Choosing a reputable lawn care company- Global News Story

Today, I woke up to hear the story of a fly-by-night , so called ‘lawn care contractor’ who ripped off an unsuspecting disabled lady.  When confronted, not only did he run from Global News Investigative Reporter Sean O’Shea, he punched the Camera man!

The sad reality is its easy to enter the landscaping and lawn care business, and unfortunately, that make it easy for punks like him to give us a black eye.

But, there is hope. Today, we took the opportunity to help a consumer fix the mess she was left with, while teaching her that there are several easy ways to find a great lawn care or landscape company. Watch here

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Are they a professional member of Landscape Ontario and the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association?  This adds a level of assurance that they have been in business for at least 5 years and follow the associations rules of professionalism and ethics.  You can easily check by going to Landscape Ontario Online or clicking on the links above.
  2. Check out their reputation online. There are sites for homeowners to review and rate companies such as HomeStars or check out their reviews on Google by going to Google maps and searching for a business by name. Learn how by clicking here.  Other sites are Facebook or
  3. Are they a member of the Better Business Bureau?  The BBB rates companies based on their long term reputation of handling customers concerns
  4. Have they won any awards that represent a strong focus on customer service, longevity in business, quality work etc.?  Check out the Consumer Choice Award, for non-biased independently verified
  5. Guarantees and fancy paperwork are easy ploys to fool people IF they don’t have a reputation of backing them up. Great companies stand behind their work.  The only way to know is to do your homework. My parents always preached that your reputation is everything- Don’t waste it!

LawnSavers steps in to help a lady ripped off by an unscrupulous lawn contractor. (with the help of  fellow long time Landscape Ontario Member Hank Deenen Landscaping)

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  • Let’s Grow Healthy Lawns and Trees together. updated: 07/21/22

    Hi Everyone, 

    Summer is officially here!
    We are extremely grateful to our loyal customers. AND we are thrilled to learn we were the only lawn care company in the GTA awarded the first BEST OF THE BEST Award from
    LawnSavers was awarded the “Best Place to Work” designation in the June 2022 issue of Lawn and Landscape Magazine!

    We are fully open and performing lawn and pest control services in all our GTA service areas.

    Our service experiences a higher demand and volume of calls during Seasonal peaks.
    We know how much everyone hates being left on hold, so please feel free to  leave us a message,  or email and we will get back to you in less than 24 hours.  (you can also text us at 905-707-9994)

    Please be patient with us, we will get back to you as fast as we can and will do
    our very best to help you.

    You can also sign up for all services on our website by clicking here.

    2021 is now behind us.  Together with our customers, we are proud of our foundation as a community-minded, local, small family business and are extremely grateful to be able to persevere and keep all of our loyal employees working hard with us through it all.

    2020-21 important turf and tree high (and low) lights:

      • Nine days of snow, ice and wintry weather in May 2020,
        2021 was the driest April, May, and June in 51 years See Actual GTA daily weather records by clicking here.
      • One of the hottest, driest summers on record in 2020 with long spells of grass-killing heat and drought. Read more here in our 2020 summary blog.
        2021 carried on this trend with only a few days of rain in July and August, with extreme dryness and heat.
      • A bumper crop of crabgrass that germinated in the perfect (rainless) storm. As expected, even more arrived this past summer in 2021!
      • Chinch Bug numbers in 2020 were record breaking and persisted through the dry heat they love, secretly killing lawns while dormant! We can help with Chinch bug damage  Expect even more this summer!
      • Fall of 2021 provided excellent conditions for lawn that were treated through the summer with our recovery amendments to bounce back and regain their vigour. (thanks for the positive feedback!)
    • We put together an easy to read lawn care service timeline that you can use to know when to expect us for each scheduled service in your package. 

    Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our employees and customers.  Safety, Integrity and doing the right thing are som of our most important Core Values.  We will continue to follow strict and common sense safety guidelines that ensure “low/no touch”.  Safety of our team and clients will always be front and centre!

    Thank you all for your understanding and extra patience. Our team works hard, so if you are met with our exceptional service from our technicians or office team members- please give them a thumbs up to make them smile or let me know through a quick email to

    We thank you for supporting our local, family-owned business of 32 years.
     genuinely appreciate you.

    Thank you in advance,
    Kyle Tobin
    Chief Environmental Officer