As spring time approaches and the snow starts to melt away many homeowners in the Syracuse area are going to need a lawn care service to get their lawns cleaned up.
With all the different property service companies to choose from it may be confusing for a homeowner to decide which one to go with?
So lets break down some of the things to consider when starting your search.
What To Look For In a Lawn Care Company
Whenever possible we as a consumer want to get the best bang for our dollar and when it comes to lawn care its no different.
But its always best to look at your specific needs before calling around for estimates.
For example will you need a company that can do fall and spring cleanups as well as mowing and snow removal?
Or are you just in need of getting the basic lawn mowing and trimming.
Once you know your specific needs it will help you decide which company choose.
Things to consider:
- How much does it cost?
- Do they have insurance?
- What forms of payment are accepted?
- Do I have to sign a contract?
- What areas do they cover?
How much does it cost?
There are a number of different factors that a lawn care company considers when they give out an estimate.
What obstacles they have to work around, the conture of the landscape, the distance they have to travel to get there and their overhead.
You won’t find pricing listed on websites or given out over the phone because someone needs to look at your property.
That’s why its important to get an estimate before the season starts.
Most of the lawn care companies around Syracuse NY give out free estimates including us.
Is the lawn care service company insured?
Insurance is an important aspect of the business for those of us that mow lawns.
If there is any damage to your property you want to make sure that the lawn maintenance company you hired can cover the costs to get it fixed.
As a homeowner this should be part of the vetting process when getting estimates for any work being performed around your home.
Forms of payment
Its always good to have the ability to pay your lawn care services in multiple ways.
At Monster Lawn Care Plus we accept cash, checks and credit cards.
If your at the jobsite at the time of service and would like to pay your bill in cash we can accept it as well as a check.
If your not available at the time of service you will receive an invoice by email and pay the bill using a credit card online.
Should you sign a contract?
Contracts are a way for both the company and customer to get specifics down in writing for services performed.
But there are many people that are apprehensive about signing contracts and we understand.
For this reason we do not lock our residential customers into any agreements.
If we don’t perform the lawn care services agreed upon then you the customer should have the ability to hire a different company.
Is your lawn company local?
Many times there will be lawn care companies listing their services in a very large territory.
Ultimately this can result in hire prices or unreliable service due to travel time.
For example Monster Lawn Care Plus is based out of Dewitt NY so our focus is to acquire customers in this area in order to cut down on drive time.
We also cover a small area heading down East Genesee Street towards Syracuse University and in the other direction towards Fayetteville.
This results in better pricing for homeowners looking for lawn care in Dewitt, Syracuse, Fayetteville and Manlius.