Whether you have a large yard that you just can’t take care of on your own or you simply don’t have the time to give your landscaping the care and attention it deserves, hiring a lawn care specialist can help make having a beautiful lawn or garden an even easier task. However, if you’ve never worked with a landscaper or gardener before, you might not know exactly what you should be looking for in order to ensure that you’re getting good service. So to help make your search a little easier, here are three tips for picking a quality lawn care specialist.

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Learn About Their Qualifications

To begin your search, you should first gather a list of all the lawn care workers in your area so that you can see what your options are. Once you’ve got this list together, Kelly Burke, a contributor to The Spruce, recommends that you then learn about their qualifications. Especially if you’re going to be using your lawn care specialists for various outdoor services, like landscaping or pest control, you’ll want to ensure that they have someone on staff who’s been educated and licensed in these areas. If they can’t produce evidence of such education or licensing, move on to your next option.

Consider Whether They Have Their Own Insurance

In most areas, you’ll be able to find a wide range of lawn care workers offering various services at various prices. While you’ll likely save some money on your monthly bill by going with a service that’s run by independent contractors, HomeAdvisor shares that you’ll also likely be taking on more risk when it comes to insurance. So before you choose to hire a particular service, make sure you double-check about what their insurance situation is. If they don’t have their own business insurance, you might be on the hook with your homeowners insurance should your lawn care specialist get hurt while on the job at your house. While some people are fine with this risk in order to pay less, this should be something you know about going into your contractual relationship.

Ask If There’s Any Type Of Guarantee

As you’re zeroing in on which lawn care service you’re going to go with, Better Homes and Gardens suggests that you ask about any type or guarantee for their services that might be offered. If the company or person you’re talking to shys away from this conversation, you might want to consider going with someone else. But if a service is willing to guarantee their performance or offer a money-back guarantee if you’re dissatisfied with your service, that’s a good sign that they’re willing to stand behind their work, no matter what.

If you’re trying to find a lawn care service to work with, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you find a qualified candidate.

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