5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Lawn Care Service
Although it might be cold and snowy, it’s never too early to think about lawn care, and especially if you are considering hiring a lawn care service. Whether it is temporary, or long-term, you want to get the best out of your investment.
To make sure that the company you hire will fit your needs, there are some important questions to have in mind. Begin thinking about them even before you pick up the phone and decide to call a company. This way, you’ll know what you want or need beforehand, and will make an informed decision.
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What do you need?
What are you looking for in your lawn? Maybe you want serious weed control, or you need maintain healthier, greener grass. Maybe you want both, and more.
Figure out what your ideal lawn looks like, and ask the lawn care service how they can achieve that for you. Ask about the products they use and what they do that works.
What is the company’s experience level?
Is the lawn care service experienced? How long have they treated lawns? Obviously more experienced companies will be able to do their work faster, and most likely, yield a higher-quality result.
Do they have experience working with their treatment chemicals and landscape equipment? If they’ve used a certain product for a while they’ll be able to do better work, and it’s likely that the product works the best for what they do.
Are they licensed to chemically treat lawns?
It’s important to make sure the company has a state license to use chemicals on your lawn. This will let you know they are valid and ensure that the chemical products they use are up to standard.
Who do you contact with concerns?
When you have a lawn emergency, who do you go to and what’s their availability? Or let’s say you are not happy with the outcome of a certain method. Who do you call to straighten things out?
Lawn care services won’t be available 24/7, but it’s important to know you have a number to call and a person to assist you when you have concerns.
What is the payment plan?
You obviously want to find out how much the service costs, but also ask about payment options. Are there options where you can prepay for the year? This may depend on how long you need the services, but it’s important to find out. And how easy is it to pay the company? Is it online or in cash?
Again, it depends on how long you want the service, but you might also consider asking if you can cancel at any time.