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This crew did an excellent job on our lawn this summer! Many thanks!
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Everything looks great! Justin always does a wonderful job.
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Looks really great! Thank you for doing a wonderful job again!

Des Moines, IA - Apr 15, 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) 1%
Medium (4-5 inches) 24%
Short (2-3 inches) 75%

Lawn Care Facts

Average Yard Size 6,158 sq ft
Average Mowing Price $54.33
Average Customer Review 4.72 / 5.0
   
Weekly Cuts 54.0%
Biweekly Cuts 21.0%
Monthly Cuts 25.0%
Lawns Fertilized 10.0%
Lawns with Leaf Removal 16.0%
Aerated Lawns 9.0%
Yards with Cleanups 15.0%
Days That Are Sunny 11%

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The hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters of Des Moines can make it challenging to keep a lawn healthy. If you need a hand keeping your grass looking great, growing strong, and surviving the extreme temperatures, we're here for you. LawnStarter's pros are experts in all things lawn-related, so whether you need us to take care of the routine maintenance or apply fertilizer, we're on it.


The Most Common Grass Types in Des Moines: Common types of grass found in the lawns of Des Moines are Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, fine leaf fescue, tall fescue, rough bluegrass, and bentgrass. These cool-season grasses will go dormant in very hot and very cold temperatures but thrive in the pleasant spring and fall.


When is the Best Time to Plant Grass: The best time to plant grass for the climate of Des Moines is mid-August through late September. The soil is still warm from spring, allowing the seeds to germinate and grow before winter arrives.


Spring Lawn Care Tips for Des Moines: After a harsh winter, spring is a time of recovery and repair. Following a routine is the best strategy to revive your dormant lawn. The first step is to rake the lawn of any debris. Next, you'll want to aerate the lawn. It's been under a blanket of snow and the soil is compacted. Aeration breaks up the soil and allows sun, air, and nutrients to reach the grassroots. The third step would be to overseed any bare areas of the lawn and apply fertilizer. You'll need to start watering your lawn now to make sure the seed and fertilizer penetrate the soil. Lastly, begin to mow the lawn weekly at one-half to one-and-a-half inches depending on the type of grass planted in the lawn.


Fall Lawn Care Tips for Des Moines: When the temperatures begin to cool down and the leaves start to fall, it's time to start preparing your lawn for winter. It's important to keep your grass free of a thick layer of leaves. Otherwise, you run the risk of mold growth and the grass can die due to lack of air and sun. This is also a good time to get rid of weeds that are growing at the edges of the lawn. Keep mowing as long as the grass is growing –– usually all the way up to the first snowfall.


Common Lawn Diseases: The most common lawn diseases in Des Moines are brown patch, summer patch, snow mold, Ascochyta leaf blight, and necrotic ring spot. Molds and diseases cause grass to become discolored and can spread easily if they're not treated. If you aren't sure what's causing your grass to turn yellow or brown, let us help. We'll identify the problem and create a treatment plan to get your lawn healthy again.


How LawnStarter Can Take Care of Your Lawn: LawnStarter provides routine lawn maintenance, weed control services, fertilization, aeration, overseeding, and lawn pest control. But we're much more than just a lawn care company. We also take care of any other outdoor-related needs, including trimming trees, pool clean up, installing gutters and guards, hardscaping, and much more.


When you're ready to get started, give us a call, click, or download our easy-to-use app. Let us know what services you need, and we'll create a customized quote for you. We'll match you with the perfect pro for your needs, and you'll be on your way to having a perfectly manicured lawn in no time.

Meet some of our Des Moines pros

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Jake Wilkinson
Our goal is to make the costumer happy and do the most efficient and safe job possible. Thank you for considering our services, and have a nice day. Call for a free estimate for lawn care, tree trimming and removals,and junk and lawn debris hauling.
Wilk&Sons
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3831 4th Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
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Keith Fisher
I've been mowing lawns since I was a kid and really enjoy mowing and being out in the sun. Yard care can be difficult, and we're here to help. We are available to work around your schedule and look forward to making your lawn look great! Call and schedule us today. Thanks!
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340 Southwest 5th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Travis Christensen
I started Tinder Lawn Care because of my love of the outdoors and my desire to be my own boss. I put 100% into everything I do and I always pay attention to the smallest details. I treat every yard as if it were my own. Contact me with questions.
Tinder lawn care
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7085 Bloomfield Road
Des Moines, IA 50320

