Choosing a Professional Lawn Care Service
Several years ago most people offering professional lawn care services would mow the lawn
weekly and do little else. Other essential lawn care tasks such as fertilizing, weed control, lawn
raking and aeration were left to the owner of the property.
Fast forward to the present day and the many lawn care compainies to choose from that
offer the complete professional lawn care service including all the essential lawn maintenance
There are many of these professional lawn care compaines to choose from, perhaps you have seen
the various vans of the different lawn care companies as you have traveled through your town or
You may well have heard many comments, both negative and positive about the different companies.
In most cases the quality of the lawn care service is down to the individual carrying out the
various lawn care tasks, not the company who employs them or offers the fanchise.
Many of the proffesional lawn care service providers will have good and not so good staff. You
just need to locate a competent lawn specialist in your area.
There are several ways in we can find a suitable lawn care specialist.
Decide what you require from a professional lawn care service eg, fertilizing, aeration,
scarification, weed and pest management. Most should offer all of these tasks that are
needed to maintain the lawn in tip top condition.
Ask for references from customers, or perhaps your know some friends of nieghbours who
have previously used the services of a lawn care specialist. Many good professional lawn
care services will visit you, inspect your lawn and give a brief report on what work needs
to be done to improve the lawn.
Ask about the professional lawn care specialists history, have they been in this
industry long, does he/she come from a turf care background, such as golf greenkeeper,
sports groundsman etc. If they tick all of the boxes then this will a major plus point as
their is no real substitute for experience.
Many chemicals treatments such as fungicides and herbicides now require the user to hold
the relevant spraying qualifications in order to apply them. Check that the professional
lawn care service specialist holds the relevant certificates.
Many of the products applied can be quite expensive, therefore it is worth enquiring if
there is a guarantee with some tasks. eg weed killer application, fertilizer, insecticide
& fungicide treatments.
Enquire about the types of fertilizer used. Do they use slow release (better results and
longer lasting). Do they carry out soil testing to find out what the soil requires to keep
the grass in optimum health.