Obviously you care about your lawn and landscape, otherwise you wouldn’t be checking out information found on our web site. When it comes right down to it, as a homeowner, you have 3 options when it comes to caring for your lawn. 1. Do nothing. 2. Do it yourself. 3. Hire someone else to take care of feeding, weeding, and protecting your lawn.
Of the 3 you can imagine what we, one of northern Ohio’s leading lawn care providers, would recommend. So let’s take a look at the other 2 options.
Doing nothing could easily become the most expensive option to take, even though at the time, it might seem like the least expensive.
Doing nothing means you’ve decided to ignore and protect the biggest investment you’ll probably ever make: your home. It’s like ignoring a leaky room. Sure, not fixing that leaky roof will save you money over fixing it, but in a short period of time, that damaged and leaking roof will no longer be a simple roofing fix, it will mean re-sheeting your roof; calling in mold remedial specialists to remove the mold growing in your attic; calling in a contractor to repair the damaged drywall; calling in exterminators to remove the insects that love the warm temperatures and plenty of water, food, and protection they find inside your home’s structure a much better environment. And of course, there’s the decrease in your home’s value when it comes time to sell when you have to disclose all the problems your home had just before you decided to sell!
While not as dramatic as fixing a leaky roof, doing nothing about your lawn, has very similar results even right down to decreasing your home’s value.
Option 2: doing it yourself. This is big step up from doing nothing and whether you decide to go this route depends entirely on how detail oriented you are personally. If you listen to those 4-step program commercials that Scott’s will be airing, they make it seem so simple, but there is lot more to things that they way they show it– just ask them!
- What happens to your lawn if you apply too much of their product?
- What happens to that excess product that lands in the sidewalks or street?
- What happens if you start seeing some new kind of weed appear in the lawn or start seeing dead patches, or the lawn starts turning yellow or red? Is it an insect, bacteria, or virus and more important what to do about it?
- What do you do with that extra product you have left in the bag? Most of these chemicals are moisture sensitive and can be dangerous under the wrong circumstances.
- And lastly, the chemicals and equipment you have to buy, maintain and store. These are all upfront costs you have to dole out and they’re really not minor points. Add to that the time, effort and gasoline it costs to buy the products PLUS, just how much do you value your own time and labor when it comes time to apply these chemicals? Doesn’t it make more sense to spend your “free” time doing something that you would actually enjoy doing?
These are just some of the questions that you might want to consider before you “just feed it laddy!”
The obvious solution to caring for your lawn is to hire a local company that understands our lawns, our soils, and yes our bugs (not all bugs are bad bugs).
Today there are plenty of lawn care providers and the list can be daunting. You want to chose a local company that has been in business more than a few months. You want someone that has taken the time to have their technicians trained and certified. Just considering those options really cuts that list to just a few reliable sources. We recommend that you contact several, especially those that perhaps you’ve seen working in the neighborhood. Talk to them, get a feel for what they’re about and how much it will cost and what you get for your money. Ask questions– get answers that you understand, and remember, Brookside Lawn Service has been right here in northern Ohio since 1989 (that’s like forever in the lawn care business).
This article is about saving money on your lawn care. We showed how expensive it can be to ignore problems including your lawn. We showed how expensive it can be to do it yourself. Now let me show you how you can actually save a few bucks by hiring Brookside Lawn Service.
First, new customers receive an automatic $25 discount on their first application when you sign up for either a 5 or 7 step program. Next, if you prepay for that full season before March 1, and you can save an additional 6 percent off the entire service. Then later in the year, after you see for yourself how great our lawn service actually is, you might want to consider telling your family, neighbors, and friends how great our lawn service is and just for recommending us, we’ll pay you and your referral each $20 when they sign up for our full season lawn care program! As Martha Stewart would say “It’s a good thing.”