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Keeping your lawn healthy and beautiful goes a long way towards both the value and appearance of your house, but good lawn upkeep takes a lot of hard work. In Santa Maria, where the average highs are hotter than 81.1% of the country, your lawn might need special care in the warmer months.
To help you, we have assembled a list of Santa Maria's best lawn care service providers. Continue reading to find our list of best providers and decide on the right one for you.
TruGreen, founded in 1974 under the original name ChemLawn, now operates in 48 U.S. 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 delivers "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, based on climate and soil data for your property. Customers can choose from one of their three subscription plans, all of which are customized for your lawn and backed by the company's Sunday guarantee.
When it comes to lawn care, if you don't want to handle everything on your own you can go with either a subscription company or one of Santa Maria's full-service lawn care companies. When you go the DIY route, you eliminate labor costs, but miss out on a lot of professional guidance. The outcome could be expensive mistakes in the future.
A company like Sunday Lawn Care can help simplify the process. These companies will mail you a regular subscription package of lawn care equipment and chemicals. They decide what your lawn needs and when, based on your location in California and the time of year. However, you still need to handle the manual labor.
If you'd rather have a company handle all parts of the process, hiring a full-service company like TruGreen is the way to go. Although these companies tend to be more costly than other options, they handle everything, from determining what you need to doing the actual work.
There are many services that you might use a Santa Maria lawn care company for, such as:
No matter your needs, there is a Santa Maria lawn care company that can meet them. It is in your best interest to get in touch with one or two of the companies on our above list to determine which one is right for you.
When choosing a lawn care services company, you want to know that they are reliable. If they are going to apply chemicals like pesticides to your lawn, a technician must be licensed through the California Department of Agriculture. If you are looking for landscaping services like mowing and edging, you can look and see if a company meets all of California's landscaper licensing requirements. You can also check whether a company belongs to an organization like the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). Lawn care professionals are not required to be members, but NALP lets landscaping professionals collaborate and share information about best practices. You can also look up company reviews and browse their website to learn more about the guarantees they offer.
After you've determined the best companies near you, you'll need to determine which ones offer the specific combination of services you think you'll need. Many lawn care companies in Santa Maria offer both fixed plans and "a la carte" options that allow you to make your own lawn care package.
After narrowing down your list even further, you can start to contact companies to ask about getting a free inspection and quote for services. You often won't need to wait long for an inspection — some companies can even take a fast estimate of the size of your yard using GPS technology before visiting your home. The company should then be able to provide an estimate based on the specific services you need and the size of your lawn.
If you've never hired a Santa Maria lawn care company before — or even if you have — you may be curious about what to expect. The following are some things to keep in mind:
Selecting the best Santa Maria lawn care company can go a long way towards feeling confident and well-informed when it comes to all of the work being done on your lawn. It is a good idea to contact one of the companies on our list of the best lawn care providers in Santa Maria to discover which one is best for you.
The cost of lawn care in Santa Maria may change based on a number of factors. First is the size of your lawn. Next is the type and number of services you want. Last but not least, there is how frequently you want services. Typically, a subscription company will be less expensive than a full-service company, but you'll be responsible for taking care of the work yourself. We recommend contacting one or more of the companies from our list of Santa Maria's best lawn care service providers to get a quote.
The plan that fits best for you will be based on what you think of the trade-off between work and money. If you decide to do everything yourself, you don't have to pay for labor, but this option is the most work. If you hire a full-service lawn care company in Santa Maria (such as TruGreen), they will handle all of the logistics and labor, but you will pay more money. Subscription companies fall somewhere in between.
The frequency with which your lawn in Santa Maria needs care will depend on things like the weather in your part of California, the time of year, and the condition your lawn is in at the start of services. There are some services (such as mowing) that should be done every one to two weeks, and other services, such as pest and weed control, can be done less often. Overall, consistency is key when it comes to lawn care.
Regardless of whether you or a lawn care professional are performing services, pets should remain inside during the entire process. If you use a subscription company, they should provide pet safety information with their products. Should you hire a full-service company, they will tell you when it is safe to let your pets on your lawn after treatment.
Certain lawn care companies (such as Sunday Lawn Care) use products made with natural ingredients. Many companies list their ingredients on their website. You can also reach out to a company directly to ask them about their ingredients.
Going with a lawn services company — either full-service or subscription — will help guarantee a job well done, and save you money down the road. When you pay for a lawn care company, you also reap the benefits of their professional expertise. These experts can determine exactly what your lawn needs, when, and how often. Additionally, they provide the products, and (in the case of full-service companies) the labor, both of which are typically backed by guarantees.