Five steps to ensure you’re hiring the right lawn care company
BBB offers advice for finding a trustworthy business when you’re in the market for landscaping services
Today is Earth Day, which means most people have “green” on their minds. There are a lot of ways to create a more earth-friendly environment. As a homeowner, you can help promote Earth Day by making your landscape more Texas-friendly. You may also want to consider how you can reduce the amount of fertilizer, pesticides and water you use to maintain your yard.
For those who may lack a green thumb, hiring a lawn care service or landscaper can ease the burden of beautifying your own yard. However, without the right helping hands, your dreams of a green wonderland could quickly turn into a brown mess. Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin advises consumers to get clear, written expectations for what services the company will provide and agree on a fee before work starts.
In the past 12 months, BBB received over 7,500 complaints against landscaping and lawn maintenance contractors. Many of the complaints allege dissatisfaction with the services provided and companies not performing the agreed-upon duties. Other complaints allege problems with advertising or billing. It’s important to do your research before hiring a lawn care business. You can find a list of BBB Accredited lawn or landscaping contractors at checkbbb.org.
BBB offers the following five steps to finding a lawn care company you can trust: