Tips for Picking the Best Lawn Care Company
In all fairness, there are a lot of great Nashville lawn care companies. If you’re in the market for a lawn care company, we’d like to think you’d come straight for Great Green Grass at Pure Green, but we know it’s not that simple. Here are some questions to ask before you jump headfirst into hiring a Nashville lawn care company.
Is it worth it?
First, you need to commit to the notion that having a beautiful lawn is 100% worth it! Yes, you could do all of your lawn care yourself. If you have a thumb that’s green and a schedule that’s clear, absolutely you can DIY. But we know that the majority of people don’t have the time, patience, or energy to deal with their lawn, and that’s where a lawn care company can come in. If you’re doing everything you need to, hiring outside help can often be cheaper too! (See what lawn care is really worth.)
Do you offer the services I need?
Consider the current state of your lawn. Is it more weeds than grass? Do you have a big problem with fleas, ticks, or other pests? You’ll need to do some research into each company and make a decision if their services are a right fit. For instance, if you’re looking for someone to mow your lawn, it is unfortunately not us.
Are you upfront about what you’ll do?
One common misconception is that if a lawn care company is trying to sell you a full package, it just means they're trying to upsell. As far as your turf goes, there is a reason to have all of the applications because they all are essential in maintaining a green lawn year-round. Lawn care companies want you to have as much success as possible, so the entire package is probably necessary. However, if you pay for weed control and then your company is nowhere to be found when they sprout, you could have a problem. Pure Green customers can find exactly what our basic package includes along with the schedule of applications right here on our website.
Are you licensed and insured?
This seems like a no-brainer or maybe a non-issue, but under-the-table payments and business practices run rampant in the lawn care industry. Sure you might be able to find cheaper work just paying Joe Shmoe off the street in cash, but if Joe falls on your property and isn’t insured, the liability is yours. And nobody wants that headache. Likewise, all technicians should be licensed. Some companies get by with only a few licensed technicians, which is just not in your best interest.
Is everyone knowledgeable?
We cannot stress this enough. If you have questions about an application, ASK! Any technician should be able to tell you why it is necessary or beneficial to your lawn. It also helps to be able to learn a little on your own, which is where our regularly updated blog full of tips and tricks comes in handy! You can also download our ebooks or visit our weed gallery at any time for further information.