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How to Pick a Lawn Service Company

Picking a lawn service is a rather tricky task because you spend much time outside and want it to look beautiful. You are also aware that one wrong move could be catastrophic not only to your lawn but also to your bank account.

So how can you find the right company for you?

Your Wants and Needs
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The very first step is knowing exactly what you need help with. The lawn care business is varied – some companies do everything, from mowing to weeding to landscaping and so on, while others only specialize in certain jobs. Knowing what you need, it will be easier to narrow down your list of prospective companies.
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Permits and Insurances

A business license is the first thing a lawn service company needs, but it is only there for tax purposes and is unrelated to expertise. They also need safety Insurance, which guarantees that if anything happens at your home, like an uninsured company’s worker getting hurt, you will be financially liable through your homeowner’s insurance. Professional certification shows that the company takes their business professionally. The most crucial requirement is liability insurance, without which you’ll need to look for another prospect.

Employees

If you are allowing these people into your home, you’ll need to learn more about them. Does the company use a vigorous screening process before hiring people? Also be sure to ask if they have their own staff for all services or if outsource certain tasks, since as this will change the costs and experience.

Training

The most obvious question you may have to ask is about the company’s experience and training. Ask them – it’s not rude at all, and it can save you a few dollars It can save you some money, especially when you consider that someone with less than enough experience or training can make expensive errors.

Price

Quotes usually indicate the fees for individual, monthly and weekly visits. When you’re given a price, be sure to read the fine print. If you choose a bigger company, their “introductory prices” probably fall off after a number of months, and you’ll have to pay more as you are locked into a contract. Bundled services will give you significant savings.

Testimonials

Reviews from present or past customers can reveal a lot about a company. There’s plenty of them on the Internet, but you have to be discerning. There reviews written by marketers. You should stick to independent review websites for neutrality.

Your Gut

At the end of the day, you just have to be able to trust anybody who enters your property. The Better Business Bureau has a website in which you can look up different companies and see whether or not they are trustworthy.