Choosing the Right Lawn Care Company
It can be challenging to take care of your lawn. Regular mowing, trimming, fertilizing, etc. are necessary to keep that stand of turf looking good. If you’d rather have someone else mind these things, consider hiring a lawn care company.
Below are tips that can help you hire the right people:
What Has Changed Recently With Services?
First and foremost, know what you want from a lawn care service. Remember that many lawn companies are very specific with their services. For instance, some will only offer lawn damage pest control but not basic lawn maintenance. On the other hand, some companies also provide a comprehensive range of services. You need the one that is in perfect alignment with your goals.
A Simple Plan: Services
Business Culture and Approach
As you search for the right professional lawn care service, ask your prospect about their business philosophy and approach. Do they apply long-term solutions, like long-acting fertilizers? If that’s the case, great! Do they usually spray to kill for pests or handle issues that you haven’t encountered before? That’s not good. Do they look at your soil before recommending steps to take? That’s another positive sign.
Established companies are generally more skilled and reliable than their relatively new counterparts.
If you’ve seen any nice-looking lawns in the neighborhood, ask their owners which companies are behind them.
Free Lawn Inspection and Estimate
Watch out for companies that quote permanent annual prices without having looked at your lawn. These are normally scammers who will get your money and vanish without a trace.
Prices and Included Services
Some companies only work with yearly contacts, while others can work month to month, depending on how long the customer wants to continue. You want to know what happens if you encounter problems in between applications. Do you have to pay for these service calls?
Annual Payment Discounts
Know if you can save money by paying an annual fee upfront. This is usually more convenient than paying for every individual treatment.
Knowing the Job
As a rule of thumb, you should never let them begin the job until you know its full details. You have to know what treatments are included, for instance, around when they are going to be applied, and what you should expect from them.
Guarantee and Inclusions
Some lawn care companies will assure performance, while others will return your money if you tell them you are not happy with the results.
State License and Insurance
Choose a company that is licensed to apply lawn-care products as per requirements of your state. Definitely, they must also have both workmen’s compensation and general liability insurance. In case accidents or injuries happen while they work in your property, this will make sure you are financially protected.
Better Business Bureau Records
Lastly, note that most, if not all, service providers get their share of negative reviews, so you need to look deeper. They can’t please everyone. Just look for a company whose testimonials are mostly positive.