Well, of course you are. Yes, mowing your huge lawn every Saturday, pulling weeds, fixing sprinkler heads, trimming, fertilizing, and everything else that comes with lawn care has its perks (at least some enjoy it) but if you’re like a lot of homeowners, it doesn’t seem like there’s enough time in the day or week or month to get everything done.
Now before you go hiring that kid down the street who may not offer everything you need and only be able to mow, and before you go looking up lawn mowing services near me, there are a few things that you may want to consider.
What is your budget? If it’s $20 dollars a month then even the kid down the street is likely going to be charging at least that every week, probably more. If you want professional services, you need to consider that there are professionals who need to make a living in order to make it worth beautifying your yard every week. So, keep that in mind as you determine how much you can afford or how much you are willing to budget.
Do you just want a someone to mow the lawn or do you have other projects you need help with? There are lawn care companies and then there are landscape design companies. Yes there is some overlap but many lawn care companies aren’t full blown landscape architects or designers. That doesn’t mean they don’t offer help or services that may cover what you need, but if you’re going big with your design then you’ll need to look for companies that specialize in design. If not, a lawn maintenance company will probably cover your needs.
Do you need help weekly, when you’re out of town, a couple of weekends a month? Decide how much help you need so you can be prepared when you start asking for quotes. And, on that note, think about what a person over the phone may need to know about your yard and anything else that will determine the scope of work and what kind of schedule will be needed to cover your needs.
If you’re always dreading the yardwork or just falling behind due to a busy schedule and you have the budget, give it a try. Not only will it save you time and hassle, but professionals (good reputable companies) do beautiful work and unless you’ve worked in landscaping yourself, your yard will probably look a lot better than it ever has. You’ll also be able to get help when trouble arises, things like winterizing, sprinkler system damages, dry or dead spots, weed issues, flower bed improvements more. Most companies can help with these services or have connections with subcontractors who can get your taken care of quickly.
Is there more? Not really. Hop online or ask your friends and family or neighbors who keeps their yard so beautiful. People love referring good, honest companies to their friends and the search engines do a good job of helping you find local options.