If you want to have your lawn to look good, healthy, and well-maintained at all times but don’t have the time or the green thumb to ensure that it stays this way, then it might be a sign that professional help may be needed. There are quite a number of companies that specialize in lawn monitoring and maintenance with services such as getting rid of pests, applying fertilizers, treating plant diseases, and other necessary things that a healthy lawn requires. These companies range from small family-run operations to medium-sized lawn treatment companies with dozens of employees. Here are some tips to consider when choosing one.
A good way to start is to look around your neighborhood and see whom among your neighbors has the best lawns. Ask these neighbors for recommendations. Ideally, have at least three candidates to choose from. Check up on each one regarding the services that they provide, the number of years they have been in business, how flexible they are in regards to the individual needs of their customers, and how prompt and professional they are in dealing with their clients. You also have to check if the lawn treatment company has a license to operate and are insured. It also helps if it is part of a local trade organization.
If you already have one in mind, ask them to make a visit to see what are the problems and requirements of your lawn. With this initial evaluation, they can make an appropriate cost quotation. Don’t accept price quotations when they have not yet inspected your lawn. Avoid also those that give a one-size-fits-all package as each lawn has different needs and requirements. Lastly, ensure that there should be a written lawn treatment service agreement so that everything is spelled out for both parties.