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How to weed out the wrong lawn care providers

How to weed out the wrong lawn care providers

If you’d rather spend the summer enjoying your lawn rather than mowing, fertilizing and treating it for weeds, maybe it’s time to hire someone to do that for you. Here are some tips on choosing the right lawn care provider:

  • Decide how much work—if any—you want to do yourself and how much you want them to do.
  • Get 2 or 3 quotes. Have them inspect your lawn and discuss your expectations. Ask them what level of service, the frequency of visits, and level of appearance they recommend (and how long it will take to achieve that appearance).
  • Make sure they know your tolerance for weeds, brown spots, and other imperfections.
  • Let them know whether you’re OK with chemicals or not, and make sure they’re familiar with local regulations. See if they offer any effective non-chemical solutions.
  • Judge whether you’re being offered quickly greener grass or long-term lawn health.
  • Ask if they have a service guarantee, what it covers, and whether it refunds your money if you’re not satisfied.
  • Decide whether you’d like a contract with uniform monthly payments or a fee-for-service model that fluctuates based on the work performed.

 

If you’d like some help finding a lawn care provider, please give us a call. We have a list of trusted local service providers we’d be happy to recommend.