Gardens should be a cause of joy for most homeowners. Every time a homeowner looks at his garden, he should feel refreshed. If his nerves are frayed, looking at his garden should calm him down and soothe his worries away. But that’s just not possible if your garden is in total disarray. Indeed, even if you try your best to spruce up your lawn, sometimes your efforts prove to be futile. If that happens very often, maybe it’s high time that you seek the help of experts. Believe it or not, there are a lot of gardening firms operating in your area, and most, if not all, of them can provide you with efficient and affordable garden maintenance services. You just need to be very diligent in looking them up in phone and online directories.
What You Should Look for in a Garden Maintenance Contractor
But so as not to scare you, let me just tell you that most of these maintenance contractors operating in your area, or anywhere else for that matter, know what they are doing and are well knowledgeable about the things that need to be undertaken in order to successfully carry out lawn maintenance and achieve the results you are gunning for. The fact that it is your garden and you will be paying the contractor’s fee is enough reason for you to draw up a checklist of the things you want the service provider to do. This checklist will also help you assess whether the provider can offer all-around service or merely a specific specialization.
Here is a list of some of the services that your contractor must be able to provide your garden with:
1) Lawn and Grass Care – This refers to lawn maintenance on the whole and encompasses cutting of the grass, applying lawn treatments, lawn scarifying or mechanically “raking” the lawn so that even thatches are removed, dressing up the top of your lawn, lawn core aeration and the replacement and removal of the existing turf or grass.
2) Maintenance of Hedges and Flower Beds – This does not simply revolve around planting flower beds and hedges and making sure they are free from bugs and pests. This includes weeding and weed prevention, trimming of hedges, pruning and of course, plating.
3) Work on Different Areas of Your Garden – This clearly shows that a garden maintenance provider is not solely to service the plants and flowers in your garden. Instead, they are also responsible for pressure washing paths, patios and driveways where there may be plants and hedges planted, removing rubbish and dried leaves that are scattered about, ensuring that the sprinkler and irrigation system are functioning well and maintaining fences and shed.
These are some of the services that a lawn maintenance provider must be able to render. Finally, you must make certain that you will be charged a reasonable amount for all those services.