Let the pros help keep your fall lawn leaf free
Contact a professional lawn service company to have your leaves blown in the fall. (Photo courtesy of Kathleen Koechlin)
Fifty-four percent of Angie’s List members have utilized services of a professional lawn service company.
According to a June 2010 poll, 54 percent of those who responded have hired professional help when it comes to lawn care, with fertilization, mowing and weed control at the top of the list of most requested services.
Though spring and summer almost tied for the most popular time of year to hire a lawn service – with about 31 percent of the votes each – fall came in close behind at 27 percent.
If you’re thinking about maintaining your lawn this fall, consider utilizing the help of a Los Angeles lawn service. One Angie’s List member has hired highly rated Efren Montes of North Hollywood for the past 13 years. Montes and his crew come by the house every Friday. A 2010 fall Friday included lawn mowing, bush trimming and leaf blowing.
“I would give him the highest ratings possible,” the member says. “I pay him on a monthly basis. He always comes on another day to do the extra work or if we ask him to do something else.”
While raking leaves might seem like a meaningless chore, The Farmers’ Almanac says it’s an important one that should not be ignored. The Almanac says it’s important to regularly rake leaves and keep the lawn clear so it can soak in the proper amount of water, sunlight and other essentials. Getting rid of the leaves also takes away homes for potential insects that might want to hide under the damp covering leaves can provide.
Of the 83 Los Angeles leaf removal companies on Angie’s List, only a select few are highly rated and have member reviews from recent services. Sign in to Angie’s List to see which highly rated company near you can help keep your yard leaf free and looking good this fall.