One of the first things about a home that grabs your attention when you’re driving around – besides the house itself, of course – is the lawn. There’s nothing more appealing about a yard than a lawn that’s lush, green, and perfectly manicured. Even lawns that are hardscaped – if done correctly – add significantly to a home’s curb appeal. But how do you get that picture-perfect lawn?
Well, if you don’t have a natural green thumb, you can take classes, watch YouTube videos and use a lot of trial and error. After a few years you may have perfected it. Or you can do it the easy way, by hiring a company that does lawn care services in Atlanta.
What Can a Lawn Care Service Do?
Naturally you want a company that can turn brown grass into green, and eliminate whatever weeds, mushrooms or other things that are growing in your lawn that shouldn’t be. Any lawn care service company in Atlanta should perform an analysis of your lawn’s turf and soil, whether the lawn shows signs of having insects making their home there, etc. The analysis should also include how much sunlight and shade your yard gets and what your schedule is for mowing and watering. That information will help them determine what type of treatment plan your lawn needs and how often.
Beyond that, you may want a company that can offer advice about and perform aeration, weed control, fertilizer, disease diagnostics and prevention, even advice about and care of trees and shrubs. If you want part or all your yard hardscaped, there are some companies that are very skilled at offering alternatives for having a non-traditional yard.
The main thing is to have some idea of what you want your yard to look like and have the pros tell you whether they can help you accomplish that and, if so, how. If you have some pictures of what you’d like, show them to the lawncare professional you’re thinking of hiring. Even if they can’t help you with hardscaping, they may be able to refer you to someone. Working together with them, you could have the best of both worlds – maybe one thing for your front lawn, and something different for the back yard, where children or pets may play and roam.
Finding the Right Company
Search for a company with years of experience under their belt. They should also have a keen understanding of Atlanta climate and plant life that is native to Georgia. Make sure they come highly recommended by references they provide you and that there are no complaints with the Better Business Bureau or other agencies. Their membership in professional organizations shows they endorse and adhere to strict industry standards and are open to learning new things to stay ahead of their competition.
If you have children or pets, especially dogs who dig, make sure they use materials and/or chemicals that are child- and pet-safe, even if something accidentally gets ingested. You want to keep all members of your family safe; and that should be the ultimate goal of any company you hire.
So, whether you simply want a great-looking lawn that’s safe for children and pets to play in, or you are planning to sell your home and want to make a terrific first impression to buyers, let a company offering lawn care services in Atlanta help you do that.