Eyewitness News turned to the website Angie's List to learn how to treat your lawn and make it look lush and green.
"When it comes to lawn care you typically aren't even home as a consumer when the job is done so unfortunately we hear horror stories where the company didn't actually do what they said they were going to do," said Angie Hicks of Angie's List.
Denise Wallace told Eyewitness News that she did not have time to take care of her lawn, so she hired a company to spray and take care of the weeds.
However, she wasn't fully satisfied with the work.
"We never really actually saw them spray the yard," Wallace. "There would just be a little sign in the yard that said they had done the spraying and on the yard itself the weeds would be brown at the tip but they would never go away.
Fertilizing your lawn is worthwhile in any climate and can help your lawn stay healthy.
Lawn care contractor Marcus Hoone explained how people can be sure the company is treating their lawn.
"Fertilizer granules colors are usually white or yellow, sometimes they can be a purple or aqua color, but typically white or yellow are the ones you are going to see usually," Hoone said.
Customers should also notice spreader tracks in the grass. If you have your lawn sprayed for weeds, the weeds should curl up in about a week or two.
"When hiring a lawn care company get at least three estimates, they should be estimates at your home where they evaluate your yard," Hicks said. "You should get a written document of what is going to be done on each application and be there for the first couple of applications so you can ask questions and learn how to best take care of your lawn."
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