How to Choose a Lawn Care Company

The Green Thumb Guide to Choosing a Lawn Care Company

A lush lawn can add a certain level of appeal to your home.  Passersby will be green with envy when they see how healthy your grass and plants are.  And on top of that, when you hire a local lawn care company, you don’t have to know one thing about weed prevention and lawn fertilizers.  You do, however, need access to a quality lawn care company.

Finding a group of professionals trained to care for your lawn has its advantages.  First of all, they can treat problem areas in your front and back yards.  This will prevent you from having further issues in the future.  An overgrowth of weeds can keep grass from growing.  In return, you will have splotchy areas throughout your yard.  A trained lawn care company knows how to remedy this problem.  They also can treat your grass with commercial grade fertilizers which are not available to the public.  This ensures that your yards will be green and attractive.  Last but not least, lawn care specialists provide valuable insight and expertise.  They can give you advice as to how often to water your grass and what type of nutrients are needed to help it grow.  This will save you time and the costs involved with caring for your lawn yourself.

Read Reviews Online

With the help of the internet, you can find precisely the information that you need within a matter of seconds.  Visit a website that is dedicated to reviewing local businesses.  Type the name of the lawn care company that you are thinking of using into the search field and voila, you can read other people’s honest opinions about the quality of the services that they once received.  This will give you an idea as to whether or not the company conducts itself in a professional manner.

If the lawn care company has no reviews, visit their website or give them a call to see if they are accredited through the Better Business Bureau.  If they are, you can view their rating by visiting:

http://www.bbb.org

The highest rating a business can receive is an A+.  You can also read any complaints that have been filed against the company by clicking on the link that reads Check Out a Business or Charity. You will then be asked to enter the business name as well as the city, state, and zip code (if you have access to that information) and press enter.  Once the website is done with its search, it will produce a list of possible matches.  Choose the one that relates to the lawn care business you want to use and click on View Report. All the information that you were hoping to obtain will be right at your fingertips.

Compare Prices

Many businesses offer a free quote either by phone or via email.  Take advantage of this service as a way of narrowing down prospective lawn companies.  The one that is the most reputable, offers the best service options, and is flexible in price is the likely choice.  Ask the sales representative if the company provides complimentary consultations.  If it does, set up a time for a lawn care professional to come over to your house and assess your needs.

Communicate Your Needs

The old saying is true.  “Ask and ye shall receive.”  Without living in your home or knowing how hectic your work schedule is, a lawn care professional is only able to provide an estimate of what he or she thinks that you need in terms of services.  You can assist them in getting to know you better by communicating your needs during your initial consultation.  This will ensure that you get exactly what you asked for in upcoming visits.

Set Up a Time for Your First Appointment

After you have decided on a company, schedule your first appointment.  Be sure to pay special attention to how your lawn was treated during this time.  Note if the specialist arrived in time, how he or she proceeded to work, and whether or not you were pleased with the results.  If everything meets your standards, consider it a done deal and continue using the lawn care company as often as you need them.  You can even write a glowing review in their favor as a way of saying thank you for the exceptional customer service that you received.

When it comes to caring for your lawn, no one knows how to do it better than a group of lawn care specialists.  You can easily find a list of reliable companies by looking through the Yellow Pages of the phone book or conducting a web search in your area of the country.  By taking the time to research their performance history, you save yourself the hassle of going with a company that lacks expertise, conducts itself unprofessionally, and ultimately takes your money without offering nothing in return.

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