How to Pick a Good Lawn Care Service

If you're decided on paying someone to cut your grass, then you've reached your next challenge: In the lawn care business, it's even more complex because of how spread out the industry is. This produces wide variance among providers. Some will be excellent. Some will be dreadful.

So how can you tell the difference? Here are a few tips:


Scan online reviews, but know that all providers will have some not so good ones written about them. What you want to look for is the overall vibe that you get. Clearly, if a company has loads of negative reviews and realistic accounts of inadequacy, you can safely count on them provide questionable service. In addition, ask your neighbors which provider they hire and what they think of the company. It could be as easy as that.

License and Insurance

First, if they're licensed and insured, then you know they've devoted their life's work to professionalism. Second - and more importantly - if they get accidentally hurt on your property, you may be liable. That's not all. In the event that their mower hucks a rock through your window, their insurer won't cover the damage. Find out for further details right here

Professional or Trade Associations

Being a member of a trade organization indicates that a company is committed to their job. That includes a commitment to endless learning and meeting standards of the industry they're in. Learn more about lawn care, visit us here. 

Customer Service

Choose a company whose office manager or owner-operator who is known to respond promptly and reasonably, can be easily reached through email or social media, and uses lawn care scheduling and billing software. This can save you tons of stress and time in the end.

Equipment Maintenance

If you used to mow your own lawn, you probably changed your blade once a year or twice. Reputable lawn care companies normally change or sharpen their blades everyday or at least every two days. ask them how long their blades must work before they are sharpened or changed. Ten hours should be the maximum.


It's routine to require long contracts in this industry, so don't be surprised if your provider does. Just ask them if they're okay working without one. At least, ask if they could give you a free trial. This shouldn't be a problem for good companies.


Finally, you have to know that companies sometimes lack operational capacity and simply break down and disappear all of a sudden. Read online reviews to know companies are stable or not that stable to be reliable. Ask your friends and neighbors if they've heard of a certain provider you may be eyeing. Better yet, simply ask the provider to give you client references and make those calls. Take a look at this link for more information.