Maintaining a garden is no easy task and if you have a demanding job and a family to look after, you may not have enough time to do all the maintenance work. But it is also important to maintain the garden so that plants are provided with fertiliser when needed and cleaning up is done to improve the appearance of the garden.
Thorough research is needed when looking for a gardening maintenance company. You can ask your neighbours, friends and family members if they have hired such a company before and whether they are willing to recommend them. You can also do a Google search for maintenance companies operating in your local area so that you can get a list of options. You can check out the ratings and reviews for these companies to get an idea of the quality of service offered. You will need to visit the official websites of the companies to see what kind of services they offer. First, consider the type of services you need whether it is planting, applying fertiliser, weeding, pruning, mulching, clean ups, soil preparation etc. Some companies will also help with selecting plants depending on the environmental conditions you have. If you are new to gardening, you will not have a good idea of which plants will do well in the conditions you have. And it can be incredibly helpful to get the recommendation of an expert.
Once you have an idea
Of the services you are looking for, you can then select a few companies that offer them. You can also contact them to check if there are any other services you are looking for which are not mentioned on the website. Check if the company is affiliated with professional gardening associations or whether they have certifications. This is something you can find on their official website. Ask the company if they are licensed and insured. Even if there is an accident, the insurance of the company will be sufficient to cover the cost. But you need to check what kind of insurance coverage they have and ask for proof so that you have visual confirmation.
It is easier to work with a company that communicates clearly with you as you will have a good understanding of the services they will offer once they home to your property along with the charges included. You need to speak to the company before confirming with them as this is your opportunity to ask your questions and get any concerns clarified. Check if they provide updates on the garden maintenance work and how you can schedule them. You will need to ask for an estimate from several maintenance companies to get a clear idea of costs for the specified services. While it is best to select a company that provides reasonable charges, you should not compromise quality just because somebody is willing to do the work for a lot cheaper. Ask them about the equipment and tools they use along with the type of fertiliser. If you are looking for eco-friendly products, you will need to let them know and recheck with the company.