It's always important to make our dollars stretch making sure we get the most for our money. So while we want our lawn to be beautiful and green, we don't want to pay a ton of money to achieve those results. That's why in today's blog, we'll cover 3 quick and simple ways to get the best price on lawn care when shopping lawn fertilizer companies.
- Measure Once, Save Twice as Much - Lawn care companies always offer their prices based on the square footage of you lawn. However, most of the national guys round up to the nearest 10,000 square feet when calculating your price. That's why it's important to know exactly how large your lawn is. By figuring out how much treatable square footage you have, you take away their ability to overcharge you.
Of course, figuring out your lawn size may sound more complicated than it actually is. Thanks to the progress in technology, there are a lot of great tools for free on the Internet that allows you to measure the square footage of your lawn. Some of our favorites are Google Earth, and Free Map Tools.
- Break-it-Down (Applications that is...) - When shopping for lawn care, the common method for choosing a company is comparing application prices. However, companies can sometimes offer lower prices by providing less with each application. That's why it's important to break down lawn care packages to understand each treatment you're receiving.
When comparing the treatments that make up each application, you'll be surprised by how different companies actually are. In an effort to save money and fool customers, a lot of the national brands will cut out weed control in the middle rounds to save money. That's why it's so important to compare apples with apples, and break down each company's lawn care package.
- Handle With Care - Proper fertilization packages make up one part of the lawn care puzzle. Your willingness to take proper care of your lawn makes up another part. Without both your willingness to care for your lawn, and the knowledge on how-to, even the best fertilizer cannot keep your lawn healthy by itself.
This is why it's so important that you find a lawn care company that is willing to provide you with detailed step-by-step instructions on how to care for your lawn after applying fertilizer.
Learn More Questions You Should Be Asking When Hiring a Lawn Care Company
Saving money on a lawn care program is important, however hiring the wrong company can lead to problems that will cost you even more in the long run. That's why it's important that you ask the right questions that will lead you to only the best priced, quality lawn care companies. But what to ask? Well don't worry, Weed Pro has your back and stands ready to help you figure out exactly what to ask lawn care companies while interviewing them. We've put together the Ultimate Lawn Care Company Hiring Guide, and have made it available for you to download absolutely free! Just click on the button below to get your free copy!
|Shaun Kanary has been a part of the Green Industry for the past 15 years. As the Director of Marketing for Weed Pro Lawn Care, a Cleveland and Columbus Lawn Care Service Provider, Shaun is a regular contributor to the Weed Pro Blog, and other industry magazine and blogs.
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