We were not getting the best results with our lawn, maintaining it on our own. There continued to be brown spots or areas not as full as others. Nick from the Weed Man franchise in Mississauga contacted us, as he cared for the lawn here with the previous owners and had called us once a year for a few years since we bought the house. We kept telling him we were going to try it on our own, but feel free to check back next year and see if we've changed our minds. He offered to come do a free, no-obligation assessment of our lawn, share his results and leave it up to us if we chose to engage with them or not.
Nick arrived punctually when he said he would, spent about 30 minutes examining the lawn (lifting up sections under brown spots, etc.) and left us a detailed, written lawn analysis with what he believed needed to be done, times the services should be performed and pricing.
After considering it for about a week (and pricing out the cost of renting or buying equipment and supplies and doing it on our own), we decided to engage with Nick and the Weed Man.
This first year, a lot was done: fertilizing, weed control, core aeration, overseeding, top dressing, etc.). By the summer, the lawn looked the best it had in the few years since we bought the house. The few years afterwards, it continued to look beautiful and far less was needed (i.e. aeration only every 3 years).
I have frequently asked about other things (i.e. insect control) where Nick would inspect the lawn and tell me it wasn't needed, rather than just sell me whatever he could get me to buy. I have come to trust his advice.
The only reason I did not give them a 10, is once when they overseeded, they were a bit sloppy and let seeds go between the stones in my interlock walkway and into the edges of my garden. This was a pain to stop the grass from growing in. This was only one time, but enough to make me rate the satisfied bucket a 4 instead of a 5.
I have heard and read a lot of negative things about other Weed Man businesses, but I have to stress, these are franchises and each owned and operated differently. My experience only applies to the Weed Man in Mississauga at the phone number above and located on Royal Windsor Drive in Mississauga. If you engage with them, I would recommend working directly with Nick.