Keeping up the appearance of your home is a never ending chore. You have to clean the inside. You have to take care of the outside. And, they both demand nearly constant attention. So, you do whatever you can to make either task easier. Hopefully, you have figured out the easy tips for keeping the inside of your home looking presentable at least part of the time. Now comes the harder part- making sure that the yard does not go jungle on you or turn you in a lawn mowing zombie, never getting anything done but pushing the mower back and forth in a never ending struggle of man vs. the green.
Hiring a landscaper in Brooks County, Texas can be a onetime thing, an occasional drop by or a regular stop- the choice is up to you. The amount of time that you would need to hire a professional landscaper should be influenced by:
- The amount of grass, plants, trees and shrubs that you need to have tended.
- The level of tolerance you have for unkempt grass
- The amount of enthusiasm you have to tending to the yard on your own.
- The value you place on a nice looking lawn and healthy plants
- Your tolerance for snakes and critters that love to hide in weeds and bushy bushes.
Here is an additional tip: in most cases, the more that you use a company's services, the less you will pay for it.
Setting up the schedule will be something that you will work out with the landscaper and the crew- but many people start off with once a week until the lawn and yard are both under control and then drop down to every two weeks or so. Once you make the schedule, it will be time to figure out the billing and how that works. Never pay for a full year of service in advance, especially to a new and untested company. Never pay for services that are not completed from someone that you do not know. And, never pay for services from someone who has gone door to door, offering to do landscaping work. (This does not count as much for teen age boys, but you should still make them mow before you pay.) Never buy into the you pay me and then I will go get the mower scheme.