Lawn care services are so many today. So how do you make the right choice? It's not going to be difficult but there are questions to ask and things to watch out for.


Getting What You Pay For  


The old saying is still true but of course, there are exceptions to each rule. It may hurt your pocket a little bit to choose a more expensive service, but it will often be worth it. Review the services they provide and understand each lawn program offered. If you prefer to do your own fertilizing, that is okay. If you want to skip specific treatments, that is fine too. A well-reputed lawn care company provides not just individual but also packaged services. Still, high prices don't guarantee quality service. 


Background Research 


There should be at least one specialist in turf or agronomy in any lawn care company offering fertilizer application and pest control services. A lawn care service must be straightforward about their education and,  as well as with the products they use and when such are used. They have to give you a copy of the label and comply with laws on pesticide applications, local or state. 


Quick Yet Effective Fixes 


A lot of lawn care services at provide quick yet effective fixes. They jump into the yard two or three at a time, quickly string trimming, mowing, and blowing the walks and typically for an attractive price. Sometimes, they provide fertilization and grub control services, but as ever, you need to be sure when it comes to their credentials. These services are highly suitable for spring clean-ups, mulching and leaf removal during the fall. When choosing one of these companies, make sure to balance price with professionalism and work quality. The employees must be neat and polite, the truck and equipment clean and relatively new. 


Chemical Applications 


There are some huge names in the lawn care industry. Trucks roam the neighborhoods year in and year out, providing fertilizer, herbicide and /pesticide application services to homeowners. Different states have different laws, but in terms of chemical applications, it is required everywhere that these procedures are only conducted by licensed professionals at Some areas need prior, even personal notification, while others require signage on the jobsite. Bigger companies tend not to have enough personal touch that local lawn services are known for, but in any case, you just need a service that keeps your best interests in mind.   



There are those that provide a maximum of 8 applications of pesticides or fertilizers each season. That's too much and most probably expensive or even totally unnecessary. You have to check the details. A bit of simple lawn care knowledge will be very useful in avoiding getting rip offs.