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Altoona, IA - Sep 25, 2023
Local Lawn Care Facts & Resources


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) 2%
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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Angela S.'s Lawn Mowing Service service in Rhodes's Lawns & Landscape
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!
Angela S. - Sep 21, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing Service by Spencer Rhodes,
Rhodes's Lawns & Landscape
Ryan G.'s Lawn Service service in Odom's Lawns
Great job!
Ryan G. - Sep 08, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Service by Erik Odom,
Odom's Lawns
Charles H.'s Lawn Care service in Ian Chenault's Landscaping
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
Michelle R.'s Lawn Maintenance service in Brendan Page's Lawns & Garden
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
Julian K.'s Lawn Service service in C. Burns's Lawns Treeatment & Lawnscape INC
Amazing job, and fast!
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 in J. Snyder's Lawns Care Service
As usual my grass looks great!! Also pulled some weeds. Outstanding job
Chris B. - Jul 20, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Service by Jesse Snyder,
J. Snyder's Lawns Care Service
Allan K.'s Yard Cutting service in Wilson's Lawns And Garden
Great job!!
Allan K. - Jul 10, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Yard Cutting by Norman Wilson,
Wilson's Lawns And Garden
Phala M.'s Yard Cutting service in Nathaniel Leach's Lawns Solutions
Best cut I've had since using Lawn Starter!
Phala M. - Jul 08, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Yard Cutting by Nathaniel Leach,
Nathaniel Leach's Lawns Solutions
Karin S.'s Lawn Care service in Raymond Mccarthy's Lawns Maintenance
Absolutely amazing..thank you
Karin S. - Jun 22, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Care by Raymond Mccarthy,
Raymond Mccarthy's Lawns Maintenance
Ben L.'s Lawn Care service in Will and Tom's Lawn Care
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
Rita M.'s Lawn Mowing service in Tim's Lawns & Landscape
The yard looks great!!
Rita M. - May 24, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing by Tim Hayes,
Tim's Lawns & Landscape
Steve D.'s Lawn Mowing service in Iowa Lawn and Plow, LLC
Looks good Shawn, thanks
Steve D. - May 22, 2023 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing by Shawn Green,
Iowa Lawn and Plow, LLC


Overall Rating: 4.82 / 5 stars (55 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.

Leaf Raking And Cleanup

Recommended by Philip Knox

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

Cleanups

Recommended by Ben Nollan

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

General Lawn Maintenance

Recommended by Jesse Snyder

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

Leaf Raking And Cleaning

Recommended by Carlos Bond

Details
Service Location: Altoona,IA
Service Yard Size: 8,351 square feet
Service Price: $91.46
Service
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!

Leaf Raking And Cleanup

Recommended by Peter Johns

Details
Service Location: Altoona,IA
Service Yard Size: 9,215 square feet
Service Price: $365.85
Service
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

Other

Recommended by Curtis Burns

Details
Service Location: Altoona,IA
Service Yard Size: 3,366 square feet
Service Price: $487.8
Service
Location (from the street): Full yard Campaign of aeration and overseeding beginning soon. Will help promote growth and strong lawns

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

Lawn Care

Requested by Michelle M.

Details

Service Location: Altoona, IA 98030
Service Yard Size: 12,201 square feet
Service Price: $18293
Service
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

Lawn Care

Requested by Nyno M.

Details

Service Location: Altoona, IA 38125
Service Yard Size: 10,000 square feet
Service Price: $7927
Service
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

Lawn Care

Requested by Kassandra W.

Details

Service Location: Altoona, IA 35020
Service Yard Size: 13,416 square feet
Service Price: $36585
Service
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

Lawn Care

Requested by Amina S.

Details

Service Location: Altoona, IA 55376
Service Yard Size: 10,043 square feet
Service Price: $30488
Service
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

Lawn Care

Requested by Dora R.

Details

Service Location: Altoona, IA 43211
Service Yard Size: 5,653 square feet
Service Price: $14634
Service
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

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

Top Altoona, IA Lawn Services of September 2023

#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. 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!
#3-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.
#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-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-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.
#8-Raymond Mccarthy's Lawns Maintenance
Raymond Mccarthy
Altoona, IA
4 Ratings
Absolutely amazing..thank you
#9-Odom's Lawns
Erik Odom
Altoona, IA
39 Ratings
Great job!
#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!
#11-Ian Chenault's Landscaping
Ian Chenault
Altoona, IA
38 Ratings
Not home to tell how it looks. Hope ok.
#12-Philip's Lawns
Philip Espinosa
Altoona, IA
36 Ratings
Great job!
#13-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!
#14-J. Snyder's Lawns Care Service
Jesse Snyder
Altoona, IA
35 Ratings
As usual my grass looks great!! Also pulled some weeds. Outstanding job
#15-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.
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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
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