Tuesday, 07 June 2011 16:42
How to Estimate Your Lawn Care Costs
Taking care of a lawn, whether it's at your home or business, can be a time consuming and sometimes expensive task. Mowing, watering, weeding, and landscaping – the list of outdoor chores goes on and on and on! If the thought of spending hours behind the wheel of your lawnmower makes you weary, don't fret just yet. Nutri-Lawn's residential and commercial sprinkler system installers are here to help you better understand the costs and commitments associated with your year-round lawn maintenance needs.
Deciding on the Necessary Lawn Care Services
The first step in estimating your commercial or residential lawn care needs is deciding just what sort of services your lawn requires. Services are wide ranging and include everything from tree and shrub trimming to mowing, sprinkler system installation and maintenance, and holiday decorating. Not sure what your lawn requires? An experienced Nutri-Lawn lawn maintenance technician would be happy to stop by your home or business to provide a thorough site evaluation and offer their professional recommendations. Lawn care maintenance plans are extremely flexible and can be customized to suit both your budget and the natural requirements of your property.
Take Stock of Your Surroundings
Once you have a better handle on the types of services you're interested in, it's time to start assessing seasonal requirements. Review your lawn and determine how much grass will need to be mowed, how many trees will need to be trimmed, and any other miscellaneous tasks. Now, further break your list into seasonal tasks. Breaking your list into seasons will allow you to get a clearer picture of what tasks will need to be accomplished when. For instance, Ottawa residents can anticipate having to mow their lawns about four months out of the year. Leaves will need to be raked in autumn, a commercial or residential sprinkler system will need to be operational during the warmer months of June, July and August.
Understand the Costs
The average estimation of local lawn maintenance can be difficult to calculate due to varying costs. Research has shown that basic lawn care prices range from $40 to $70 a week, but this can fluctuate greatly based on the size of your lawn, whether you have an efficient residential or commercial sprinkler system installed, and the type of services you require. Companies that provide full service lawn care maintenance (including edging, sprinkler installation, fertilization and insect management) can often create custom and continual packages designed specifically to suit your budget.
What's more, it's important to note that some of the larger expenses associated with lawn care such as installing a commercial sprinkler system or redoing the landscaping on your property, are one-time costs and will actually help lower other maintenance expenses over time.
If the hassle of maintaining your yard has become too much, let the lawn care experts at Nutri-Lawn provide you with professional assistance. Contact a representative from our Ottawa office today for a custom estimate and maintenance program recommendation.