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Evanston, IL - Jan 13, 2020
Evanston Lawn Care Recommendations

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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) 16%
Short (2-3 inches) 82%

Lawn Care Facts

Average Yard Size 8,014 sq ft
Average Mowing Price $48.30

Weekly Cuts 29%
Biweekly Cuts 25%
Monthly Cuts 46%
Lawns Fertilized 8%
Lawns with Leaf Removal 15%
Aerated Lawns 11%
Yards with Cleanups 6%
Days That Are Sunny 12%

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Better Living, Better Lawn Care in Evanston

Evanston, Ill., is an affluent suburb of Chicago, along the north shore of Lake Michigan. It’s also the home of the prestigious Northwestern University.

But, for much of its early history, the area was a swampy forest, around which the Potawatomi Indians had a few semi-permanent settlements. French fur traders arrived in the 1830s, and dubbed the region Grosse Point Territory. The area remained sparsely populated for decades, with very little farming, or any other activity. It wasn’t until 1851, when Methodist businessmen founded the Garrett Biblical Institute and Northwestern University on several hundred wooded acres, that the area began to grow. In 1854, the founders of the universities submitted a plan for the city and named after one of their leaders, John Evans.

To this day, Northwestern University dominates both the character and the economy of this city, employing nearly 9,500 people. Evanston is also an important North Shore shopping destination, with many shopping centers throughout town.

The Shakespeare Garden at Northwestern University was first planted during WWI. It’s a Tudor-style English style garden full of roses, lavender, holly, and a century-old hawthorn hedge, grown from seeds originally imported from France. The garden gained recognition on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

The Grosse Point Lighthouse was erected in 1874 after the devastating wreck of the steamship Lady Elgin. Tours of this beautiful, Italian-style lighthouse are held from June through September on the weekends. The lighthouse remains operational and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1999.

The Halim Time and Glass Museum on Oak Avenue has a world-class collection of more than 70 stained glass windows, 1,100 historic timepieces, as well as other decorative arts. It’s a mind-blowing experience, and the brain-child of Egyptian immigrant Cameel Halim, his wife Hoda and their three daughters. Some of the clocks are more than 500 years old.

The American Toby Jug Museum is another, one-of-a-kind museum in this university town. It’s the eccentric collection of Stephen M. Mullins. Mullins took more than 70 years to amass this collection of 8,000 “Toby Jugs”. Toby Jugs originated in mid-18th century England, and while only full-body figures are strictly classified as “Tobys”, this collection also includes the heads of everyone from Jack Sparrow to Chewbacca, and from Harry Potter to Hitler. The museum is on Chicago Avenue, and best of all, it’s free!

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is another unique museum and one of the few in the country that focuses on the culture and history of native North American civilizations. The artifacts span the centuries from the Paleo-Indian period through to the Native American artisans of today. It’s open every day but Monday, and the admission is a modest $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Evanston is a city of unique and quirky culture. The summers are short here, and there’s no time to waste lawn mowing. Not when you can enjoy the culture while the weather is nice! That’s where LawnStarter comes in. They’re the best lawn maintenance service in the entire Chicago area.

Just download the free mobile app or log onto the LawnStarter website. Type in your ZIP code, and choose from a menu of lawn care services tailored just for Evanston. Choose what you need, decide on a schedule, and confirm. The lawn care pros will make your garden bloom, while you’re out enjoying the history and culture of Evanston.

Recent Reviews

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Great job as usual and really happy they followed special instructions regarding newly mulched beds. Good job!!
David W. - Nov 09, 2019 - Evanston, IL
Lawn Maintenance by David Romeo,
David Romeo's Lawn Solutions
Front yard looks good!
Ericah T. - Nov 08, 2019 - Evanston, IL
Lawn Maintenance by David Romeo,
David Romeo's Lawn Solutions
Looks awesome!!!!!!
Cory S. - Oct 19, 2019 - Evanston, IL
Lawn Care by Andrew Curtis,
A. Curtis's Lawn And Landscape
Did an excellent job.
Joanne M. - Oct 17, 2019 - Evanston, IL
Lawn Maintenance by Carl Maldonado,
Carl's Lawn Treatment & Lawnscape LLC.
The lawn looks great!
Lin T. - Oct 11, 2019 - Evanston, IL
Lawn Mowing by Andrew Curtis,
A. Curtis's Lawn And Landscape
Lawn looks great
Suzann S. - Oct 10, 2019 - Evanston, IL
Yard Cutting by Alvin Evans,
Alvin Evans's Lawn & Landscape
Excellent job once again - thanks so much!
Christopher W. - Oct 06, 2019 - Evanston, IL
Lawn Mowing Service by Carl McLeroy,
McLeroy's Landscaping
Very pleased with the service. Thank you
Brianna J. - Sep 25, 2019 - Evanston, IL
Lawn Care by Alvin Evans,
Alvin Evans's Lawn & Landscape
Very nice! Thank you.
courtenay l. - Aug 28, 2019 - Evanston, IL
Lawn Service by Alvin Evans,
Alvin Evans's Lawn & Landscape

Overall Rating: 4.83 / 5 stars (12 reviews)

Requests for Service

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Other Lawn Care

Requested by Marissa B.


