Your home or business’ lawn is a direct reflection of your property. Whether you want your yard to look nice from the street, have charm, or just be clean, you may have your work cut out for you. Between other chores around the house, your job, or running a business, cutting the grass may be the last thing on your mind. Here, the knowledge and experience of a professional lawn mowing service can be very helpful. But before you let the first anxious person with a lawnmower and weed eater take care of your lawn and landscaping, you should know what you’re getting into and how to choose the best partner. Here are some tips for hiring a mowing and landscaping service.
Contracts for Lawn Service
Some companies offer services based on contracts or subscriptions, while others want to be paid when the job is done. It’s important to know what you’re agreeing to because some companies have a set number of cuts per year and will keep mowing your lawn even if it doesn’t need it (like during a dry spell). Make sure you know exactly what services you want and when you want them done. Also, make sure the company you hire to mow your lawn knows exactly what they are supposed to do and when they are supposed to do it. Damage and repair clauses are often overlooked. They say when the company will be responsible for damage to lawns or property, like broken windows, and what their policy is on rain delays versus whether they will mow in any weather, which could cause serious damage to the turf.
Standards for Lawn Mowing Equipment
A craftsman is only as good as his tools, and a well-maintained mower with sharp blades can make all the difference in the world when it comes to lawn care. If your lawn care provider is serious about service and results, they should be able to tell you when they sharpened the blades and washed the undersides of the deck. If maintenance hasn’t been done, unexpected breakdowns can happen, which can mess up plans and cause service dates to be missed. Also, grass will be ripped and torn by dull blades, which will damage it early and make it look ragged. If they don’t clean their decks often, mold spores and weed seeds can spread from one property to the next. At Baton Rogue Landscape Pros, we change the blades every day and put on a new, sharp set every morning. Every evening, before the mowers go into the warehouse, we also rinse and disinfect the undersides of the decks. This level of maintenance helps keep diseases and weeds from spreading from one place to another as much as possible. It also helps us cut the grass as cleanly and sharply as possible.
Other Services for Landscaping
Even though your lawn requires a more frequent amount of attention, there are other parts of your yard that will catch people’s attention. A professional lawn company should be able to do a lot more than just weed and mulch flower beds. They should also be able to water and light your lawn. If you’re signing a contract, you might get more for your money if you ask for certain services to be added to your mowing agreement from the start and let all the costs of materials and labor be rolled into one monthly flat rate.
Reputation and reviews of a lawn company's customer service
Regardless of who you hire to take care of your yard, they will be around your house often. Ensuring that this is not only someone that will do a good job, but that you can trust is an important step. Online reviews and ratings give us more information than ever before about services and products. Check them out on social media, ask for recommendations, and look at other online rating and ranking sites to make sure you want to do business with them.
Baton Rogue Landscape Pros has been cutting grass and doing landscaping for homes and businesses in and around Baton Rouge for more than 2 decades.