Did you know that there are over 6,000 species of grass? Of course, that also includes some plants that we might not categorize as grass, including rice, wheat, corn, oats, and sugarcane. Chances are that you’re not growing rice and corn in your front yard, though.
To take care of your lawn, you need regular lawn care. Read on to find out some insider tips for choosing the best lawn service in Cape Coral.
First, Decide What You Want from a Lawn Service Company
Lawn care is more than just cutting the grass every week or so. Most lawn care companies will offer such services as fertilizing and aerating. They also provide small tree and shrub maintenance. If you are too busy to take care of mowing, then the added convenience of a company that can handle these associated tasks is definitely a boon.
Many companies also tackle tasks such as spring and fall cleanup, hardscaping, gardening, tree trimming or removal, hurricane cleanup, and installation of pavers or sidewalks. Before you begin contacting lawn service providers, make sure that you know which services you will require, and which you can either perform yourself or do without.
There’s also pest control and chemical fertilization to consider. Some companies will include bi-monthly application of chemical fertilizers or pest control chemicals if that is something that you feel your yard needs. This includes weed control.
If you have animals or small children who enjoy playing and relaxing on the lawn, discuss your concerns with the landscaping or lawn care service. They will be able to explain their offerings, offer alternatives to toxic chemicals, and suggest alternatives.
Get Recommendations from Friends and Neighbors
A good way to begin the selection process is to ask your friends which lawn service companies they use. More importantly, ask your neighbors! They likely have lawns that are similar to yours in size and the types of grass and other plants.
Internet review sites like Angie’s List, Yelp and Google are also excellent sources of information. You can get a good sense of a company’s overall reputation, customer service, and price from checking what others in your area have to say.
Contact Companies To Discuss Their Offerings
You should also have an idea of how frequently you’ll require lawn care services. When you have your list of potential companies narrowed down, start calling them. Inquire about their prices as well as their pricing structure. Some offer yearly contracts with a specified number of visits. Others will schedule lawn maintenance when you ask for it.
Be wary of any lawn company that gives you a quote over the phone. Before giving you an estimate, any landscaping company worth its salt will come to your home for a lawn inspection. That way, they can provide a more accurate idea of what they will charge.
This is a good time to ask any questions you might have about what services are included, what fertilizers or pesticides are used, and what additional services your lawn may require.
Live in Cape Coral?
If you reside in the greater Cape Coral area, you’re in luck – because you can contact CWG Landscape. Our experienced, professional team members will walk you through a description of the services we provide. They can also answer your questions and schedule a complimentary lawn inspection.
In fact, we can take care of any lawn service needs you might have – all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your healthy, beautiful lawn!
931 SE 11th Avenue
Cape Coral, Florida 33990