What Lawn Care Companies Do

When you have neither the time, knowledge nor the desire to maintain a fabulous looking lawn you may find that you want to have a lawn care service come out and take care of the yard work for you. Lawn care companies will vary in price, but for the most part, they all provide the same basic services.

Lawn care companies may offer you a wide variety of services and depend on what you pay for will depend on how much of the offered services get done. Here is what a typical lawn care service will provide as part of their many different services:

Cut the Grass:

The most obvious reason that you would want to hire a lawn mowing service is to have the grass on your property mowed. Unlike your push-style lawn mower, lawn care services have industrial style riding lawn mowers which allow them to cut your lawn in a relatively short amount of time.

Weed Eat and Edge:

After the lawn is mowed, most lawn care companies will weed eat around the house and other fixed objects on your property such as trees and your mailbox. They will then edge which is where they cut the excess overgrown grass away from the edge of your driveway and walkways leaving behind a nice straight cut look.


After your lawn has been cut and everything has been trimmed and edged there is usually a considerable amount of grass clippings remaining on your driveway and your walkways. Most lawn care companies will use an industrial leaf blower to blow your driveway and any subsequent walkways clean.

These three services are usually standard with any lawn care company, but there are also some extras that you can opt to pay for as well. These extra may include:


Many lawn care companies will offer to fertilize your lawn for you at certain intervals throughout the year. While this does usually represent an added cost, it also helps to keep your lawn looking its best all year round.

Bushes and Hedge Trimming:

Again this is usually not included, but for a little bit other many lawn care companies will trim all of your bushes and any hedges that you have on your property. This will give your house an overall tight and clean look.

Most lawn care companies do not get into tree trimming, landscaping, and irrigation systems but most will have companies that they can recommend for you should you need those services as well. While it is rare, you can find a lawn care company that does a multitude of these services, but these types of lawn care companies are usually a division of a larger landscaping business.

Having the lawn of envy in the neighborhood is attainable, even if you have no clue what you are doing in the yard. With the hiring of an experienced and well-rounded lawn care company, you too can have the lawn that all the neighbors talk about, admire, and secretly want to have.