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Keeping your lawn beautiful does a lot for both the appearance and value of your property, but maintaining a beautiful lawn takes a lot of hard work. In a place like Cedar Falls that gets regular snow, there may be greater variation in the lawn care you need as the seasons change.
To keep your lawn looking beautiful, we've assembled a list of Cedar Falls' top-rated lawn care service providers. Read below for our list, and choose the right provider 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. They have a large variety of pre-set and flexible plans that can be purchased online. All of their services are performed by TruExpert℠ Certified Specialists, and their full programs are backed by their TruGreen Guarantee®.
Sunday Lawn Care uses each customer's individual 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" at the appropriate times throughout the year. When you sign up with Sunday, you will choose from one of three different subscription plans. All of these plans are customized to your property and backed by the company's Sunday guarantee.
Some people may prefer handling lawn care on their own. For the times when you want professional assistance, you can go with a subscription company, or pay one of the full-service lawn care companies in Cedar Falls. Tackling lawn care on your own might help you save money at first. However, without the expert guidance of a lawn care professional, there is a chance of you making mistakes that wind up being costly in the future.
A company like Sunday Lawn Care can help remove some of the guesswork from the process. These companies will mail you a subscription package of lawn care equipment and chemicals. They do the work of figuring out what your lawn needs and when, based on the season and where you live in Iowa. However, you will still need to make time to do the manual labor.
If you'd prefer to be completely hands-off, a full-service company like TruGreen will be your best bet. This option might be the most pricy, but this is balanced by the benefits: they offer custom solutions to all your lawn care woes, and they take care of all the work.
There are a number of different services that Cedar Falls' lawn care companies can provide, including:
There is a Cedar Falls lawn care company for every need and budget. We recommend contacting one or two of the ones on our list above to find the one that will be best for you.
When you choose a lawn care services company, you will want to ensure that they are reliable. To be permitted to apply chemicals like pesticides to your lawn, a technician needs to be licensed through the Iowa Department of Agriculture. If you require landscaping services such as mowing and edging, check to see if a company meets all of Iowa's landscaper licensing requirements. You can also find out if 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 helps landscaping professionals collaborate and share information regarding best practices. You can also read online reviews of the company 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 can provide the specific combination of services you want. Many Cedar Falls lawn care companies offer both pre-set plans and "a la carte" options that give you the opportunity to make your own lawn care package.
After narrowing down your list even further, you can reach out to companies and ask about getting a free inspection and quote for services. Inspections can be quick and painless — some companies can even get a quick estimate of the size of your yard using GPS before visiting your home. The company should then be able to give you an estimate based on the size of your lawn and the specific services you need.
There are a number of things a homeowner in Cedar Falls should keep in mind before, during, and after lawn care services. Some of those things are:
Picking a reputable lawn care company in Cedar Falls will make you feel much more confident and comfortable with the process. Any provider from our list of the best lawn care companies in Cedar Falls can explain all steps of the process and help you know exactly what to expect.
The price of lawn care in Cedar Falls may change based on several factors. First is your lawn size. Next is the number and kind of services you need. Last but not least, there is the schedule on which you want services. In most cases, a subscription company will be less expensive than a full-service company, but you will have to do the work yourself. We recommend contacting at least one of the companies from our list of the best lawn care service providers in Cedar Falls to ask for a quote.
The amount of money that you are willing to spend and how much work you are willing to do will both have an effect on what type of lawn care is best for you. Hiring a full-service lawn company in Cedar Falls such as TruGreen will be the most expensive, but also will require the least work on your part. On the other hand, handling everything on your own will be the least expensive, but will necessitate the most hard work and planning. Subscription companies fall in between the other options.
When the weather is warmer, you will want to think about doing soil care, seeding, and overseeding. During cooler weather, you may decide to think about winterization, as well as leaf and snow removal, if needed. Throughout the year, you want to think about tree and shrub care, weed and pest control, and aeration and fertilization as needed. The upsides of going with a Cedar Falls lawn care company include helping you discover the optimal schedule for you and your lawn.
When it comes to caring for your Cedar Falls lawn, consistency is key. Some services, like mowing, you'll want to do every one to two weeks. Some services — like pest and weed control — can be done less frequently. Some things that will affect your lawn care schedule are the condition of your lawn when you first begin services, the time of year, and the weather in your part of Iowa.
Some services — like mowing and tree care — allow you to begin seeing results as soon as they are performed. With services such as fertilization and seeding, you may be waiting days or weeks to see results. The time needed for visible results will also depend on the time of year and the weather in your part of Iowa.
Using a lawn services company — either full-service or subscription — can help ensure that the job is done right, and save you money in the future. When you pay for a lawn care company, you also benefit from professional expertise. These experts will help you determine exactly what your lawn needs, when, and how frequently. Additionally, they provide the products, and (if you hire a full-service company) the labor. Both of these things are typically backed by guarantees.