You've decided to free up some extra time in your busy week by hiring a lawn care service for your yard. Your first lawn care service visit is coming up and you're wondering what you might need to do to prepare your property for service. Here's a quick rundown on some things you should do to get your yard ready for your lawn service. Proper preparation will result in a smoother service experience for you and less frustration for your lawn crew. These are some general guidelines that you can use regardless of who your service provider is.
Establish Clear Expectations
There are many choices for lawn care service contractors in Warner Robins, Macon, and the surrounding Middle Georgia area. Before you ever hire a lawn service, be sure that you clarify the expectations you have for your service. Different companies offer different things within their standard scope of work. For example, some companies only include mowing, weedeating, and blowing in the standard service price. Be sure that you select a lawn care service which offers all the services you want.
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Clear Your Yard
You should remove items such as toys, hoses, lawn furniture, etc from your yard before each service visit as best as you can. If your lawn care provider removes trash and lawn debris (i.e. limbs, etc.) as part of their regular service, you don't have to worry about those particular objects. This goes back to knowing what is included in your provider's services.
Some lawn care providers have a policy of "over or around" meaning that they will not move or remove anything in your yard. If it is trash, they mow over it. If it is something like a hose or furniture, they mow around it. Other companies will charge extra for trash and debris removal.
Our company includes trash and debris collection and removal with our standard lawn care service, unless specifically asked not to by the client. Our crews will also move objects in the yard to cut the grass. However, you should keep in mind that even if your provider is willing to move obstacles, your yard is budgeted for a specific amount of time which you're paying for. If you are unable to move objects from your yard, that is okay, just let your provider know this when getting a quote. That extra time needs to be considered in calculating man-hours for your job. If you don't specify this, don't be surprised if your provider increases your service price when it comes time to renew your service.
When in Doubt, Call the Office
This mainly applies if your service provider is a company rather than a one-man operation. If you are needing something extra outside of the normal scope of work or have questions about your service/bill/schedule/etc, call your provider's office and speak to the lawn maintenance operations manager. The crew that services your property likely don't have access to this information. Contacting the office will avoid any confusion or miscommunication.
6/12/2021 03:25:19 pm
What about installing an edge around our front flower bed. I have 40 feet of the material but have not seen anything in the quote for yard maintenance. The young man who gave the quote said he didn't install material but would tell John about it. Please let me know. I have signed both quotes and put them in the mail yesterday. I hope you will see them on Monday.
12/27/2021 12:15:29 pm
I'll be sure to call a lawn maintenance office when I have doubts. The last thing I need is to make a mistake. Or for the maintenance team to make a mistake.
1/4/2022 12:05:15 pm
I like that this post underlined that when looking for sod installation services, it is crucial that we hire trained professionals. It makes sense as they are skilled and experienced. I will definitely keep this information in mind when I look to have sod installed in my garden.
1/17/2022 03:37:01 am
I've been visiting your blog for a while and always find a gem in your new articles. Thank you for your usual great efforts.
2/2/2022 11:29:50 pm
You made me realize that we must remove toys and furniture from our yard before a lawn service since professionals can sometimes include them in their trash collection and cleaning. My husband and I want to improve our property in preparation for our BBQ party with friends and families in April. With this, we will look for lawn care experts on Monday who can clean and maintain our surroundings since we do not have the time to do it due to our busy work schedules.
2/11/2022 10:09:59 am
I like how you mentioned that if your lawn care service removes trash and lawn debris (i.e. limbs, etc.) as part of their normal service, you don't have to worry about those particular objects. It's time for our lawn to look good, but I don't have the knowledge and time to do it myself. Looking for landscape services is the first thing I want to do. It will save me time and laborious efforts.
2/14/2022 10:56:54 am
I noticed that my lawn has been getting pretty shaggy, and I don't have the time to maintain it. It makes sense that getting the right lawn mowing services would be beneficial! I'll be sure to work with a professional to help me out with this.
2/16/2022 11:08:24 pm
I never took into account the fact that before you employ lawn care, make sure you have a clear understanding of your expectations. I remember when I was a college student I was proudly answering the question but now I realize it was different. Thank you for helping me understand the right information about lawn care.
3/24/2022 10:05:47 pm
I never knew that expectation is important for the service you want to have. My sister remarked to me last night that she plans to get buffalo turf because their existing lawn has discoloration, and she asked if I had any suggestions. Thanks to your excellent post, I'll be sure to tell her that it's much better if she consults a reputable lawn solutions company, as they can answer all of her questions and will undoubtedly give a high-quality remedy that will aid her grass's recovery.
It's interesting when you said that clearing your yard is important to prevent extra dirt. My uncle told me that he wants to have artificial turf installed in their backyard as their current lawn has discoloration, and he asked if I have any idea what is the best option to do. Thanks to this informative article, I'll be sure to tell him that it will be much better if we consult a trusted lawn supplier's service as they can help us with our concerns.
3/26/2022 02:48:13 am
I found it interesting when you said that having a clear expectation for the service is important to know what they can help you with. My cousin informed me that she intends to have their lawn serviced because their existing lawn has discoloration, and she asked if I could advise her on the best course of action. Thanks to your informative article, I'll be sure to tell her that it's much better if she contacts reputable lawn care services, as they can assist her in keeping her grass healthy.
3/28/2022 08:38:44 am
It made sense when you shared that some lawn care providers demand extra for waste and rubbish removal. My friend is looking for the best way to attract enhance the beauty of their office's lawn. I think hiring a commercial lawn care professional will ensure that their office is eye-catching.
