Landscape Pros / deceptive business practices
I contracted landscape pros (a lawn and yard maintenance company in Tucson Arizona) to keep my lawn, bushes, and yard neat and trimed on a bi-monthly basis.
Landscape pros agree to do the work for $59 dollars per visit after an initial fee of over $1300 was collected for an initial clean-up of the above mentioned areas.
Landscape pros failed to show up or reschedule several times to do the agreed upon work.
Landscape pros repeatly failed to keep numerous bushes trimmed and areas neat.
Landscape pros miss-represented themselves by stating they would utilize several workers to complete agreed upon work, when in fact, the owner was the only one to ever show up (usually after 5 pm).
Landscape pros (one and only) lawn mower broke in the middle of trimming the lawn, resulting in the owner using a weed-wacker to finish the job. The owner then used the weed-wacker to cut the entire lawn the next (2) visits, which resulted in an uneven, and "scalped" lawn. I demanded the next time the lawn was to be cut with a lawn mower, but fired landscape pros before this was ever accomplished.
Landscape pros (without prior authorization) sprayed some type of liquid (which they claimed was a pre-emergence growth treatment), on my non-lawn areas, then charged me $70. Weeds were growing in the sprayed area within a week.
Landscape pros drove a small, junked out pick-up truck that often leaked oil in front of my residence.
Landscape pros represented themselves as a professional lawn and yard care maintenance business. In reality this couldn't have been further from the truth. I ultimately finally fired landscape pros, but in retrospect should have done this after the first visit.