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Denise N.'s lawn in Philadelphia, PA

Robert Lacy did an excellent job of mowing, edging, and blowing away clipping. He communicated well about dates and gave prompt and courteous responses to my inquiries. Although I do like the grass cut a bit higher on med setting, I am very pleased!

-Denise N. in Philadelphia, PA

Sharon D.'s lawn in Philadelphia, PA

Once again Sean has done an outstanding job. He is just what I was looking for and more. He has proven himself to be professional, dependable and meticulous. I would gladly recommend him to anyone who needs lawn care service. He takes care of my lawn as if it were his own. Thank you Sean.

-Sharon D. in Philadelphia, PA

Beverly T.'s lawn in Philadelphia, PA

Fast and great service! Bagged up the clippings too. Thank you so much!! I suffer from chronic pain and am unable to mow my lawn myself, so this service is really great for me!

-Beverly T. in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA - May 24, 2022
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Average Yard Size 6,896 sq ft
Average Mowing Price $35.38
Average Customer Review 4.75 / 5.0

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Biweekly Cuts 29%
Monthly Cuts 28%
Lawns Fertilized 13%
Lawns with Leaf Removal 1%
Aerated Lawns 14%
Yards with Cleanups 7%
Days That Are Sunny 6%

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A Year-Round Lawn Care Guide for Philadelphia

A Beautiful Lawn Doesn’t Happen by Itself

Every wonder how the neighbor next door keeps such a beautiful lawn all year? It doesn’t happen overnight and having a lawn care professional in your corner can help you win the fight for the best lawn on the block!

Zig Ziglar once said “Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.” Preparing your lawn for success can only go so far because mother-nature can wreak havoc even when taking the proper precautionary measures. We have years when lawns flourish because temperatures and rainfall are optimal. But other years the heat and humidity, lack of rain and other factors can cause the lawn to suffer – even with proper preparations and treatments. In this guide, we will give you the proper plan to follow so your Philadelphia-area lawn has the best chance for success!

Early Spring Lawn Care in Philadelphia – Keep calm, maintain your mower, and take a soil test!

Mower Maintenance

Proper mower maintenance is the first thing to complete prior to the start of a new season. Empty that old gas that you forgot to empty in the late fall. If you don’t want to discard the gas from last year, simply add a gas stabilizer. Get your mower serviced and make sure to change the sparkplug, oil, and filter and sharpen those mower blades to perfection! Remember, dull blades tear the grass and leave uneven cuts which can ultimately allow pathogens to enter the plant and grass blades to be discolored. If possible, have an extra set of mower blades on hand and change them out once a month with newly sharpened blades.

Clean Up Your Yard

Remove debris such as twigs, sticks, trash and old leaves from the lawn. Doing this will allow the lawn to properly take in the fertilizers and other materials that will be applied to the lawn in the spring. Make sure to remove all of the matted leaves on your lawn as well as rake up any matted grass to allow oxygen into the grass plant.

Annual Soil Test

Annual soil tests are a great way to determine what deficiencies your lawn is experiencing. Soil makeup can change very quickly so a yearly test is a great start. The tests are a $10-$20 investment and should be done a minimum of every 3 years. A lawn care company can help you with this task.

Spring Fertilizer

A quality spring fertilizer treatment is a good start to a lawn program in the spring. For the southeastern PA area, you want to use a treatment of potassium and phosphorus along with crabgrass pre-emergent. Back in the day, the common wisdom was to apply crabgrass pre-emergent after the forsythia blooms have dropped; but that does not always work here. Crabgrass plants begin to germinate once the soil temperatures reach between 53 and 60 degrees. Remember, just because the air temperature may be higher does not mean the soil temperature is necessarily the same. Professional lawn care companies are aware of these items and can help to complete the applications during the correct timeframe.

Spring Lawn Care in Philly – Crabgrass, weeds & grubs - Oh My!

Many lawn care companies have certain yearly programs which included a second crabgrass pre-emergent, with a different active ingredient, to give your lawn longer control of crabgrass into the summer. But remember, just because crabgrass pre-emergent is put down do not expect to never see crabgrass plants in the summer or fall. High temperatures and rainfall affect the breakdown of the material which in turn can allow for some crabgrass breakthrough. Your lawn care professional can treat any outbreaks that occur.

