Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Make sure the provider has knowledge about turfgrass. Patton Lawncare owner, William Patton, Jr., is a third-gerneration turfgrass professional who has earned a Certificate in Turfgrass Management from Penn State University.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Quality materials are important. Grass seed sold at home and garden stores is of an inferior quality than grass seed sold to sod farms and golf courses, for example.
Make sure the lawn care provider uses high quality, state certified grass seed.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. What type of experience and or degree does he or she have in the area of turfgrass management?
If result are not to my satisfaction, will follow up services be free of charge?
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Patton Lawncare's owner, William Patton Jr., attends the Maryland Turfgrass Council conference which is held at teh University of Maryland and the Sports Turf Managers Association conference annually. Continuing education is a requirement to maintain a Pest Control Applicator Certificate with the Maryland Department of Agriculture.