Most families plan at least one vacation or getaway during the summer months. While they may make arrangements for their pets and house plants, many forget that their yards will need maintenance too. Waiting until the last minute to find a landscaper during the busiest time of year may leave your carefully maintained yard unattended during the hot, summer weather. If you are planning a summer vacation, make sure you find the right landscaper now to handle your lawn maintenance.
Finding The Right Landscaper
Since you will be gone while the landscaper you hire will be maintaining your yard, you want to ensure you hire a company you can trust. Look for a dependable landscaping professional with the proper experience, licenses and insurance to put your mind at ease. To find the best landscaper, start by asking friends or family for recommendations, or look online for local companies in your area. Once you have narrowed the pool of potential service providers down to a few choices, talk to them about their qualifications:
- Are they licensed and insured?
- How many years have they been in business?
- Do they have references?
- Do they perform short term landscaping services?
Ideally, it would be best to have them begin maintenance on your property before you leave so any issues or questions can be resolved. This will give you a chance to review their work and for them to become acquainted with what expectations you have for your yard maintenance while you are on vacation.
You may be surprised at how affordable it is to have a professional landscaping service maintain your yard while you are gone for vacation. Once you find the right contractor, you may decide to keep them on year round to allow you to enjoy your free time. Either way, now is the time to reserve your contractor before they are booked solid for the summer months.
Posted on behalf of Brad Pannone, Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping