There is no doubt that not everyone has time to take care of their lawn, or that not everyone wants to take care of their own lawn. With great lawn care comes great responsibility! Lawn maintenance takes a lot of time if you want to keep your lawn beautiful, and some people want all of the lawn beauty without all of the time, effort, and hard labor. Well, what if I told you there were professionals that could give you a beautiful lawn and you do not even have to put any of your time and labor into it?
Professional lawn care companies do exist, and they would be happy to let you relax and forget about your lawn maintenance worries. Of course, you could always do a mix of DIY lawn care and professional lawn care. Lawn care companies offer a number of different packages for you to choose from, so you can personalize your lawn care treatments if you would like. There are lawn fertilizing companies, mowing companies, landscaping companies, and many others that specialize in certain areas of yard care. The possibilities are endless when is comes to hiring professional, so it is worth looking into if you are feeling like you need help with taking care of your lawn or if you do not have to time to take care of your lawn yourself.
#1 Myth - It is cheaper to just fertilize my lawn myself.
This is not always true! People always think that lawn care companies are over priced, but you may find that lawn fertilizing companies cost about the same per treatment as the fertilizer you would have to purchase to treat your lawn.
Typically it costs 200 to 300 dollars a year, depending on the size of your lawn, to fertilize a lawn by yourself. Along with that money, you will have to spend hours spreading fertilizer multiple times a year. Keep this in mind while you plan your fertilizing. If you are looking to save time, consider hiring a professional lawn care company to do your fertilizing this year.
Lawn Fertilizing Companies
In Ohio, we fertilize our cool season grasses in the spring and fall. Generally, every four to six weeks is best for fertilization, but we often have to skip the summertime when it is too hot to fertilize.
To appropriately and effectively fertilize your lawn, you must test your lawn’s soil to find what nutrients appear in your soil naturally. The nutrients that are lacking need to be supplemented by the fertilizer. Fertilization services provided by the company will be able to assess and feed your lawn the best nutrients and maximize the health of your lawn.
These lawn companies will also be able to figure out when is the best time to fertilize your lawn, and how often it needs to be fertilized. They should also do some weed control on your yard, which will keep your yard beautiful. Lawn fertilization can be very tricky and often time consuming. Saving time is just another reason to hire a fertilization company.
How to Find the Best in the Biz
The best thing you can do before hiring a professional lawn care company is to do your own research before hiring. Yes, a lawn care company will tell you what your lawn needs, but it is good to know a little bit so you know what package YOU want to buy.
Before you reach out to a lawn care company, read their reviews on Google and see if other people were satisfied with their services. Do you know anyone who gets their lawn treated? If you think that their lawn looks healthy and they are happy with their service, you can see first hand that the lawn care company provides quality service.
The lawn care company you choose should have excellent customer service. If these people are going to be coming to your house on a semi regular basis, you should be able to trust that they are going to take good care of you as a customer along with your lawn. The best lawn care companies should provide free weed touch up, guarantees, and other perks to keep your yard top notch. Your yards health and success should be in the company's best interest.
You Can QUOTE Me On This...
Get multiple quotes from different lawn care companies. This way, you can decide for yourself if you are actually getting a good and fair deal. If you get a lower price from one company that is not the one you really want, you can try to convince the company you want to lower the price for you.
Try to avoid a company with extremely low entry prices. It may seem like they are saving you money, but they will most likely just end up charging you more down the line. If it seems too good to be true, it most likely is not the best deal. You do not want to be fooled by any prices, so make sure you ask questions. Ask about any possible additional fees or if the price will stay consistent throughout your contract. Ask what the estimated TOTAL amount should be for the season, not just the application price.
After The Hire
After you choose and hire a professional lawn care company, observe your yard's reaction to their treatments. Make sure everything is reacting correctly. If not, call the company and tell them what is happening. A good lawn company will fix what is going on. Remember to take advantage of their free services that they provide. Call and report any weed control problems and any crabgrass growth.
Building a relationship with your professional lawn care provider is great because you will always know you can count on them to keep your yard as healthy as possible. It is okay if you feel like you need to try another lawn care company for the next year. Figure out what you liked and did not like about your lawn care company, and do research on other professional lawn care companies to find the best fit.