Whether you have a large yard or a small one, hiring a lawn care service provider can save you hours of Saturday work that you could spend doing something else. Performing a little due diligence before you hire can help ensure that you get the best value for your money.
1. Lawn Mowing
A well-maintained yard not only adds curb appeal to a home, but can also boost its resale value. A lawn service can help ensure that trees, flowers, shrubs, and grass are healthy, neatly trimmed, and a pleasant sight to see throughout the year.
Hiring a professional lawn care service can save time and money for homeowners, especially those who have long hours or work from home. Many lawn maintenance companies offer online and mobile apps to make scheduling and paying for services as easy as possible. Some even host an online chat feature so customers can communicate with representatives in real-time. Other benefits of lawn mowing services include avoiding the cost and hassle of owning, operating, and maintaining a mower or other gardening equipment like a weed eater and leaf blower.
Regular mowing helps keep grass at the ideal height for photosynthesis and nutrient absorption, so it’s vitally important that homeowners set aside the time to mow their lawns on a consistent schedule. It can be tempting to skip mowing appointments, but this may actually cause the lawn to become unhealthy and even brown.
Besides mowing, lawn services typically offer a variety of other services that can be bundled together for one price. For example, some companies will provide a mowing service along with fertilizing and insect control for an affordable rate.
Many companies offer a satisfaction guarantee with their full lawn care plans, such as TruGreen’s Healthy Lawn Guarantee. This guarantee promises re-treatment at no additional charge for as long as you’re a customer. This type of guarantee is particularly helpful for new homeowners who are still learning how to maintain a lush, green lawn.
While a lawn is made of grass, it’s often also home to flowerbeds, shrubbery, ornamental trees, and more. A landscaping provider has the advanced skills and heavy equipment to handle these projects. Look for one with extensive landscaping experience and certifications from professional associations. It may also offer bundled pricing options, which combine lawn care and landscaping services into a single price. For example, Lawn Love offers a complete landscaping package for $90 per visit. This includes mowing, trimming, pruning, and bed cleanup. Lawn Love also has a user-friendly website that makes it easy to request a quote, book a service, cancel or modify a booking.
Irrigation services ensure your lawn and landscaping get the water they need, when they need it. The right system can make your landscape picture-perfect, keep your HOA happy, and even reduce water waste. However, there are lots of options out there, and it can be hard to know which one is best for you.
An experienced irrigation specialist can help you choose the best system for your property. They’ll discuss your goals, the size of your yard and landscape, and what kind of soil you have. For example, clay soil needs longer, more frequent watering sessions than sandy soil does.
When choosing an irrigation service, it’s important to look at the reviews of multiple companies. Check out whether they have strong ratings from verified customers on reputable consumer websites. Also, make sure the company you choose is bonded and insured. They should carry a backflow preventer, which is required by law in some municipalities. This device prevents fertilizer, weed killers, and other chemicals from seeping into your home’s plumbing and the city’s water supply.
4. Tree & Shrub Care
From azaleas to lilacs, shrubs are an integral part of your landscape design. They frame your home, add seasonal color, and provide privacy. They require proper care to thrive and increase in beauty. Through thinning and trimming, pruning and removing unwanted growth, we help your shrubs reach their full potential.
Fertilization helps trees and shrubs (especially young plants) grow at their ideal rates. Additionally, it aids the plant’s ability to resist insects and disease. We target each shrub and tree on your property at each service and apply specially chosen nutrients to them.
Sunday is a lawn care subscription service that provides do-it-yourself lawn treatments for your yard on a regular basis. They offer a variety of packages to fit your needs and budget. Visit their website to learn more. They do not treat homes larger than 13,500 square feet.
5. Deer Management
While deer are a beautiful and awe inspiring animal, they can be a nuisance to homeowners. They wreak havoc on landscape plants, shrubs and gardens by consuming them to the ground. They also carry ticks which transmit Lyme disease.
Recommend Lawn Homes Services can help you manage your deer population in a safe and humane manner. A program of deer management will reduce both the number of deer-related conflicts and ecological impacts on public and private lands. Deer populations in the County have exceeded cultural carrying capacity and have begun to negatively impact forest system ecology. Deer-auto collisions and property damage continue to increase, and concerns for damage to parks natural communities have increased.
Deer Management Unit (DMU) 021 encompasses the central and southeastern portions of Baraga, southern Houghton and Ontonagon Counties. Almost all of this DMU is privately owned. The quality of the habitat varies from lowland conifer to upland hardwoods and red pine barrens. Much of the DMU is heavily influenced by Lake Superior weather and winter severity, which can greatly limit deer movement abilities and food availability. This DMU contains a large percentage of agricultural land, as well as a considerable amount of recreational and residential development. DMU 021 is primarily an interior unit, but also contains some lake shoreline and swamp/open lands. This unit has the second highest concentration of human development in the County. A significant portion of the DMU is enrolled in the Commercial Forest Act and the remaining acreage is primarily public ownership (state and federal). The majori