6 Tips on Selecting a Lawn Care Service Provider

By January 28, 2019Blog

Welcome to our first blog.

Our monthly blog will provide seasonal lawn care tips, information about our services, introduce our staff and more. 

Green Oasis has been providing lawn and tree care services throughout Alberta since 1994.  During our 25 years of operation we have fine-tuned providing fertilizer, weed control, aeration, vegetation control and tree and shrub fertilization services.

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We also understand what customers are looking for and need in a service provider, whether it’s a residential customer who just bought their dream home and need some work completed on their yard or a property manager responsible for taking care of yards and common areas in a condo complex they manage. 

When selecting a lawn care service provider, here are 6 important things to consider: 

1. Number of Years in Business

Are they a new company or an established company?  Do they have a website?  A website provides credibility.  If they have been operating for a number of years then you can also expect reliability (ie they won’t disappear before summer is over).

2.  Product and Service Quality  

Do they have a satisfaction guarantee?  Are they setting realistic expectations of what you should expect after they provide lawn care, weed control and other services?  Do they belong to professional organizations?

3.  Reputation 

Ask them for referrals or go online and search for reviews.

4.  Employees

Do they have long term employees?  Lack of long term employees together with high staff turnover makes one wonder why their employees don’t stay their long term.  Long term staff ensure consistency of service from year to year and bring experience and expertise.

5.  Price

Are their prices in line and competitive with other similar providers?  If their prices are super low or very high, check out why.  Are you comparing apples to apples?  For example the property size, number of applications, is GST included in the price, etc.

6.  Customer Service  

Do they answer the phone when you call and return calls quickly?  Ask the company for personal references before you sign up or book a service.         

Green Oasis has been operating in Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton since 1994 and we can confidently say that we have the experience and expertise to provide the high quality of service that our clients expect in a lawn service provider.  Plus we back up our high quality service guarantee with a satisfaction guarantee.  If our clients aren’t happy with the service provided, then we will do what we can to make it right or refund their money. 

Our operations in Calgary and Red Deer are run by long term staff who know the business, understand the unique needs of our clients and have provided services to many of our residential, commercial and industrial accounts year after year. 

We hope you enjoyed our first blog and invite you to contact our Red Deer or Calgary office locations if you have any questions or would like to inquire on services.