We are uniquely focused on providing our clients with the very best in professional lawn care and pest control while reducing the overall impact on the environment. Currently, we are serving Southern Maryland, Northern Virginia and South West Pennsylvania. As such we are interested in helping promote the overall quality of the industry.
We completely agree with and support the concepts presented below which are from a brochure entitled “How to Choose a Lawn Care Service That’s Right for You… and the Chesapeake Bay” that is published by the Maryland Department of Agriculture in cooperation with University of Maryland Extension, NOAA, and Maryland’s Tributary Teams.
Fertilizer applied to a healthy lawn at recommended rates will not pose a threat to water quality. In fact, a healthy lawn will benefit from annual fertilizer treatments that encourage dense growth and increased resistance to pests and drought.
Thick, healthy lawns absorb rain water runoff and help keep soil and other pollutants from reaching storm drains, local streams and other pathways to the bay. A lawn care service is a popular alternative for busy homeowners who want someone else to care for the lawn.
However, the wide array of services offered by lawn care companies and landscapers can be overwhelming. As an educated consumer, you want to choose a lawn care service that embraces environmentally sound management practices.
A little comparison shopping before signing on the dotted line will go a long way toward that end. Here are some important guidelines to follow to ensure both an attractive lawn and a healthy environment.
Narrow the Field by using the below Consumer Protection Tips:
Material in this page adapted from Maryland Professional Lawn Care Manual (2013)