When looking for a lawn service company many consumers automatically assume that all lawn service companies are the same and offer the same services. In most cases, lawn service companies provide their lawn services in bundles that may range from company to company. However, in most cases, there are some specific things that are common among all lawn service packages, particularly in a typical standard lawn care package. One of these is the inclusion of weed control and lawn mowing in the service. The lawns of most families will probably be quite large in size, and this makes it very difficult to keep them completely weed-free without some form of help, even with professional lawn care services. Lawn services may also include some form of lawn mowing, especially when more than one lawn is being maintained.
Lawn care services often include both aeration and soil testing, both of which are important to maintaining a healthy lawn. Aeration refers to the loosening of the soil so that water and other nutrients can move easily to the roots. This facilitates better grass growth. On the other hand, soil testing involves finding out whether fertilizers or aeration products have gone to the root, and whether grass cutting can take place without negatively impacting lawn health.
Both aeration and soil testing are relatively inexpensive and can be done on your own. For soil testing, you will only need a test kit and a shovel, whereas for aeration you will need a pump and soil tester, and some fertilization substances. However, lawn care services usually do not include fertilization in the fees, nor do they charge extra for soil testing. In most cases, a lawn care company will only charge for services that are included in their normal lawn maintenance package. They may also offer other services such as mulching, weed control, and seeding, but they do not include these as part of a regular package.
Some lawn maintenance companies provide both services, but generally at different times. The lawn mowing service can be scheduled for any given day, while mulching may be available any time during the spring and summer months. You can also find lawn aeration services, which include a spray foam applicator, throughout the year. If you are interested in these services, then you may want to ask if the lawn maintenance company also offers a grass mowing service. This is especially useful if you have a large lawn area that needs to be aerated or sewed.
Most lawn care companies mow lawns once per week during the spring and then switch to lawn mowing during fall. If you want to do it yourself, there is no problem – the lawn service company will cut the grass for you. You may however want to mow more frequently, at least once a week during the winter months. However, if your lawn is too small to support mowing during these times, you may need to hire someone to manage your lawn.
You can often save money by performing these lawn care services on your own. You may want to purchase a lawn edging toolset or consider renting one. Typically, you can purchase lawn edging materials at any lawn care service center, hardware store, or lumberyard. However, if you decide to rent or purchase lawn edging supplies from your lawn care company, you should ask if the lawn care service offers any discount or warranty, so that you are sure to get quality products. Sometimes, these lawn edging tools can be more expensive than standard lawn maintenance tools, so it is good to make sure that you will actually use them.