Mowing lines are straight & present.

The grass is cut at the appropriate height.

The sidewalks & borders a properly edged.

The grass exemplifies good color.

The grass is thick with no bare areas.

Excess leaves are removed from the lawn.

Are there any insects or disease present?

Are there any weeds that are predominantly present?


The clippings are removed from all tree rings.

Mulch looks fresh.

Suckers are removed from the base or trunk of the tree

Tree rings are even with crisp edging.

There is proper amount of mulch.

There is proper distance between the canopy & the ground.

There is proper clearance between the canopy & surrounding buildings.

Small trees are trimmed correctly.

Are there any insects or disease present?

All stubs were removed after pruning.

Number of dead trees present.

Perennial Beds

Beds are weed free.

Bed edges are even & crisp

There is a proper amount of mulch in the beds.

Dead plants are removed from the bed.

The shrubs are correctly trimmed.

Groundcover is correctly trimmed & not overbearing.

The applicable perennials are cut to the ground in late fall.

Plants look vigorous & healthy.

Faded flowers are removed.

Beds are full & look complete.

Annual Flower Beds

Weeds are removed.

Faded or dead flowers are removed.

Flower beds appear to be full & healthy.

Bed edges are even & crisp.

There is an absence of insects & disease.

Pots are watered correctly.

Beds are watered correctly.

Trash/Hardscape Areas

Excess debris is removed from the site.

Sidewalks are clean & weed free.

The building entrances are spotless.

Curbs are free of debris & weeds.

Docks are weed & trash free.

Parking lots are weed & trash free.

Rip rap & gravel areas are weed & trash free.

Walls are free of overgrown vines.

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.