They seemed like Sci-Fi just a few years ago, but drones are the latest tool for landscaping businesses who want to become more efficient and find new and creative ways to market their businesses.
Here are some ways landscaping companies are using drones. Note that it’s a good idea to hire a professional to handle your drone flying unless you or someone in your company is already skilled at flying drones.
Marketing and Promotional Materials
Drones offer an aerial view and allow landscaping companies to capture amazing images and videos of their projects. You can use these videos and images on your website and in other promotional campaigns to highlight the work you have done.
You can also use drones to help with design, especially when your landscaping project involves a complete overhaul of an area. You can capture images of the entire area, then digitally draw up a design to show your customers. This helps customers visualize the final product and helps you come up with a design plan that includes the exact dimensions and details necessary to make it happen.
Survey Potential Projects
Flying a drone over a potential project site can help you visualize the full scope of the project, including any potential hazards or dangerous work sites.
Fleet and Maintenance Software
How many times have you been caught by surprise when a piece of equipment needed maintenance and kept you from completing a job on time? This can cost you valuable time and money. It can also put you at risk of losing customers, particularly if you have to bail on a customer who then leaves a negative review online.
Avoid these headaches by investing in fleet and maintenance software. Here are some ways it can help your landscaping business.
Set Maintenance Reminders
You’re busy running a company, which means you don’t have time to remember when every one of your fleet vehicles is scheduled for maintenance. With fleet and maintenance software, you can set reminders for every vehicle. No more forgetting about maintenance or finding out too late that something is wrong with one of your fleet vehicles.
Your drivers can send you alerts in real-time when they experience a maintenance issue of any kind. You can then make an informed decision about what to do whether it’s dispatching another vehicle to a customer or simply making a note to get that vehicle serviced. With real-time reporting, your drivers are less likely to forget to inform you of maintenance needs, which will improve your operations.
Have your drivers inspect their vehicles from anywhere and report it in your software’s dashboard. This gives you a clear overview of your fleet and ensures that your drivers are safe while they’re on the road.
If you’re ready to upgrade your landscaping business with fleet and maintenance software, try Whip Around. You can sign up for a free trial today to get a feel for how it works and see if it’s right for your landscaping business. To learn more, contact us.