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5 Hidden Costs in Lawn Care Services

Posted by Dave Schwarm on May 28, 2020 5:36:09 PM

Have you even been car shopping and found a "great deal" only to realize later that you were charged extra for your 4th tire?

I have 30 years of experience working in the lawn care industry and I have seen a lot of "slicksters" who take advantage of uninformed customers. I’m here to level the playing field and inform you. 
 
Here’s what I have found is common practice in the lawn service industry and where the hidden costs may lie:
 
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Topics: Insider, Choosing a lawn care company, Cost of lawn care

What's In A Complete Lawn Care Program?

Posted by Nate Bahler on Mar 13, 2020 8:40:01 AM

What's in a Full Lawn Care Program?

In my now 13 years as a Lawncare Specialist and business owner, I have seen many different types of Lawncare Programs.  Partial, Weed & Feed, 4-Steps and so on...

Putting together a Full Lawncare Program can be overwhelming but we can ease your mind and help to answer any questions you might have.  Below you will read about some key components that make up a highly effective Full Lawncare program.

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Topics: Choosing a lawn care company, Weeds, Mosquito, Fertilization, Tick Control

How Do I Cut Back My Lawn Care Costs by 40%?

Posted by Dave Schwarm on Mar 10, 2020 2:06:17 PM

How To Cut Back On Your Lawn Care Costs Without Hurting Your Lawn. 

In my 30 years in the lawn care industry, I have seen and talked to many customers regarding how to reduce the annual cost of their Full Lawn Care Program.

It usually it's starts something like this:

  1. I receive a phone call from a concerned customer who has to make some budget cuts.
  2. Their first thought is they have to do away with EVERYTHING...

But there is a middle ground! There is HOPE!

A good company can identify the goals of a customer and help them find something that allows them to maintain the investment that they've already put into their lawn yet not break the family budget. 

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Topics: Insider, Lawn care, Choosing a lawn care company, Cost of lawn care, Spring Lawn Care

Best Way to Prepare My Lawn For Spring

Posted by Brian Gerber on Feb 28, 2020 8:46:06 AM

 

Raking/Dethatching:

The 1st step in preparing your lawn for spring is to clean up any debris that is lying around the yard (sticks, leaves, plow damage, thatch, etc).  

Thatch is a layer of both living and dead grass shoots/roots/ste

ms that builds up between your soil and grass blades that can be eliminated by raking or dethatching your lawn (see below). 

Rake as many times as needed to achieve a thatch layer of ½ inch or less or hire a professional landscaping company to do this for you.  Anything greater than ½ inches of thatch can be unhealthy for your lawn. 

A thick layer will restrict the amount of nutrients and water that your grass roots will be able to absorb. 

Raking and dethatching can begin any time after your snow season is complete. 

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Topics: Choosing a lawn care company, Weeds, Fertilization, Spring Lawn Care

Why Are Some Lawn Care Companies Cheaper Than Others?

Posted by Dave Schwarm on Feb 27, 2020 12:19:52 PM

Behind the Scenes: Why Lawn Care Company Prices Differ

Working in Lawn care customer service for now 30 years, one of the most common calls I get is, “I need to cancel my services because I can't afford it”. 

 Have you ever gotten a knock on your door or a phone call or a mailer with a 'too good to be true' price? 

If it seems too good to be true, it just might be...

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Topics: Choosing a lawn care company, Cost of lawn care, price of lawn care

5 Best Ways to Find A Local Lawn Care Company

Posted by Dave Schwarm on Jan 28, 2020 10:59:55 AM

Finding a Lawn Care Company That's Right for You. 

Are you tired of dealing with the “Big Boys”? National & Franchise Companies have their place in our industry but might not be right for you.

You may want a more trusted and local option. It’s not always easy to find the lawn care company that is right for you.

Here’s where I have experienced the best referrals and recommendations coming from in my now 29 years in the lawn care industry:

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Topics: Lawn care, Choosing a lawn care company

8 Things to Know Before Hiring a Lawncare Company

Posted by Nate Bahler on Feb 22, 2019 1:22:21 PM

Hiring a lawn care company can be easy.  Hiring the right one...not always so easy. 

Who do you trust? Reviews offer simple, relevant guidance and show the truth of what a company is all about. Search Engines and Social Media such as Google, Facebook and Yelp reviews are controlled by the customer and once posted, share the customers experience to the world.  Asking neighbors and friends what lawn services they use and what they think of them, is a great way to find a company that might be right for you.

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Topics: Choosing a lawn care company, Cost of lawn care

Top 5 Reasons Why Lawncare Companies Raise Prices

Posted by Dave Schwarm on Feb 19, 2019 6:36:06 AM

With spring fast approaching, is the lawn care company you are using having a price increase and you are struggling to understand why?

If so, this article is for you.

I usually start my articles with a search of the web to research what is being said. When I Googled “lawncare price increases” it gave many strategies on how much to increase and when to increase but not much on the why. In my 29 years in the industry, I have witnessed good reasons and then ones that just made me shake my head.

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Topics: Choosing a lawn care company, Cost of lawn care, price of lawn care

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