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Altoona, IA - Jan 24, 2020
Altoona Lawn Care Recommendations

Should I water my lawn today?

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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) 1%
Medium (4-5 inches) 19%
Short (2-3 inches) 80%

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 Reviews

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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
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
Great job!
Bettyann M. - Jun 28, 2019 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing by Ian Chenault,
Ian Chenault's Landscaping
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
Good job
David L. - May 24, 2019 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Service by Lee Lam,
Lee Lam's Lawns And Landscape INC
Looks amazing thank y'all!!
Amber E. - May 16, 2019 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Mowing by Carlos Bond,
Bond's Lawns Maintenance
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
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
Great job!
Aaron W. - Apr 16, 2019 - Altoona, IA
Lawn Service by Philip Espinosa,
Philip's Lawns

Overall Rating: 4.63 / 5 stars (16 reviews)

Service Recommendations in Altoona

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

Tree Trimming

Recommended by Raymond Mccarthy


Location: Altoona, IA 50009

Yard Size: 4,473 square feet

Price: $55

Description: 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

Flower Bed Weeding

Recommended by Norman Wilson


Location: Altoona, IA 50009

Yard Size: 5,154 square feet

Price: $488

Description: Full yard, Right side, Back yard I noticed a weed over growth an there is some fence repairs needed on the left side I can handle all of this for you

Yard Cleaning

Recommended by Phillip Reilly


Location: Altoona, IA 50009

Yard Size: 3,828 square feet

Price: $61

Description: Full yard Clean all the brush piles and debris around sides of house front yard back yard and take it away

Hedge Prunning

Recommended by Tim Hayes


Location: Altoona, IA 50009

Yard Size: 6,251 square feet

Price: $244

Description: Front yard I did not take pictures of the bushes but he showed me which bushes he wants trimmed.

Flower Bed Weeding

Recommended by Jay Bridges


Location: Altoona, IA 50009

Yard Size: 3,069 square feet

Price: $55

Description: Front yard, Right side Flowerbed weeding, cleaning and herbicide hauling and disposal

Hedge Prunning

Recommended by Erik Odom


Location: Altoona, IA 50009

Yard Size: 16,737 square feet

Price: $122

Description: Full yard, Left side Trim all bushes on right and left side of the front yard.

Requests for Service

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Leaf Removal

Requested by Victoria F.


Location: Altoona, IA

Yard Size: 4,318 square feet

Items Needing Service: Leaves gathered and removed from yard,

Location on Property: Grass, garden beds, driveway

Work to be Done: Gather and remove leaves

Price: $56

Serviced by: Drew Alvarado's Lawns Care Service

Trimming of Hedges

Requested by Megan R.


Location: Altoona, IA

Yard Size: 12,685 square feet

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

Price: $35

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

Leaf Removal

Requested by Trevor B.


Location: Altoona, IA

Yard Size: 5,834 square feet

Items Needing Service: Leaves

Location on Property: Front, back, and driveway.

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

Price: $24

Serviced by: Steven Camacho's Lawns And Garden LLC

Leaf and Debris Removal

Requested by Kaitlin N.


Location: Altoona, IA

Yard Size: 5,679 square feet

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.

Price: $59

Serviced by: Maldonado's Lawns Treeatment & Lawnscap

Pruning of Bushes

Requested by Jasmine S.


Location: Altoona, IA

Yard Size: 8,880 square feet

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.

Price: $24

Serviced by: Raymond Mccarthy's Lawns Maintenance

Other Lawn Care Service

Requested by Samaad K.


Location: Altoona, IA

Yard Size: 1,614 square feet

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.

Price: $188

Serviced by: Alexander Higgins's Lawns

Top Altoona, IA Lawn Services of January 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-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
Great job!
#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.

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