Weed Treatments

A weed control spray to the lawn in the spring is helpful, especially in the April timeframe as treating before weeds are present, will not do any good. Many companies will do a blanket spray this time of year as the lawn is not stressed and can handle the treatment with very small chance of any damage to the grass plants. Remember, many winter annual weeds will be out in the early spring but will die back as the soil temperatures rise. Therefore, treating for them is not always necessary. Talk with your lawn care professional with questions about managing specific weeds on your property.

Grub & Pest Control

Grubs are the most well-known culprits to wreak havoc on lawns in the summer and fall. Grubs are the larval stage of several different beetles that damage the root system of your lawn. They will feed in the late spring and continue into the summer and fall and in turn ruin your plants root system and ultimately kill parts or all of your lawn. But there is a solution to help prevent this pesky larvae from ruining your lawn.

Preventative grub control materials can be applied from June through July to help prevent grubs from attacking your lawn. Consider grub control as an insurance policy for your lawn. For the cost of a preventative grub control treatment, you are paying at least 1/4 of the cost of what it might cost to reseed your lawn, if it was damaged by grubs. Lastly, many lawns in our area benefit from a surface insect treatment which help to prevent chinch bugs, sod webworms, bill bugs and other surface feeding insects. Unlike grubs, these insects feed above ground level and can create quite a mess.

Summer Lawn Care – In the heat of it!

As many of us who live in or around Southeastern Pennsylvania know, our summers can be quite tragic on lawns. Remember to keep your mower as high as possible when mowing (3.5 inches or higher) to protect your grass plants from the high temperatures on the crown of the plants. Secondly, make sure to mow regularly while cutting no more than 1/3 of the grass plant at one time. Cutting more than 1/3 can stress out your turf plants. Thirdly, if you water your lawn, make sure to do so in the morning as evening watering can allow for disease outbreaks on your lawn (fungus). If you believe there is a disease outbreak, contact your lawn care professional immediately in case a fungicide application is needed.

Deep and infrequent watering in the summer is best for your grass plants. Remember, it is ok for your lawn to go dormant but try and keep at least 1 inch of water on your lawn per month to keep it from dying. Lastly, spot treating your lawn for summer weeds and a slow release granular fertilizer application might be warranted.

Fall Lawn Care – Keep your lawn clean and fertilize!

Fall Fertilization

In the green industry, we know that fall is often the best time to fertilize your lawn. It will be reserving energy to store for the winter. Many companies will complete a fall weed control and fertilizer at the same time in the early fall. Doing so will help knock out certain weeds in the lawn and start feeding the lawn to prepare for the winter. Remember to keep the leaves picked up and mulched so as to not allow grass to become stressed. Grass plants need as much light as possible for root growth and photosynthesis. If you are able to mow and mulch up the leaves, leaving them lay can be beneficial to the lawn, but make sure it is not a heavy cover of leaves as this can be damaging.

Core Aeration

Another important part of your lawns health is core aeration. Core aeration is a major contributor to turf health. The technique pulls plugs out of the ground allowing oxygen and water to get down into the soil and roots and, most importantly, helping to remove soil compaction. Another helpful practice is over seeding after aeration. It is important to continually apply new grass seed to help thicken up the lawn and fill in areas where older grass plants may be dying. Although over-seeding after aeration will not fill in all bare areas (germination is about 30% with property watering), it will help move your lawn in the right direction. More intense bare areas may need slice seeding and/or topdressing to get better results. And remember, fall is the best time for seeding!

Winter Lawn Care – Preparation, Preparation, Preparation!

When winter comes, there are still a few things that should be done to give your lawn a chance for success into the following spring. Remember that even though a lawn goes dormant in the winter, it needs to eat therefore a winter fertilizer with potash is of key importance especially on cool-season grasses which we have in our region. This material helps with root stability, cold-weather hardiness and disease resistance, all things your lawn will need throughout the long winter months.

Lastly, remember to cut your lawn short when you are on your last mowing of the season. Doing so will help to minimize your lawn from lawn fungus/disease when transitioning from winter to spring. Although you may not be able to eliminate the chance of snow mold or other fungus, mowing shorter in the winter can only help your lawn get off to a good start in the spring.

Good Luck Caring for Your Philadelphia PA Lawn

While all of these practices are important in order to help you towards a successful lawn, we are dealing with a living thing so results may vary from lawn to lawn and from year to year. But with the appropriate practices, a little help from Mother Nature, and the support of your lawn care professional, you can achieve a beautiful lawn all year long!

