Select a Professional
How to Choose a Tree and Lawn Care Specialist Perfect for You and Your Landscape!
Before You Choose a Company
After You Choose a Company
Determine what you want from a tree and lawn company
Tree and Lawn care companies provide a range of services including mowing, maintenance, aeration, seeding, landscaping, fertilizer and pest control applications, irrigation repairs, blowouts and ornamental, snow removal, and tree care.
Find out which companies provide services in your neighborhood
Before looking in the yellow pages or answering an ad, ask your neighbors for a recommendation. It’s a great way to determine the reputation of a company and the quality service it provides. You can also visit Our Member Directory for more recommendations.
Ask for a tree and lawn inspection and a free estimate for service
Companies that quote a price without seeing your tree and lawn are only guessing what your tree and lawn might need.
Ask about the price system and what services are included
The tree and lawn care company may offer a yearly contract or a simple verbal agreement giving the customer the right to discontinue service at any time. Find out what happens if you have a problem between applications. Will the service calls be free or is there a charge?
Be sure the company is affiliated with one or more professional tree and lawn care associations and is active in the community. Professional organizations keep members informed on new developments in pest control methods, safety, training, research and regulation. Most associations have a code of ethics for members to follow. Affiliation with a professional group indicates the company strives for quality in its work.
Have a complete understanding with the company before work starts
Get an explanation of what the service can and cannot do. Find out what kind and amount of treatments are included in the proposed program, approximately when they will be applied, and what results can be expected.
Find out what is, and is not, guaranteed
Some services may offer a guarantee of performance. Others may offer refunds if they fail to meet your expectations.
Consider annual costs as well as cost per application
Many companies allow you to pay after each treatment and may offer a discount if you pay the annual cost up front.
Make sure the tree and lawn care company is licensed
You must make sure the tree and lawn care company is licensed for the application of tree and lawn care products as required by Colorado state law. Call the state Department of Agriculture (303)-869-9050 for details.
If you want further information on the company’s service record, contact your local Better Business Bureau
The tree and lawn care company you select will become your partner in maintaining a thick and healthy lawn and landscape. In addition to providing specific services, they will be able to advise you on proper mowing and irrigation of your lawn. If you have concerns or questions, call your tree and lawn care company first.