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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 - Sep 27, 2020
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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.

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Average Yard Size 6,896 sq ft
Average Mowing Price $35.38
Average Customer Review 4.75 / 5.0

Weekly Cuts 43%
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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Maurice Todd
Lands Best Friend is dedicated to going above and beyond the customers' expectations on any service we provide. The customer is our number one priority, and we give our full attention to the details when working on your property. Let Lands Best Friend turn your property into a visual masterpiece.

1831 North 54th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131

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Brahiem Thompson
Brahiem Thompson and his 3 employees have mowed lawns in Philadelphia, PA for over 11 years. He has earned a 4.5 / 5 rating. He does spring cleanups and tree care as well as grass cutting.

5130 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139

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Darren Burch
Darren is the owner-operator of Fazal Management Group LLC, a reputable lawn care business in Philadelphia, PA. He has done 68 lawn mowing jobs for 31 customers since joining LawnStarter. Customers have described him as friendly, curteous, and easy to work with.

2041 Mcclellan St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145

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Eva S.'s Lawn Care service in AW Rent A Fence of Philadelphia PA
Did a fabulous job on my lawn. I requested earlier service if possible and he was able to accommodate my request. Very professional. Awesome first time experience
Eva S. - Sep 25, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA
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AW Rent A Fence of Philadelphia PA
Jennifer R.'s Lawn Care service in Under Cutters Lawn & Landscaping
Does an awesome job
Jennifer R. - Jun 01, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA
Lawn Care by Christian Stevens,
Under Cutters Lawn & Landscaping
Victoria D.'s Lawn Care service in Eco-Green Outdoor Lawn Care Service
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!
Victoria D. - May 21, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA
Lawn Care by DE Stanelli,
Eco-Green Outdoor Lawn Care Service
Joseph M.'s Lawn Mowing service in Fazal management group llc
Thanks Darren. Lawn looks Great Have a good Holiday.
Joseph M. - May 21, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA
Lawn Mowing by Darren Burch,
Fazal management group llc
Kathy o.'s Lawn Care service in Fazal management group llc
Grass always looks nice. Darren does a great job!
Kathy o. - May 16, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA
Lawn Care by Darren Burch,
Fazal management group llc
Jean C.'s Lawn Maintenance service in Fazal management group llc
Darren always does a nice job
Jean C. - May 16, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA
Lawn Maintenance by Darren Burch,
Fazal management group llc
Joseph M.'s Lawn Mowing service in Fazal management group llc
Thanks Darren Lawn looks Great
Joseph M. - May 14, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA
Lawn Mowing by Darren Burch,
Fazal management group llc
Victoria D.'s Grass Cutting service in Eco-Green Outdoor Lawn Care Service
Dwayne is fantastic! Thanks Dwayne!
Victoria D. - May 07, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA
Grass Cutting by DE Stanelli,
Eco-Green Outdoor Lawn Care Service
Davidson O.'s Lawn Service service in Under Cutters Lawn & Landscaping
Christian always does a wonderful job with the front lawn.
Davidson O. - May 04, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA
Lawn Service by Christian Stevens,
Under Cutters Lawn & Landscaping
Jennifer R.'s Lawn Service service in Under Cutters Lawn & Landscaping
Great work
Jennifer R. - May 04, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA
Lawn Service by Christian Stevens,
Under Cutters Lawn & Landscaping
Diane P.'s Lawn Mowing service in Fazal management group llc
Great job, thank you!
Diane P. - Apr 30, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA
Lawn Mowing by Darren Burch,
Fazal management group llc
Joseph M.'s Grass Cutting service in Fazal management group llc
Thanks Darren Lawn looks Great.
Joseph M. - Apr 30, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA
Grass Cutting by Darren Burch,
Fazal management group llc

Overall Rating: 4.76 / 5 stars (135 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.

