Interested in improving the appearance and health of your property in Salem? Browse our list of best local lawn care service providers.by House Method Local Advisors -
You may have dreams of a lush, healthy lawn, but the time and effort required to achieve that dream may be off-putting. It may be the thought of spending such time and effort on your Salem lawn that gives you pause, or you may have some concerns about how much the upkeep will cost.
Luckily, our carefully compiled list can help with all of your lawn care needs. Read further to learn about Salem's top lawn care service providers.
TruGreen, founded in 1974 under the original name ChemLawn, services 48 states in the U.S. and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. The company has a 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. With Sunday, you can choose from one of three different subscription plans. All of these plans are customized to your individual lawn and backed by the company's Sunday guarantee.
Some people may prefer handling lawn care on their own. For those times when you want any assistance, you can go with a subscription company, or pay one of Salem's full-service lawn care companies. Caring for your lawn on your own might be less expensive at first. However, without the help and guidance of a lawn care professional, there is a chance of you making mistakes that prove expensive in the future.
Some companies, such as Sunday Lawn Care, can help you with your DIY lawn care. Generally this is in the form of subscription packages that provide you with all the chemicals and equipment you need for your lawn, based on the time of year and your location in Oregon. These companies offer a good deal of guidance with lawn care, but you still need to make time to do the work.
Prefer to have someone else handle everything? A full-service company like TruGreen may be right for you. A full-service lawn care company might be the highest-cost option, but full-service companies handle not just the decision-making but also the manual labor.
There are many different services that the lawn care companies around Salem can provide, including:
There is a lawn care company for every need and budget in Salem. We strongly suggest contacting one or two from our list above to discover the one that will be best for you.
When choosing a lawn care services company, you will want to verify they are reliable. In order to apply chemicals like pesticides to your lawn, a technician must be licensed through the Oregon Department of Agriculture. If you are looking for landscaping services like edging and mowing, check to see if a company meets all of Oregon's landscaper licensing requirements. You can also see if a company belongs to an organization such as the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). This is not a requirement, but NALP helps landscaping professionals collaborate and share information on best practices. Last but not least, you can look up company reviews and browse their website to learn more about the guarantees they offer.
Next you will want to determine which companies provide the specific services that you need. Many lawn care service companies in Salem offer both fixed plans and "a la carte" options, which allow you to pick and choose only those services that you want.
The next step is to get an inspection and quote. Even before they see your property, some companies are able to provide an estimate by using GPS technology. This estimate will be based largely on the specific services you need and the size of your lawn.
If you haven't hired a Salem lawn care company before — or even if you have — you may wonder what you ought to expect. Here are some things to keep in mind:
If you use a reputable lawn care services company from Salem, they will help you understand expectations and ensure that the process goes smoothly. By choosing a company from our list of Salem's best lawn care providers, you ensure that you get everything taken care of the right way.
The amount you will pay for lawn care in Salem will vary based on several factors. One is how big your lawn is, and another is the type of services you want. The price will also change based on how frequently your lawn needs to be serviced. Subscription companies will be less expensive up front, but you will have to do all of the manual work yourself. It is in your best interest to reach out to one or more of the companies from our list of Salem's top lawn service providers to obtain an estimate.
The amount of money you want to spend and the amount of work you are willing to do will both influence what type of lawn care is the best match for you. Hiring a full-service Salem lawn care company such as TruGreen will be the most expensive, but will also require the least work from you. On the other hand, handling everything on your own will cost the least amount of money, but will require the most hard work and planning. Subscription companies fall in between the other options.
Throughout the year, your lawn should receive tree and shrub care, weed and pest control, and aeration and fertilization as needed. In warmer parts of the year, you may also want to take care of seeding/overseeding and soil care. As the weather cools down, you might need leaf and snow removal, and you may need to winterize your lawn. The upsides of using a Salem lawn care company include getting expert help finding what schedule works best for you and your lawn.
Many lawn care providers list their ingredients on their website. Some (such as Sunday Lawn Care) use products containing natural ingredients. If there is no ingredients list on a company's website, you can contact them and ask.
With some services, like tree care and mowing, you will see immediate results. It may take days or weeks to start seeing results from certain other services, such as overseeding and seeding. Your results will also be based on the weather in your part of Oregon and the time of year.