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Veronica D.'s Lawn Care service result
"Unfortunately cancel service"
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Veronica D. - Mar 31, 2024 - Des Moines, IA
Lawn Care by Thomas Stark
Thomas lawn care
Jian D.'s Lawn Service service result
"Nice!"
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Jian D. - Mar 22, 2024 - Des Moines, IA
Lawn Service by Steven Megonnell
Steves Lawn Service
Barbara K.'s Lawn Mowing Service service result
"Really looks excellent and I am glad he talked me into getting it cut . It didn't take much!!"
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Barbara K. - Feb 15, 2024 - Des Moines, IA
Lawn Mowing Service by NeAl Gissible
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Ricky S.'s Lawn Mowing Service service result
"Looks great.. I'm happy"
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Ricky S. - Dec 31, 2023 - Des Moines, IA
Lawn Mowing Service by Toby Schuh
Iowa Lawn Pro
Shelmith M.'s Grass Cutting service result
"Great work"
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Shelmith M. - Nov 30, 2023 - Des Moines, IA
Grass Cutting by Roumel Thacker
Diversified landscaping
Mark j.'s Lawn Maintenance service result
"Thanks. Good job"
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Mark j. - Nov 25, 2023 - Des Moines, IA
Lawn Maintenance by Brandon Warnke
Lakelandscape & Irrigation
Candice M.'s Lawn Service service result
"Great work!"
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Candice M. - Nov 10, 2023 - Des Moines, IA
Lawn Service by Tracy Heard
Angel life cleaning service LLC
Wayne B.'s Lawn Service service result
"Amazing work! Highly recommended. Will definitely use their services again in the future."
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Wayne B. - Nov 08, 2023 - Des Moines, IA
Lawn Service by Glen Miller
Triple
Justine U.'s Lawn Maintenance service result
"Jeremy is the best! Always a good communicator and does a fast, fantastic job"
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Justine U. - Nov 03, 2023 - Des Moines, IA
Lawn Maintenance by Jeremy Parmenter
Grass stains for life
Arlando B.'s Lawn Mowing service result
"Jon was fast and efficient, pleasant to speak with and friendly"
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Arlando B. - Sep 21, 2023 - Des Moines, IA
Lawn Mowing by Jon Coen
J C Enterprises
Glenn S.'s Yard Cutting service result
"Another great job"
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Glenn S. - Sep 20, 2023 - Des Moines, IA
Yard Cutting by Raul Carrillo
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Enderlin D.'s Lawn Care service result
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Enderlin D. - Aug 26, 2023 - Des Moines, IA
Lawn Care by Terrance Redwine
Dream Lawn & Landscaping
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"John does such an awesome job! He pays attention to the details and makes everything look spick and span when he leaves I'm very very happy"
Linda D. - May 31, 2023 - Des Moines, IA
Lawn Service by John Scimeca (A Green Thumb Up)
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"Lawn looks amazing as always!"
Autumn R. - May 17, 2023 - Des Moines, IA
Lawn Mowing by Derek Penna (Penna lawn care)
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"Great job. Thank you!"
XIANWEI W. - May 09, 2023 - Des Moines, IA
Lawn Mowing by Cody Davis (Quality Lawn And Garden Inc)
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"Looks great, thanks Shawn!!!"
Steve D. - May 07, 2023 - Des Moines, IA
Yard Cutting by Shawn Green (Iowa Lawn and Plow, LLC)
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Service Recommendations in Des Moines

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

Pro Recommendation for General Landscaping / Maintenance

Recommended by mark smidt
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Location: Des Moines, IA
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Yard Size: 14,602 square feet
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Price: $91.46
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Location (from the street): Full yard Clean gutters and blow off roof of all leaves and pinestraw

Pro Recommendation for Yard Cleanup

Recommended by Steven Megonnell
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Location: Des Moines, IA
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Yard Size: 14,381 square feet
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Price: $121.95
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Location (from the street): Full yard All accumulated leaves are collected and transported.

Pro Recommendation for Cleanup

Recommended by Toby Schuh
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Location: Des Moines, IA
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Yard Size: 13,939 square feet
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Price: $298.78
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Location (from the street): Back yard Get rid of tree limbs that fell in storm that were previously hanging on the power lines.

