Want to spruce up the appearance and health of your Aiken home? Browse our list of the best lawn care service providers near you.by House Method Local Advisors -
Having a beautiful and healthy lawn does a lot for the value and appearance of your property, but sometimes many homeowners are overwhelmed by the work needed. Aiken has higher average temperatures than 88.9% of the country, which means your lawn might require extra attention during the hotter months.
Read on to find our list of Aiken's top-rated lawn care service providers, who can help you move past any anxieties and get your lawn into its best shape ever.
TruGreen was founded in 1974 under the original name ChemLawn and currently operates in 48 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 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. With Sunday, you can 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.
When there is lawn care to be done, if you don't want to handle everything on your own you can choose either a subscription company or one of Aiken's full-service lawn care companies. When you do everything yourself, you will save on labor costs, but you forgo any professional guidance. There is a chance of this resulting in expensive mistakes that you can't foresee.
If you want to take some of the guesswork out of lawn care, you may like a company like Sunday Lawn Care. They will send you subscription packages of lawn chemicals and tools, which are periodically sent to you depending on the season and where you live in South Carolina. They take care of the research and planning, although you still need to take care of the manual labor.
Prefer someone who can take care of both the mental and physical tasks? Consider hiring a full-service company like TruGreen. Although this will likely be your most expensive option, companies like this can offer the most comprehensive services, and the pros will handle the hard work so you don't have to.
The lawn care companies in Aiken offer a variety of services, including:
There is a lawn care company for every need and budget in Aiken. It is recommended that you contact one or two from the above list to find which one works best for you.
When you need to choose a company, you first should verify that you are choosing a reliable one. If a technician is going to apply chemicals like pesticides as part of their services, they'll have to be licensed through the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. If they are going to be doing landscaping services, such as tree care or mowing, you can confirm that they meet all of the landscaper licensing requirements for South Carolina. After you've verified a company's licensure, you can see if they are a part of an organization such as the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). This is an optional association that lets its members collaborate and provides information regarding industry best practices. You can also look up online reviews and browse the company's website to find out exactly what guarantees they offer.
Next, you'll want to learn which companies in Aiken offer the specific services you need. A company may have both plans and "a la carte" options which enable you to pick and choose specific services.
Once you've chosen a company or two, you'll want to contact them to get an inspection and quote. With GPS technology, some companies are able to give you an estimate based on how big your lawn is before they even visit your property. Your estimate will depend mainly on the specific services you need and the size of your lawn.
If you haven't hired a lawn care company in Aiken before — or even if you have — you may have some questions about what to expect. Here are some things to keep in mind:
Picking a reliable lawn care company in Aiken will make you feel much more confident and in-the-know about the process. All of the providers from our list of Aiken's best lawn care companies can explain all steps of the process and help you know what to expect.
The cost of lawn care in Aiken will vary based on certain factors. One is your lawn's size, and another is what type of services you need. The cost will also vary based on how often your lawn needs to be serviced. Subscription companies will be less expensive initially, but you will have to do the manual labor yourself. We suggest you get in touch with one or two of the companies from our list of the top lawn service providers in Aiken to obtain an estimate.
The amount of money that you want to spend and the amount of work you are willing to do will both have an effect on what type of lawn care is best for you. Choosing a full-service Aiken lawn care company such as TruGreen will be the priciest, but also will require the least work from you. On the other end of the spectrum, doing everything on your own will cost the least, but will require the most planning and hard work. Subscription companies fall in between your other options.
There are some lawn care companies that provide a variety of services, and there are others that specialize in specific practices. If you are curious whether a lawn care company in Aiken offers a specific lawn care service, we suggest reaching out to them directly.
Year-round, you should be completing tree and shrub care, weed and pest control, and aeration and fertilization as needed. During the warmer months, you should think about tackling soil care and seeding/overseeding. When it starts to get cooler, you may consider winterizing your lawn. The benefits of choosing a Aiken lawn care company include getting expert help finding the schedule that is best for you and your lawn.
Certain lawn care companies (such as Sunday Lawn Care) use products made with natural ingredients. Many companies list their ingredients on their website, and you can also reach out to a company directly to ask for a list.
Some services — like mowing and edging — allow you to begin seeing results right away. With services such as overseeding and weed control, it may take days to weeks to see results. The amount of time it takes to see results will also depend on the weather in your part of South Carolina and the time of year.