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Lawn Care, When To Hire a Pro

Rich Linehan New Image Lawn and Scapes

It Could Be Time to Hire a Pro

Our lives are busy… very busy! As a result, it’s getting harder and harder to justify the time for DIY lawn care. If you’re on the fence then keep reading, if you’re not, please keep reading, you may change your mind…

Most of us can remember when cutting our lawn wasn’t such a big deal. The lawn may have been smaller, required less weeding, included less shrubbery or needed less mulch. There are lots of reasons why a lawn “grows” both in size and hours. On the other hand, it may not be the lawn’s fault at all. How about the size of your family, pre-family verses family?  Wow now that can really make a difference!

Pros of Hiring a Pro?

Finding Issues & stopping them:  A trained eye will diagnose problem areas the first time around and save you money by stopping them from spreading throughout your lawn. Trial and error is not a cost effective or productive way to build strong healthy turf. 

Convenience:  Lawn care projects are usually bigger than they seemed at first. They can easily turn into a nightmare. Years of experience are what you’re getting with a skilled professional service. They know what to expect and have the knowledge and tools to get the job done in a timely manner.

Great Results:  By hiring a lawn care service, you’ll get better results and peace of mind in knowing they’re one step ahead of turf problems. Your yard has to look great, it’s their calling card!  

Certified for Safety:  Lawn care companies are certified to use the highest quality turf fertilizers, weed killers, and other necessary applications on your lawn. They take every precaution to ensure your lawn gets the best treatment while keeping your family and your pets safe.

It’s Not Free, But You May Be Surprised!

What’s the rub when hiring a lawn care service? Most would say the upfront cost. However, before making your decision, take time to consider what you’ll need to do and spend in order to build a healthy, lush lawn on your own. The cost in dollars and time for the initial install is just the beginning. A DIY lawn care program may ultimately be more expensive if you begin making costly mistakes and have to pay to fix them.

Professionals practice proactive lawn care; they can prevent problems instead of constantly repairing them. The cost of lawn care may only be slightly more than what you’d expect, and well worth the value it provides beyond dollars and cents. GET A QUOTE

Hiring the Right Pro  

Do your homework. All of the benefits that come with a having great lawn care service won’t happen if you choose the wrong company. An experienced professional will take steps to ensure your lawn stays disease free year-round. They stay on top of possible issues and you stay stress free. This proactive approach is what you’re paying for.

A great lawn care service has one goal in mind; building a healthy thriving lawn that makes you proud.

Quality Time

By replacing lawn care hours with quality time, you may discover a completely new side of life! Make a list of the things you feel you’re missing out on such as; kids sports events, school events, weekends away, date night, you get the picture. Now compare the time needed for those with the time you spend on lawn care. This can be a real revelation and you’re just getting started. Now make a list of lawn care jobs that you’re either unable to perform or haven’t been keeping up with lately. These jobs might include cutting “tall” hedges that require equipment you do not have. Proper weed control and flowerbed management, seeding at the right times of year so that you’re lawn looks its absolute best throughout the year? It’s all about priorities and what your time is worth to you. Family first, I say.

The bottom line is that lawn care professionals have a passion for what they do, from planting to maintaining turf and shrubbery. They also have a stake, your success is their success! Hire the best that your budget will allow and you’ll love your lawn and your new found freedom!

By Lee Brinn ~ New Image Lawn & Scapes


Sources: Reindl, Rob. “DIY Lawn Care vs. Hiring a Lawn Care Service: Pros and Cons of Both” The Oasis Lawn and Tree Care blog, 24 Feb 2017. Web. 7 Nov 2018. 

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