Location: Evanston, IL

Yard Size: 1,906 square feet

Items Needing Service: Gutters

Location on Property: Full yard

Work to be Done: Gutter cleaned, there's one along the back of the house and one along the part behind the steps

Price: $55

Serviced by: Ruth's Lawn & Landscape

Tree Trimming

Requested by Kerstin T.


Location: Evanston, IL

Yard Size: 8,168 square feet

Items Needing Service: Backyard branch pruning on a small tree.

Location on Property: Backyard

Work to be Done: After the first mowing.

Price: $50

Serviced by: Alvin Evans's Lawn & Landscape

Leaf Cleanup

Requested by Amy P.


Location: Evanston, IL

Yard Size: 10,844 square feet

Items Needing Service: Back yard only- leaf removal from flower beds, playground and around fence

Location on Property: Backyard

Work to be Done: Leaf removal in back yard

Price: $55

Serviced by: Alan's Lawn Treatment & Lawnscape

Gutter Cleaning

Requested by Chris L.


Location: Evanston, IL

Yard Size: 4,683 square feet

Items Needing Service: Front and back gutter

Location on Property: Front-yard

Work to be Done: Front and back gutter

Price: $51

Serviced by: McLeroy's Landscaping


Requested by Patricia H.


Location: Evanston, IL

Yard Size: 5,216 square feet

Items Needing Service: A area in the backyard need to be cleaned up and mulched

Location on Property: Backyard, Right side

Work to be Done: Budgeting

Price: $159

Serviced by: Truman's Lawn Care Service

Yard Debris Removal

Requested by Sonequa G.


Location: Evanston, IL

Yard Size: 11,643 square feet

Items Needing Service: front and back yard

Location on Property: Full yard

Work to be Done: Leaf removal and branches

Price: $51

Serviced by: David Romeo's Lawn Solutions

Top Evanston, IL Lawn Services of January 2020

#1-Clark's Lawn & Landscape
James Clark
Evanston, IL
8 Ratings
If you want a job done, and the job is done right. Call Jeremiah Armstrong he is out of sight.
#2-Carl's Lawn Treatment & Lawnscape LLC.
Carl Maldonado
Evanston, IL
8 Ratings
Did an excellent job.
#3-Truman's Lawn Care Service
Carl Truman
Evanston, IL
6 Ratings
Wanting to hire a residential and commercial lawn care company that often provides good work? Truman's Lawn Care Service often provides lawn service and also shrub trimming, handyman work, and more all throughout Evanston.
#4-Parker's Lawn & Landscape
Jarvis Parker
Evanston, IL
4 Ratings
Parker's Lawn & Landscape is Evanston's go-to choice for lawn maintenance and bush trimming. With 7 years experience, Jarvis and his team are honest and curteous.
#5-David Romeo's Lawn Solutions
David Romeo
Evanston, IL
39 Ratings
Great job as usual and really happy they followed special instructions regarding newly mulched beds. Good job!!
#6-Alvin Evans's Lawn & Landscape
Alvin Evans
Evanston, IL
39 Ratings
Very pleased with the service. Thank you
#7-Kyle's Lawn Treatement And Landscape
Kyle Johnson
Evanston, IL
37 Ratings
Need a residential lawn service? Kyle and his technicians are some of the lawn care industry's veteran gurus. They offer good tree care, grass mowing, fire ant treatment and even organic lawn treatment.
#8-Moreno's Landscaping LLC.
Anthony Moreno
Evanston, IL
36 Ratings
With 6 years of experience in the green inndustry, Anthony is among the Evanston area's top landscaping gurus. His company's focus is grass mowing but they also offer flower bed cultivation, aeration, and plenty more.
#9-D. Thompson's Lawn & Landscape
David Thompson
Evanston, IL
31 Ratings
David began lawn maintenance lawns 18 years ago. Today D. Thompson's Lawn & Landscape serves several hundred customers in Evanston, and provides good lawn maintenance and affordably priced dethatching.
#10-McLeroy's Landscaping
Carl McLeroy
Evanston, IL
3 Ratings
Excellent job once again - thanks so much!
#11-A. Curtis's Lawn And Landscape
Andrew Curtis
Evanston, IL
22 Ratings
The lawn looks great!

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