Dear Property Owner or Manager,
I believe that grounds maintenance programs should be carefully designed with respect to proper timing, and follow up-to-date practices recommended by the King County Extension.
A good program should cover all aspects of grounds maintenance - lawn care, pruning, treework, irrigation, bed maintenance, and hardscapes. It can be virtually pesticide free.
Like a picture without a frame, a landscape will not make a strong impact without regular, methodical, maintenance performed by an experienced, well trained crew.
I know you take pride in your properties and have to operate within cost restraints. A well-planned and executed maintenance program can be a significant cost-saver over time.