A first impression always creates a lasting visual in the mind of the viewer. It is also safe to say that one normally gets only one chance to make that good, lasting opinion. The value of a home, the ability to market and sell a home, the appreciation and beauty of a home and the sign that the homeowner takes pride in the home are all regulated by that first visual impression.

The interior decorating and beauty of the unique craftsmanship of the interior do not formulate that first impression. While the quality craftsmanship and interior decorating add value to the home and increase the appreciation of the home, the first impression is developed with creative landscaping and proper care of the lawn.

This lends one to believe in the necessity and need of carefully selecting an experienced lawn care company. The selection of a quality lawn care company goes much further than finding someone to mow the grass. You will want to search for a company that understands herbicides and fertilizers. But a successful lawn care company also understands that herbicides and fertilizer alone are not sufficient to achieving and maintaining a healthy appearing lawn.

A quality lawn care company will be highly trained to detect insect problems in the yard as well as diseases that destroy or kill the grass. They will know how to correct nutrient deficiencies. Look for a company that also has programs in place for the proper control and elimination of weeds.

Choose a lawn care company that not only understands the damage to lawns from pet waste but also offers guidance and suggestions of correcting pet problems. A properly trained lawn care professional will evaluate your lawn’s current conditions and develop a program specific to your environment and climate. This technician will know the proper height for the grass to stay healthy and green. Choose a company that understands the effect of various shade levels from mature trees on the property.

Finally, choose a company that realizes the importance of communication and is known for maintaining a personal dialogue with their customers. This type of company will discuss your lawn in detail and address your concerns as well as your vision of how you want your yard to appear. A company that communicates regularly with all things pertaining to your lawn will never have hidden costs. Look for that company that shows you that they know what you are expecting, explains all they will do for you, explains their guarantee and discloses entire costs with no hidden fees and no unnecessary add on expenses. Carefully select a lawn care company that has these qualities and attributes and enjoy a healthy, beautiful lawn.

Schendel Lawn And Landscape provides exceptional lawn care services in Topeka, Lawrence and several Kansas communities. Give us a call or click here to complete our online form.


Originally Published: 04/10/2015


  1. Ellen Hughes on August 7, 2018 at 5:26 am

    The best part of your blog for me is when you suggested choosing a lawn care company that implement programs that can eliminate and control weeds. My husband said that the infestations of weed in our lawn is getting worse, so we’re looking to hire a lawn maintenance company. Our priority is to restore our healthy lawn, so it’s important for us to find a lawn care company that’s an expert in weeds removal. Thanks!

  2. Derek Dewitt on August 16, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    My wife and I want to landscape our yard this year, so thanks for sharing this. I like your point about choosing a lawn company that understands how to correct pet damage. Having someone that can fix all the bare spots in the yard from the dog would be ideal.

  3. Derek Dewitt on August 17, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    My wife and I are wanting to landscape our yard this summer, so thanks for sharing this. I like your point about choosing a lawn care company that can help with pet problems. We’ll be sure to find a company that can take care of any yellow spots left by the dog.