The quest for a lush, green lawn takes a lot of work and involves more than mowing. You may need professional help.
Angie Hicks, creator of Angie's List, says "When hiring a lawn care company to work on your lawn it's going to be a long-term relationship. A beautiful lawn is not made overnight so you want to establish a relationship with a reputable company."
Aside from the small flag in the yard, signs that your lawn has been cared for are fertilizer pellets near the curb and spreader tracks in the grass. If your lawn has been treated for weeds, they should curl up in a week or two.
Hicks suggests getting a written document of what is going to be done during each application, and be there for the first couple of applications so you can ask questions and learn how to best take care of your lawn.
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