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How to Find a (Good!) Lawn Care Company


If you’re sick of mowing the lawn or you find it physically difficult to continue to do so, you need to hire a reputable lawn care company or a lawn mowing service. That much you know already, right? And, yes, of course, we’re going to suggest you try some companies through our website. That’s a no-brainer.

With us, you get a trial run to see how reliable the lawn mowing company is, how good they are at grass cutting (some people are really bad at it), and whether they do a professional job, cleaning up after themselves and not leaving lawn clippings all over sidewalks, gardens, and the driveway. Plus, you get a price upfront and, if you’re not happy with the results, you call us (fortunately, we hardly ever get these calls).

Lawn Mower Service Near Me

Finding a lawn maintenance company takes time. Word of mouth is the best way to go. Ask your friends and neighbors who they use; if you drive by a place near you with professional lawn mowers at work—and you like what you see—write down the phone number that should be on their vehicle or trailer. If it isn’t, chances are they may not be a business. Don’t hire anyone who doesn’t have proper liability insurance and a business license if one is required in your area. Accidents happen, and it’s just not worth the risk.

Facebook neighborhood groups can be great for these kinds of recommendations, too, because they are often brutally honest. You are guaranteed to get “hire me” or “hire my son” posts, so be careful. Frankly, if you’re looking for a professional job that makes your landscaping rock without filling your mulch with debris, you need to hire a true professional.

With no phone books—am I the only one who misses them?—you’re stuck with online searches for people offering a lawn care service in your area. And you may have trouble navigating through the pages of listings to find one you like. I get it.

Landscaping Professionals

When I look for services for things like mowing the lawn or cleaning the gutters, I also search the website to find out where they’re based. I don’t want a contractor from California who calls his buddy in my area and says, “Wanna job?”

I found a great gutter cleaner doing an internet search. I liked what I saw on the site, so I searched further and found that the company was really truly based in my area. Better yet, I saw that the site was built on Weebly. That did it! Weebly one of the build-your-own website companies, so I knew this was a true small business. And the guy was fantastic (we’ll talk about gutter cleaning in an upcoming blog).

If you contact someone and don’t hear back, that’s a big signal that the person is either too busy to take on another job or is completely unprofessional. Most dedicated business owners will call you back to at least tell you they’re at their limit of customers and may even recommend an up-and-coming business they like. But if you hear nothing back, skip it. If you do get a recommendation from one of these too-busy places, consider it. They’re not going to recommend a slacker because it reflects back on them.

A final note: If the ad or listing you find says groundskeeping for commercial properties only, there’s no point in calling that lawn care company. Liability insurance can differ for residential versus commercial properties in many areas. So, it’s not that they won’t do your property. They can’t.

Posted on June 12, 2023

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