As winter ends, spring quickly approaches. Everyone has so many things they would like to accomplish this time of year. “Honey-do” lists are created, spring-cleaning is in order, and your every day life quickly becomes overwhelmingly filled with things that need to get done. Now, I know you’re thinking…what does this have to do with hiring a lawn care service? I’ll discuss some pros and cons.
- Results: By hiring a professional lawn care service you get just that: professional results. Of course you can do a lot of things around the house on your own; however, the results aren’t the same as what a professional service can deliver. By hiring a lawn care company to assist in caring for your lawn, it often leads to results you just can’t seem to get yourself.
- Time: How do you turn back time? You can’t. And that’s one of the biggest benefits of hiring a lawn care professional. It saves you time and affords you the opportunity to enjoy life. If you’re looking for that picture-perfect lawn, it takes time, sometimes years of hard work to get results you may expect, and those are years you can’t get back.
- Safety: So you have a yard that’s lacking a little bit of color or a yard that is infested with weeds. Treating either one of those scenarios can be dangerous. At times, lawn care products can be dangerous if they are not handled correctly. Lawn care professionals are trained, certified, and licensed to use the products necessary to perform their every day jobs. We are required to follow state and federal mandate level, which ensures a safe lawn for you and your family.
- Expense: A very common misconception is that lawn care services are expensive. It’s all relative to the value that you see in it. Take a fertilizer/weed control program for example. A lawn care company may charge anywhere from $150-$300 for a fertilizer/weed control program for an entire season. When you break down the cost, it actually saves you money. A spreader alone can cost a homeowner anywhere from $35-$100. Then you have 4-5 bags of fertilizer (depending on the size of your yard), and the liquid chemicals necessary to apply weed control products. Oh, and lets not forget the sprayer that you’ll need to apply that.
- Supplemental Care: A thing to remember is that this is all supplemental care. Fertilizing is just a part of it, however, mowing and watering correctly plays a large role in proper care. These practices tend to change from year to year and should be built in to a proper lawn care program.
- Which program is right: Making a decision on what lawn care program can be a difficult choice. What products should be applied? How many applications do you need? There are a lot of options out there, and we get it, it can be intimidating. The best thing to do is go with a program that is built around your lawn’s particular needs. If you need help or advice, that’s what we’re here for!
- Which company: Oh, the agonies of choosing the right lawn care company! With so many options out there, this can be a daunting task. Use local resources (BBB, Chamber of Commerce, Angie’s List, etc.) to assist you in making this decision. Have a representative from the company come to your home to give you an in-person analysis of what your lawn needs. My best advice would be to go with a company that makes you feel comfortable; after all, we’re all here to help!