Choosing a lawn fertilizing service that’s right for you can be a difficult decision. There are numerous lawn and landscape companies that offer this service.  Deciding which company to use can become a tedious process if you don’t know what to look for and what types of questions to ask.

Below is a list of questions you should ask when choosing a lawn fertilizing company. Some of these questions are specific to the state of Michigan. If you are not a Michigan resident simply change the State to your own.

Questions to ask before you sign a lawn fertilizing contract

  • How many years have you been in business in our area?
  • Does your company carry liability insurance?
  • How long has your company been certified with the Michigan Department of Agriculture?
  • Do you have registered and/or certified staff members who are certified with the Michigan Department of Agriculture, to apply pesticides?
  • Can I see copies of the applicators certification or registered technician credential prior to service?
  • Can you provide me with a list of references?
  • What are the terms of your service agreement? Will there be additional costs if you need to come out between scheduled visits?
  • Will you evaluate the condition of my lawn before you decide how to achieve the lawn I would like?
  • How do you keep your staff updated on the newest regulations, requirements and techniques?
  • Do you offer a variety of pest management approaches?
  • Will you provide me with the evidence of the pest of show me the pest itself so I can see the damage it has taken on my lawn. What would happen if I take no action?
  • What will I need to do before and after your visit?

This is a general list of questions to ask. If you have children and/or outdoor pets you may want to inquire about the dangers pesticides and fertilizers can have on them. You also may want to look into companies that offer organic fertilization services.

If you are in the Michigan area the staff at Berns Landscape can answer all of these questions for you. We have been serving Southeastern Michigan for 30 years and have trained professionals on our staff. Berns Landscaping also offers both traditional and organic fertilization.

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