About the Author

Greg Tomlinson is the Marketing Coordinator of Tomlinson Bomberger, an award-winning landscaping and lawn care company in Lancaster, PA. Greg is an ISA Certified Arborist, Landscape Industry Certified Landscape Technician, Landscape Industry Certified Lawn Care Technician, NPMA QualityPro Certified, and a Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator. Greg and his wife Juliana reside in beautiful Lancaster Country.

Meet some of our Philadelphia lawn service pros

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Charles Flamer
I'm always on time. I guarantee 100 percent customer satisfaction for every landscaping job.

5018 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

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Christian Stevens
We take pride in our work. We offer professional service with over 30 years of experience. Whatever you want to be done, we will be sure to do it in record time. You can always count on us to get the job done. We are all experts in the field. We know what to do and just how to do it!

7218 Erdrick Street
Philadelphia, PA 19135

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Derek Tigner
Our business provides fast and efficient service to our customers. We also pay close attention to every detail of your project. Our team prides itself on the quality of every project we take on. With us, the customer always comes first. We're happy to be at your service.

5930 Avonhoe Road
Philadelphia, PA 19138

Recent Reviews

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Barry W.'s Lawn Mowing Service service in Under Cutters Lawn & Landscaping
Christian did a great job even went out of his way to cut an extra patch of lawn from my neighbor's side. Thanks!
Barry W. - May 24, 2022 - Philadelphia, PA
Lawn Mowing Service by Christian Stevens,
Under Cutters Lawn & Landscaping
Shakia B.'s Lawn Mowing service in Patrick landscaping
Moreno does a great job on my lawn! Very clean cut!
Shakia B. - May 23, 2022 - Philadelphia, PA
Lawn Mowing by Raul Moreno,
Patrick landscaping
Sametta M.'s Lawn Care service in Fazal management group llc
Darren was amazing and kind. He transformed my overgrown lawn into a beautiful outdoor space and left no mess behind. Impeccable work! Job well done!
Sametta M. - May 21, 2022 - Philadelphia, PA
Lawn Care by Darren Burch,
Fazal management group llc
Natalie A.'s Lawn Service service in Fazal management group llc
Beautiful Work!! Thank You, Darren!
Natalie A. - May 21, 2022 - Philadelphia, PA
Lawn Service by Darren Burch,
Fazal management group llc
Adrienne C.'s Lawn Mowing service in Fazal management group llc
Darren always does a good job. Thank you!
Adrienne C. - May 16, 2022 - Philadelphia, PA
Lawn Mowing by Darren Burch,
Fazal management group llc
NICK P.'s Lawn Care service in Fazal management group llc
He did an excellent job. The lawn looks great
NICK P. - May 13, 2022 - Philadelphia, PA
Lawn Care by Darren Burch,
Fazal management group llc
Betsy O.'s Yard Cutting service in Fazal management group llc
Darren provided great service.
Betsy O. - May 12, 2022 - Philadelphia, PA
Yard Cutting by Darren Burch,
Fazal management group llc
John T.'s Lawn Care service in Patrick landscaping
Moreno did an excellent job. Absolutely the hardest worker I've seen in a long time!
John T. - May 09, 2022 - Philadelphia, PA
Lawn Care by Raul Moreno,
Patrick landscaping
Jonathan F.'s Grass Cutting service in Divine details environmental service
Fantastic job. Love the new crew
Jonathan F. - May 02, 2022 - Philadelphia, PA
Grass Cutting by erick bradley,
Divine details environmental service
Carolyn D.'s Lawn Maintenance service in Fazal management group llc
Looks good
Carolyn D. - Apr 29, 2022 - Philadelphia, PA
Lawn Maintenance by Darren Burch,
Fazal management group llc
Betsy O.'s Grass Cutting service in Fazal management group llc
My lawn looks amazing. Darren did a phenomenal job! Thank you.
Betsy O. - Apr 27, 2022 - Philadelphia, PA
Grass Cutting by Darren Burch,
Fazal management group llc
Beverly M.'s Lawn Mowing Service service in Fazal management group llc
I would like to know if Darren could continue as my pro. I cannot afford a tip today. But hopefully, I will the next time in two weeks. Thanks, Darren.
Beverly M. - Apr 25, 2022 - Philadelphia, PA
Lawn Mowing Service by Darren Burch,
Fazal management group llc

Overall Rating: 4.82 / 5 stars (226 reviews)

Service Recommendations in Philadelphia

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

Lawn Care

Recommended by Charles Flamer

Service Location: Philadelphia,PA 80022
Service Yard Size: 12,232 square feet
Service Price: $7317
Location (from the street): Full yard, Front yard, Left side, Back yard, Right side Clean up of full yard if you would like service let me know thank you

Lawn Care

Recommended by Charles Flamer

Service Location: Philadelphia,PA 77086
Service Yard Size: 6,423 square feet
Service Price: $115852
Location (from the street): Front yard, Left side, Right side Big tree in front need service..and to more in the right side and left side..

