6 Things to Consider When Hiring a Lawn Care Company
Updated: Oct 5, 2021
Wichita Landscaping Services Keep Your Yard Looking Healthy
The grass is greener on the other side of the fence - if your neighbor has a landscaping company to keep their yard looking great. You, too, can join the club of beautiful lawn owners when you hire Meadowlark Landscape & Design to take care of it for you, and handle your hardscape design and landscaping, too. Before you choose how to proceed with hiring a lawn care company, consider these six things to help you guide your decision.
Your Lawn’s Needs
If you are only looking for mowing and trimming only and don’t want any additional landscaping services, like fertilization, re-seeding, and other treatments, you might not want to pay for a full-service lawn care company and choose to hire a neighborhood kid instead. Unfortunately, hiring a random person to mow and trim your lawn won’t keep your grass healthy and lush, and they won’t know how to address problems you may be having, such as patchy grass, browning areas, or weed growth. If your lawn is having issues, you probably should hire a professional landscaping company to take care of it. Your lawn’s problems could worsen without intervention.
Landscaping Licenses and Insurance
Your municipality has laws that govern where businesses can operate. Make sure the lawn care company you hire is licensed to operate in your area. You should also inquire whether they carry an insurance policy. Their insurance policy ensures you are not held responsible should they get injured on your property, or should they accidentally cause damage. It is truly for your protection, and the best Wichita landscaping companies should all have insurance.
Landscaping Service Scheduling
If you need your lawn taken care of on a strict schedule, you’ll want to hire a landscaping service that can adhere to it. Especially for people who live in an HOA or whose cities have strict codes on lawn maintenance, a landscaping service can be a lifesaver when it comes to fulfilling your requirements under the law. A lawn care company that can take care of your lawn when you need it done ensures you’ll never be on the receiving end of a notice that your yard is out of compliance.
A quick Google search can show you reviews from satisfied or unhappy past clients. You can learn a lot about what you could expect from their lawn care services. The search also can show you if they’ve been recognized by local organizations or in the news - whether it’s for a good reason or a negative one. Publicly-available information is helpful in determining whether you should hire a company. For newer companies that may not have a large web presence, you can ask for client references. Call these references to ask about their experience with the company and whether they are satisfied with their lawns and landscaping.
Landscape Design Ideas
Lawn care companies with diverse services can sometimes offer landscape design ideas to their clients to help boost curb appeal and get your yard looking absolutely gorgeous. Value-added services means you need only one contact to handle all things yard-related. You don’t need to search for additional service providers or vet another set of references to get your yard looking like you want it to.
You get what you pay for. It’s an old adage that makes a lot of sense when it comes to lawn care and landscaping services. Make sure you know what to expect by asking for a quote for your lawn and landscape design services. Don’t accept a yearly rate if the company hasn’t even visited your lawn. Ask about payment plans, additional fees for service calls, and whether you’ll pay extra for certain add-ons the service deems necessary to keep your lawn healthy.
Meadowlark Provides Wichita with Landscaping Services
If you’re looking for the ultimate in lawn care and beautification, Meadowlark Landscape & Design is a full-service company you should contact. We can do anything you can imagine with your outdoor spaces, including routine maintenance like mulching and sodding, to more complex tasks, like hardscaping and landscape design. We’re ready to handle all your greenery, stones, boulders, pavers, water features, outdoor lighting, and more, and can keep your lawn looking green and healthy, too. If you expect a gorgeous lawn that’s the envy of your neighbors, contact Meadowlark today at 316-880-0227 to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our professionals.