Pro Recommendation for General Landscape Improvements

Recommended by Ryan Giles
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Location: Des Moines, IA
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Yard Size: 12,632 square feet
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Price: $426.82
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Location (from the street): Full yard Entire home will be pressure washed. That's included vinyl siding walkway and driveway

Pro Recommendation for Flower Bed Weeding

Recommended by Jake Wilkinson
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Location: Des Moines, IA
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Yard Size: 12,695 square feet
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Price: $60.98
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Location (from the street): Full yard Spraying I. The beds and back yard for weeds, also spraying concrete in front of house on the street and in driveway.

Pro Recommendation for Flower Bed Weeding

Recommended by Thomas Stark
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Location: Des Moines, IA
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Yard Size: 4,905 square feet
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Price: $60.98
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Location (from the street): Full yard, Front yard, Left side, Back yard, Right side Ill be thoroughly treating specific locations throughout the whole property with an organic pet safe and garden safe herbicide that kills all poison ivy type vegetation only the locations throughout the yard vary in size from large and heavily populated with poison ivy and or poison sumac as well few other types. It's going to require at least 2 gallons of concentrate that I'll be diluting on site which should yield about 6 gallons worth of product that I will saturate all areas affected by poison ivy ect. Weather wise the treatment becomes rain proof an hour after treatment so we might have to keep an eye on the weather and have a back up date to fall back on in case weather causes us to need to reschedule.

Requests for Service

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Customer pricing request for Lawn Care

Requested by Jason M.
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Location: Des Moines, IA 78665
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Yard Size: 7,405 square feet
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Price: $183
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Items Needing Service: Mulching
Location on Property: front and backyard
Work to be Done: flowerbeds
Serviced by: Wilk&Sons

Customer pricing request for Lawn Care

Requested by Crystal S.
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Location: Des Moines, IA 77026
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Yard Size: 7,201 square feet
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Price: $732
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Items Needing Service: Back gate shrubbery trimmed down. Leaves cleaned up.
Location on Property: Backyard
Work to be Done: Clear back gate and clean back area.
Serviced by: Tinder lawn care

Customer pricing request for General Lawn & Landscape Maintenance

Requested by Ashley S.
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Location: Des Moines, IA
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Yard Size: 548 square feet
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Price: $176
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Items Needing Service: General landscaping
Location on Property: Front and back yard
Work to be Done: Clean up

Customer pricing request for Leaf Removal

Requested by Marion V.
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Location: Des Moines, IA
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Yard Size: 4,539 square feet
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Price: $41
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Items Needing Service: Lawn is full of leaves from the trees.. we cannot keep up with it anymore. I'd like the lawn and flower-beds, if possible, cleared out of any leaves, please.
Location on Property: Our lawn and flower-beds are full of leaves...and our driveway is also full of leaves.. there are leaves just everywhere. Please remove our leaves.
Work to be Done: Leaf Removal... hence the selection above: leaf removal. I'd like leaves to be removed ASAP, please. I've requested 3 other quotes from 3 other vendors

Customer pricing request for General Lawn & Landscape Maintenance

Requested by Jeremy P.
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Location: Des Moines, IA
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Yard Size: 8,363 square feet
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Price: $107
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Items Needing Service: I would like a quote for the front of my house to be weeded, hedges trimmed, and old wood chips be replaced with fresh ones. Essentially any areas surrounded by brick.
Location on Property: Front of house
Work to be Done: - Weeding inside brick linings- remove and replace wood chips- trimming of plants / hedges

Customer pricing request for Leaf Cleanup

Requested by Diandra W.
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Location: Des Moines, IA
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Yard Size: 6,245 square feet
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Price: $324
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Items Needing Service: Just need the leaves blown
Location on Property: All over my yard
Work to be Done: Leaves removed for the yard

Questions and Answers

Local Regulations
Are there watering restrictions in Des Moines, IA?
Under permanent water conservation regulations, adopted by the council in 2009, residents cannot irrigate between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and in general cannot irrigate more than 15 minutes a day. There are other restrictions as well
Local Regulations
Does Des Moines, IA have long / overgrown grass ordinances?
Polk County requires that lawns and weeds be kept under 12 inches tall.
Source: dmgov.org

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Top Des Moines, IA Lawn Services of April 2024