Lawn Care

Recommended by Rahsaan Jackson

Service Location: Philadelphia,PA 28079
Service Yard Size: 10,069 square feet
Service Price: $4878
Location (from the street): Full yard Spray all weeds in flower beds and rock beds.........

Lawn Care

Recommended by Jeff Krause

Service Location: Philadelphia,PA 78109
Service Yard Size: 5,563 square feet
Service Price: $3658
Location (from the street): Front yard Trim front bushes and any small low hanging tree limbs

Lawn Care

Recommended by Paul Bouldin

Service Location: Philadelphia,PA 29681
Service Yard Size: 10,629 square feet
Service Price: $24390
Location (from the street): Front yard Trim front bushes clean and haul away debris ......

Hedge Prunning

Recommended by Hannibal Shabazz

Service Location: Philadelphia,PA 19151
Service Yard Size: 10,128 square feet
Service Price: $79
Front yard Turn my volume bushes and make it look really nice

Requests for Service

Have a project in mind? Request a no-obligation quote from your pro with the tap of a button. Here are some recent quotes requested in Philadelphia

Stick and Leaf Cleanup

Requested by Tayler D.


Service Location: Philadelphia, PA
Service Yard Size: 3,386 square feet
Service Price: $41
Items Needing Service: leaves and catkins from oak tree, weeds in front of street at cul-de-sac. Back yard is in pretty rough shape.

Location on Property: driveway and walkway

Work to be Done: walkway and driveway picked up/blown.

Serviced by: Local

Trimming of Bushes

Requested by Lee S.


Service Location: Philadelphia, PA
Service Yard Size: 3,992 square feet
Service Price: $84
Items Needing Service: need to have bushes trimmied and cactus removed

Location on Property: In the back yard

Work to be Done: remove cactus and clean up bushes around ac unit

Serviced by: First class law

Pruning of Bushes

Requested by Brenard J.


Service Location: Philadelphia, PA
Service Yard Size: 4,615 square feet
Service Price: $0
Items Needing Service: Yard grass edged shrubs/bushes trimmed

Location on Property: Front/back yard

Work to be Done: Cut edge trim


Hedge Prunning

Requested by Mason F.


Service Location: Philadelphia, PA
Service Yard Size: 4,363 square feet
Service Price: $99
Items Needing Service: trees in the back

Location on Property: the back

Work to be Done: trim the trees

Serviced by: Graham's Home Improvemen

Pruning of Bushes

Requested by Tyler A.


Service Location: Philadelphia, PA
Service Yard Size: 6,432 square feet
Service Price: $48
Items Needing Service: Trim bushes around the house

Location on Property: Front of the house

Work to be Done: Trim the bushes

Lawn Cleanup

Requested by Mark Z.


Service Location: Philadelphia, PA
Service Yard Size: 8,294 square feet
Service Price: $65
Items Needing Service: I have dead leaves and some dead brush that needs to be removed.

Location on Property: Front yard

Work to be Done: Remove leaves and other debris.

Serviced by: Eddie law

Questions and Answers


Are there watering restrictions in Philadelphia, PA?

We could not find any records of watering restrictions in Philadelphia, PA. Be sure to check your local government website for the most up-to-date information


Does Philadelphia, PA have long / overgrown grass ordinances?

PM-302.3 Weeds: All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of 10 inches (254 mm). All noxious weeds shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees, shrubs, cultivated flowers and gardens.



"What is your number one lawn care tip?"

An unhealthy or unkept lawn not only makes your yard look unpleasant to passersby, it welcomes uninvited pests into your lawn. Insects, rodents, and snakes are among the pests that parents can expect in their lawn if they choose to neglect their lawn care. You should never let your grass grow over six inches in height, especially if you have children. So, keep a regular lawn mowing schedule to keep the snakes and rodents out, and keep healthy grass to keep the bugs out.

