Property Maintenance Contract
Effective as of: , this Lawn Service Contract / Agreement is between Tru Duke Express, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 6737 Chesapeake, Va. 23323, who will be referred to as The Turf Surgeon ( TTS ) and , whose address is: is referred to as “Owner” in this contract for 1 year from the above effective date.
1. THE INTERN
All grassy areas will be mowed. Areas inaccessible to mowing equipment will be trimmed with weed-eaters and manual trimmers. Hard surfaces including driveways, sidewalks, patios and curb sides will be air swept of debris. Mowing will be performed every seven to fourteen days depending on growth rate, TTS will determine. If grass is growing at a pace that is not manageable weekly, double mowing on the same Service Appointment may be necessary. Additional charges will apply. A turf height between 3 – 4 1⁄2 inches will be maintained. This height will be lowered in the fall to promote sturdier root systems though out the winter. For residential lawns, mowing direction can be alternated if requested.
2. THE PHYSICIAN
In addition to The Intern Package, you will receive general pre-emergent & targeted post-emergent weed inhibitor turf fertilization.
3. THE SPECIALIST
In addition to The Physician Package, you will receive ( 2 ) Fall Clean-ups & ( 1 ) Spring Clean-up( 4 Man Hours Per Clean-up )
4. THE SURGEON
In addition to The Specialist Package, you will receive Aeration & Over-Seeding( Seed Cost can Affect Pricing )
( Gates! ) must have a minimum of 40 inches of clearance for equipment to pass thru.
Prior to each Service Appointment, Client will remove all debris from the surface area that might hinder TTS from performing under this Agreement. Any debris collected will result in additional costs to the Client. Client shall keep all pets secured inside a building or fenced area and shall keep people away from TTS’s area of work for the safety of all parties concerned while TTS is performing services. Client must have lawn free of pet droppings when TTS is scheduled to service lawn, or Client may be charged a $ 20.00 equipment cleanup fee per visit.
Service schedules are set to augment worker productivity by reducing travel time between jobs. Generally all lawn maintenance is scheduled the same day of each week, Do to uncontrollable conditions, particularly the forecast suggesting upcoming inclement weather or unexpected traffic conditions, TTS is unable to specify an exact time and date of service. If unanticipated circumstances prevent TTS from servicing your lawn on a scheduled day, TTS may service your property 1 to 2 days prior or after, rather than your normally scheduled service visit. The next week’s Service appointment will be on the regularly scheduled day provided it’s at least four or more days from the off- schedule appointment.
For Residential Clients, if your pet is in your backyard, TTS will not service that area, but will charge the regular Service Appointment monthly fee. If Client’s lawn is skipped at Client’s request and TTS finds Client’s lawn to be over grown on the next Service appointment, TTS may add an additional surcharge to the per service appointment fee to cover additional time used to perform service and /or additional wear on TTS’s equipment.
TTS will not be responsible for normal wear marks from grass trimmers on tree trunks/roots, fence post and mailbox post that is not properly protected. Client shall notify TTS in writing prior to Service Appointment of any plants that are particularly rare or if considered a collector’s item and their approximate replacement costs.
TTS reserves the right not to perform services in close proximity to such plants. It is understood and agreed that TTS is not liable for damages of any sort whatsoever that is not caused by negligence of behalf of TTS or it’s workers. It is also understood and agreed that TTS shall not be held liable for damage to items on or below the lawn surface which are not clearly visible or marked such as cables, wires, pipes or sprinkler components. This includes shrubs/perennials/annuals that are not protected by landscape.
TTS reserves the right to hire qualified subcontractors to perform services whether general or specialized.
Client need not be present during service calls and hereby grants permission to TTS and shall facilitate entry to access the property on scheduled or otherwise agreed service days 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Client agrees that Client will pay monthly in advance for services performed. Client agrees that The Intern Lawn Package Service is contracted from March thru December with monthly payments spread out over a ( 9 ) month payment period. Client agrees that The Physician, The Specialist and The Surgeon Lawn Package Services are contracted from March thru February and monthly payments are spread out over a ( 12 ) month payment period.
A credit card is required to be kept on file for services regardless of payment method.
All cost incurred as a result of collection efforts of past due balances and any legal fees resulting from collection efforts, are the sole responsibility of the Client. In the event of litigation between TTS and Client, it shall be filed and tried in TTS’s local jurisdiction in agreement to the above mentioned terms, the Client and TTS sign below.
This Contract/ Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state of Virginia and any applicable Federal Law.
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Signed by Turf Surgeon
Signed On: February 28, 2018
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Document Name: Property Maintenance Contract
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