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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 - Feb 26, 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) 3%
Medium (4-5 inches) 33%
Short (2-3 inches) 65%

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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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
Erick H.'s Yard Cutting service result
"Yard looks great! Thank you!!"
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Erick H. - Oct 14, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Yard Cutting by Bradley Rivers
Bradley Rivers's Garden Service
Marian C.'s Lawn Mowing service result
"Looks good"
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Marian C. - Oct 10, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing by Philip Espinosa
Philip's Lawns
Angela S.'s Lawn Mowing Service service result
"For as over grown as the yard was they did an amazing job, I look forward to watching this yard come back to life with future lawn services. Thanks a million!"
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Angela S. - Sep 21, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing Service by Spencer Rhodes
Rhodes's Lawns & Landscape
Ryan G.'s Lawn Service service result
"Great job!"
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Ryan G. - Sep 08, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Service by Erik Odom
Odom's Lawns
Charles H.'s Lawn Care service result
"Not home to tell how it looks. Hope ok."
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Charles H. - Aug 30, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Care by Ian Chenault
Ian Chenault's Landscaping
Michelle R.'s Lawn Maintenance service result
"They did an awesome job with my lawn. Cut it to the perfect length."
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Michelle R. - Aug 04, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Maintenance by Brendan Page
Brendan Page's Lawns & Garden
Julian K.'s Lawn Service service result
"Amazing job, and fast!"
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Julian K. - Jul 28, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Service by Curtis Burns
C. Burns's Lawns Treeatment & Lawnscape INC
Chris B.'s Lawn Service service result
"As usual my grass looks great!! Also pulled some weeds. Outstanding job"
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Chris B. - Jul 20, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Service by Jesse Snyder
J. Snyder's Lawns Care Service
Allan K.'s Yard Cutting service result
"Great job!!"
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Allan K. - Jul 10, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Yard Cutting by Norman Wilson
Wilson's Lawns And Garden
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"Tom did a great job with our apartment lawn. Highly recommend his service!"
Ben L. - Jun 06, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Care by Tom Verdoorn (Will and Tom's Lawn Care)
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"The yard looks great!!"
Rita M. - May 24, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing by Tim Hayes (Tim's Lawns & Landscape)
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"Looks good Shawn, thanks"
Steve D. - May 22, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing by Shawn Green (Iowa Lawn and Plow, LLC)
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"Thank you"
Lisa D. - May 10, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Grass Cutting by William Lester (William's Lawns & Garden)
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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 Other Yard Maintenance

Recommended by Phillip Reilly
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Location: Altoona,IA
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Yard Size: 10,169 square feet
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Price: $609.75
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Location (from the street): Full yard Aerate and seed whole front and back yard to make nice grass for next year

Pro Recommendation for Leaf Raking And Cleanup

Recommended by Philip Knox
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Location: Altoona,IA
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Yard Size: 9,230 square feet
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Price: $79.27
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Location (from the street): Right side Take sticks away .................................

Pro Recommendation for Cleanups

Recommended by Ben Nollan
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Location: Altoona,IA
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Yard Size: 3,207 square feet
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Price: $60.98
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Location (from the street): Full yard Fall cleanup, pick up all the leaves sticks and clean up

Pro Recommendation for General Lawn Maintenance

Recommended by Jesse Snyder
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Location: Altoona,IA
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Yard Size: 10,208 square feet
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Price: $73.17
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Location (from the street): Full yard Not able to mow I would have to weed eat entire property

Pro Recommendation for Leaf Raking And Cleaning

Recommended by Carlos Bond
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Location: Altoona,IA
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Yard Size: 8,351 square feet
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Price: $91.46
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Location (from the street): Back yard I'm not running my mower through that behind the garage! Those weeds are taller than me! That would have to be weed eated, mowed and cleaned up!

Pro Recommendation for Leaf Raking And Cleanup

Recommended by Peter Johns
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Location: Altoona,IA
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Yard Size: 9,215 square feet
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Price: $365.85
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Location (from the street): Full yard We will complete take all the weeds out of both driveways and infront of the house.. the weeds are taking over needs done asap

Requests for Service

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Customer pricing request for Lawn Care

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: $12195
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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 Lawn Care

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: $18293
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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 Lawn Care

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: $7927
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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 Lawn Care

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: $36585
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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 Lawn Care

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: $30488
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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

Customer pricing request for Lawn Care

Requested by Dora R.
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Location: Altoona, IA 43211
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Yard Size: 5,653 square feet
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Price: $14634
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Items Needing Service: Back yard
Location on Property: Back yard
Work to be Done: Bush trimming at the back yard.
Serviced by: Tim's Lawns & Landscape

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Top Altoona, IA Lawn Services of February 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. 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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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.
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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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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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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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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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Raymond Mccarthy's Lawns Maintenance
Altoona, IA
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(4 Ratings)
Absolutely amazing..thank you
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Odom's Lawns
Altoona, IA
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(39 Ratings)
Great job!
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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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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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Philip's Lawns
Altoona, IA
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(36 Ratings)
Great job!
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Chen's Lawns And Landscape
Altoona, IA
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(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!
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Cox's Lawns & Garden
Altoona, IA
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(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.
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J. Snyder's Lawns Care Service
Altoona, IA
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(35 Ratings)
As usual my grass looks great!! Also pulled some weeds. Outstanding job
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Rhodes's Lawns & Landscape
Altoona, IA
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(32 Ratings)
For as over grown as the yard was they did an amazing job, I look forward to watching this yard come back to life with future lawn services. Thanks a million!
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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