The Lawn Institute invites you to celebrate April, which is National Lawn Care Month. As winter weather recedes and warm spring weather finally takes a firm hold, homeowners can get a bit of a reprieve on the usual lawn care worries. Denver landscaping services know that the rainy days and cool nights of April prohibit much outdoor work and reduce evaporation, so activate your sprinkler systems, and just add water when things get a little dry.
For those homeowners who take pride in their manicured lawns, the following are some facts to rebut the arguments of lawn dissidents who rail against traditional landscaping:
- Lawns prevent topsoil erosion by trapping more than 12 million tons of dirt and dust annually.
- Sod (i.e., turfgrass) is a natural “air conditioner” and can be 22 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the surrounding pavement.
- Healthy turfgrass holds soil and filters rainwater, contributing to clean groundwater and preventing further soil erosion.
- A 50 X 50 square foot lawn produces sufficient oxygen to keep a family of four breathing, while absorbing carbon dioxide, hydrogen fluoride, and perosyacetyle nitrate.
- Simply viewing a soft green lawn or sitting on the grass relieves stress.
If you love a well-manicured lawn but detest the work that goes into keeping that lawn looking great, you may be considering hiring a lawn care service. April, being a low-maintenance lawn care month, is the perfect time to take action and find the contractor who’s right for your Denver landscaping needs.
Decide what you want. Do you merely want a lawn service to lift the burden of regular mowing, the full shebang of yard maintenance for grass, trees, shrubs, and flowerbeds, or something in between?
Does the service include unnecessary treatments? If the Denver landscaping service you’re considering routinely sprays for pests or problems that you haven’t experienced, then you may want to consider another company that provides the services your yard needs when it needs them.
Get referrals. Talk to friends and neighbors whose lawns you admire and envy. Surely some of them use landscaping services and will be glad to recommend those companies. Don’t forget to check with your local Better Business Bureau, too.
Request an inspection. A reputable company will inspect your lawn and offer a free estimate for service to bring it to tip-top shape. Any company that hasn’t seen your lawn cannot know what it may need. Be sure you understand exactly what services are included in the estimate.
Does the contractor offer a discount for prepaid accounts? Many Denver lawn service companies will offer a discount for prepayment of annual service contracts. This may be a great way to save money on a service contract that includes the services your yard needs.
Understand the guarantee. Some companies will guarantee results, others will refund money for unsatisfactory work.
Verify certification. Certification indicates that that the contractor has met rigorous, third-party standards of competence and makes the effort to stay current with industry updates and best practices. A certified professional has made this field a career, not just a job.
American Arbor Care offers comprehensive landscaping and lawn care services and maintains a staff of experienced, certified professionals. Call them at (303) 639-8584 to schedule a consultation and learn what can be done to make your lawn the envy of the neighborhood.