Trimming of Hedges

Recommended by Yuriy Pasternak

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19177
Price: $50
Front yard This quote is to cut the 2 bushes in front of the house

Shrub Trimming

Recommended by Daymer Johnston

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19177
Price: $146
front, left and right yard Trim bushes and hedges. Cut cack black berry bush on side of house

Flower Bed Weeding

Recommended by Joshua Mcclam

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19122
Yard Size: 3,043 square feet
Price: $35
Front yard, Back yard Pull weeds, plant flowers,mulch beds, install landscape fabric to keep weedd

Flower Bed Weeding

Recommended by Nataee Wells1

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19193
Yard Size: 1,624 square feet
Price: $43
Front yard Pull weeds by hand. Haul away debris. Apply weed preventer

Other Lawn Maintenance

Recommended by DE Stanelli

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19190
Yard Size: 3,243 square feet
Price: $366
Full yard Total yard aeration, including fertilizer and seed. Along with flowerbed restoration and pine needles refurbishing

Yard And Flowerbed Cleaning

Recommended by Bradley Garcia

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19128
Yard Size: 5,365 square feet
Price: $49
Front yard Clean up leaves in the front yard and bagged them up

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.


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Yard Size: 3,386 square feet
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.


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Yard Size: 3,992 square feet
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.


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Yard Size: 4,615 square feet
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.


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Yard Size: 4,363 square feet
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.


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

Location on Property: Front of the house

Work to be Done: Trim the bushes

Serviced by: Vision INC

Lawn Cleanup

Requested by Mark Z.


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Yard Size: 8,294 square feet
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 September 2020

#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-Erik's Lawns And Landscape
Erik Moreira
Philadelphia, PA
9 Ratings
I am very impressed with the service today!! Beyond what I expected. Very happy!!!
#3-Cuts you nee
Rafeeg Robbins
2044 East Willard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134
8 Ratings
Very nice and dependable. Came on schedule
#4-Lawn pro
Paul Bouldin
1118 Wagner Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
7 Ratings
Paul is owner of Lawn Pros, a highly recommended lawn mowing service in Philadelphia. Customers have rated him 4.4 / 5 stars. He has earned high ratings for friendliness, attention to detail, and professionalism.
Derek Tigner
5930 Avonhoe Road
Philadelphia, PA 19138
60 Ratings
We provide an efficient service for our customers. Our attention to detail is unprecedented. We pride ourselves in the quality of our completed work.
#6-Fazal management group llc
Darren Burch
2041 Mcclellan St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145
597 Ratings
Darren did a fantastic job cleaning the backyard. He also communicated with me, made sure i was satisfied with his work and answered all my questions. Very personable and hard working, he is an easy guy to work with. I highly recommend him and his services.
#7-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.
#8-Craftsman Tree Removal and Lawn Care
Maurice washington
4677 Hawthorne Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
37 Ratings
We offer a myriad of services for all kinds of lawns. Whether you need your trees trimmed or lawn edged, we'll take care of your yard. We'll always go the extra mile to make sure your lawn and property look good.
#9-Green Spac
Sean McCardell
1750 North Bodine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
36 Ratings
Hi, my name is Sean. I love seeing my clients happy after a job. My business will leave your lawn in good shape.
#10-Vision INC
Vane Hoffman
Philadelphia, PA
32 Ratings
Cesar and his guys were great. It's Lawn Starter that has now twice dropped the ball by not providing my address to to separate crews. I provided ample feedback from my first experience but it doesn't seem like y'all are listening. I provided my address when I first requested service. Is it that difficult to pass along that information to the crew scheduled? I missed work hours TWO DAYS because of this.
#11-Diggins' Lawn Care Service INC
Kyle Diggins
Philadelphia, PA
32 Ratings
Grass cut to a good length. Would've liked a slightly better cleanup effort, but can't really complain.
Nasir Grimes
Philadelphia, PA
31 Ratings
Johnny has done everything expected and more, thanks Johnny!

Neighborhoods we service in Philadelphia, PA

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East Falls
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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
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