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Cumming Lawn Mowing Service


Cumming Lawn Mowing Service

When most of us think of our lawns, we want them to look good. Some of us want to be the envy of the neighborhood, while others just want their lawn to not look like a weed farm. What pretty much everyone has in common is that we don't want to spend our weekends or evenings dealing with our lawns, but we also don't want to spend anymore than absolutely necessary to have someone else get the job done. As a result, there are a wide array of lawn service providers from high-end full landscape service providers to basic lawn mowing companies. The trick is getting the services and only the services that you need at the best price. How do you find the right price for the work?

Types of Lawn Service

Basic mowing is what most property owners seek out and is the primary offering from Cumming Lawn Service. Basic lawn mowing peeks with once per week mowings during the height of the growing season (regardless of Bermuda, Fescue, or other grass types) and includes edging, as well as other optional services (e.g. shrub trimming). This generally presents the most cost effective solution for property owners without incurring cost for unnecessary services.

Starting with a base mowing package and then adding the optional services if and when needed presents the ultimate flexibility and value for property owners. Pruning, weeding, trimming, etc. can all be added to a basic mowing service package on a regular, periodic schedule to insure uniformity while not investing in unnecessary or unused services. Periodic trimming and weeding keeps overgrowth under control while pruning spurs growth in shrubs and trees by directing and accelerating growth where it is needed.

Our Lawn Mowing Services

If you're considering a professional lawn care service company, you have a couple of options: the large, multi-crew companies with the big trucks and trailers of equipment, or the smaller operation - usually run by the owner as is the case with Cumming Lawn Service. Both style of lawn care providers have their advantages: the bigger operations generally have a broader array of services and will provide full landscaping services that may include construction (e.g. retaining wall construction, French Drain installations, etc.) or professional chemical fertilization treatment. On the other hand, the small operations, like Cumming Lawn Service, generally offer better value and quality when basic lawn services like mowing are the primary requirement. 

Frankly, Cumming Lawn Service has specifically focused on staying one of the small guys. We appreciate and admire the breadth of services offered by larger, multi-crew enterprises, but with that comes cost. All of that equipment and personnel creates a lot of overhead in terms of operating cost and, as a result, two things typically happen: one, the cost has to be passed on to you, so larger typically doesn't mean cheaper. Second, the owners that started the business and are driven by the passion for quality services are typically not the ones providing the service. Instead, the companies churn through a lot of entry level personnel doing the mowing (landscaping is hard work and many find out they are not cut out for it) and mid level supervisors that can't oversee all the work every week. Finally, in a rush to get more and more properties worked in to cover cost, it is easy for schedules to slip and corners to get cut (no pun intended). What this means in the end is that the property owner suffers. 

Selecting the Right Lawn Service Provider

Beware of the scams that are out there working the streets! There are several popular lawn care scams on the market and Angie's List categorizes the scammers as;

  1. The no-show - here a high-pressure or otherwise "slick" sales person sells you on what sounds like a great package and you may get a couple lawn mows out of it, but then you start paying for mowings that don't actually happen as the mowers fail to show, but you still get the bill anyway.
  2. Early estimator - you get sold on a really cheap price from someone quoting out rates over the phone or an initial property visit, but then the cost jumps up significantly when it is time for the services to be performed. The cost increases are typically associated with "accidentally" incorrectly measured lot size or high-price add-on services that the service provider insists that you need.
  3. Obviously incompetent - You'll recognize these guys easily - they just door a poor job from day one. They are there to collect your money and nothing more. 

The Dangers and Signs of Poor Lawn Care

What is common from these scam artists is the poor customer service and it is often easy for them to pull off as they are typically providing their services while property owners are not there to witness their actions. They typically do poor trimming or no trimming at all (demanding an extra fee), they use oversize equipment for your lawn and butcher the grass, digging it up in spots and fail to cut it at all in other spots, they use dull blades that tears the grass instead of cutting it, significantly increasing the odds that the grass will become diseased or otherwise damaged.

In choosing the right service provider, always ask for references and look for companies that have had long-term customer 

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