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Cumming GA Leaf Clean Up Tips

Cumming GA Leaf Clean Up

Let’s face it. No one really enjoys leaf clean up and removal.  You’ll be cold, probably wet, and even with good equipment, leaf clean up takes forever! Here are the most common ways professional lawn companies work to get rid of your unsightly leaf debris.

Mulch Leaves With Your Mower

Mulching leaves with a mower may be the fastest and easiest way to handle basic leaf clean up. Mulched leaves break down to less than 1/10 the volume of fallen leaves and can be absorbed by your lawn as a nutrient rich resource.

Pros

It’s fast, easy, and inexpensive.

Cons

Shrubs and flower beds still need clean up, but this most often happens by hand no matter what you do.

Mulched leaves on the lawn can be difficult to bag without the right equipment.

Blow Leaves (or Tarp Them) Into The Woods

If you have an area of your property where you can dispose of leaves, use it! On-site disposal allows you to keep time and costs down.  Simply pick up a leaf blower and get to work. You can also put out a tarp, rake or blow on the the

Pros

It’s relatively easy, but can still take some time. This is the preferred method of lawn professionals in most cases.

Cons

Moving large quanities of leaves across your lawn can be time consuming. Even with the most powerful backpack blowers on the market, large leaf piles can be difficult to move.  You may find yourself blowing leaves onto a tarp and dragging them to be as effective.

Bag Leaves For Curbside Pick Up

If you don’t have an onsite area to dispose of leaves, check your neighborhood or county for curbside disposal. If offered, it will likely cost less than professional disposal. Just bag your leaves and leave them at the road for pick up.

Pros

You can rid your entire lawn of leaf and lawn debris for a clean look all winter long.

Cons

It takes longer.  Mulching piles of leaves and then bagging works best to move quickly and keep the number of bags a low as possible. If you use the rectangular brown bags, you’ll find bagging debris with a push mower (one where you can turn off the blade but the mower stays running) and then dumping the mower bag directly into the refuse bag will work best.   If you bag without mulching, you’ll probably have to use about 10 times as many bags as if you mulch, and you’re going to bend over more than if you mulch.

A Few Notes About Professional Leaf Work

Depending on the size of the lawn and the volume of leaves, some professional lawn crews may utilize any of the above methods of leaf clean up. Since most professionals charge by the hour (plus disposal) for leaf clean up and removal, you should always have a thorough conversation about what work will be completed. Inquire about the method of clean up, method of disposal, and likely man-hours required to complete the job.

In some cases, a lawn crew may have a large leaf vacuum and/or dump truck available to haul away your leaves without taking the time to mulch or bag.  Make sure to ask any lawn care professional how their disposal fee is calculated as it may be more expensive than disposing onsite or through local pickup.

How To Save Money On Leaf Clean Ups And Protect Your Lawn From Decay

There are two schools of thought on leaf clean ups. Pick them up as they fall or wait till all the leaves fall and only do it once.

What we’ve found is most of our clients don’t want a huge pile of leaves on their lawn all fall and winter while they wait for leaves to finish falling.  Not only is it unsightly, but the longer leaves sit, the harder they are to remove in the future, and the more likely your lawn will experience fungus and/or decay due to lack of sunlight.

We recommend to blow loose leaves out of shrubs. Then mulch the grassy areas of your lawn weekly as the leaves fall and clean out flowerbeds when all leaves have fallen. Even if grass has stopped growing, weekly lawn maintenance helps keep your lawn healthy and looking good.  It’s probably about the same cost as a one time clean up (after grass has stopped growing), but your lawn will look good the entire time.

Flower beds and shrubs often need leaves cleaned out by hand for best results. That’s why we recommend waiting until all leaves have fallen to completely remove these leaves. This way, your winter clean up consists primarily of cleaning out flower beds because your lawn should be relatively free of significant leaf volume. You can also schedule your flower bed clean ups to off-season shrub trimming and mulch installation so you’re not paying to clean out the same areas twice in the same three month period.

Does Lawnshavers Provide Leaf Clean Up Services?

Absoutely! Give us a call or visit our lawn care service page for a free estimate!

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Lawnshavers’ Mission

Lawnshavers Mission

Lawnshavers’ mission can be summed up in one phrase:

We provide the most reliable weekly lawn mowing and maintenance service available in Forsyth County, Georgia.

Our primary goal is to make sure that our weekly lawn maintenance customers receive the highest level of reliability and dependability from our company.  That means we care for their lawns on the same day every week, we bill credit cards on the same day every week, we provide a consistent level of quality workmanship, and we communicate quickly and effectively for client concerns or special requests.

