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Three Things To Consider Prior To Hiring A Lawn Care Company

Author : Ryan Wolfe

You know your backyard is in desperate need of lawn care, but what do you need to worry about before you sit down to that all important consulting meeting where they'll give you their estimate, and tell you how they can help you. Let's talk about three of the major things you should be worried about before you go into that meeting.

Fist, you need to know what you are trying to achieve. The yard service you receive will greatly depend on you being able to communicate your needs to the lawn care company. Do you need just a small amount of lawn care? To have someone come in once a week and save you the time away from your family, to make sure the home owners association and the neighbors on your good side? Or are you trying to surprise your garden happy partner with some extra help? Or are you looking more for yard care and overhaul? It is questions like these you need to think about before you start to hire a lawn care company.

The second most important thing you need to think about is, money. You can't expect the lawn care company to know what amount of money you want to dedicate to your yard maintenance, so it's important to sit down and compare what you need with what you want to spend. This way, you'll go into that first consultation knowing where your budget range is and there won't be any awkward issues revolving around finances. That and it will help you determine what types of services are in your personal budget. Also if you consider this beforehand your lawn care company will be better able to help guide you to the right type of service.

The next thing you should be looking into is the lawn care company's reputation. You know what you want and you know your budget, so you don't want to get caught with a company that isn't going to provide the highest quality of service for the money. Ask them for references and then, actually follow up on them. Often lawn care companies will be able to show you what their yard service looks like through a portfolio or examples. Any lawn care company that is willing to stand behind their work is going to understand you wanting to know how they work. Because local companies tend to rely on their reputation to make sure they get their customers they'll be more than happy to direct you to other happy customers.

Overall keep in mind that communication is key, they can't help you if they don't know what you need. Just like any other job you'd hire someone to do, your yard service is no different, you'll want to clarify your wants, make sure you know your own budget and that you let the lawn service company know as well, and do your homework. If you cover just these three things you'll be assured of a successful business relationship with your yard service company.

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Ryan Wolfe is a landscape designer in Portland, Oregon. His company, Valley West Landscapes, provides landscape design, organic yard care and lawn maintenance services in Portland, Oregon.

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