Lawn Care Services Make Good Business Sense
For decades, since the late 1960s, lawn care services have offered homeowners an alternative to doing lawn and landscape work themselves. And, judging from the huge success of this nationwide industry, many, many homeowners have opted to partner with these home service providers.
Still, though literally millions of property owners find doing business with lawn care services makes sense, others continue to rant and rave about services over-promising and under-delivering.
Let’s face it, just as there are unacceptable automobile dealers, over-promising about great service after the sale, then failing to deliver, there are bad home service companies. No industry is perfect. The key is to hire an experienced lawn service; one with the right reputation.
Looking at the proposition from a purely monetary point of view, homeowners can schedule six or seven visits for an average-sized lawn [6,000 square feet of turf] for around $400 per season. Is this a good deal? Or, should the homeowner do the purchasing and application of products themselves? Fact is if you compare similar quality products, at least those available to the general public for use on home lawns, the cost of a similar program [including fertilizer, weed, and other pest control products, along with a spreader or other applicator], the cost will likely be more than $300..and depending on how many repeat trips to the store to buy more products, you could easily spend more than with a service! And you’ll still have to do all the work yourself! Will you know when and how to properly apply products? Will your equipment deliver the right application? Lots to consider…
Experienced and reputable lawn care services send trained technicians to your home. Folks who work in the neighborhood all season long; seeing and treating all sorts of problems; potentially damaging conditions the typical homeowner will miss. And, seeing a problem, they take corrective action on the spot; most often as a part of the scheduled program.
Couple that with the fact that a reputable service provider will return to the home again and again at NO COST to re-apply weed controls when needed. Yes, some weeds will need repeat applications. For a do-it-yourselfer, this means extra trips to buy and apply more products. Aside from the obvious financial benefits of hiring an experienced service, turning your lawn over to a pro is just plain smart. No service program can guarantee you won’t have naturally occurring lawn problems. But knowing that any negative condition encountered on the lawn will get the most effective and timely attention, can help avoid damage and the cost of replacing dead turf.
The list goes on and on. The bottom line, hiring an experienced service, one that stands the test of referral checks and can demonstrate the knowledge and experience you need, must be considered a smart business decision. This link takes you to the home page of the National Association of Landcare Professionals. Check out the information provided.
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