Finding a lawn care company that provides quality lawn care service makes all the difference when it comes to the health of your lawn. Not only that, but you'll feel more comfortable turning your lawn over to a professional lawn care company that really pays attention to your needs, your lawn's condition, and your family's safety. But how do you go about finding such a service? We've put together a simple guide that will help you to identify and secure the services of a quality lawn service provider.
A quality lawn care service focuses on the health of your lawn.
But don't all lawn care services focus on the health of your lawn? Unfortunately, no. Some lawn care services sign you up for a package deal. Perhaps your deal includes 5 fertilizer applications. Some providers show up, apply the fertilizer application, and then move on to the next house without ever taking more than a passing glance at your grass.
When interviewing a lawn care service, ask the following question: if you know that my lawn has crabgrass, will you come back in two weeks to apply another treatment if it needs it? Would you charge extra for the service? Does it require making a special request call? Look for a quality lawn care service provider that would be proactive and come back without requiring a special request, and without additional cost. The health of your lawn should be their top priority.
A quality lawn service provides excellent communication.
Quality lawn care requires a different mentality than you would get from a postal delivery service, and yet, some lawn services operate in much the same way. They put an employee in a truck with some equipment and send him out on a route with instructions on what to do to each lawn on his schedule.
Ask the following questions to see if a prospective lawn care provider operates this way. Will I have the same technician every time? Will the technician tell me about the health of my lawn and what's going on with it each time he comes? Will the technician have time to answer my questions, or will he just jump back in the truck and leave when he sees me coming to speak to him?
We strive to develop relationships with our customers, talking with them each time we work on their lawns. We believe you should be on a first-name basis with people who spend time on your property, and we hope that you'll ask as many questions as you want. After all, it's your lawn. We assume that you'll be curious about your lawn's health, so we do our best to communicate as much information about it as possible.
A quality lawn service keeps your property safe and clean.
This is an important point because some lawn care providers leave fertilizer scattered all over your walkways and driveways, making for an unsightly mess and a hazard to children and pets. Ask lawn services if they clean up fertilizer on the sidewalk. Also, when the provider aerates, do they clean up the plugs that fall on your walkways and driveway.
A quality lawn service is proactive.
We know you're busy with the many demands on your time. That's why we take initiative and provide our clients with additional helpful information throughout the year. For instance, we provide free watering guides to help you figure out how much to water during the summer. Ask a potential lawn care service if they are proactive in keeping customers abreast of seasonal changes.
|Robert Palmer is the founder and owner of Weed Pro Lawn Care. Since opening in 2001, Weed Pro Lawn Care has become one of the nation’s leading lawn care companies. A respected leader in both the local community & industry, Rob has received many industry awards, such as the OTF’s Lawn Care Professional of the year. Additionally, Rob is a regular contributor to the Weed Pro Blog, and other industry magazines and blogs.
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