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Question: Why Don't You Make Paying by Check an Option?

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A new customer wrote asking why paying by check was missing from the options on the website. Here is my answer.

You can pay by check; we just don’t encourage it. Here is why:

  • The check has your name, address, routing number, account number and signature.
  • Nearly everything an ID thief needs to steal your identiy.
  • The check is placed in a paper envelope and handled by many people before it goes in my unlocked mailbox.
  • When you use a credit card, it is encrypted, secured and guarded by a team of security personnel to ensure your card doesn’t get stolen
  • And if a credit card is stolen, the bank will issue a new one at no charge.
  • If someone compromises your checking, you lose everything and your identy is stolen.
  • Credit card deposits are done by computers instantly and accurately.
  • Checks are manually opened, sorted and entered - where mistakes happen and take days to process
  • And paying by credit card is faster and easier than writing a check.
  • If you still want to pay by check, send to:
  • APL Lawn Spraying
  • 500 110th Ave N #611
  • St Petersburg, FL 33716

A short time after I sent my reply, I noticed the customer paid online using his credit card.

Article by Rick Orr
APL Lawn Spraying Inc.

Rick Orr is the creator of, an Agronomist and the Owner/Operator of APL Lawn Spraying. Rick is a graduate from VA Tech in Agronomy (Turf Ecology). He has been a Golf Course Superintendent, Certified Arborist, Landscape Contractor, Irrigation Contractor and Adjunct Professor for Environmental Horticulture.

Rick is an expert at growing St Augustine turf. Since 1995, Rick has spent his time researching, developing and testing the best management practices for St Augustine turf grown in Pinellas County.

The results of that work is a one of the top rated lawn spray companies in Pinellas County – APL Lawn Spraying. APL Lawn Spraying is a family owned business serving residential and commercial properties in Pinellas County, FL.

APL Lawn Spraying provides lawn spraying to commercial properties, HOA’s and single family homes. To request a free quote for your property, click here: Free Advice or Price Quote

Speaking Engagments - Does it seem like you are only hearing one side of water restrictions, fertilizer bans, plant restrictions and many other urban landscape hot topics? Rick Orr is available for speaking engagements for your HOA, Community or Professional Association or Garden Club about a variety of subjects. Call or email for more information.

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