Top Ten Reasons to Hire a Lawn Service Provider
1. A lawn care program customized to your lawn’s needs -
Every lawn is unique, with specific strengths and challenges. It takes a considerable investment of time to properly identify all of these aspects of your lawn. Lawn service professionals take the time to analyze your lawn, taking note of its grass and soil types, turf density, exposure, diseases, insects, weeds … even pet damage. This information is then used to develop a treatment program customized to address your lawn’s specific problems while enhancing its strengths.
2. Lawn care designed around your goals -
You probably have specific ideas about how you want your lawn to look. That’s why your lawn care provider will work with you to understand what you want to accomplish with your lawn. Together you will develop a program designed to give you the results you’re hoping for. You may be able to learn basic lawn care tips on your own, but only a professional can deliver the customized results you are really looking for.
3. Professional grade products you can’t buy at the hardware store -
Give your lawn the edge it needs to thrive. Sure, you will be able to find fertilizers and grass seeds at your local hardware store — even pest control products. But you will not find the professional grade products that are available to licensed lawn care providers. Additionally, your lawn service provider knows exactly how to use the products to treat your lawn, far reducing the risks of damaging your lawn — or your health — through improper handling of chemicals.
4. Certified, trained landscaping professionals -
Put your lawn in the care of true experts. Most lawn service providers require their field staff to undergo rigorous training and certification procedures. When deciding on a lawn care provider, make sure to investigate the training and certification methods. Settling on the cheapest service might only deliver mediocre results that you could have achieved without paying for professional assistance.
5. Attentive, expert service all season long -
A good lawn service provider will monitor your lawn carefully, with bi-monthly or even weekly visits all year long. The certified lawn specialists will evaluate your lawn’s progress during every visit, adjusting your custom treatment program as your lawn improves. They will even work with you to establish an optimal mowing and watering schedule essential for your lawn’s success. Don’t trust your lawn to people who just spray it and move on; make sure you are getting a thorough and comprehensive evaluation from your service provider.
6. FREE service calls within 48 hours -
The whole idea behind a lawn service professional is that you shouldn’t have to worry about your lawn — ever. Even if you notice problems or have questions between visits, most lawn service providers have on-call service available to full-program customers. If something unexpected happens to your lawn between your regularly scheduled visits, you’ll have an emergency service number. You call and the provider sends a specialist to take care of the problem right away.
7. Environmental stewardship -
When your lawn is strong and green, it helps cool the air, filter rainwater, prevent erosion and improve air quality. A lawn care specialist can help enhance these benefits, offering certified organic options. Additionally, they rigorously screen their products and service programs to ensure that your lawn is treated in the most environmentally friendly way possible. By using scientific research, the most state-of-the-art, accurate equipment and trained professionals, your lawn is never over-treated and your environmental footprint is always minimal.
8. Only the treatment programs you want -
Contrary to what some home owners think, lawn care professionals make sure you are in control every step of the way. Your lawn will grow and thrive according to your goals and specifications. And since there are typically no long-term commitments, you are usually free to stop your lawn care service at any time.
9. Results the “neighbor boy” can’t deliver -
Jimmy, the neighborhood go-getter, is not a lawn care professional. Sure, he may offer to mow your lawn and take care of your plants, but he doesn’t have the experience and training needed to really treat and care for your lawn and landscaping. Don’t just pay anyone to treat your lawn — make sure they are professionals.
10. Professionals can guarantee their work -
Lawn care professionals stand behind their service and our products. The people associated with these companies take pride in their work, from the service professionals who monitor and treat your lawn during scheduled visits to the customer support staff that keeps everything running smoothly. In the event anything should go wrong, or leave you dissatisfied, they have the resources and the dedication to fix it to your standards.
Perry Boylan is a Marketing Manager with Scotts LawnService. Perry has worked for Scotts Miracle-Gro for 10 years providing sound lawn, garden, and pest management advice. Scotts LawnService will transform your lawn with professional lawn care services, tree and shrub care, and gardening tips. Scotts offers a FREE lawn analysis. Visit http://www.scottslawnservice.com/ for information.