Ours Services Support Our Mission

Because of this commitment, we are not a one-size fits all lawn service company.  In fact, there are many services we don’t provide, because it would make it more difficult to serve our core clients.  For example, Lawnshavers doesn’t perform large scale tree trimming or custom landscape design. These are speciality services best provided by companies who specialize in those particular services, and chances are they don’t provide weekly lawn maintenance because that’s not their focus.

Current & Future Services

That doesn’t mean we won’t provide additional services. As we grow, Lawnshavers intends to provide the following suite of lawn care services:

  • Weekly Lawn Maintenance
  • Bi-Weekly Lawn Maintenance
  • Small and Medium-sized Shrub Trimming
  • Crepe Myrtle Trimming
  • Mulch Installation
  • Flower Bed Weeding and Weed Control
  • Spring/Fall Clean Ups
  • Leaf Clean Up & Removal
  • Fertilization
  • Chemical Weed Control

For information or a free estimate about these services, please visit our services page to learn more.

 

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Lawn Care Bill Of Rights

Lawnshavers Bill Of Rights

Your Lawnshavers’ Lawn Care Bill Of Rights

Lawnshavers believes there are certain inalienable customer rights in the way business should be conducted. That’s why we’ve established an official lawn care bill of rights and even a  company belief system. Here are the 10 elements of our customer bill of rights.

1) Right To No Service Contract

You have the right to hire (and fire) a lawn service provider without the need for a long-term contract. No homeowner should be required to pay for services on their property they no longer need, want, or desire.

2) Right To Simple No-Haggle Pricing

You deserve quality lawn maintenance at the best price possible. Lawnshavers continuously works to improve our efficiency to ensure that we can keep our prices reasonable and competitive while still providing the highest level of customer service.

3) Right To Friendly Service

You have the right to friendly service from your lawn care provider. We are here to assist and serve you, and we are grateful for the opportunity to do so. Rude or otherwise unfriendly interactions will not be tolerated from our staff.

4) Right To Communication

You have the right to communication from and with our staff. Regardless of the reason, if we are unable to service your property as scheduled, or if there is a change in our service plans, you have the right to be notified in advance. In addition, should the need arise to communicate with an onsite crew, you have the right to be able to communicate directly with personnel on your property. At least one member of every Lawnshavers crew must speak fluent English.

5) Right To Confidentiality

Your personal information, service agreement, and other financial information regarding your business transactions with us are confidential between you and Lawnshavers. At no time will Lawnshavers or any employee of Lawnshavers disclose your personal, business, or financial information to any other person or entity without your knowledge and permission unless required by law.

6) Right To Make Decisions

You have the right to decide how your lawn care is managed. Lawnshavers will default to industry best practices for lawn maintenance when no special requests are made.

7) Right To Be Informed

You have the right to be informed of damage or disease we find while working on your property.

8) Right To Safety Of Person And Property

You have a right to personal safety and the safety of your property. All Lawnshavers, LLC employees must be legally allowed to work in the United States and must conduct a background screening.

9) Right To Be Protected From Damage

You have the right to be protected from accidental damage from personnel or equipment. Obviously Lawnshavers doesn’t set out to damage your property, but we also know accidents can happen. That’s why we carry a $1,000,000 general liability insurance policy to protect both you and us from unnecessary financial risk.

10) Right of Redress

In the even Lawnshavers, LLC causes harm to your property you have the right to make a grievance and seek resolution.

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Lawn Care Jobs In Cumming GA

Lawn Care Jobs Cumming GA

Here is our list of current lawn care jobs in Cumming, GA. Please review job descriptions before applying. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and submit to a background check.

This page will be updated as needed, and you can consider the information up to date and accurate.

Lawn Care Jobs In Cumming GA

Part-Time Lawn Technician

Full-Time Lawn Technician

 

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Lawn Maintenance Terms & Conditions of Service

Lawn Maintenance Terms & Conditions

The following terms & conditions outline lawn maintenance services performed by Lawnshavers, LLC.

Services Performed

Our weekly lawn maintenance program includes mowing all turf areas, trimming turf areas that cannot be mowed, and edging curbs, walkways, patios, and driveways where needed. Of course we will blow away any trimmings as well.

By default we mulch all mowing clippings. Clippings can be bagged for an additional fee of $3.00/bag. Bags will be left curbside for local pickup. Lawnshavers does not know which neighborhoods receive local refuse pickup or any special requirements of each service. Customer will be responsible for notifying local refuse company or arranging pickup if needed.

