In late spring they come as surely as the dandelions, kids looking to mow your lawn.  Should you hire these novices? Or should you hire a reputable lawn care service?

The answer seems obvious to us. Hiring non-professional lawn mowers and lawn caregivers is usually not a wise decision. For one thing, you might be liable if they hurt themselves. For another, your lawn and gardens may suffer. In fact, there are many good reasons to forego their services and opt for a qualified business professional.

We are not saying that every lawn care company will maintain optimal business practices but we know that they should. When someone knocks at your door asking to mow your lawn, consider these things before you hire.

5 Good Reasons to Hire Professionals

1. Insurance

Professional lawn mowing companies carry insurance that pays for bodily injury, property damage, and equipment damage arising from the business’s operations.  Their insurance covers liability for improperly stored fertilisers and pesticides, which should be stored in waterproof containers and stored under lock and key in ventilated area. By hiring a company, the property owner never has to be concerned that they will be liable for any of these things.

 

2. Expertise

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Lawn care businesses have trained staff. They know what grasses to sow, when and where. They make informed judgments about the suitability of planting one type of seed over another. They consider the soil and climate of the area in which grass will be sown.

They recognize lawn and garden pests, both plant and insect, and they know how to deal with them. They know what fertilisers fit the soil, turf, or garden and when they can be effectively applied.

Having this kind of expertise at work for you reduces the environmental risks that can result from an inexperienced person applying fertilizers and pesticides to your lawn. You will not have to worry about over- or under-utilization of expensive grass seed or chemicals.

 

3. Proper Equipment

The best lawn care companies maintain a trained and experienced staff. Lawn companies not only have the proper equipment but they keep their equipment in good working order. They possess the know-how for the equipment’s use and upkeep. Effective lawn mowers, seed and fertiliser sprayers and spreaders cost a great deal of money. Spreaders and sprayers must be properly calibrated to release the right amount of product.

 

4. Accurate and Timely Accounting

Lawn care maintenance businesses must have sound businesses practices. If they do not, their businesses may fail. Each customer is precious. Better companies keep in regular touch with customers. They draw up maintenance schedules for each lawn under their care and schedule according to the customer’s calendar. They keep accurate accounts of billing.

 

Professionals keep accurate schedules and records.

Professionals keep accurate schedules and records.

5. Trustworthiness

Solid lawn maintenance companies want your business this year, next year, and in the years to come.  They work to keep property owners satisfied and therefore are attentive to the property owners’ desires for their lawns and gardens.   Their customers can count on them for be honest and fair because companies know that their future business is rooted in the past.

 

All of these reasons show why hiring the professional over the novice is the best choice for your lawn and gardens. We hope this article helps you make the best choice.