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Altoona, IA - Jun 1, 2020
Altoona Lawn Care Recommendations


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Sunrise   07:07 Sunset   20:06


Lawn tip of the week

Did you know? There are approximately 50 million acres of grass in the United States. Approximately 21 million of those acres are in our front and back yards.


Grass Cutting Height Preferences

Long (6-7 inches) 2%
Medium (4-5 inches) 23%
Short (2-3 inches) 75%


Lawn Care Facts

Average Yard Size 10,874 sq ft
Average Mowing Price $38.11

 
Weekly Cuts 41%
Biweekly Cuts 25%
Monthly Cuts 34%
Lawns Fertilized 9%
Lawns with Leaf Removal 6%
Aerated Lawns 3%
Yards with Cleanups 15%
Days That Are Sunny 4%

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FAQ About Lawn Maintenance in Altoona

What's the best way to maintain your lawn?

In the Altoona area, maintaining a lush, green lawn involves a number of things, from consistent mowing, to weeding, watering, fertilization aeration and more. The average lawn size here in Altoona is 10,874 square feet, which typically takes 98 minutes to mow if you do it yourself.

Additionally, you'll want to fertilize your lawn 7 times per year, with each application tailored to that time of year. It's also a good idea to get a soil test done once every 2-4 years to ensure your soil isn't lacking key nutrients. Professional fertilization in Altoona averages about $51 per application, and includes spot weed treatment.

Aeration is a process that relieves compaction, helps grass establish roots, and allows air and nutrients to reach the soil. Ideally, you should aerate once per year, every three years at the very minimum. Despite it's importance, only 3 percent of Altoona homeowners get aeration. Aeration in Altoona costs $126 on average, but depends on lawn size, and should be done in spring or fall.

Finally, watering is critical. You'll generally want to water in the morning before 07:07 or in the evening after 20:06 so the water does not evaporate. Altoona does not have watering restrictions.


How much does it cost to have your lawn mowed in Altoona?

While the average cost of grass cutting in Altoona is $38.11, the price depends primarily on lawn size and mowing frequency.

Here is the average price in Altoona by lawn size:

  • 1/8 Acre: $36.5
  • 1/4 Acre: $45.5
  • 1/3 Acre: $45.5
  • 1/2 Acre: $61.2

Here is the average mowing price by frequency:

  • Weekly: $30.87
  • Biweekly: $42.68
  • Monthly: $46.87

Two other factors that can increase price are corner lots and gates. In Altoona, 65% of homes are on a corner lot, and 47% of homes have backyard gates.


Can I get fined for not cutting my lawn?

First, you'll have to check your Homeowners Association rules. In Altoona, 57% of homeowners are part of a HOA, and most HOAs have restrictions on grass and overgrown bushes.

Recent Review

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Amed a.'s Lawn Maintenance service in Ricky's Lawns And Garden
Good
Amed a. - May 21, 2020 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Maintenance by Ricky Carey,
Ricky's Lawns And Garden
Issam B.'s Lawn Maintenance service in Ricky's Lawns And Garden
Doing a good job
Issam B. - Apr 12, 2020 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Maintenance by Ricky Carey,
Ricky's Lawns And Garden
Ben M.'s Lawn Service service in Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
He did a nice job, lawn looks good.
Ben M. - Oct 15, 2019 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Service by Lee Lam,
Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Liz / Les H.'s Lawn Mowing service in Tim's Lawns & Landscape
Kelsey, the guys that came to work on our lawn were very professional and they did knock on the door to let us know that they were here. We appreciate that. Everything looks great. We would like them to lower their lawn mowers a little bit next time so that the grass will not need to be mowed as often. Let's leave it scheduled at this point for next Monday. And then hopefully we can go to the every other day every other week. Thanks.
Liz / Les H. - Jul 01, 2019 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing by Tim Hayes,
Tim's Lawns & Landscape
Bettyann M.'s Lawn Mowing service in Ian Chenault's Landscaping
Great job!
Bettyann M. - Jun 28, 2019 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing by Ian Chenault,
Ian Chenault's Landscaping
Pat K.'s Lawn Maintenance service in Phillip Reilly's Lawns Treatment And Landscape
I just arrived home and the lawn looks great. Thanks Jeffrey!
Pat K. - May 28, 2019 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Maintenance by Phillip Reilly,
Phillip Reilly's Lawns Treatment And Landscape
David L.'s Lawn Service service in Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Good job
David L. - May 24, 2019 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Service by Lee Lam,
Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Amber E.'s Lawn Mowing service in Bond's Lawns Maintenance
Looks amazing thank y'all!!
Amber E. - May 16, 2019 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing by Carlos Bond,
Bond's Lawns Maintenance
Nancy G.'s Yard Cutting service in Brendan Page's Lawns & Garden
EXCELLENT. Great job. Friendly. Cordial. Very glad I chose this service. Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nancy G. - May 01, 2019 - Altoona, IA
Yard Cutting by Brendan Page,
Brendan Page's Lawns & Garden
Clarence S.'s Lawn Mowing service in Carrillo's Lawns Treatment
The lawn was really bad this time on the first cut...great job.
Clarence S. - Apr 26, 2019 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing by Manuel Carrillo,
Carrillo's Lawns Treatment
Aaron W.'s Lawn Service service in Philip's Lawns
Great job!
Aaron W. - Apr 16, 2019 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Service by Philip Espinosa,
Philip's Lawns
Katie F.'s Lawn Maintenance service in Premier lawn service
Thank you for being so thorough! I so appreciate that you even cleaned up my flower beds! Thank you!
Katie F. - Nov 09, 2018 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Maintenance by Casey Diaz,
Premier lawn service


