Landscaping can be a lot of work and for some busy homeowners an impossible task to keep up with. Thankfully there are landscaping companies who can help. You might be thinking that it would be way too expensive, but you might be surprised at how affordable these services can be, especially if you can find a company that specializes in the services you need. Sounds great right, but where to start?
Before you start looking up lawn mowing services near me, there are a few things you may want to think about, so you are prepared to communicate what you need. This will help with requesting a quote.
First, what services do you need help with? Is it just lawn mowing? Do you have flower beds? Maybe you need some help with landscape design? Jot down all the services you think you’d like help with. This will help the professionals understand what you’re looking for. Some of these services will take place weekly throughout all or a large part of the year. Some of them will only be needed once or a few times per year.
Next, it can be helpful to have an estimate of the square footage of the lawn, flower beds, number of trees and bushes etc. Again, this information will help you communicate what you need so the landscaper can provide you with an accurate quote.
Lastly, know your budget. Like a lot of services, cost can vary wildly between services and companies. Know what you can afford for regular work and for one-time services such as design or pruning. Knowing this beforehand will help you decide what services to go with once you get a quote. Also, consider that these services require labor and equipment, and good companies will provide professional level results. If it is within your budget and you are a busy person, it will pay for itself in the time you save as well as helping to maintain the value of your home.
If you aren’t sure exactly what services you will need, it’s still okay to start contacting local lawn care businesses. Some of the things they typically will offer range from new landscape services (lawn installation, weed removal, topsoil, design, trees, shrubs, flowers and more), existing landscape improvements (weed control, aeration, reseeding, pavers, concrete edging, mulch etc.) and of course lawn mowing and sometimes even snow, leaf, and pine needle removal.
When you are ready you can start looking in online directories, search engines, and even asking your neighbors for recommendations for which company to go with. In most markets the prices will likely be comparable across the board but if you aren’t sure about a quote, don’t hesitate to get more. Also, good companies will work hard to maintain their relationship with you because landscape services are usually a long-term need. So, when you find a company you are comfortable with you should be able to rely on them year after year to keep your yard looking immaculate.