4/20/2022 09:55:01 am
Preparations for such service may not be necessary, but it is better than nothing. Besides it will be of great help for the entire process.
5/27/2022 02:19:06 pm
Thank you for sharing this information.
7/25/2022 12:27:31 am
Thank you for sharing this informative article. I hope a lot of people who is inspired with gardening could read this wonderful article.
8/9/2022 03:23:02 am
If I were to improve my garden area, I will have a sprinkler installed in it because this will keep the grass well-maintained. I also agree with you that it will be wiser to hire a licensed service. Aside from this, you made a pretty good point that prices must be compared too.
8/17/2022 09:13:24 am
It really helped when you elaborated on moving our outdoor furniture and such before a lawn care company arrives at our home. Last week, my wife and I decided to have the greenest lawn in our neighborhood, so we think it'd be wise to hire a specialist to help us, and your tips will definitely tell us how to get ready. We appreciate your advice on leaving our lawn clean of furniture.
8/17/2022 09:19:27 pm
It's incredibly excellently written up, and you've got some some amazing thoughts. This post was excellently done by you!
8/24/2022 06:32:33 am
Great article! Thank you for sharing this informative post. Commonwealth Lawncare service provides one of the best services in landscaping and lawn care, are important aspects of keeping your home looking its best. For more information you can visit their website. Thanks.
9/13/2022 03:18:39 am
I like how you indicated it's acceptable if you can't move anything out of your yard; just let your provider know when you get a quote. I want to install fresh grass to make my garden more vibrant and appealing. I'd want to hire a sod installation firm to assist me with clearing debris from my yard and putting in the grass.
9/23/2022 02:46:19 pm
Thanks so much for the tips on how to communicate with your hired lawn service. My dad has bad allergies and hates doing any yardwork because of it. He's been looking into hiring some people to help him maintain the lawn and my mom's garden.
10/11/2022 05:53:53 pm
Great Article. will be sure to share with our staff.
10/12/2022 01:33:41 am
I appreciate you mentioning that some lawn care companies have an "over or around" policy, which states that they won't move or remove anything from your yard. Prior to throwing a party, I want to tidy up my yard. To assist me in maintaining my yard, I will locate a residential lawn care service.
10/21/2022 03:16:10 am
Hiring a lawn care service can save you time and money. A lawn care service can provide you with the tools and knowledge to properly care for your lawn. A good lawn care service will also be able to offer you advice on how to maintain your lawn in between visits.
11/13/2022 10:47:05 pm
Thank you for expressing that it is acceptable if you are unable to move anything from your yard; simply let your supplier know when requesting a quote. My grandfather claimed that his grass is getting longer and that he has to get a lawn mower to cut it. I'll tell him to inform the lawnmower of the immobile object in the yard so that the lawnmower may anticipate their actions and include it in the quotation.
12/7/2022 07:13:53 pm
I like the tip you gave that removing dirt and other belongings should be the first process for your lawn servicing. My mother mentioned last night that she was planning to have their lawn serviced to make the most out of their landscape appearance and function. She asked if I had any idea what would be the best option to resolve it. Thanks to this informative article, I'll tell her it will be much better if she consults trusted lawn care services as they can provide more information about the process.
12/28/2022 02:10:23 pm
Thanks so much for talking about how lawn care services do not include cleaning trash off the lawn. My dad has bad allergies and hates caring for his lawn because of them. We've been looking into finding some professionals we can hire to help my dad keep his lawn where he wants it but we'll have to ensure we keep the lawn clean for when they come.
12/28/2022 03:08:59 pm
Thank you for mentioning that you don't need to worry about specific objects if your lawn care provider removes garbage and lawn debris as part of their routine service. My husband said that he wanted to prepare the landscape of his farm with eggs. I'll call a reputable lawn care company to order sod for his land.
1/27/2023 10:27:48 am
When preparing for a lawn service visit, it is important to take certain steps to ensure the visit is as successful as possible. First, it is important to remove any objects from the lawn that may interfere with the service, such as toys, furniture, or debris. Additionally, it is important to water the lawn prior to the service visit to ensure the grass is hydrated. Finally, it is important to clear any overgrown areas of the lawn, such as bushes or trees, to ensure the lawn service can access all areas of the lawn. By taking these steps, you can ensure that the lawn service visit is a success.
3/6/2023 10:10:36 pm
I like the tip you gave that the lawn function could help with proper cleaning and maintenance. My mother mentioned last night that she was planning to have their lawn serviced to elevate the look and function of their lawn. She asked if I had any idea what would be the best option to resolve it. Thanks to this informative article, I'll tell her it will be much better if she consults trusted lawn mowing services as they can provide more information about the process.
3/22/2023 02:36:16 am
Great content! This is exactly the sort of thing I was looking for. Thanks for your help.
5/10/2023 12:50:09 am
5/12/2023 06:59:25 am
Since her home was neglected while she was away, my aunt has been considering hiring lawn care services. It's good that you noted that you should make sure your expectations are clear before hiring lawn care because different businesses offer different things. I'll be sure to let her know about this to keep in mind and look for lawn care companies that can assist her.
Enlisting the services of a professional lawn care provider can be a time and cost-effective choice. With their expertise and specialized tools, they can ensure your lawn receives proper care. Additionally, a reputable lawn care service will offer valuable guidance on maintaining your lawn between their visits.
5/31/2023 10:28:40 am
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