One of the perks of it being the winter season is that there is little to no maintenance that you have to do to your lawn. This can make it relatively easy to forget all the things you have to do in order to keep your yard in tip-top shape the rest of the year. If you are someone who has opted to complete all of your own lawn work in past years, you may be considering doing the same in 2018. On the other hand, you may have decided that this year you want to do yourself a favor and hire a lawn care company to complete all the tasks for you. If this is the case, you might not have a clue how to begin looking for one that will do right by you and provide you with everything you need. In our opinion, this is the time of year to start doing research about lawn care companies in your area. However, even with all that information, you may not know which one to choose. We can help. Below you can find the proper way to identify the lawn professionals you want to hire for spring and beyond.
What Should A Lawn Care Company Know?
There are plenty of companies out there who say that they can mow your lawn. However, that is all they will do. Let’s be honest, mowing your lawn isn’t really the difficult part of maintaining a yard you are proud of. It’s everything else that makes the real difference. You need a company that knows about different soil types, pests that may affect your grass, and much more. With that said, your first step is going to be to eliminate these ‘mow and blow’ companies from your list. Then you will be left with lawn maintenance choices that will be best for you and your yard. This is where the real research begins.
Take Comparisons Into Mind
There are likely a hefty number of lawn care companies in your area. Comparison shopping is the best way to ensure you are going to get precisely what you have in mind. Some companies offer a number of different packages for you to choose from, while others simply have one option. If you would like a bit more freedom, choosing a company that gives you these options is probably the best bet for you. On the other hand, if you simply want a company to do the bare minimum, a one-stop-shop could be your answer.
They Need To Be Licensed
Many people will choose to hire a lawn care company based on lower prices. While having a lower price is always nice, this often indicates that the company may not be as legitimate as they first seem to be. Having a licensed technician is always going to render a better lawn in the long run, which makes your investment of a bit more worth it.
Get A Full Scope Of Their Services
Understanding a company’s standard lawn care program is important if you want to get the most bang for your buck. A company that is reputable will offer the following at the very least in their standard lawn care services:
- Mowing and trimming services
- Disease control
- Coring and aeration
- Fertilizer services
- Weed Control
- Soil testing
The Right Fertilizer
Since every single lawn varies, a good lawn care company should be willing to test your soil first and foremost. This will allow for them to know how much if any, phosphorus and potassium to add to it. This will ensure that you are not paying for things you don’t need and that your lawn remains as healthy as possible.
They Don’t Make Promises They Can’t Keep
Some lawn care companies will promise a no-problem lawn once they begin treating it. This is absurd. Every lawn is going to experience issues from time to time. After all, this is nature that we are talking about and nature is unpredictable. Your lawn can be negatively affected by many things like weather and pests, just to name a few. Therefore, no lawn care company can promise a lawn season that is perfect without being dishonest.
Don’t Forget To Look At Reviews
One of the ways we tell people to seek out a lawn care company that they can feel comfortable hiring is by checking out online reviews. Plain and simple, if people are not happy with the services they have received, the first thing they are going to do is head to the online forums that allow for them to air the grievances. If a company has far more positive reviews than negative ones, this is a good indication that you too will be satisfied with what you are going to be paying for in the future.
Hire a New Jersey Lawn Care Company You Can Trust
As the most trusted name in lawn care in all of New Jersey, Lawn Connection knows that we are your best option. On the other hand, you may need to complete the research we talked about in this post to believe it yourself. If you are ready to invest in your lawn and let go of control when it comes to your yard, contact our team of caring lawn professionals today! We would be happy to answer any questions you have about our team, our services and more. Call us right now to get started!