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Increasing Curb Appeal, Saving Millions

Retirement Community Improves Aesthetics and Reduces Costs, Liability

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The Challenge

Upping the Curb Appeal and Reversing a Downward Trend-Fast

Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, Maryland is the 12th largest continuing care facility in the country. When the management contacted us the community's curb appeal and overall landscape were sub-par; occupancy rates and resident satisfaction were being affected. Asbury's property management needed a way to revamp the landscape and further their sustainability efforts without negatively impacting their bottom line or their current in-house maintenance crew. And they wanted results fast. 

The Solution

45-Day Transformation and $1.1 Million Saved Annually

As soon as we started working with Asbury, we partnered with their HR department to transition their current workers to our team of landscape professionals. We also developed a plan to complete short term grounds enhancements within 90 days. To make maintenance operations more environmentally sensitive, our team used propane-fueled mowers, battery-operated weed eaters and biodegradable plant containers. Working with Asbury's own Wildlife Committee, we controlled invasive species and planted pollinating trees, shrubs and flowers.  

The Outcome

45-Day Transformation and $1.1 Million Saved Annually

The landscape enhancement plan was completed in 45 days, well under schedule. Our team also helped Asbury coordinate the sale of their existing landscape equipment. Renovations of the grounds surrounding the main office and community entrances increased curb appeal and reduced Asbury's liability with safer, more easily navigable walkways. 

Over the course of our five-year contract with Asbury, we've helped the community realize $1.1 million in savings. Better profitability, more sustainability and a landscape that welcomes and attracts residents—that's something we can all feel good about and take pride in. 

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