A good yard care service?

overgrown grassSarah emails:

My husband and I are planning to be out of town for an extended period this summer, and we are looking for a company to take care of yard maintenance at our home in the Niskayuna/Schenectady area while we're gone. We'll need mowing, weeding, and watering. Can the AOA readers give us any recommendations?

This question comes up now and then, and the handful of answers usually ranges from small companies that are just one or two people to some of the larger services that employ crews of people.

So, if you have a suggestion of a specific service for Sarah, great. Please share!

We're also curious to hear if people have any thoughts or suggestions on what sorts of questions to ask or points to consider when hiring a yard service -- what the fee includes, how often/when the grass will get cut, that sort of stuff. As always, a sentence or two about why you're recommending a service can make a suggestion even more helpful.

(Also, an aside: After reading about organic lawn care last year, we raised the mower and started cutting the grass longer. The grass seemed to both stay greener and be better at crowding out the non-grass. Totally sticking with that method this year.)

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PML Contracting - this is my cousin's business, so I'm biased, but he's done good work for us and for several friends.
https://www.facebook.com/PMLcontracting/

Try RRD Lawncare. One of my former coworkers who's turned his obsession with a perfect lawn into a business. He's meticulous--the kind of person who posts pics on FB of his diagonally mowed lawn. He's in the part of Guiderland that has a Schenectady address, so in your general area. 518-229-0195

Sage Scapes is awesome!

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