From mortgaging to painting to actually moving all of your furniture in - there’s a lot to do when you buy a new home. With this much on your plate, it makes sense that you might want to hire professionals to take lawn care off your hands.
Hiring a lawn care team will save you time, protect your lawn with the safest and most effective products and techniques, and can actually save you money by providing all the equipment you need for a beautiful landscape!
When you’re ready to work with a lawn care company to improve or maintain your lawn, your primary concern is choosing a team that you can trust - but it can be hard to determine what a trustworthy lawn care team looks like! We asked the local experts at American Turf & Tree Care for advice on what homeowners should be looking for in an high quality lawn care company, and what questions they should ask before agreeing to a lawn care program.
Does the company have experience in the area?
While it might be tempting to just go with a national name-brand corporation, you might see better results and higher quality customer care with a locally-owned lawn care company. Local lawn care companies also have specific expertise working in your climate and with common invasive species or wildlife.
A larger company is more likely to use standardized methods across the country, which can have a negative impact on your lawn if it’s not tailored to your soil pH and grass seed!
Is your technician licensed and certified?
There are different laws and regulations in every state - but you should never cut costs by picking an unlicensed, uncertified lawn care professional. Without a license, they may not have the proper experience or training to do the job right, and you might even be held liable if one of their technicians gets hurt on your property.
Does the company have a good reputation?
The internet makes it easy to see what other homeowners in your area have to say about a product or service. If you’re on the fence about a lawn care company, it might be worth a quick check on Yelp or Google+ to see if other people have had good or bad experiences with them.
Is there a service guarantee?
There are some things that lawn care technicians have no control over - but there are several things you should be able to expect from each service. If a company can’t promise that technicians will be polite and prompt, that they’ll clean up after they finish servicing your lawn, or that you won’t be billed for more than your agreed rate - you should think twice.
Will they keep your family safe?
It’s likely that a lawn care company will use fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals on your property. Some companies offer organic options and low risk techniques, but if they do use something that might be harmful to kids and pets playing in your backyard, they are required to tell you and provide you with safety information.
Trust The Experts!
When you put your grass in the wrong hands, you risk seriously damaging your landscape. Homeowners who cut corners can find themselves with damaged and dying trees, or with a completely dead lawn. Not doing your research can also rack up expensive bills for services that don’t work, or on services you didn’t need in the first place.
When you decide to work with a lawn care company, make sure you’re putting your trust in a reliable team that will get the job done right.
I'm Brad, owner of Colorado Real Estate Pros. This blog will talk more about my day-to-day as a Fort Collins Realtor, and my life as well. Enjoy!