If you are considering hiring a lawn care service for your home, you might already know that deciding on the best one can be an extremely rewarding or very frustrating process. How satisfied you are can really come down to whom you choose for the job.
You might be looking to hire a lawn care service for the first time. You might have already had a few come out and fail to live up to your expectations and you are looking to make a change.
Whatever the case may be, you are probably already aware of the fact that a well-designed and maintained landscape, including turfgrass, will boost the value of your property by 15 to 20%. That is no small amount of pocket change.
So, before you decide on a lawn care service, here are three questions you should ask yourself.
1.) Can I (and do I want to) do this myself?
For some people, a green thumb comes naturally. They enjoy working in the outdoors, especially on their lawns. It is a source of pride for them to keep up their beautiful lawn all by themselves. For other people, a naturally healthy lawn is something they love to look at and enjoy but don’t have the time or inclination to take care of themselves. Either way is fine. Neither one is better than the other. Which one are you?
2.) Do you have the resources to do your part?
Perhaps you don’t have the time to maintain the entirety of your lawn and can’t give it 100% of your attention. That doesn’t make you any less of a homeowner, it just makes you busy. If, however, you can find the time to water your grass or take away some debris that might have made its way to your yard, do you have the equipment and resources to do your part?
Do you have a good hose or sprinkler system? Do you own a chainsaw or woodchipper to handle debris? Do you want to own one? Good questions.
3.) How much do you want to spend?
Remember, what you are spending on lawn care is really an investment in your home. You want to enjoy it for yourself, of course, but, as mentioned earlier, a quality lawn helps boost your property value.
There are many companies who will simply come by and mow your lawn. If that is all you need, then that is all you should pay for. However, there are also companies who know a great deal about the type of landscaping you need and what will work best for your particular situation.
A nice, well-maintained lawn can absorb rainwater that would otherwise cause damage to your house. It will also trap a great deal of air pollution you might otherwise notice. Particles of polluted air are absorbed in your lawn and when it is maintained properly will prove to be more than something nice to look at.