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Advice on choosing a lawn care company

Author: Better Business Bureau

The BBB offers the following advice to help consumers find a lawn care company: * Know what you want. Lawn care companies provide many services, so it is important to decide what services and products are appropriate for your needs and budget. * Ask around. Ask friends and family what lawn care companies they use. This is one way to determine a company's reputation and quality of service. * Check the company out with BBB at BBB Business Reviews provide important background on businesses, such as how long they've been in business, who owns them and how they resolve complaints. * Ask for a lawn inspection and free estimate. Lawn care companies that quote a price without seeing your lawn cannot be sure what you need. Quality companies will only offer an estimate after they see what they are working with. * Request a written contract. A contract should clearly state the services you will receive, as well as how you will pay for it. If you are contracting for a recurring service, it should state how often the company will mow your lawn.