WHEN HIRING A LAWN
Created By: Erma Sanford
Every homeowner wants a beautiful and healthy lawn, but lawn
maintenance can be difficult. Often times homeowners are
inexperienced or don’t have the time to care for their lawn
themselves. At this point, it may be wise to look into hiring a lawn
care service. But how to you go about choosing the right company
for your lawn? This helpful guide provides 10 important details to
consider before hiring a lawn care company.
Do your research. There are many lawn care services, some better
than others. Do a quick Google search to see how one company
compares to another. Are there a lot of good reviews or bad
reviews? Does the company have any local news mentions or
accolades? Asking neighbors what lawn service they use is a great
way of finding out the reputation of local lawn care services.
Make sure the lawn service is licensed according to local by-laws. It
might be cheaper to hire a company that is unlicensed; however, a
license implies the company is professional and trained to work in
Make sure the company is insured. An insured company ensures
that you are not held responsible if a worker gets hurt on your
Is the lawn service in a provincial or national trade organization? A
lawn care company that is a member of a trade organization
demonstrates that this company is truly dedicated to their
profession, and dedicated to upholding the standards of the lawn
Invest in a company that you can easily communicate with should a
question or problem come up.
Choose a lawn care company that takes good care of their equipment.
The blades of a mower should be changed out or sharpened for every
ten hours of mowing. Don’t be afraid of asking how often they change
out their blades.
What types of contracts does the lawn service require? Yearly? Is it
mandatory to get a contract or is verbal agreement okay? Also,
make sure you know what the contract entails. Do they provide
money back for unsatisfactory service? Ask.
Make sure you get a quote. Do not trust companies that guarantee a
yearly rate without seeing your lawn first. Find out what payment
plans are available. Can you pay a yearly fee upfront and save costs?
Will you be charged for service calls?
Before looking for a lawn-care company, decide what it is you are
looking for. Different companies use different techniques and
provide different services.
If you have any more questions and would like to speak to a
lawn care professional, contact us. Lawn Troopers is an
experienced and professional lawn care company dedicated to
providing you with top-quality lawn maintenance.