It is that time of year and if you haven’t yet, you will probably be googling for “lawn care companies near me”. If you have done so, I’m sure you’ve seen there are a lot of choices out there. This begs the question, “how do I pick the best one?”. The first thing to find out is if you are looking for a lawn care company or a landscaping company.
Landscaping Company Versus Lawn Care Company
A landscaping company usually offers lawn maintenance services like mowing, bed mulching, plantings, and hardscaping such as walkways, sitting walls, patios, pools, and structures such as pool houses, pergolas, gazebos, and fences. They may or may not offer lawn care in the form of fertilization, weed control, and insect or disease control. A quick trip to their website should help you figure out what services they offer.
A lawn care company is one that specializes in the care of manicured turf grasses. They will offer services such a fertilization, pre-emergent crabgrass control, broadleaf weed control, and grub control as well as surface insect and disease control though these last two are typically only applied as needed. Additional services such as core aeration and overseeding are usually available through these companies as well.
Which Do I Need?
A landscaping company that offers lawn care as one of many services may show up and fertilize your lawn and treat weeds, but they may not have the commitment, training, and experience to catch things like the start of a disease issue, problems with how you are watering, or grub or other insect damage. They may end up costing you more money by selling you the wrong treatments at the wrong time for a problem or worse yet, not catch a problem that can lead to your lawn being decimated by an insect or disease.
Service technicians at lawn care companies that focus solely on lawn care are going to be more apt to spot, diagnose and properly treat issues in your lawn because that is all they do. A company that focuses only on taking care of your lawn will be much more responsive to any customer questions or complaints such as weeds in the lawn between scheduled visits.
Do Your Research
As stated above, go to their website and see which services they offer before hiring a lawn care company. Read reviews and the company’s response to them. See if they have a social media presence. That is another good place to find reviews and other users’ comments as well as, again, the company’s response, particularly to complaints and concerns.
When looking for lawn care services another thing to consider is if they are a locally owned business. Not only are you helping support members of our community, but you will often receive better customer service since smaller local businesses value their customers more and don’t treat them as “just a number.”
Many local lawn care companies can offer the same types of services as the big guys at a competitive rate. Whether it’s tree and shrub care, pest control, or you just want a healthy lawn going with a local professional lawn care company can have numerous benefits!
Get More Info From The Pros!
Looking for more information on lawn care or just ready to let the professionals take over your lawn care needs? The Grassmaster Plus team is ready and willing to answer any questions you have and can provide you a free quote on your lawn care services for the season. Contact our local office today!