4 Key Things To Look For When Hiring A Lawn Care Company
Choosing a lawn care company is a difficult task, especially if your area is saturated with them. We hope to be your first choice in lawn care here at Valley Green Companies, but we understand if you want to shop around a little.
When it comes to lawn care companies though, we do think there are a few standard issues you need to look out for, to make sure you won’t be disappointed with their service, or possibly get fleeced. Let’s take a look, and be sure to give us a call if you think we fit the bill!
1. Online Reputation
These days, it isn’t just enough to have a catchy jingle on the radio or a nice looking newspaper ad. People like you are online all the time, and when you’re shopping for a service like lawn care, you want to know the service can be trusted.
That’s why you should look for a lawn care company which proudly displays its online reviews. Whether on Google, Facebook or right on the website, reviews are an important measure of how a company is doing, and how it responds to criticism and rights wrongs.
2. 100% Guarantee
Offering a 100% guarantee means the lawn care company takes its commitment to your satisfaction seriously. If you’re not pleased with how the lawn looks or is treated, that company will make it right for you and will do whatever it takes to make you happy. That’s why we’re proud to offer our 100% satisfaction Valley Green guarantee to all of our program customers!
3. Membership In Professional Organizations
You should also make sure the lawn care company you’re choosing is a member of professional organizations. Being a member of these organizations takes commitment, both of time, thought and money.
Local chambers of commerce are a good sign because it means the company is involved at the local level, and other business people probably trust that company.
State and national trade organizations show that the company is willing to learn, either by reading materials the bigger organizations send out (or possibly providing material) and also by getting certifications or training from those organizations.
Here at Valley Green Companies, we’re proud to be part of the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) as well as the National Association of Landscape Professionals (formerly known as the Professional Landcare Network), along with our local Sartell and St. Cloud area chambers of commerce!
4. Offer Additional Services
You also want to make sure your lawn care company offers services which complement lawn care. These could vary from weed control to pest control (such as mosquitoes, ants, ticks, grubs and others), from tree and shrub care to lawn aeration or overseeding and rock and mulch bed weed control.
If they offer these services, they’re likely experts in the field, plus you won’t have to farm out other parts of your lawn care to multiple companies.
Hopefully this helps in your search, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!