How many hours have you spent caring for your yard in the past year? While you enjoy it for the most part, perhaps you realize it’s getting to be too much for one person to handle. You’ve decided to take the plunge and hire a company to start taking care of the yard for you. The problem is you aren’t sure where to start. What follows are three things you should consider when hiring a professional lawn care company.
- Scope of Service
Before you even begin, you should sit down and consider precisely what you want a company to do for you. If you want someone to maintain your yard, the landscaped areas and trees, you are going to have to find a company that does it all. Some companies don’t offer complete packages including tree trimming, bug care, and fertilization. If you want a hands-off approach, a total care package is what you need to seek out.
- Design Ideas
Maybe you have big ideas for your yard. You don’t like the minimalistic look you’ve had for the last five years. You want to increase curb appeal and build value. Some lawn care companies can help with design and implementation. They are professionals and are well-versed in the best plants and grasses for your area. Sit down and get their suggestions and design ideas. If you give them an idea of what you’re looking for in a finished product, they can give you the details to get there.
- Cost of Options
This will vary based on what type of services you require. You will pay less for a simple cut and edge service than you will for a total package; however, the whole package may be cheaper than the money you might spend replacing grass and plants damaged by bugs and weather.
If you are tired of spending countless hours dealing with a subpar yard, professional lawn care may be your best option. Having an idea of the type of service you want will help narrow down the companies.