For any palm trees that are less than eight feet in height will receive 2 - 5 pounds of granular fertilizer for palms two to five times per year. While any mature palms will receive a granular fertilizer treatment four times per year of six pounds per application.

Queen palms will receive a supplement of five pounds manganese sulfate for mature palms and this will occur in March. Date palms showing chlorosis of the lower leaves will receive applications of magnesium sulfate twice per year.

All mulched areas will be replenished once per year and during the winter months of November through April. Mulch will consist of either cypress or pine bark and at a depth of three inches. All bed line edges and curbs will be trenched to help contain the new mulch application. Additional mulch applications are available at the rate of $________ per yard. Mulch will not be placed against any trunks of the plants.

Shrubs will be pruned by hand on an as needed basis to help ensure proper shape, fullness, and a natural bloom. Tree and palm pruning will be done once per year and will be limited to only those branches that are below twenty feet in height and no palm fronds will be pruned. No trees that are located under utility wires will be pruned. After pruning the Contractor will remove all litter that is created. There will be no pruning paint applied and any sucker growth will be removed by hand from the base of the trees. There will be no herbicide treatment for pruning purposes.

Applicable Law

This contract shall be governed by the laws of the State of ____ in __________ County and any applicable Federal Law.

Signature of The Client

Signature of The Contractor



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