Florida Lawn Care - Facts and Figures



Average Price of Lawn Mowing in Florida

Frequency 1/8 Acre 1/4 Acre 1/3 Acre 1/2 Acre 1 Acre
Weekly $20.48 $28.11 $38.55 $48.59 $74.29
Bieekly $24.5 $32.13 $39.76 $53.81 $85.54
Monthly $26.91 $36.14 $42.17 $58.23 $85.54

The overall overage price for lawn mowing in Florida is $40.16.



Most Common Lawn Mowing Frequencies in Florida

Lawn Mowing Frequency Percentage
Weekly Mowing 21.6%
Bieekly Mowing 53.1%
Monthly Mowing 25.3%


Other Common Lawn Services in Florida

Service Percentage
Fertilization Treatment 9.6%
Core Aeration 8.3%
Leaf Removal 9.9%
Lawn Cleanup 9.5%


How do prices, yard sizes and frequencies differ by city in Florida?

City Average Mowing Price Average Yard Size % Weekly % Biweekly % Monthly
Orlando $36.16 7,741 sq feet 6% 93% 1%
Jacksonville $36.73 8,156 sq feet 5% 92% 3%
Tampa $37.86 6,523 sq feet 7% 92% 1%
Kissimmee $40.41 8,637 sq feet 3% 94% 3%
Winter Park $37.57 9,093 sq feet 3% 96% 1%
Winter Garden $33.85 6,499 sq feet 14% 80% 6%
Orange Park $35.03 7,658 sq feet 4% 95% 1%
Tallahassee $39.48 8,702 sq feet 5% 94% 1%
Apopka $34.62 7,386 sq feet 10% 63% 27%
Sanford $38.25 9,234 sq feet 0% 100% 0%


Seasonality of Lawn Care in Florida



Plants Native to Florida

Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea


moisture level: Dry

sunlight: Full - Partial

height: 2-5'

coloring: Pink-purple petals, orange-brown center

wildlife attraction: Butterflies and hummingbirds

health benefits: Antibiotic, used to treat inflammation; beleived to strengthen the immune system and white blood cell count.


The purple coneflower is a showy plant that is well known for it's easy growth and care within a garden. In addition to that, this plant has a few health benefits including acting as a mild antibiotic.


Beautyberry

Callicarpa americana


moisture level: Moist

sunlight: Partial

height: 3-6'

width: 4-6'

coloring: Purple fruit, white flowers

wildlife attraction: Butterflies and birds

health benefits: Used as a remedy to aid with chronic joint inflammation and pain; pain relief for fevers and stomach aches.

edible: Root and leaf often used as a medicinal tea.

leaf color: Green


Well known for its bright purple berries, the beautyberry's fruits and seeds are used as a food source for many creatures including birds and deer. The berries are displayed in showy clusters.


Firebush

Hamelia patens


moisture level: Moist

sunlight: Full

height: 6-12'

width: 5-8'

coloring: Bright red

wildlife attraction: Butterflies and birds

health benefits: Topical anti-inflammatory and antifungal; typically used to help with skin irritations such as bites, rashes, fungi, etc.

edible: Small black berries are edible; bitter in taste.

leaf type: Evergreen


The firebush plant is a vibrant plant with red and orange colored tubular flowers and small black edible berries.


Spanish moss

Tillandsia usneoides


moisture level: Dry

sunlight: Shade

height: 20-25'

coloring: Pale green-grey


Spanish moss is technically its own plant that grows off of a host tree, such as Live Oak trees or trees in a tropical or swamp environment. It is however, not considered a parasite (from using a tree as its host) beause it gets its own energy from the sun.


Common yarrow

Achillea millefolium


moisture level: Dry

sunlight: Full - Partial

height: 1-3'

coloring: White

wildlife attraction: Bees

health benefits: Leaves can be used as a tea to help subside stomach disorders; can be spread to help skin rashes, and break fevers.

edible: Leaves can be used as a tea.


The yarrow plant contains clusters of flower heards at the top of each stem, container approx. 25 flowers in each cluster. Is commonly used as a garden plant for it's arrangment and frangrance.


Powder puff tree

Calliandra haematocephala


moisture level: Moist

sunlight: Full

height: 3-6'

width: 2-3'

coloring: Magenta

health benefits: Has various medicinal properties including, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxident, and anti-convulsant.


The powder puff tree is a showy shrub with it's bright and fluffy colored flowers and evergreen leaflets. It is a tropical plant that grows rather quickly and is suggested to be planted in the ground versus potting.



All data on this page was last updated on 01-15-2018



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