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Everyone wishes they could have a beautiful, healthy lawn, but few look forward to the time and effort required to maintain one. In Riverside, there are hot temperatures to contend with, increasing the amount of care your lawn needs.
To help get your lawn into shape, we've assembled a list of Riverside's top lawn care service providers. Scroll down for our list, and choose the right provider for your lawn.
TruGreen was founded in 1974 under the original name ChemLawn and currently operates in 48 states. The company is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. The company has a variety of pre-set and flexible plans that can be purchased online. All TruGreen services are performed by TruExpert℠ Certified Specialists, and their full programs are backed by their TruGreen Guarantee®.
Sunday Lawn Care uses soil and climate data to deliver "custom lawn nutrients, herbicides, pest control, grass seed, bare spot repair, pet spot solutions, garden fertilizer, flower bulbs, and wildflower seeds" to your door at various times throughout the year. Sunday customers are able to choose from one of their three subscription plans. All of these plans are customized to your individual lawn and backed by the company's Sunday guarantee.
Sometimes, you might feel comfortable handling lawn care on your own. For those times when you want the help of a professional, you can pay for a subscription company, or pay one of Riverside's full-service lawn care companies. When you make the choice to handle everything on your own, you eliminate labor costs, but you forgo any professional guidance. The outcome could be expensive mistakes that you can't foresee.
A company like Sunday Lawn Care can help remove some of the guesswork from the process. These companies will mail you a regular subscription package of lawn care chemicals and equipment. They do the work of figuring out what your lawn needs and when, based on the season and where you live in California. However, you will still need to make time to do the manual labor.
If you would like to have a company handle all parts of the process, hiring a full-service company like TruGreen is your best bet. While they may be more costly than other options, they take the lead every step of the way, from determining what is needed to doing the actual work.
There are many different services that the lawn care companies around Riverside can provide, including:
No matter what services you want, there is a Riverside lawn care company for you. We strongly suggest looking into a couple of the companies on our list above to determine which one is best for you.
During Treatments: If you've opted for a subscription company, you will handle all treatments yourself based on the instructions provided by the company. If you're using a full-service company like TruGreen, they will come to your home to perform services. Your company may ask you to be home the first time they come out. However, you generally do not need to be at home for lawn care treatment to take place. The company will inform you (either in writing or electronically) which services they completed and when.
Once you've discovered the best companies near you, you'll need to determine which ones can perform the specific combination of services that you think you're going to want. Many Riverside lawn care companies offer both fixed plans and "a la carte" options that let you make your own lawn care package.
Once you've chosen a company or two, you'll want to go about getting an inspection and quote. With the help of GPS technology, some companies are even able to provide you with an estimate based on the size of your lawn before they even visit your property. Your estimate will be based mainly on the size of your lawn and the specific services you need.
If you've never hired a Riverside lawn care company before — or even if you have — you may be curious about what to expect. Here are some things to keep in mind:
By choosing a provider from our list of Riverside's best lawn care companies, you guarantee that you're in the hands of experts. Your Riverside lawn care provider can clarify all expectations and keep you in the loop throughout the process.
The cost of lawn care in Riverside may change based on several factors. First is your lawn size. Next is the kind and number of services you want. Last but not least, there is the schedule on which you want services. In most cases, a subscription company is cheaper than a full-service company, but you will have to do the work yourself. It is recommended that you contact one or more of the companies from our list of Riverside's best lawn care service providers to get a quote.
The amount of money you're willing to spend and how much work you plan to do will both affect the lawn care model that is the best fit for you. Using a full-service lawn company in Riverside such as TruGreen will cost the most money, but also will require the least manual labor on your part. On the other hand, handling everything yourself will be the least expensive, but will necessitate the most planning and hard work. Subscription companies are somewhere in between these other options.
When the weather is warmer, you will want to think about doing seeding, overseeding, and soil care. In the cooler months, you may want to think about winterization. Year-round, you will want to handle tree and shrub care, aeration and fertilization, and weed and pest control as needed. The benefits of choosing a lawn care company in Riverside include helping you find the optimal schedule for you and your lawn.
When caring for your Riverside lawn, consistency is key. Some services, like mowing, you'll want to do every one or two weeks. Some services — like pest and weed control — can be done less often. Some things that will affect your lawn care schedule are the condition of your lawn when you first begin services, the weather in your part of California, and the time of year.
Whether you or a lawn care company are performing services, your pets should stay inside during the entire process. If you are getting your products from a subscription company, they should provide pet safety information with their products. A full-service company will inform you when it is safe for pets to be on your lawn after treatment.
Some services — such as mowing and edging — allow you to see results immediately. With services such as overseeding and weed control, you may need to wait a few days to a few weeks to see results. The time between services and results will also be dependent on the weather in your part of California and the time of year.