So you’re thinking about showing your lawn some love, but aren’t sure whether to take it on yourself or hire professionals to do it for you. Put down the weed wacker—we’re here to help. There are many reasons to upgrade your lawn. Maybe you’re a new homeowner looking to give your house a personal touch. Maybe you’re thinking about selling your house and want to impress some buyers. Or you’re a business owner who wants the present the a good first impression to customers. Whatever the case may be, if your goal is to have a healthy, beautiful lawn, hiring GreenTop Lawn and Landscaping is the way to go. Let’s go over some of the benefits to hiring us to take care of your lawn.
Not just weekend work
Lawn care—done properly—takes time and effort. It is an ongoing process that requires careful and constant attention. Most lawn care and landscaping companies offer packages which include a certain amount of yearly visits during which they do inspections and carry out certain services, depending on which plan you choose. This is also why GreenTop Lawn and Landscaping offers seasonal services in our packages.
Maintaining one’s lawn at this level could easily be a full-time job, especially for large or elaborately landscaped properties. These days, most of us don’t have this kind of time on our hands. Employing our services ensures your yard looks tip-top and is well prepared for changes of seasons. Lawn care—it’s a year-long process.
Realtors approve of professional lawn care
Surprise! Even though, professional lawn care services cost money, research has shown that investing in lawn care services could result in cost recovery if you decide to sell your property. According to The National Association of Realtors (NAR), an average landscape professional’s cost estimate came up to $375, while the value added to the home at closing is something more like $1,000. This puts the value recovered from the project after sale at 267%. Something else to consider in terms of saving money is that Green Top Lawn and Landscape have state-of-the-art equipment and the materials necessary for proper service, which you would have to both find and buy yourself, if opting out of our professional services.
Maybe you already know you’re going to dive into a project with a professional lawn care company, but don’t know exactly what to do. In this case it is crucial to figure out what projects could result in cost recovery after property sale. When looking into what type of projects would add value for potential buyers, the NAR survey found that the top four were standard lawn care services, overall landscape upgrade, hardscape upgrade, and landscape management services. All of these were also found most likely to add value to a property at resale. 94% of realtors suggested sellers improve their curb appeal before listing a home for sale.
A happy lawn is a happy neighbor
Even if you’re not looking to sell your property, the same research from NAR suggested a well-maintained lawn could increase enjoyment and overall quality of life. According to the study, “68% [of homeowners] said they have a greater desire to be home since completing the project, 49% have an increased sense of enjoyment when they are at home, and 54% feel a major sense of accomplishment when they think of the project.” Another source, the 2017 U.S. Houzz Landscape Trends Study, found that an outdoor project could result in increased interaction with next-door neighbors. Houzz reported, “One in five homeowners reports more interaction with next-door neighbors post-project” (18% increase post-project).
Why it matters
GreenTop has almost 15 years of experience helping homeowners and businesses make their properties look their best. Certification verifies the skills a landscaping contractor has mastered through education and job experience. Continuing education and certification makes sure we keep up with the industry’s best practices by testing our ability to perform to the highest standards. This helps us achieve the best levels of safety, efficiency and productivity.
Paying for a lawn care service doesn’t mean just getting your lawn mowed
Although at first thought one might equate lawn care with pushing the old lawnmower around and pulling out some bad weeds, there is actually a lot more to it than that. Green Top Lawn and Landscaping offers different packages which include certain services designed to meet specific needs. We can help you figure out which one is best for you and your lawn. Some of the services included are:
So if you’re ready to get this year off to a great start, contact us today!