If you're thinking of paying someone to take care of your lawn, it's wise to ask a few questions before you part with any cash. There are quite a lot of cowboys in this industry, and you don't want to put your lawn's health in the hands of just anybody.
Fortunately, it's fairly easy to find out whether or not your lawn care specialist genuinely knows their stuff. Before you hire a lawn care company, ask them the following questions...
1. What lawn care services do you offer?
Lawn care comes in many different guises, and it's important to hire a lawn care specialist who's capable of delivering whatever your lawn may need.
Lawn & Weed Expert's answer: We offer seasonal lawn treatments plus...
2. What weeds can you deal with?
British gardens are susceptible to all kinds of different lawn weeds, and different weeds require different solutions. Before you settle on a lawn care provider, make sure their weed control expertise is extensive and wide-ranging.
Lawn & Weed Expert's answer: Our experienced lawn care specialists have tackled dozens and dozens of weed species over the years. See our Weed Control page for a partial list.
3. How much do your services cost?
Some lawn care companies thrive on hidden costs. Before any work is carried out, make sure you have a clear idea of how much you're going to be charged and what exactly you're paying for.
Lawn & Weed Expert's answer: Our prices depend on a) the size of your lawn, and b) which services you require. Get in touch now to request a free, no-obligation quote.
4. Will your herbicides harm the other plants in my garden?
Some herbicides will kill pretty much any plant they touch. It's important to use selective herbicides in your garden - the right product will take care of those pesky weeds without damaging your grass or anything else you've planted.
Lawn & Weed Expert's answer: No - we choose our weed, moss and pest control products very carefully to safeguard your lawn and other desirable plant life without compromising on results.
5. How quickly will I see results?
A healthy green lawn doesn't happen overnight. Many lawn care specialists over-promise and under-deliver; if anyone tells you that your grass will look perfect right away, you should be very sceptical indeed.
Lawn & Weed Expert's answer: It depends on the time of year, but as a rough guide, you should see an improvement within a couple of weeks of your seasonal lawn treatment.
6. Do you offer a free initial lawn survey?
Instead of charging you right away, a good lawn care company will usually begin by offering a free survey - this gives them an opportunity to get to know your lawn and identify any problems that may need addressing.
Lawn & Weed Expert's answer: Yes we do, and after we've carried out your initial lawn survey, you're under no obligation to pay for any work if you don't wish to. Call 0800 111 4958 to arrange your free, no-strings-attached lawn survey.
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