• at August 14, 2018

    I need some advice on lawn care companies. I used to take care of my lawn and other areas by myself. Unfortunately, due to my health, I cannot do this anymore. I am not too familiar with what to look for in hiring someone to do this for me.

    I do not want to hire someone and find out later that I was being taken for a ride. I need someone who is trustworthy, professional and will do a great job. Any ideas? Thanks very much.

  • at August 14, 2018

    So sorry to hear about your health. It gets us all, doesn’t it? Well, you need to make sure that whoever you hire is licensed. It does cost more though. They will be familiar with whatever by-laws and what not. They will do things according to regulations, so you won’t have to worry about anything.

  • at August 14, 2018

    Thank you. Cost is not an issue. I would rather have things done properly anyway.

  • at August 14, 2018

    You may want to do a little research on the company as well, just to make sure they have a good reputation. This can easily be done by using the Internet. Check some review sites to see what others are saying about a company that you are considering.

    Even if you check online, I would strongly suggest that you check several sites and not just rely on one website. This will be better for you to get a more accurate picture.

  • at August 14, 2018

    Check to see if they are insured. This is also very important. The other person mentioned checking to see if they are licensed, but insurance may be a more important issue. Accidents can happen, even to these professionals.

    In the event one of the workers gets injured while working on your property, you could be held responsible. That is the last thing you need! If they are insured, then you will not be liable.

  • at August 14, 2018

    Oh, yes, I see what you are saying. That is a good point. I need to protect myself too.

  • at August 14, 2018

    Get a quote from the company. See what kind of customer service they have. Test the waters. You can sometimes tell the genuine ones from the scammers. If someone gives you a quote without actually coming over, DO NOT contact them ever again! If they are on your list, make sure to scratch them off.

  • at August 14, 2018

    Yes, thank you. I would never have thought about that. I would have assumed that they are experienced and could give a quote based on some things I say. Thank you for the warning! By the way, do any of you use a professional service, or do you take care of it yourself?

  • at August 14, 2018

    I use a company called Weed Man. I used someone else before them but I wasn’t too happy with the results. But, as they say, we learn from them, right? I use them and have been really very happy with their work, their customer service and just about everything else. I used to do it myself, but I suffered a stroke and have never been the same since.

  • at August 14, 2018

    Oh my god, so sorry to hear that. Ironically, that’s the same thing that happened to me. I miss doing the gardening work.