-Kyle Diggins, Local Lawn Care Expert

Top Philadelphia, PA Lawn Services of May 2022

#1-Hobson Sanitation & Cleaning Service
Jordan Hobson
4303 Van Kirk Street
Philadelphia, PA 19135
9 Ratings
Jordan, owner of Hobson Sanitation & Cleaning Service, cuts grass all over Philadelphia. Jordan has a 4.6/5 rating. In addition to grass cutting, he can provide quotes for overseeding, lawn cleaning, and more.
#2-Cuts you nee
Rafeeg Robbins
2044 East Willard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134
8 Ratings
Very nice and dependable. Came on schedule
#3-Lawn pro
Paul Bouldin
1118 Wagner Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
7 Ratings
I went into business for myself to show others and myself that with faith in God and a little bit of hard work anything is possible. I love being outdoors, meeting new people, and traveling all over to see new things. If you need anything done and want it done right, I'm the guy for the job!
Derek Tigner
5930 Avonhoe Road
Philadelphia, PA 19138
60 Ratings
Our business provides fast and efficient service to our customers. We also pay close attention to every detail of your project. Our team prides itself on the quality of every project we take on. With us, the customer always comes first. We're happy to be at your service.
#5-Fazal management group llc
Darren Burch
1202 Van Kirk Street
Philadelphia, PA 19149
597 Ratings
Daren really did a very professional job !!!!! He went above and beyond the call of Duty after a very cold winter ,and many very windy days lately, I have to admit My front walkway and steps were a mess with broken dried branches leaves..... I had not the time to get it up myself been getting home very late from and battling soreness and stiffness from Autoimmune disease I have ,so to see how nice it all looked I was so happy and greatfull I was praying I had Daren again for this season!!!
#6-WRP Lawn Tec
William Perdigon
3000 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
459 Ratings
Thank God for William. Wonderful how the lawn looks now. Beyond pleased with the service.
#7-Craftsman Tree Removal and Lawn Care
Maurice washington
4677 Hawthorne Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
37 Ratings
Maurice continues to provide great service. Thanks LawnStarter and of course thanks to Maurice.
#8-Green Spac
Sean McCardell
1750 North Bodine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
36 Ratings
Green Spaces is a custom garden and landscaping company located in Philadelphia. We provide lawn and landscaping services to homeowners and small businesses in the city and surrounding suburbs. We serve every customer with their requested garden and yard needs.
#9-Mgc Landscaping Inc
Marc Connelly
3338 Morrell Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19114
35 Ratings
Mgc Landscaping Inc offers lawn care and landscaping service to residents of Philadelphia and the surrounding area. They provide landscaping, flowerbed installation and bush trimming. Customers who left online reviews describe them as experienced and affordable.
#10-Precision Cut Landscaping LLC
Angel cardona
5275 Burton Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
31 Ratings
The lawn looks great. Thank you so your services.
#11-Under Cutters Lawn & Landscaping
Christian Stevens
7218 Erdrick Street
Philadelphia, PA 19135
241 Ratings
Nice consistent, very dependable lawn service for both the front and back. Great coming home to a well kept outside landscape! Thanks again for all your hard work!
#12-Absolute Lawn Care Service
Nasir Reid
Philadelphia, PA
19 Ratings
Great job, thank you for taking care around the Christmas lights and extension cords!
#13-Eco-Green Outdoor Lawn Care Service
DE Stanelli
Philadelphia, PA
171 Ratings
Thanks Dwayne! Dwayne does an awesome job! Just FYI, next time don’t worry about mowing in front of the stone wall in front, I’m hoping some flowers will come up there. Thanks!
#14-Dave Clark's Lawns Treatment LLC
Dave Clark
Philadelphia, PA
17 Ratings
Thank you - Shane & crew! Great professional job well done!

Neighborhoods we service in Philadelphia, PA

1835 Arch St Suite 507 Philadelphia PA 19103
East Falls
East Mt. Airy-Vernon
Eastwick - Southwest Philadelphia
Fitler Square
Grays Ferry
Holmesburg East
Hunting Park - South
Overbrook Park
Overbrook West
Point Breeze North
Port Richmond West
Spruce Hill-Clark Park
Strawberry Mansion - North East
University City
Washington Square West
West Mount Airy
West Passyunk Triangle
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