Overall Rating: 4.67 / 5 stars (18 reviews)

Service Recommendations in Altoona

LawnStarter pros will let you know what your lawn needs. Here are some recent recommendations for lawn care services in Altoona, IA.

Flower Bed Weeding

Recommended by Jesse Snyder

Details
Location: Altoona, IA 50009
Yard Size: 5,546 square feet
Price: $21
Front yard Spot Treatment grass killer for front flower bed this should be able to help clear out the Bermuda creeping into the flower bed but we won't be able to spray it directly on Bermuda growing inside of other plants for that I will pull some of it out but for the most part this quote is really just for spraying grass killer on the non vegetative area in the flower bed

Tree Care

Recommended by Ricky Carey

Details
Location: Altoona, IA 50009
Yard Size: 6,650 square feet
Price: $579
Front yard, Back yard 1 tree in front yard, 1 tree in back, several bamboo needing to be cut down in backyard

Other Lawn Maintenance

Recommended by Jamie Holloway

Details
Location: Altoona, IA 50009
Yard Size: 25,000 square feet
Price: $116
Full yard Fertilization application for weed control ( preemergent ) will also green up grass and feed new roots

Other Landscaping Service

Recommended by Spencer Rhodes

Details
Location: Altoona, IA 50009
Yard Size: 14,064 square feet
Price: $43
Full yard Yard is bigger than expected. The guy came out wanting extra done. He wanted his whole flower bed cleaned out.. I did advised him to reach out about those extra duties that need ro be done

Other Landscaping Service

Recommended by Jamie Holloway

Details
Location: Altoona, IA 50009
Yard Size: 13,950 square feet
Price: $26
Front yard, Left side, Back yard This quote is good for applying a three-in-one granule fertilizer do the turf grass areas mainly the st. Augustine grass on the left and front side of the house and left side of back yard I've specially-priced this quote to reflect just applying it over these areas where it will benefit the lawn the most.

Tree Trimming

Recommended by Raymond Mccarthy

Details
Location: Altoona, IA 50009
Yard Size: 4,473 square feet
Price: $55
Front yard, Left side Triming the bushes on the left side of the house and back yard could be done all for 50 front and back

Requests for Service

Have a project in mind? Request a no-obligation quote from your pro with the tap of a button. Here are some recent quotes requested in Altoona

Leaf Removal

Requested by Victoria F.

Details

Location: Altoona, IA
Yard Size: 4,318 square feet
Price: $56
Items Needing Service: Leaves gathered and removed from yard,

Location on Property: Grass, garden beds, driveway

Work to be Done: Gather and remove leaves

Serviced by: Drew Alvarado's Lawns Care Service

Trimming of Hedges

Requested by Megan R.

Details

Location: Altoona, IA
Yard Size: 12,685 square feet
Price: $35
Items Needing Service: Bushes and trees if needed

Location on Property: Front yard and side yard

Work to be Done: Bushes trimmed and trees trimmed if needed

Serviced by: P. Johns's Lawns Treeatment & Lawnscap

Leaf Removal

Requested by Trevor B.

Details

Location: Altoona, IA
Yard Size: 5,834 square feet
Price: $24
Items Needing Service: Leaves

Location on Property: Front, back, and driveway.

Work to be Done: Leaves bagged and left at front curb by driveway

Serviced by: Steven Camacho's Lawns And Garden LLC

Leaf and Debris Removal

Requested by Kaitlin N.

Details

Location: Altoona, IA
Yard Size: 5,679 square feet
Price: $59
Items Needing Service: I need leaf removal from the front and back yard of the property.

Location on Property: Front and back yard.

Work to be Done: Clean up and bagging of leaves/sticks in the yard.

Serviced by: Maldonado's Lawns Treeatment & Lawnscap

Pruning of Bushes

Requested by Jasmine S.

