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    3 Ways to Control Your Lawn Care Prices

    Shaun Kanary
    Posted by: Shaun Kanary on March 19, 2014

    best_lawn_care_priceAs spring begins in Ohio, we all are trying to add to the exterior beauty of our home. After a long winter like this one, it's time to turn our turf from "drab" yellow to "fab" green. Even though your best option for doing this is to hire a professional lawn services company, you don't have to break the bank to do it. That's why we'll examine 4 easy ways to control you lawn care prices.

    1. Don't Buy on Application Price Alone! Compare the Similar Products & Applications - Smart consumers always win by investigating all the options available to them when shopping for services or goods. While it's important to review your price options from different lawn service companies, the smart consumer compares apples to apples. Often I hear, "Well TruGreen can do my lawn for $34 an application, where you're at $45 an application. I think I'll stick with them." What the customer fails to realize is that the $34 an application price DID NOT include weed control, and contained HALF the product that our blend had. That would be like buying a car from Dealership A for $3000 less, but realized that the car did not have wheels.
    2. Pre-measure Your Property & Get a Soil Test! - Pre-measuring your lawn can save you money from lawn care companies "guesstimating" your lawn size. Lawn care prices are based on the square footage of your lawn, and having the wrong size can increase your price quite a bit. Use a measuring program such as Google Earth to measure the "treatable" area where grass is around your property. Having this information can help you get a good price. Soil tests are an economical way to make sure you don't pay for treatments your grass doesn't need. Some lawn care companies sell lime treatments regardless on if your lawn needs it or not. A simple soil test can measure your turf's pH level and provide a lawn care company the information they need to build a customized nutrition plan for your lawn.
    3. Investigate All Discount Options - Most lawn care companies offer a variety of discounts that you can cash in on, saving you even more money. It's important that you research these options on the company's website and look for discounts on competitor's websites as well. Pre-pay discounts are the biggest discounts in the industry, allowing you to save 5 to 10% on your entire fertilizing package. Often companies will offer senior and or military discounts too. It never hurts to ask, and can often save you a lot of money.

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    Shaun Kanary

    Shaun has been a part of the Green Industry for the past 15 years. As the Director of Marketing for Weed Pro, a Cleveland and Columbus Fertilizing Company, Shaun is a regular contributor to the Weed Pro Blog, and other industry magazines and blogs.

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