For many people, the price of home lawn care service is almost as important as the care their lawn receives. When you start evaluating lawn care companies, remember the old saying, “you get what you pay for.” Remember, a perfect lawn is not necessarily a cheap lawn.
There are big name companies out there like Scotts Lawn Care and Chem Lawn and several others, that can be very expensive, but they do wonderful work. They have all the top lawn care tools and lawn supplies at their disposal. They use the best fertilizer on your lawn, and they will make sure that you have a true green lawn. However there are people who don’t really care, lawn services like these are simply overkill.
There are lots and lots of smaller lawn companies out there that will provide an equivalent level of home lawn care as the big guys, but may give you a lower rate without scrimping on materials or using low quality lawn products. A great way to locate some of these smaller home lawn care services is to ask your neighbors and friends, who they use for their lawn care. A company that provides great lawn care services, with a good reputation in the neighborhood, will be promoted widely by word of mouth.
Check out your friends and neighbors grass. Ask them if they are happy with lawn care business they are dealing with. Are they satisfied with the service? Are they well treated? Do they have that perfect lawn that you wish you had on your property?
With a bit of care, lawn services shouldn’t be that hard to find. Be careful though because sometimes, lower price can mean lower quality. Get a price quote for basic lawn care service, then get a separate quote for anything extra that you may want done. Do you want some landscaping? Is it extra for lawn fertilizing? Do they user top name products like Scotts fertilizer or do they use some generic turf builder?
What about grass seed? Do they use the best grass seeds available? A reputable lawn company will be able to give you the names and product labels of all their grass seed blends, fertilizers and pest control products.
What techniques do they use to improve the health of your soil and grass. This is an important part of any home lawn care program and not all companies provide these services. Some services you would want them to include are lawn seeding, overseeding, topdressing, lawn aeration, and hand weeding. Yes, believe it or not, some of this work still needs to be done by hand!
If they don’t provide these services, perhaps they can show you how to do them on your own. Believe it or not, you need to learn how to seed grass so that you end up with a beautiful green lawn. You don’t want to kill your grass after all.