Your home or commercial business landscape is a valuable asset and needs to be properly maintained in order to maximize the value and professional appeal of your property. Anything can go wrong when you hire a sub-pro lawn care / landscaping company in Largo or any area for that matter. Sprinkler systems are one of the most easily targeted fail point for a subpar landscaper however the most expensive factor at play comes down to longevity.
Before we did deep into the aspects of lawn and landscape maintenance that can cost you big bucks when hiring a sub-par lawn care company, let’s first discuss why the good old DIY (do it yourself) lawn care can also carry a huge cost.
DIY Lawn Care Isn’t Careless, but Can Be Costly
Sure, you know where the sprinklers are and you’ve got a system for avoiding them with the mower. That’s not where we find home owners to be loosing out. The biggest issue home owners face boils down to a simple lack of knowledge for properly caring for a lawn throughout Florida’s ever changing seasons. Giving your landscape the correct amount of water and nutrients year round can prolong the life of yard by years, if not decades.
According to Home Advisor, the average 2,000 square foot yard will cost between two and four grand. As we’d recommend a high quality sod for durability in the Florida heat, expect to be on the higher end of that range.
As a home owner there’s a good chance you are a professional of something, whether it be programming or managing a retail store. However, most likely you are not a professional at lawn care. If you truly enjoy mowing your yard, keep at it. However, we do strongly recommend you hire a professional landscape company to help you properly care for the lawn, from nutrients to the right water schedule. This could help save you tens of thousands during your properties lifetime.
How a subpar lawn care company can cause thousands in damages to your landscape.
Irrigation and sprinkler system damage:
The title says it all but to get specific, large riding mowers are the number one cause to destroyed sprinkler heads and are most often driven by inexperienced operators. Often times the home or business owner wont realize the damage until long after the lawn company has left the area and this gives the often uninsured or otherwise unprofessional company an angle to claim they had nothing to do with the damaged sprinkler. They would rather lose you as a customer then admit fault or fix the damage at no cost to you.
Next up would be improper pruning techniques which can leave your bushes, hedges or flowers with bad cuts causing poor or completely failed blooms along with misdirectional branches and voids in hedges which will take years to fill properly.
From there it only gets even more costly. An inexperienced lawn and landscape company could easily give your lawn an improper amount of water or nutrients, potentially causing the absolute worst possible outcome, complete re-sodding. There are even reports of scam artist companies intentionally slow killing lawns entirely for the purpose of selling the customer a new yard and then using sub-par sod which charging the customer for premium materials.
Good News for Pinellas & Largo
If you’re located in the Pinellas County area and have a commercial property in need to professional landscaping, or if you have a home in the Largo area, Lawns & Palms, Inc. is here to help. Be sure to research the competition and get multiple quotes.
Not within the Pinellas area?
Stay tuned as our next blog post will feature a ‘how-to’ guide on choosing a qualified lawn care service in your local area.