Note About Bi-Weekly Service: When lawns are mowed bi-weekly, often more than the recommended 1/3 grass blade is removed. Removing more than 1/3 of the grass blade increases the risk of disease and yellow-tinged lawns. It also increases the amount of mulched clippings that accumulate on your lawn. While we do offer bi-weekly service, generally speaking those lawns do not maintain the lush appearance of those lawns that are maintained more frequently.

Initial Mowing Service

Your weekly mowing quote assumes your lawn is already well maintained. In the event your lawn is overgrown upon our first visit, an additional fee may be required and you will be notified before work begins.

Initial Lawn Audit

On our first visit to your property, we will complete a lawn maintenance audit to include any special notes about your property that we haven’t previously discussed, a count of decorative plants and trees that may require routine pruning, we will determine the area of your mulched landscape beds, and gather any other pertinent information that may be useful to have on file. We will use this information top provide fast estimates in the future and to help us keep an eye out for changes to your property you should know about. Please note this audit is for maintenance purposes only and is not a comprehensive assement of plant health, fertilization needs, or soil condition.

Scheduling & Delays

Lawnshavers’ standard weekly mowing schedule is as follows:

  • March – Bi-weekly visits. Mowing season begins for most lawns starts.
  • April – Weekly
  • May – Weekly
  • June – Weekly
  • July – Weekly
  • August – Weekly
  • September – Weekly
  • October – Weekly
  • November – Bi-weekly visits. Mowing ends for most lawns.
  • December Through February – Clean up and pruning as requested.Our mowing days are Monday through Thursday and you will automatically be assigned to a route based on your location within the county once you’ve made billing arrangements. Your service will be performed on the same day every week. Routes are updated periodically to maintain our scheduling efficiency. If we need to change your service day for any reason, you will be notified in advance.

Mowing Routes

In order to keep prices competitive and maintain efficient scheduling, we maintain the following routes:

  • Monday – Northeast Forsyth County, North of Hwy 20/East of Hwy 400
  • Tuesday – Northwest Forsyth County, North of Hwy 20/West of Hwy 400
  • Wednesday – Southwest Forsyth County, South of Hwy 20/West of Hwy 400
  • Thursday – Southeast Forsyth County, South of Hwy 20/East of Hwy 400

Lawnshavers reserves the right to change or alter these routes to accommodate service demand. Advance notice will be provided for any route change.

Service Delays / Weather

Occasionally, unforeseen circumstances may require an unexpected change in your service day within a given week. The most common cause of such delays is weather. Lawnshavers will not mow when we determine your turf is significantly wet in order to avoid accidental damage to your lawn. Other reasons we may experience an unexpected delay are family emergencies for crew members or significant equipment malfunctions. While these issues are rare, we do believe in taking care of our lawn care “family.” In the event of an unexpected delay, we will actively work to make up your service on subsequent days during the same week and return service to your normal schedule the following week. We prioritize Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as make up days when needed.

Please note: Our first commitment to all customers is maintaining their weekly lawn maintenance schedules. This is one of the reasons we don’t generally perform one-time lawn services for non-maintenance customers.  As a weekly lawn maintenance customer you are our highest service priority. When unexpected delays occur, one-time services such as mulch installation or shrub trimming that are scheduled for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday may be rescheduled to accommodate our mowing obligations.

Billing Procedure

All maintenance customers are required to provide a major credit or debit card for automatic billing prior to scheduling initial service. Because we are a “no contract” service provider, we bill per service instead of per month and you only pay for service that has been completed. Our billing week is Sunday through Saturday. Invoices for completed services are invoiced and charged on the following Monday by close of business. You will receive a paid invoice by email once the transaction is complete. For your convenience we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

All credit card information is encrypted and securely stored by our merchant processing provider. At no time will any Lawnshavers employee (including the CEO) have access to your billing information once entered into our.

Guarantee

Lawnshavers offers a 100% risk-free, double money back guarantee that applies to all services. For complete details, visit our guarantee page.

Termination of Service / Service Holds

Either you or Lawnshavers may terminate this service arrangement at any time. Any work performed prior to termination of service will be billed according to the original arrangement.

Should your card on file be declined for any reason, your service will automatically be paused until a new card is provided and any past due balance is paid.

Privacy Policy

Lawnshavers complete privacy policy can be found on our about page. We do not provide your personal or billing information to any third party unless required by law.