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Do You Need Lawn Care, Lawn Maintenance, Or Landscaping?

Posted by: Nick DiBenedetto on January 3, 2020

While these three topics are related, they are also very different from each other. Some companies may offer all three services while others may only offer one or two of them.  Here in the North Shore and greater Boston area there are a lot of lawn service providers, so it is important that you know what you want before you start looking for a lawn servicer. 

What is considered Lawn Care?

Lawn care consists of those services aside from mowing that relate directly to the care of your turf grass.  Professional lawn care services typically include multiple fertilizations through the season and pre- and post-emergent weed control. 

Grub control is usually offered as a recommended service with additional insect treatments offered on an as needed basis.  Disease control is another optional as needed service in most programs.  A lawn care company will also offer services such as soil testing, core aeration and overseeding to help keep your lawn thick, lush, and green. 

Hiring a lawn care company is an important decision since not all products and customer service is the same. Saving money is obviously important but keep in mind, you usually get what you pay for!

What is Lawn Maintenance?

Any service that keeps your lawn and other outdoor areas manicured and clean is considered lawn maintenance.  By far the most common component of lawn maintenance is regular mowing of the turf grass at a given property.  Others could be spring and fall cleanups, edging, weeding and mulching planting beds, and seasonal pruning of trees and shrubs. 

These are all important factors in keeping your property looking good, but your lawn will require more than these to remain healthy and give you that all important curb appeal.  This “more” would be lawn care.

What Are Landscaping Services?

Landscaping services usually involve improving the outdoor living space of a home.  They are often complex in nature and require designs and construction professionals with specialized skills.  These services often include such hardscape items as pools, decks, patios, walkways, walls of various types and enlarging existing or creating new planting beds.  It could also include the addition of structures such as pool houses, pergolas, or gazebos. 

While you may find a landscaping company that also offers lawn maintenance and some that will also offer lawn care, it is usually best to look for a professional lawn care company to manage your turf.  Companies that offer only lawn care have technicians that are focused only on lawn care as well as specialized equipment and supplies.  These companies typically have better trained employees that can recognize common issues that may creep up in your lawn and give good service recommendations to help correct the problem.  

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!