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The Best Lawn Care Service in Dayton, OH (An Honest Review)

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lawn service technician in nice lawn in Dayton, OhIf you’re in the market for a new lawn care company, you may be feeling overwhelmed. After all, choosing lawn care services in Dayton, OH isn’t exactly an easy task. With so many different companies out there, you might be unsure who to hire. You might also be worried about wasting your money and ending up with poor results—or experiencing unnecessary stress and hassle if you’re dealing with a difficult company.

You want to choose wisely but you may not be confident about what to look for.

We understand that you want to choose the best lawn care in Dayton, OH. We also know that we have some worthy competitors out there. That’s why we’ve rounded up an honest list of some of the best lawn care services in Dayton, OH and what you should know about them. We hope that this will simplify the decision-making process for you.

Ziehler Lawn and Tree Care

Ziehler Lawn and Tree Care is a locally owned and operated lawn and pest control company that has been in business since 1999. The company offers similar services as Oasis Turf & Tree, though the programs are set up quite differently.

They appear to have just one main lawn care program: EcoSense Lawn Care. While the website is a bit vague about exactly what is included in the lawn care program, it appears that if you want or require additional services that are not included, such as grub control or surface insect control, those could be a la carte add-ons.

Purelawn Organic Lawn Care

Founded in 2005, PureLawn is a locally owned family lawn care business that takes an “organic approach” to their lawn care services. They offer organic-based fertilization programs, weed control, core aeration, slice seeding, grub control, soil tests, and soil amendments.

Their primary lawn care program includes 5 applications. Although they have “organic” in their name, their core program is actually a hybrid in that it uses a combination of synthetic and organic-based slow-release fertilizers and soil enhancers. Plus, weeds are spot-treated with each application.

While PureLawn does offer a fully organic lawn care program for clients that opt out of using synthetic fertilizer and weed control, the truth is, a wholly organic program will never be able to produce optimal results.

Buckeye EcoCare

Founded in 1984, Buckeye EcoCare is another locally owned and operated company. They offer four different lawn care programs: Basic, Maintenance, Groundskeeper, and Premium, with each level adding more services. For instance, going from Basic to Maintenance would add grub control.

Lawn Plus

Lawn Plus in Dayton, OH, provides lawn care, pest control, and tree care but also delves into excavation, land clearing, and the maintenance of athletic fields. Lawn Plus also sells and services lawn care equipment. In terms of lawn care, they don’t appear to have a tiered program but offer the same applications, including grub control, to everyone.

Oasis Turf & Tree

Of course, we also hope that you’ll add Oasis to your list of possible lawn care providers. Oasis Turf & Tree has been providing lawn care services in Dayton and surrounding areas since 1996.

Oasis Turf and Tree Lawn care service truck in Dayton, OhWe offer three lawn care programs: Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. At the Gold level, all necessary lawn care services are covered, including preventative grub control. We include grub control in all of our lawn programs as these pests are simply too destructive to take any risks.

We also include insect control for pests like chinch bugs and billbugs in all of our programs. Jumping to the Platinum package adds core aeration and the Diamond package includes core aeration and overseeding, should your lawn require these additional services.

There are several key ways in which we are different from our competition. For one, unlike most lawn care companies, our focus is on soil health which is a big differentiator. In fact, soil health is often the difference between a company that produces so-so results and a company that produces amazing results.

In addition, our process includes eight service steps to ensure you get consistent and reliable results every time. Our primary program consists of six visits, two in the spring, two in the summer, and two in the fall.

Each visit of each lawn care program option includes:

  • Custom blended fertilizers that naturally build the health of your soil
  • Weed control that includes multiple products designed to take on tough weeds
  • Full lawn check-up and evaluation to check for concerns before they become a problem
  • Personalized communication directly with your technician
  • Clean up where we blow off driveways and walkways after each application
  • Proactive communication and follow-through to provide you with the highest level of service
  • Free service calls so you don’t have to wait until the next visit to get your questions answered

Check Out Our Lawn Care Programs & Costs!

How to Compare Lawn Care in Dayton, OH

With the internet at your fingertips, you have access to a lot of information. There’s no question this can be useful in doing your research and narrowing down your choices.

nice lawn serviced by good lawn care companyHowever, we also understand it’s not easy to filter out the good information from the bad. Knowing a little bit about each company is helpful and we hope will get you started in your research process, but you must plan to delve deeper than that to finalize your decision. There are a few ways that you can really research and compare lawn care services in Dayton, OH.

For one, you’ve probably already been on various lawn care companies’ websites to learn more about them. Besides just looking at a company’s “About Us” page, dig in and see what type of information they have to offer. Do they provide regularly updated content, such as blog articles? An effort like this demonstrates they’re not only keeping up with the latest information but they are committed to educating their clients and prospective clients as well.

In addition, “social proof” can also play a very important role in helping you to narrow down your selection. This includes client reviews (where they have rated the company), referrals, and testimonials. You can use these forms of social proof to validate some of the claims made by lawn care companies.

Let’s look at some of the reviews for the above companies. Keep in mind that the number of reviews that a company has is also important. A company may only have a higher rating because they were only reviewed by a handful of people. While there are other rating and review forums, we chose Google, Facebook, and HomeAdvisor as they are probably the most popular and most frequently used. 

Ziehler Lawn Care Reviews

  • Google: 148 reviews, 4.6 star rating
  • Facebook: 51 reviews, 4.5 star rating
  • HomeAdvisor: No Listing

PureLawn Reviews

  • Google: 46 reviews, 4.8 star rating
  • Facebook: 49 reviews, 4.9 star rating
  • HomeAdvisor: No Listing

Buckeye EcoCare Reviews

  • Google: 23 reviews, 3.5 star rating
  • Facebook: No reviews
  • HomeAdvisor: No listing

Lawn Plus Reviews

  • Google: 93 reviews, 4.4 star rating
  • Facebook: 155 reviews, 4.9 star rating
  • HomeAdvisor: No Listing

Oasis Turf & Tree Reviews

Coming to a Decision

Oasis turf and tree lawn care sign in nice lawn in Dayton, OhAs you start to narrow in on a choice, avoid making a selection on price alone. Keep in mind that prices may differ rather dramatically but like most things in life, you get what you pay for. If it’s a higher price, ask yourself if you’re getting added value for that price. Oftentimes, programs that cost more also include more. A lower price may just mean a bare-bones package that needs a lot of add-ons.

Ultimately, by putting all this time into understanding what you’re getting, you’ll be able to feel confident that you’re making a wise choice and investing your money where it will be best utilized. That means you’ll wind up with the results that you want and a company that delivers on its promises.

If you’d like to learn more about the lawn care programs we offer in Dayton, OH, Cincinnati, and Northern Kentucky, request your quote, help us find the right program for you, then sit back and relax knowing that you’ve made a wise choice.

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