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Thomas lawn care
4904 Southwest 8th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315
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(7 Ratings)
Thank you for moving the dog toys!
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Iowa Lawn Pro
Des Moines, IA 50320
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(6 Ratings)
I have had two gentlemen assigned to cut the grass at my parents house - Toby is the most recent. He has been very professional and inquired how I'd like the yard done when he took over. I appreciate the emails updating if dates/times need to change due to weather or other circumstances. Lawn Service must take pride in the people hired like Toby who is conscious of doing a good job. The yard looks wonderful and I thank you.
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DNA Roger Mozee
2000 Lay Street, Des Moines, IA 50317
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I started my mowing business to keep neighborhoods looking nice and clean. I use zero turn mowers, push mowers and weedeaters as needed to ensure a completely finished job. My work is something I take pride in, and I love to make customers happy. I show up on time, and I'm insured.
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Kyle's Lawns Treeatment & Lawnscap
Des Moines, IA
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(4 Ratings)
I am out of state and cannot inspect the lawn frpm here. I think you have My credit card number to cover the costs. Can you please send me the amount of the Bill so I can record it here. Thanks Mack
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Jose's Lawns Maintenance Inc
Des Moines, IA
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(33 Ratings)
Wonderful job as usual! Thank you so much !!!
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Quality Lawn And Garden Inc
Des Moines, IA
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(31 Ratings)
Larry and his crew always do a great job. They also very courteous and if they need to make any adjustments on the schedule they communicate in advance.
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Door to Door
1114 West Street, Des Moines, IA 50315
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(3 Ratings)
I started my door-to-door service to provide mowing services for a reasonable price. It lets me work outdoors while I talk with people. I also provide other services such as debris removal and house clean-outs. If you have any questions about my services, simply reach out, and I'll be happy to answer your concerns.
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Green Zone Lawn And Landscape
Des Moines, IA
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(28 Ratings)
Looks good! Is there any way next time we can either mulch the magnolia cones with the mower into the lawn or blow them away somehow? They are such an eye sore. Thank you for your service. We appreciate it.
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Raul Carerillo's Lawns Solutions
Des Moines, IA
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(24 Ratings)
Thanks so much for gathering the leaves and installing our new water feature! Y'all rock!! Also the front yard looks great! Thank you!
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Arnold Rewis' Lawn Solutions
Des Moines, IA
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(22 Ratings)
Really good job, nicely done. Thanks Shane!
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Steves Lawn Service
3903 51st Street, Des Moines, IA 50310
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(2 Ratings)
Nice!
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Short cut
657 39th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
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(2 Ratings)
Services offered: Lawn Mowing, Mulching, Cleanups
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Triple
Des Moines, IA
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(16 Ratings)
The lawn looks perfect like always. Justin Beck always locks the gate before he leaves and he assisted with the removal of a few leaves. I truly appreciate his professionalism.
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Wilk&Sons
3831 4th Street, Des Moines, IA 50313
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(16 Ratings)
We just changed over to Lawn Starter and I could not be happier!! Shonna was very nice and the yard looked great when they were done. Very happy that I made the switch because it was so easy to order the service and I like that they have an app where you can manage your mowing needs.
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R. Giles' Lawn
Des Moines, IA
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(15 Ratings)
Please send Justin every time! He's sweet and personable and a great ambassador for your company. He fixed and weeded my pergola and planted vines to add shade. He also fixed all the flower boxes outside the windows. What a pleasant young man!
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Premium Garden Service
Des Moines, IA
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(13 Ratings)
Gustavo was so nice to my parents and my dad is so relieved that his yard looks so wonderful again. Much needed while he recoups from surgery. Thank you!!
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2958 East Ovid Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317
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(106 Ratings)
Mark was very friendly, polite, and professional. He installed my new firepit. The back yard looks great. We talked about the rest of the year and what to do for next year. Thanks Mark for the great work!
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Keith's Lawns Care
340 Southwest 5th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
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(10 Ratings)
Did great. He accidentally broke one of our lawn lights, but was kind enough to go buy more and install them. Great service and awesome guy!
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Smith Lawn Cleaners
Des Moines, IA
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(1 Ratings)
I will be on time and get your job done. Every time I take a job, I take it very personally, like it was my yard. I guaranteed you'll be happy and satisfied with my work. I can't wait to see and meet you. I love pets, and if I have any suggestions, I will let you know as soon as possible.
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Tinder lawn care
7085 Bloomfield Road, Des Moines, IA 50320
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(1 Ratings)
I started Tinder Lawn Care because of my love of the outdoors and my desire to be my own boss. I put 100% into everything I do and I always pay attention to the smallest details. I treat every yard as if it were my own. Contact me with questions.
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