What is typically included in lawn treatment?
A typical lawn treatment will vary depending on the time of year, whether you pay for a one-time lawn treatment or scheduled lawn treatment (such as weekly or monthly), and whether you perform the treatment yourself or hire a professional.
Lawn treatments may include all or many of the following:
- Mowing or edging
- Weeding or weed control
- Fertilizer application
- Pest or grub control
- Soil testing or health analysis
- Spring or fall cleanup
- Trimming or pruning
- Disease control
- Irrigation system repair
- Sod installation
What time of the year should I treat my lawn?
- It’s essential to keep your lawn in good condition and well maintained throughout the year. Poor lawn maintenance can lead to costly damage caused by pests, weeds, and turf diseases.
- A good rule of thumb is to treat your lawn for each season -- spring, summer, fall, and winter. As the seasons come and go, changing weather, temperatures, rainfall, and nutrients will affect your lawn’s health.
- Seasonal lawn care will help ensure your turf has the fertilizer, pre-emergent herbicides, water, and other advantages it needs to survive the season and continue growing through the next.
What's a fair price for lawn treatment?
- To determine an accurate and fair price for lawn treatment, gather cost estimates from at least three local lawn care companies. Costs for lawn treatment will vary depending on the type and number of services you request, where you live, your yard’s current health, and your yard’s size.
- Some lawn care companies offer packages or scheduled treatments with many services included, while others may only book one job for each service. Expect to pay a different rate depending on whether you need just one service done, a comprehensive lawn treatment, or a regular scheduled maintenance.
Below are a few lawn care treatments and their average costs:
- Lawn Mowing: $30
- Hedge Trimming: $60
- Aeration: $90
- Weed Control: $75
- Leaf Removal: $85
- Sod Installation: $385
- Pest Control: $90
- Mulch: $30 (per cubic yard)
- Overseeding: $700
- Dethatching: $200
- Fertilizer Application: $200