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Why Hire a Professional Landscape Maintenance Company: An Interview with Tori Soles of In the Mow Landscape

By Tori Soles

Tell us a little bit about your company and its foundation.

ITM Landscape has been beautifying outdoor spaces in Gwinnett County since 2005. Eric Soles, joined his father, Eddie Soles, and wife, Tori Soles, to create a business built on customer satisfaction, high attention to detail, and respectful care of our outdoor spaces. We are set apart from our competition because of our clear communication between crews, management, office personnel, and customers. In addition to listening closely to what you want with your property, we also highly train our crews in plant identification as well as equipment safety and care.

What are some of the services your company provides?

ITM Landscape Management is an established, full service, licensed and insured landscape company which provides both full-service lawn maintenance programs as well as a full array of landscape installation services such as plant installation, irrigation installation and repair, water features, retaining walls, patios and drainage solutions.

How often should a yard or lawn be maintained in order to stay healthy and beautiful?

For best results, a yard should be maintained weekly year-round. This provides consistent and thorough care of the property.

What services are required to maintain a lawn?

Lawn maintenance should include weekly mowing, edging, and trimming, as well as regular pruning of trees and shrubs, weeding of bed areas, and blowing off of all surfaces.

What kind of knowledge is required to properly maintain a lawn?

In order to properly maintain a lawn, landscape professionals must have a wide breadth of knowledge to include everything from equipment safety to plant identification and appropriate lawn cutting height. Landscape professionals are able to create a visually appealing result in the landscape while maintaining a respect for the property.

What are some lawn maintenance services that professionals have the ability to handle where homeowners may not?

Landscape professionals are able to foresee when a problem may be developing with plants or grass that a homeowner may not. A professional crew is also able to use the latest equipment in a safe and effective manor to maintain the property efficiently.

In your opinion, what are some benefits of hiring a professional versus trying to do it yourself?

Hiring a professional maintenance crew results in a consistently, beautifully maintained property while allowing the homeowner time to do other things.

Are landscape maintenance personnel typically paid hourly or single-fee based?

It varies across the industry and there is not really a typical way maintenance personnel are paid. At ITM Landscape, we pay our employees commission for each property.

What's the best way for people to get in contact with you or your company?

For more information or to discuss your property needs, please call us at 678-773-0380, email us at, check out website at, or Like us on Facebook at

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