What should you expect from your lawn care company throughout the year? It seems like a fairly simple question, you expect that they will make your lawn green and weed-free. Caring for your lawn requires more than just fertilizer and weed control, it is based on a partnership between you and your lawn care company to make sure that your lawn stays healthy throughout the year. This partnership requires more than just an occasional lawn treatment.
What you should expect from your lawn care company:
Summary of Current Lawn Conditions
Your lawn care technician should provide you with information on what he/she observed while serving your lawn. Is there a disease active on your lawn or an insect problem that may be causing damage? Are you mowing at the correct height and providing the right amount of water to keep your lawn green and growing? There is more to caring for your lawn than just fertilizing it.
Information on Additional Available Services
What other services does the company offer that may enhance your outdoor experience? Depending on the state, does the company offer perimeter pest control services to keep nuisance pest from entering your home? Do they offer a mosquito control service or provide control for flea and ticks? Many homeowners have invested a good deal of money on landscaping their home. Does your company offer pest control services for your landscape plants? Or, offer root feeding to help landscape plants grow better? Do they offer core aeration services? If you live in an area where overseeding is an option, is this service available to you? Of course, if there is a current insect or disease problem, do they offer a control program? Do they also offer preventative applications as well?
Convenient Payment Options
Does your company offer convenient payment options, such as pre-paying for the year at a discounted amount? Online payment seems to be the most popular option now, so be sure to ask if they offer that method of payment.
Can you call your lawn care company and speak to a person or do you have to leave a message? Speaking to a representative of the company is the best options, but if you leave a message, do you receive a return call? Can you send them an e-mail? Being able to effectively communicate with your lawn care company without having to jump through hoops to speak to someone is not what you want to do.
Is there a written guarantee with the program you purchased? Is it a money back guarantee? What is the procedure if you are not satisfied with the results? How long will it take to have a follow-up service? Is there a charge for re-applications? Be sure the company with whom you are working stands behind their products and services.
Licensed and Trained Applicators
Are the people who make applications on your lawn properly licensed and properly trained to make safe and effective applications? Is there continuing education available to the lawn service technicians so that they can provide you with the best and most up-to-date information on caring for your lawn? You need to trust the people who service your lawn and feel comfortable that they are doing the best job possible.
These are the most common questions that you need to ask your lawn care company. I am happy to say that the people who work for Spring-Green are properly trained and licensed and receive on-going education, through our online training Learning Management System called Spring-Green University. You will find that Spring-Green people are some of the best there is available in the lawn care industry.
Consider Spring-Green for all your lawn care needs this year, or simply call to ask some questions. Contact your local Spring-Green Lawn Care professional today!