Details

Location: Altoona, IA
Yard Size: 8,880 square feet
Price: $24
Items Needing Service: bushes

Location on Property: front yard; they go along the driveway all along to the front porch.

Work to be Done: Trim them all up; they are overgrown.

Serviced by: Raymond Mccarthy's Lawns Maintenance

Other Lawn Care Service

Requested by Samaad K.

Details

Location: Altoona, IA
Yard Size: 1,614 square feet
Price: $188
Items Needing Service: plant beds

Location on Property: Front and back of the house

Work to be Done: I would like to have the plant beds up serviced monthly when the grass his cut.

Serviced by: Alexander Higgins's Lawns

Top Altoona, IA Lawn Services of June 2020

#1-Alexander Higgins's Lawns
Alexander Higgins
Altoona, IA
7 Ratings
Alexander Higgins's Lawns is one of Altoona, IA's top lawn care experts. Need sprinkler repair, grass mowing, exterior washing or something else? Look no further!
#2-J. Ayers's Lawns & Landscape
Jason Ayers
Altoona, IA
6 Ratings
Seeking a outdoor maintenance company that often provides high quality work? J. Ayers's Lawn & Landscape often provides landscape maintenance as well as shrub trimming, deck washing, and more throughout Altoona.
#3-J. Holloway's Lawns Care Service
Jamie Holloway
Altoona, IA
6 Ratings
J. Holloway's Lawn Care Service has been offering service in Altoona for 3 years. We're the communicative lawn and landscape maintenance service that truly cares about providing reasonably priced service. Whether you need grass mowing, tree trimming or flower bed installation, our experts can handle it!
#4-Steven Camacho's Lawns And Garden LLC
Steven Camacho
Altoona, IA
5 Ratings
Seeking a gardener? Steven and his experts are some of the lawn and landscape industry's foremost professionals. They do top grade leaf removal, grass mowing, grub treatment and even soil sampling.
#5-Sparks's Landscaping
Brad Sparks
Altoona, IA
40 Ratings
Seeking a capable lawn company? Sparks's Landscaping handles top dressing, irrigation inspections, and lawn care throughout Altoona.
#6-L. Donaldson's Landscaping
Leon Donaldson
Altoona, IA
40 Ratings
L. Donaldson's Landscaping specializes in lawn care, but also often does shrub trimming and flower bed installation. We are also one of the few home and garden maintenance services in Altoona that often does stump grinding. You can rely on Leon's 11 years of expertise!
#7-P. Knox's Lawns Solutions
Philip Knox
Altoona, IA
40 Ratings
P. Knox's Lawn Solutions specializes in landscape maintenance, but also is known to provide sprinkler repair and weed removal. We are also one of the few horticulture services in Altoona that is known to provide large scale tree care. You can rely on Philip's 8 years of expertise!
#8-Raymond Mccarthy's Lawns Maintenance
Raymond Mccarthy
Altoona, IA
4 Ratings
Looking for a lawn and landscape company that offers fantastic work? Raymond Mccarthy's Lawn Maintenance offers lawn service as well as tree care, grub treatment, and more throughout Altoona.
#9-Odom's Lawns
Erik Odom
Altoona, IA
39 Ratings
Odom's Lawns has serviced Altoona, IA for over 8 years. Polite and trustworthy, Odom's Lawns often does lawn work, pest control, and flower bed maintenance. They also offer dog poo removal.
#10-Ian Chenault's Landscaping
Ian Chenault
Altoona, IA
38 Ratings
Great job!
#11-Bradley Rivers's Garden Service
Bradley Rivers
Altoona, IA
38 Ratings
Do you need a quote from a honest gardener that provides quality lawn service in Altoona? Then Bradley and his crew are your solution!
#12-Philip's Lawns
Philip Espinosa
Altoona, IA
36 Ratings
Great job!
#13-Cox's Lawns & Garden
Christopher Cox
Altoona, IA
35 Ratings
Looking to hire a communicative grass cutting service? Cox's Lawn & Garden is a grass cutting service that offers landscape maintenance, flower bed mulching, and bush trimming. They can also provide quotes for sidewalk repair upon request.
#14-Chen's Lawns And Landscape
Roberto Chen
Altoona, IA
35 Ratings
Chen's Lawn And Landscape has been offering service in Altoona for 6 years. We're the reputable residential and commercial lawn service that truly cares about providing inexpensive service. Whether you need landscape maintenance, leaf blowing or top dressing, our pros can handle it!
#15-J. Snyder's Lawns Care Service
Jesse Snyder
Altoona, IA
35 Ratings
Jesse and his team deliver reliable grass cutting, shrub trimming, and even dethatching in Altoona. You can expect punctual service, thanks to their 9 years of experience.
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