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Very polite, quick, and through. Lawn looked excellent .
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Thank you for being so thorough! I so appreciate that you even cleaned up my flower beds! Thank you!

Altoona, IA - Jun 25, 2024
Local Lawn Care Facts & Resources

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) 30%
Short (2-3 inches) 68%

Lawn Care Facts

Average Yard Size 10,874 sq ft
Average Mowing Price $46.95
   
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.

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RONALD J.'s Lawn Maintenance service result
"Another great job! thank you!"
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RONALD J. - May 27, 2024 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Maintenance by Raymond Mccarthy
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Sydney C.'s Lawn Mowing service result
"Looks good"
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Sydney C. - May 11, 2024 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing by Clinton Sandoval
Sandoval's Lawns Treatment
Mark D.'s Lawn Mowing service result
"Excellent!!"
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Mark D. - May 07, 2024 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing by William Lester
William's Lawns & Garden
Chris G.'s Yard Cutting service result
"Perfect"
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Chris G. - May 03, 2024 - Altoona, IA
Yard Cutting by Isaac Oconnor
Oconnor's Lawns And Garden Inc
George S.'s Lawn Service service result
"Shawn did a nice job in a tough situation. I worked for a mowing service for three summers. We did not like mowing wet or long but circumstances often dictated otherwise. Again considering the circumstances Shawn did a very nice job."
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George S. - May 02, 2024 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Service by Shawn Green
Iowa Lawn and Plow, LLC
Amber K.'s Lawn Service service result
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Amber K. - Apr 10, 2024 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Service by Curtis Burns
C. Burns's Lawns Treeatment & Lawnscape INC
Laura N.'s Lawn Care service result
"It looks great, thank you!"
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Laura N. - Apr 06, 2024 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Care by Forrest Carney
Carney's Landscaping
Rosana E.'s Lawn Mowing Service service result
"Excellent job, thank you!"
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Rosana E. - Mar 30, 2024 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing Service by Calvin Bird
Bird's Lawns Care Service
Francis T.'s Lawn Service service result
"Do good job !"
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Francis T. - Mar 25, 2024 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Service by Andre Maldonado
Maldonado's Lawns Treeatment & Lawnscap
Ross M.'s Lawn Service service result
"Happy New year and thanks for another great mowing!"
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Ross M. - Jan 02, 2024 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Service by Samuel Trevino
S. Treevino's Lawns And Landscape
Billie M.'s Grass Cutting service result
"Merry Christmas!"
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Billie M. - Dec 10, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Grass Cutting by Norman Wilson
Wilson's Lawns And Garden
phillip C.'s Lawn Mowing service result
"Excellent job! I'm moving soon-am glad to have had your services while living at McCowan Way."
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phillip C. - Nov 01, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing by Brandon Sweeney
Brandon's Lawns
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"Great job!"
Ryan G. - Sep 08, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Service by Erik Odom (Odom's Lawns)
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"Not home to tell how it looks. Hope ok."
Charles H. - Aug 30, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Care by Ian Chenault (Ian Chenault's Landscaping)
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"They did an awesome job with my lawn. Cut it to the perfect length."
Michelle R. - Aug 04, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Maintenance by Brendan Page (Brendan Page's Lawns & Garden)
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"Amazing job, and fast!"
Julian K. - Jul 28, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Service by Curtis Burns (C. Burns's Lawns Treeatment & Lawnscape INC)
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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.

Pro Recommendation for Yard Cleanup

Recommended by Steven Camacho
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Location: Altoona, IA
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Yard Size: 8,700 square feet
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Price: $278.05
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Location (from the street): Full yard P/U all tree debris & detritus...utilize yard waste bins onsite for everything except tree limbs, branches & compost piles (disposal fees TBD)

Pro Recommendation for Leaf Raking And Cleaning

Recommended by Brendan Page
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Location: Altoona, IA
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Yard Size: 7,674 square feet
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Price: $85
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Location (from the street): Back yard Clean up flower beds, remove leaves and haul away.

