Sure, it’s great to have a well-manicured lawn on your property: before you know it, it will become the pride and envy of the whole block. But beyond aesthetic appeal, a healthy patch of turf can do a lot more for you as a homeowner. For one thing, it will make it easier for you to put your home on the property market and earn a better price for it. For another, it will make living in your home all the more enjoyable, since it provides the right setting for spending your leisure time outdoors. Yet all this comes with a cost: you need to invest time, money, energy, and concern into having a beautiful, healthful, lush green lawn.
Many homeowners think they can offset these costs by putting in all the work yourself. But, when you really think about it, would you rather pay a professional lawn care Bellevue TN provider to do the work for you, or spend Sunday mornings mowing away at the lawn? We, at Turfclips, know that most of our clients in Bellevue, Belle Meade, Nashville, and beyond, are busy professionals. We value their time just as much as they do. That’s why we provide them with good value aeration, fertilization, and weed control services – as well as much more.
However, we don’t ask you to take our word for it. In fact, the point of today’s blog post is to help you identify a good lawn mowing company on your own. The market is saturated with lawn maintenance providers that all claim they’re the best. So here are five simple steps toward identifying the ones which really mean business.
Know what your lawn maintenance needs are
A good lawn care service provider can do just about anything for you. They can merely come in once or twice a week and mow your lawn. At the same time, they can also help you handle more sophisticated tasks, such as weed control, soil core aeration, and fertilization. Before you sign up with any one company, make sure you know what your turf needs. Otherwise, you may find you’ve signed up for services that you never really had the need for. Additionally, not all lawn service companies handle task that require the use of chemical substances, because they are not licensed for this.
Talk straight about the money
These days, the lawn care industry is as competitive as any other, in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Make note of a given lawn care provider’s fee per hour and ask for comparative quotes from several such companies. Ask about how you will be billed and what contractual terms you should expect. Also, make sure you demand a free estimate and initial assessment of your lawn, since most competitive lawn care providers nowadays offer one to their clients.
Ask around for recommendations
As is usually the case with service providers, the best place to ask for referrals is in your immediate environment. Ask your family, friends, and neighbors to recommend a lawn care company that they had a pleasant experience working with. It’s the safest way to get access to names you can trust and rely on, since your near and dear ones presumably wouldn’t send you off on a wild goose chase.
Google is your friend
… as are Yelp, Glassdoor, and other online portals where you can find information and reviews regarding lawn care companies in the Bellevue TN and Oak Hill area. It might also be a good idea to ask for referrals from the Better Business Bureau – the main consumer protection authority, which can inform you whether any previous clients have complained about a company.
All good lawn service providers are licensed, have trained technicians, and employ at least one professional agronomist. We at Turfclips do and we only recommend that you work with companies that can say the same about themselves. A professional agronomist will make sure that all the work on your lawn complies with current industry standards and best practices.