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Altoona, IA - Aug 15, 2022
Altoona Lawn Care Recommendations


Should I water my lawn today?

We currently have no rainfall data available for Altoona, IA.


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) 3%
Medium (4-5 inches) 26%
Short (2-3 inches) 72%


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.

Recent Reviews

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Walid A.'s Lawn Mowing service in Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Much better!
Walid A. - Jul 29, 2022 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing by Lee Lam,
Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Seth R.'s Lawn Service service in Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
They did a great job coming out the first time. They paid attention to the details, cleaned up the clippings well, and the weed whack game was done well. They were professional and friendly.
Seth R. - Jul 29, 2022 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Service by Lee Lam,
Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Melvin G.'s Lawn Care service in Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Very polite, quick, and through. Lawn looked excellent .
Melvin G. - Jun 09, 2022 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Care by Lee Lam,
Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Val C.'s Lawn Service service in Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Everything looks great thanks!
Val C. - May 11, 2022 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Service by Lee Lam,
Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
LAWRENCE B.'s Lawn Service service in Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Great work. Detailed oriented.
LAWRENCE B. - May 09, 2022 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Service by Lee Lam,
Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Shailesh G.'s Lawn Mowing Service service in Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Very efficient and professional. Job completed and done very well.
Shailesh G. - Dec 16, 2021 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing Service by Lee Lam,
Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Aaron B.'s Lawn Mowing service in Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Great Job
Aaron B. - Nov 24, 2021 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing by Lee Lam,
Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Pam M.'s Grass Cutting service in Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
The lawn looks great as always. Thank you for your help. This morning.
Pam M. - Sep 29, 2021 - Altoona, IA
Grass Cutting by Lee Lam,
Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Teffany K.'s Grass Cutting service in Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Nice job! Thanks
Teffany K. - Aug 12, 2021 - Altoona, IA
Grass Cutting by Lee Lam,
Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Mimi S.'s Grass Cutting service in Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
The front looks great, but let us know the day before. That way, we would unlock the gate.
Mimi S. - Jul 10, 2021 - Altoona, IA
Grass Cutting by Lee Lam,
Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Jolanta K.'s Lawn Mowing service in Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Please cut shorter
Jolanta K. - Jun 03, 2021 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing by Lee Lam,
Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Bharat Kumar V.'s Lawn Care service in Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Just Excellent
Bharat Kumar V. - May 25, 2021 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Care by Lee Lam,
Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC


Overall Rating: 4.74 / 5 stars (34 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.

Lawn Care

Recommended by Philip Knox

Details
Service Location: Altoona,IA 43610
Service Yard Size: 6,762 square feet
Service Price: $7927
Service
Location (from the street): Full yard Weeds are growing everywhere it would looks much better if we came out and weed eat your property

Lawn Care

Recommended by Lee Lam

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Service Location: Altoona,IA 60564
Service Yard Size: 12,387 square feet
Service Price: $6098
Service
Location (from the street): Front yard, Left side, Right side Cut down and spray weed killer also bag debris and disposal

Lawn Care

Recommended by Norman Wilson

Details
Service Location: Altoona,IA 95691
Service Yard Size: 4,785 square feet
Service Price: $12195
Service
Location (from the street): Back yard Weed whacking flowers beds in back yard. This doesn't include bagging clippings

Tree Care

Recommended by Erik Odom

Details
Service Location: Altoona,IA 50009
Service Yard Size: 9,302 square feet
Service Price: $5183
Service
Left side, Back yard, Right side There 36 55 ft trees left dead rotten ones I can show them when there gone ull be good for a while

Other Yard Maintenance

Recommended by Manuel Carrillo

Details
Service Location: Altoona,IA 50009
Service Yard Size: 9,583 square feet
Service Price: $256
Service
Front yard, Left side, Right side Bring in top soil, top dressing, and possibly seed if you like. To assist with the growing and leveling. of the newly laid sod wich we noticed has almost zero top soil laid under your new sod. I strongly recommend this if you like your grass a chance to survive the spring/summer. Also please water each area for 7-10 min each section. Just so it shines but not... Show More

Lawn Care

Recommended by Tim Hayes

Details
Service Location: Altoona,IA 37208
Service Yard Size: 6,958 square feet
Service Price: $15000
Service
Location (from the street): Full yard Quote is for a Aeration & seeding and grass seeds included Aeration & seeding is for lawn to have more grass and to cover spaces that grass is not growing Basically machine does 2-3 inches holes so grass seeds can go in the holes so you will have a better chance to have new grass

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

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

Location on Property: Grass, garden beds, driveway

Work to be Done: Gather and remove leaves

Trimming of Hedges

Requested by Megan R.

Details

Service Location: Altoona, IA
Service Yard Size: 12,685 square feet
Service Price: $35
Service
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

Leaf Removal

Requested by Trevor B.

Details

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

Location on Property: Front, back, and driveway.

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

Leaf and Debris Removal

Requested by Kaitlin N.

Details

Service Location: Altoona, IA
Service Yard Size: 5,679 square feet
Service Price: $59
Service
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.

Pruning of Bushes

Requested by Jasmine S.

Details

Service Location: Altoona, IA
Service Yard Size: 8,880 square feet
Service Price: $24
Service
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.

Other Lawn Care Service

Requested by Samaad K.

Details

Service Location: Altoona, IA
Service Yard Size: 1,614 square feet
Service Price: $188
Service
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.

Top Altoona, IA Lawn Services of August 2022

#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-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!
#6-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.
#7-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!
#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-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!
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Neighborhoods we service in Altoona, IA

 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
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