Are you looking to hiring a lawn care service?
But you’re not sure how to you go about choosing the right company for your lawn?
Here are 10 important details to consider before hiring a lawn care company.
Do your research. There are many lawn care services out there, some better than others. Do a quick Google search to see how they compare to one another? Are there a lot of good reviews or bad reviews? Does the company have any local press mentions or accolades? Asking neighbors what lawn service they use, this is a great way of finding a good 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 their field.
Make sure the company is insured. An insured company ensures that you’re not going to be held responsible if a worker gets hurt on your property.
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 care industry.
5. Customer Service
Look for a company that you can easily communicate with should a question or problem comes up.
Check to see how the lawn care company takes care of their equipment. Are the blades of a mower changed out or sharpened for every ten hours of mowing. Don’t be afraid of asking how often they change out their blades.
ask what kind of contract the lawn service requires. Monthly, Yearly? Is it mandatory to get a contract or is verbal agreement okay? Also, make sure you know what the contract entails.
Always get a quote. Do not trust companies that guarantee a 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 you start looking for a lawn-care company, decide what it is you are looking for. then look for a company that offers the services you require.
Word-of-mouth and online reviews sometimes are not enough. If you are unsure about a company’s reliability, ask them for references. A good company will not hesitate to provide you with references.