My brother has been in the landscaping business for more than 15 years, and he has seen his share of troubled lawns. However, he has said that the worst project he ever faced was trying to fix work that was botched by another landscaper.
Apparently, the person that was originally hired used the wrong type of weed solution on the lawn. It was supposed to kill certain types of weeds, but wound up killing the entire lawn. He said that the grass looked like the color of hay. The home owner was so discouraged. He found my brother’s number through a friend and asked if he could save the lawn.
Sure enough, my brother went out the next day to assess the situation. He knew it would be a challenge to repair the lawn and would take some expense. He drew up an estimate that pleased the homeowner and went to work creating a whole new lawn. Needless to say, the home owner was pleased with the end result.
This story points to the fact that it is vital to make sure a homeowner uses a landscaper that he or she trusts. If a homeowner decides that the yard needs landscaping, that person should talk to family or friends in the area to see if there is someone to recommend. Also, online resources are available to help make the decision. There are plenty of sites that post real reviews about local businesses. These reviews should give the homeowner some idea what to expect when the landscaper pulls into the driveway.
There are very few things more attractive than a well-maintained lawn, and a good landscaper can help make that happen. It is not always the best idea to go with a service that is cheapest or is first available. Sometimes, it pays to wait for true talent.