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Your property’s landscape is an investment – an asset that needs nurturing. We at James Martin Associates understand that money is tight and we make sure your budget works hard for you. Your property will be serviced just the way you like it and within your budget - we’re like an insurance policy for your growing living landscape.

We are serious about what is important in today’s environment, and take extra steps to ensure sustainability. We keep your property green, while saving you some green.

lean management techniques

We’ll get in more fieldwork for fewer dollars. Crew training and use of equipment saves labor and fuel, allowing our crews to outperform the competition.

  • Season start up training (we review safety practices, proper use of equipment, yard flow and paperwork)
  • CLT training
  • Weekly group or crew tailgate training
  • Bi-weekly safety training
nationally acknowledged, locally owned

We are a community committed full service landscape and snow management provider.

  • For the past decade, JMA has been one of the most nationally recognized companies in PLANETs’ (Professional Landcare Network) safety awards, environmental awards and employee certifications
  • Company owners have been involved over the past 33 years in the day-to-day details of the business
  • From inspiring a community-wide fundraising event for victims of Hurricane Katrina to supporting customer charitable organizations, JMA’s strong commitment to philanthropy has resulted in over $200,000 of charitable giving
route density

We travel fewer than 5 minutes from site to site. We put more time into work on your site and less time burning fuel and hours sitting in traffic.

  • By focusing on route density we are able to save on the “windshield tax” and offer more competitive pricing
  • Closely grouped locations allow account managers and supervisors to inspect your site more frequently and ensure quality service

Note:  If your location is outside the local Vernon Hills service area, JMA provides services within the entire Chicago region and Northwest Indiana through its shared ownership of Chicago Snow and Landscape Partners, LLC.

service levels



Yes, we’ll keep the grass looking great. But James Martin Associates also serves as your eyes and ears outside, not only performing the specifications of your contract, but also alerting you to potential issues before they become problems. We’ll monitor the long-term health of your landscape, and suggests budget-conscious ways to enhance your investment in your property.

Choose from 3 commercial maintenance service levels:

Comprehensive Service

  • Weekly mowing of turf areas, line trimming of inaccessible turf
  • Spot weeding of shrub and tree bed areas
  • Edging beds
  • Pruning deciduous and evergreen shrubs and groundcovers
  • Removing debris resulting from above
  • Fertilizing shrubs, shade trees and ornamental trees 
at the proper times of the year
  • Applying preventative grub control to turf, and broadleaf weed herbicide treatment
  • Fall clean-ups

Saver Service

Same as Full Scope, but with 3 fewer mowings per season, 
1 less bed edging and fall clean up, and no tree pruning.

Lean & Green Service

Same as Saver Scope, but with 10-day mowing cycle from May 1 – June 30, then every other week from July 1 -- October 15; 3 fertilizations and reduced pruning services.

flexible service options

We’ll work to fit your needs and budget. JMA offers variable levels of service, frequency, payment terms and the option to combine landscape and snow contracts.

  • Ability to meet customer specifications or to recommend custom scope of service to meet a specific budget.
  • Offer 3 standard options for variable levels of investment and service
  • With pre-payment options, we are able to offer additional savings
  • Combined maintenance & snow contracts for 12 monthly payments – for customers that prefer “fixed” budgets
green strategies and practices

Green strategies and practices save dollars and minimize the carbon footprint of site maintenance. Our long-term commitment to sustainable practices demonstrates our enhanced industry stewardship.

  • Use of biodiesel for JMA fleet reduces carbon dioxide by an estimated 23,000 lbs. per year
  • JMA’s lean waste management practices have resulted in recycling of our business and landscape waste, annually reducing 5,000 cubic yards of waste going to landfills
  • JMA’s substitution of organic mulch instead of shredded hardwood bark mulch saves an estimated 80,000 lbs of carbon dioxide per year
  • Liquid brine versus rock salt for deicing services reduces salt by 60%, and also reduces carbon by minimizing salt transportation

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