What to Look for in a Professional Lawn Care Service

There are so many lawn care companies out there promising to help maintain your landscape. How can you tell a trustworthy and efficient company from an pretender? What are signs you should look for to know that you are getting the best service for your money?

These questions sometimes leave people feeling so overwhelmed that they try to care for their lawn by themselves instead of risking getting a dud and wasting their money, even if their lawn is in desperate need of some extra TLC. Below, we at VIRIDIS Lawn Care of Saratoga Springs will give you a few hints and tips to help you weed out the under-performers and make sure you get the service you deserve.


Price is often the main determining factor in choosing a lawn care company. And rightly so. Even if they are the best company out there, overcharging for their services won’t earn them many loyal customers. Make sure to research a few different companies to insure they have comparable rates for your area. But don’t sacrifice quality to save a few dollars.

If a company is priced significantly lower or higher than others, proceed cautiously. Always compare their rates with their customer reviews. There may be a reason for the price differences.

Customer Service

While you may not think of it, customer service might be the next most important thing to consider as you choose your lawn care company. Whatever else happens, hiring a company that is easy to work with and that tries to please its customers will make your experience better. If you don’t need some of their services or you feel the treatments are ineffective, they will try to work with you to come to a solution.  They may be willing to schedule different times for you. They will listen to what you want for your lawn and try to achieve that for you.

A company with poor customer service will always be a hassle to work with. The only way to end up with a good experience is luck. This type of company will likely be easy to spot through customer reviews. People often try to warn others off a future bad experience.


Services are the most practical way to help choose between options. Different companies offer different services. Some may offer services that you don’t need or want. Others may lack some of the services you do need.

A few services offered by lawn care companies include:

  • Fertilizing
  • Mowing and Edging
  • Aeration
  • Dethatching
  • Pest Control
  • Weed Control
  • Tree and shrub trimming

Decide on the services that are important to you and find a company that will accommodate your needs. In some cases, you may need more than one company to fully meet your lawn care needs.


No matter how nice the people are, how much they charge, if they offer every service you need – if they or their products are ineffective, find someone else! Not all companies are created equal. They use different products and/or machines. Some lawn service companies simply have superior products.

Other companies may have very effective products but less than effective employees. Find a company with a technician you are comfortable allowing in and around your home. They can’t work effectively if you feel like you need to monitor them every second they are trying to work.


While there are many factor to consider in looking for a lawn care company, finding a good fit isn’t impossible. Take the time to research to make sure you receive the quality of care you need. And if you get a dud, give us a call at 801-367-9961 and we’ll see if we can treat you better!

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