Pro Recommendation for Leaf Raking And Cleanup

Recommended by Spencer Rhodes
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Location: Altoona, IA
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Yard Size: 23,985 square feet
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Price: $426.83
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Location (from the street): Full yard Cleanup of the full yard would entail getting rid of all sticks and brush in the yard as well as all of the leaves that maybe were missed during fall cleanup season

Pro Recommendation for Cleanup

Recommended by Jason Ayers
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Location: Altoona, IA
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Yard Size: 5,336 square feet
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Price: $170.73
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Location (from the street): Full yard Pull leaves from garden beds and dispose of at waste site

Pro Recommendation for Other Lawn Maintenance

Recommended by Lee Lam
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Location: Altoona, IA
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Yard Size: 2,733 square feet
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Price: $121.95
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Location (from the street): Front yard Remove 3 rose bushes and trimming 3 bushes , weeds whacking flowers bed dispose clippings on property green waste bin

Pro Recommendation for Yard Cleanup

Recommended by Steven Camacho
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Location: Altoona, IA
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Yard Size: 11,903 square feet
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Price: $36.59
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Location (from the street): Front yard Tree and limbs removal from the front lawn. Remove And Haul limbs from the front of the yard

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Customer pricing request for Lawn Care

Requested by Ingrid M.
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Location: Altoona, IA 77035
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Yard Size: 8,801 square feet
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Price: $207
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Items Needing Service: hedges trimming
Location on Property: front yard
Work to be Done: Trimming
Serviced by: Carney's Landscaping

Customer pricing request for Gutter Cleaning

Requested by Lisa C.
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Location: Altoona, IA 43214
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Yard Size: 9,346 square feet
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Price: $122
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Items Needing Service: We have sticks and leaves in the gutters, can you remove them?
Location on Property: Full yard
Work to be Done: Removal of sticks and leaves from gutters
Serviced by: Bird's Lawns Care Service

Customer pricing request for Weed Control

Requested by Michelle M.
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Location: Altoona, IA 98030
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Yard Size: 12,201 square feet
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Price: $183
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Items Needing Service: Weeding
Location on Property: Full yard
Work to be Done: Remove weeds in front flower bed, backyard and sides of the house.
Serviced by: Ian Chenault's Landscaping

Customer pricing request for Weed Control

Requested by Nyno M.
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Location: Altoona, IA 38125
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Yard Size: 10,000 square feet
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Price: $79
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Items Needing Service: Rock beds
Location on Property: Front-yard
Work to be Done: I would like to give it a cleaner look due to the weeds
Serviced by: S. Treevino's Lawns And Landscape

Customer pricing request for Weed Control

Requested by Kassandra W.
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Location: Altoona, IA 35020
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Yard Size: 13,416 square feet
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Price: $366
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Items Needing Service: Vines growing around fence to be removed and cut off the fence.
Location on Property: Full yard
Work to be Done: All VINES TO BE REMOVED FROM MY GATE SURROUNDING the HOUSE
Serviced by: S. Treevino's Lawns And Landscape

Customer pricing request for Landscaping

Requested by Amina S.
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Location: Altoona, IA 55376
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Yard Size: 10,043 square feet
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Price: $305
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Items Needing Service: removal of little flowers and landscaping
Location on Property: frontyard
Work to be Done: removal of little flowers and landscaping
Serviced by: Carney's Landscaping

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Top Altoona, IA Lawn Services of June 2024

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Alexander Higgins's Lawns
Altoona, IA
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(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!
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J. Ayers's Lawns & Landscape
Altoona, IA
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(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
Altoona, IA
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(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!
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Steven Camacho's Lawns And Garden LLC
Altoona, IA
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(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.
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L. Donaldson's Landscaping
Altoona, IA
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(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!
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P. Knox's Lawns Solutions
Altoona, IA
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(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!
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Sparks's Landscaping
Altoona, IA
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(40 Ratings)
Seeking a capable lawn company? Sparks's Landscaping handles top dressing, irrigation inspections, and lawn care throughout Altoona.
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Raymond Mccarthy's Lawns Maintenance
Altoona, IA
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(4 Ratings)
another great job! thank you!
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Odom's Lawns
Altoona, IA
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(39 Ratings)
Great job!
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Ian Chenault's Landscaping
Altoona, IA
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(38 Ratings)
Not home to tell how it looks. Hope ok.
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Bradley Rivers's Garden Service
Altoona, IA
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(38 Ratings)
Yard looks great! Thank you!!
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Philip's Lawns
Altoona, IA
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(36 Ratings)
Great job!
LawnStarter service area around  Altoona IA

Neighborhoods we service in Altoona, IA

Beaverdale
Downtown Des Moines
Fairground
Frisbie Park
Ingersoll Park
Lower Beaver
Meredith
Merle Hay
North Of Grand
Northeast 88th St
Oak Park
Prairie Vista
Sherman Hill
Southwestern Hills
Waterbury
Waveland Park
Waveland Woods
Westwood
Willow Ridge
Woodland Heights

Zip Codes

50009

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