Video: Is It Time to Hire a Lawn Care Company?

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I agree, this is useless. Give us all a professional landscaper list.



Beware of large fert companies. They hire people who can't even speak english, much less possess certification. They are "spreader pushers", not professionals. Ask if your applicator knows what he's doing, not just his boss. Otherwise, you'll get the same stuff put on at the same time as other lawns, which may often not be appropriate.



What a waste of space!
I needed least now I know where "NOT" to look..



This was the first thing I did on the site after subscribing, and I'm afraid that I have to agree with most of the posts here... 1 minute of "overview" does not answer the question "How do I hire a lawn care company". I learned nothing practical that I can take to my search.



Do I have to be a member to check whom I should hire?



Please give names of reputable companies that I could hire. This was absolutely useless information.



I agree...what was the purpose of this video? I am interested in hiring a lawn service provider for the first time and have no idea where to start. I'm not sure what, if any "chemicals" I want to put on my lawn which is NOT the title of this video. This absolutely does not answer the question of "How to hire a lawn care company". It is simply an advertisement.



Yes, this was not helpful in the slightest.



What was the purpose of this. I need someone to rake, trim bushes, edge lawn,clean up garden, trim bushes. i'm not interested in chemicals. my last guy charged me over $300 and that is absurd.



Title is misleading. Better info on hiring a co. to spray chemicals such as does he need to leave any paperwork with you, explain the dangers of the chemicals he uses, mark the lawn where he sprays, what i.d. does he need to show that ensures he is licensed? What other questions should he be asked?



So what was the purpose of this video? This offered absolutely no help. Was this suppose to be an advertising stint for Franco Landscaping?



This was absolutely no help what so ever.



This was no help at all. I'm looking for a person to care for my 91 year old mother's lawn. She can't do any of the work herself.



Small yards are a problem. Not enough money, I guess. Suggestions please!



We have severe draught damage, so this year we used Angie's List to find a good lawn care company. Wish us luck!



Thanks for the video...I had no idea where to start.

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I would talk to your local lawn and garden supply store (or mill and feed) - NOT a box store or hardware store. There are also selective grass control chemicals. YOu can research this by Googling using search string      "Tall Fescue Control" - there are lots of articles by the USDA and individual state cooperative extension services.

There is a treatment called chlorsulfuron TFC (Tall Fescue Control) that will do this - it worked for me in western New York, but took 3 years to finish out all the tall fescue. It may now be limited to use by commercial applicators - pretty potent stuff. Can yellow bluegrass or make it phytosensitive, but our looked OK during treatment because the TFC was applied in the fall for best results, and our lawn was dormant till spring anyway.

Tall fescue can also be controlled by real short mowing, but only in areas where the bluegrass is dominant and really thrives so will eventually crowd out the trimmed fescue, but you may be too far north for that.