Virtually every task we do requires either substantial time or money to accomplish. If you donít have the time to care for your lawn but you have the money to hire a professional lawn service your problem is solved. Professional services can do everything from fertilizing and mowing to offering weed control and aeration services, leaving you free to sharpen your golf game or put more hours in at the office.
Once youíve made the decision to hire a professional service youíll need to determine whether you want lawn care or lawn maintenance. Simple lawn care can be performed by just about anyone with a decent lawn mower and trimmer. If youíre looking for things like fertilizing, pest killing, seeding and aeration, shop around a bit more carefully for the best services offered at the lowest price. If you opt for a national service, remember that the size of the company doesnít matter, itís the experience and professionalism of its employees that will make the difference. Try to go on the referral of a friend or co-worker.
After youíve chosen the company youíre going to hire, have a company representative join you at your home for a stroll around the yard to discuss what services youíll require. This is a good time to decide whether the representative seems knowledgeable and friendly. If he doesnít, itís not too late to dump him and start over. Things youíll want to discuss include weed control, fertilizing, aeration and seeding. Decide on a time for each step and find out exactly what they plan on putting on your lawn. Also be sure to clearly communicate your expectations to your lawn care professional so that he can help you decide whether your expectations are realistic and, if so, how youíre going to meet them.