Many homeowners find that after working all day they do not have the time to provide the care that their lawns need to keep them looking green and well kept. There is a lot that goes into lawn care along the mowing the lawn, you need to fertilize it, control the weeds and pests, water it, reseed spots, etc.
Because of the time constraints on homeowners, many lawn care companies have come into existence. How do you go about choosing one? What kind of service do you want? How much service do you want?
Lawn care companies offer services ranging from total care (mowing, fertilizing, weed control, etc.) to a minimum amount of care where by they just apply pest control and fertilizer applications periodically through the year.
But how do you pick out a lawn service. One way of course is to ask your neighbors, friends and relatives for recommendations.
Some things to consider: The company's reputation. What do their customers have to say about them? How long have they been in business?
Is the company flexible? Suppose you have Kentucky blue grass and the neighbor next door (who the lawn company also services) has zoysia grass. Is the lawn care company going to treat your lawns the same?
If you notice a problem, will the lawn care company send someone out right away to fix it?
What kind of expertise does the lawn care company and employees possess? Does the company belong to any professional association? Are the company employees licensed by the Environmental Protection Agency to apply restricted use products? Do the employees have any formal training?
Then there is cost. How are payments made? Does the company simply leave an envelope for you to remit payment or do they bill you? How do they communicate to you that they were there and applied some sort of fertilizer or herbicide so you know whether or not to water your lawn?
In the end, whether you have a complete service or just a partial service it is the homeowner's ultimate responsibility to follow the directions left by the lawn service, such as how much and when to water or not to water the lawn.
Do not just hire the first lawn care company that stops by or calls you in the spring. Take some time to make a thoughtful choice as to what are right for you and your lawn.
Source by Rachel Hauser