Lawns – Getting Started & Next Steps

How to Pick a Good Lawn Care Service

If you’re keen on paying someone to cut your grass, then you’ve reached your next challenge: In lawn care, it’s even more difficult because of how decentralized the business is. This leads to considerable variance among companies. Some will be exceptional. Some will be horrendous.

So how do you spot the difference? Here’s some help:

Reputation
The Beginner’s Guide to Experts

Scan online reviews, but know that all providers will have some not so good ones written about them. What you should look for is the general vibe that you get. Obviously, a company that has scores of negative reviews and sensible accounts of inadequacy, you can safely trust that they offer questionable service. Moreover, ask your neighbors which provider they use and what they think of them. It could be as easy as that.
Lawns Tips for The Average Joe

License and Insurance

First, if they’re licensed and insured, then you’re sure they’ve committed their life’s work to being a true professional. Second – and more importantly – if they get accidentally injured on your property, you’ll probably be liable. That’s not all. Should their mower huck a rock through your window, their policy won’t cover the damage.

Professional or Trade Associations

Being a member of a trade organization is a sign that a provider is committed to their craft. That includes a commitment to ongoing learning and upholding standards of the lawn care industry.

Customer Service

Choose a company whose office manager or owner-operator who is known to respond promptly and reasonably, can be easily reached through email or social media, and uses lawn care scheduling and billing software. This can save you tons of stress and time in the end.

Equipment Maintenance

If you mow your own lawn, you’d probably change your blade once or twice yearly. Outstanding lawn care companies generally sharpen or change blades everyday or every other day. ask them how many mowing hours their blades go through before they are changed or sharpened. Ten hours should be the maximum.

Contracts

In this business, lengthy contracts are commonplace, so don’t be surprised. Just ask if they’ll let you go without one. Or at least, ask if they’ll give you a free trial. This shouldn’t be a problem for good companies.

Reliability

Finally, you should know that sometimes, companies just don’t have adequate operational capacity, and they collapse and disappear all of a sudden. Read online reviews to know companies are stable or not that stable to be reliable. Ask your friends and neighbors if they’ve heard of the specific company you’re planning to hire. Better yet, simply ask the provider to give you client references and make those calls.