There are many advantages of choosing a professional lawn service rather than just hiring anyone with a mower who knocks on your door. However, there are so many lawn services in Florida that it may seem at first overwhelming to choose just one. Follow these tips on how to choose a Palm Bay Lawn Service and you will not regret your choice.
Ask for Recommendations
Does anyone in your street or in your neighborhood use lawn services? Do their lawns look good? Ask the owner for the contact information of his or her lawn care company. You can also ask Palm Bay businesses with good landscaping what services they use. Many lawn care companies do both residential and commercial landscaping. If you subscribe to Angie’s List, check to see what companies are recommended by members living in or around Palm Bay.
Ask for Proof of Insurance
Only hire a lawn care company that has insurance. This covers you for any damages that might happen on your property. For example, think about this scenario. If, while working in your yard, the lawn care company accidentally dislodged a stone and hurt your neighbor, who would pay the neighbor’s medical bills? If your lawn care company does not have insurance, then chances are that you will be responsible for your neighbor’s medical bills.
Check for State License
Are you going to need pesticides or fertilizers put in your yard? These care controlled chemicals, meaning that anyone who uses them in Florida needs a license. Get the state license number from the prospective company and check it with the website of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Companies will proudly display their state license number on their websites or business cards.
Get a Written Estimate
Never accept a verbal estimate because these can be so easily disputed. Always insist on a written estimate, even if it is emailed to you. Make sure you know what services are included in the estimate. If you need your shrubs trimmed, for example, make sure this is included in the estimate. See if any warranties are included or if they cost extra.