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    BUYER BEWARE: How to Avoid Hiring the WRONG Lawn Care Company

    Shaun Kanary
    Posted by: Shaun Kanary on March 20, 2012

    Hiring the Right Lawn Care CompanyIt’s Spring time in Ohio!  Thoughts of  flowers, warm days, cool evenings, and nice green grass fill our minds.  You’ve got the first three things in, however as you stare at your yellowish, weedy lawn, you realize that you need help with finding the right lawn care company.

    Not all Landscapers are Lawn Care Companies

    Keep in mind that not all landscapers are qualified to treat your lawn, similar to how not all Doctors can treat every condition.  Would you hire a podiatrist to perform your brain surgery?  The fact that your local landscaper offers lawn care services does not mean that they are qualified to effectively treat your lawn.

    Don’t Look for Licensed Companies; Look for Licensed Technicians

    There’s a big difference between a lawn care company  that has a licensed technician on staff, and a lawn care company that has ALL licensed technicians.   You’re rolling the dice on whether the person treating your lawn has a license.  One easy way to avoid this is to request a bio on your technician, with his license number attached.  

    Weeds are Resilient; Good Companies Don’t Charge for Touchups

    No lawn care company can prevent every weed.  Those who say they can are just lying.  A responsible lawn care company will come out and spot treat those weeds that pop up between applications for no charge.

    Motorized Application versus Push Application

    This may seem like personal preference, but trust me it’s not.  Having a company that applies your weed control and lawn care fertilizer with a machine is better for your lawn.  With a push spreader, you often fall victim to the pace that your applicator takes.   Any slow down in pace could mean “greener” areas than others.  A motorized application is your way to ensure that the fertilizer and weed control for your lawn is evenly spread.

    Other Tips to Get Your Lawn Ready for Spring

    Weed Pro wants your lawn to look great this spring!  That’s why our blog has a ton of great tips and tricks to help you along your way.  One of these articles focuses on the low down on spring lawn care. It shares 5 easy to follow suggestions. Check it out here!





    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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