The term “commercial lawn mowing services” can be a bit confusing, and it is quite normal for those looking for a service to lack an understanding about the service and all it involves. This article will shed light on this matter. We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, servicing the Greater Fort Worth area, and commercial lawn service and acreage lawn mowing is our thing! Call (817) 991-4318 if you have questions.
What does a commercial lawn mowing service do?
Most lawn mowing services do quite a bit more than simply mow lawns. Oftentimes they will also provide lawn care i.e. fertilizing, aerating, edging. It is important to know what you are signing up for when you hire a lawn mowing service, and it is important that specifics be spelled out in a contract before you hire one. If you can’t find one which does exactly what you want, keep looking.
Should you attempt to do your own mowing?
You certainly can, but be aware of several things.
The larger the area for commercial grass cutting, the longer you have to commit for time; mowing a front lawn might take an hour. Mowing an area around your business might take three hours. Additional upkeep might take a couple more hours. Do you have the time to commit? And what about equipment? High-grade commercial mowers and mowing equipment can cost in the thousands of dollars? Do you want to make that sort of commitment?
Are you covered with insurance?
Most reputable lawn mowing services carry at least $1,000,000 general liability insurance. That way, if there is an accident, and if some of your property is damaged, you will be compensated. If you do the job yourself, will your work be covered by insurance? If you kick up a rock while mowing, and that rock breaks a neighbor’s windshield, will your insurance cover that expense?
Can you do a professional job?
Most people are capable of adequately mowing their yard. But what if you have to do HOA mowing? What if it is for your business? What if you are meeting citation mowing standards, or you are doing church mowing or cemetery mowing? Can you do a job which will look good to the public?
If you hire a commercial lawn mowing company
There are a few things to consider if you choose to hire a commercial lawn mowing company.
First, do not sign a long-term contract. Insist, at first, that they mow your area a couple of time so you can judge whether you like their work.
Second, shop around. Lawn mowing quotes can vary greatly. Make sure you are receiving a fair quote.
Third, insist on general liability insurance. You and your property must be protected should there be an accident or negligence.
Fourth, ask for references and then make sure you check on those references. There are too many sketchy companies out there trying to make a fast buck. Make sure you don’t hire one of them.
Those are the basics. Follow these suggestions and you will surely avoid the headaches associated with commercial lawn mowing services.