· 1 Decide what services you are looking for. Do you just need your grass cut on a regular basis, or are you looking to re-landscape your yard?
· 2 Get references. Good lawn maintenance companies keep a registry of their most successful projects and can make available photos of homes they maintain. Others even have their customers write reviews for their website or promotional materials. You should go farther than that: you shouldn't worry about asking your would-be lawn maintenance company if they would mind your calling two or three of their clients. Call them up and ask all about the lawn maintenance company and whether they're happy with them. If they are, they will rave about the service.
· 3 Get quotes. Lawn mowers cut grass for the same price. Lawn maintenance companies charge differently according to their services rendered, the extension of your yard or garden and the difficulty associated with your landscaping needs. You should get at least three reputable lawn maintenance companies and request estimates from them. You may very well be surprised at the differences in cost, but don't fall for it: the cheapest is not always the most valuable.
· 4 Ask Questions about lawn care. If they don't know the answers to some of your questions, they probably wouldn't be the best lawn care business for you.
· 5 Do they have insurance What if while mowing your lawn the mower hits a rock and propels it right at your front window or Car? Do they have insurance to cover any damages? Or are you going to be left on the hook for the repairs?
· 6 Are they Bondable Theses people are going to be around your Home and Property while you’re at work. Can they be trusted? Have they got criminal Records? Do you trust these people with your valuables?
· 7 Will they be dependable Well they or are they able to show up on time? Do they have a good reliable Truck and Trailer? Is their equipment junk and falling apart? First impressions tell you a lot. How someone treats their equipment (Truck and Mowers) is a good sign of how they are going to treat your lawn.
It all comes down to common sense and doing a little background work on the potential companies you are seeking to hire. Don’t just look at Price or equipment or References look at the whole package.
Make an informed decision. Your Home and its Property is the single biggest investment you will ever make. Threat it as it should be treated and choose someone who will respect you and your property and you will have the best lawn on the street.