All homeowners have a secret: they want their lawn too look the absolute best. After all, it’s one of the first aspects of the house seen by neighbors, friends or passersby. Whether you’re too busy, want to make neighbors envious or hide the fact you don’t have a green thumb, you want a lawn care service which provides the best service.
Regardless of where you live, there are a tremendous amount of lawn care services eager for your business. You can acquire a list of providers by do the usual such as asking friends, relatives, lawn care associations and business organizations like the local Better Business Bureau (BBB). Once you have a list, it’s time to start eliminating some of the lawn care providers. This is probably harder than creating a list. However, there are things to know when choosing a lawn care service provider. These tips help you in picking the right service provider for your lawn care needs. Choosing a lawn mowing service is covered here.
Type of Services
All service providers aren’t created equal or offer the same services. There are various categories for garden and lawn care services which includes:
• Lawn aeration
• Clean up and hauling
Thus, before you choose a lawn care provider, you should decide what you actually need the company to do. Evaluate your lawn. You may want to answers some questions as you consider the type of work you need completed. For example, you may have to answer questions such as:
• Do I need landscaping or just the lawn cut?
• Am I interested in seasonal maintenance or year-round service?
• Do I want any pesticides or fertilizer applied to the lawn?
• Am I interested in an irrigation system as part of my lawn care service?
• Does my lawn need reseeding?
You should have the providers evaluate your lawn and tell you what needs to be done. This will help compare each provider. For instance, one company may tell your lawn needs a tremendous amount of work and provide a high estimate. Another provider may tell you the opposite and provide a lower estimate.
Narrowing Down the Lawn Care Service Providers
Whether the company is new or has been in existence for a long time, you want a provider who has experience in full service lawn care. In other words, you want a company which does more than mow the lawn. This saves you time and effort of going through the process of choosing another provider, if or when you need the additional services done. You may even want to consider lawn care providers which provide services such as landscape design just in case you want the service on day.
After each lawn care provider evaluates your lawn, request an upfront quote. You want a detailed quote, not a general estimate. You have to know what the quote includes and if any other services such as reseeding cost extra. So, ask for a list of everything the provider will do.
When narrowing down your list of providers, interview them. You want to know if they have insurance, how long they’ve been in business and who will work on the lawn. For example, will the company have actual experts or high school kids working for the summer? . Although you may not anticipate canceling the service, you may need to do so. So ask ahead of time the steps needed to cancel the contract. Check with business organizations to insure they have a good rating.
Picking a lawn care service provider does not have to be a chore or insurmountable tasks when you know the things to remember. You may narrow your options according to the reasonable price one provider offers over another. However, there are some other things to factor into your decision such as if the provider has a trusted name in the field and the type of services you are getting.