Choosing a lawn care company
The lawn care industry is very competitive, so it is important to consider the credentials of companies being considered when searching for a lawn care company. The most important questions to ask are:
- How long has the company been in business?
- Is the company a member in good standing with the local Better Business Bureau?
- Is it a member of the Professional Lawn Care Association of America, which can be reached at (800) 458-3466? Is the company a member of the Colorado Association of Lawn Care Professionals, (303) 850-7587?
- Is the company licensed to apply lawn care chemicals? Application of any chemicals other than fertilizer requires a license from the Colorado Department of Agriculture, (303) 239-4146.
- What services does the company provide and can it be flexible with the timing of applications? Will the company eliminate or reduce pesticides used in its programs?
- Will the company provide a list of local customers that can verify its performance?
It is preferable to meet personally with representatives from a company and get two or three estimates for comparison purposes. Get a written list of services that will be provided for the quoted cost. And remember, the lowest price will not necessarily guarantee the best results and service.
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Updated Friday, April 19, 2013