St. Louis, Mo., Apr. 13, 2017 – For many consumers, flowers and trees in spring bloom mean it’s time to hire lawn care and landscaping professionals. Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises consumers to research their options thoroughly before hiring a crew.
Last year, BBB St. Louis received more than 400 complaints against the landscaping industry. Many complaints alleged dissatisfaction with the services provided and performance of the business. Other complaints reported problems with contracts, on-time completion and billing issues.
“Although many lawn care and landscaping specialists may have an impressive green thumb, for some their talents may not translate into professionalism,” said Michelle Corey, BBB St. Louis president and CEO. “BBB Business Profiles include detailed information on companies that can help consumers narrow the field and choose a lawn care and landscaping service to fit their needs and budget.”
According to the American Society of Landscaping Architects, a well-maintained lawn and landscaping plan may add as much as 20% to a home’s property value, through before making an investment, consumers may want to consider the following tips:
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