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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


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


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 24, 2018
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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

Pedro Molina
Pedro is the proud owner of Pedro's Landscaping, a well-known lawn service in Philadelphia, PA. Customers have rated him 4.6 / 5 stars. He is one of LawnStarter's top pros, earning ratings for timeliness and professionalism.

Pedro's Lawn Care
1725 Bleigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Jefferson Goodwell
Jefferson Goodwell is owner of Horticulture Masterpiece, a lawn service in Philadelphia, PA. Jefferson has earned a 4.6 / 5 rating. He is rated highly for quality, attention to detail, and friendliness.

Horticulture Masterpiece
5012 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120

Khalil Graham
Khalil and his 6 employees have been mowing lawns in Philadelphia, PA for over 11 years. He has earned a 4.6 / 5 star rating on the LawnStarter platform. Customers often describe him as punctual, reliable, and timely.

Graham's Home Improvement
5979 North Opal Street
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Recent Reviews

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Very nice job! Excellent!
Carol G. - Sep 14, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA,
Lawn Service by Jefferson Goodwell,
Horticulture Masterpiece
Robert was very courteous and competent service provider. He quickly delivered his service and cleaned the area once done. When he returns I will definitely take care of him tip wise to show our appreciation for his effort.
Michele G. - Aug 28, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA,
Lawn Mowing by Hannibal Shabazz,
Green Clean
Good Job Robert now lets tackle them hedges !!
Don A. - Aug 23, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA,
Yard Cutting by Ed Kovacs,
Kovacs Landscaping
Awesome job! Thank you so much!
Geri Lynn L. - Aug 23, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA,
Yard Cutting by T’Niyah Pates,
n/a
Thank you for giving me a backyard!!!
Tekeva S. - Aug 20, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA,
Yard Cutting by Rolando Rosario,
J and M Trees and Landscape Services
A little shorter than usual for very hot weather. Hopefully the amount of rain will offset.
Quentis R. - Aug 15, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA,
Lawn Service by Jason Bullock,
Mantis landscaping
Hi DE Thank you so much for doing the lawn. It looks great.
Gerry J. - Aug 09, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA,
Lawn Mowing by Albert Hayes,
Alberthomepros
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. - Aug 07, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA,
Lawn Mowing Service by Josue Juarbe,
J and J lawncare pros
All was done as expected. I am pleased
Quentis R. - Aug 03, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA,
Lawn Service by Daymer Johnston,
Smith scenery landscaping
Very nice and dependable. Came on schedule
Michele G. - Aug 03, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA,
Lawn Mowing by Rafeeg Robbins,
Cuts you need
Looks great! He followed all of our property requests. Very happy!!
Britt s. - Jul 24, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA,
Lawn Care by T’Niyah Pates,
n/a
Looks good thanks.
Brandon S. - Jul 24, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA,
Lawn Service by Ron Rowen,
Colinscare


Overall Rating: 4.74 / 5 stars (115 reviews)

Service Recommendations in Philadelphia

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

Other Landscaping Service

Recommended by Vane Hoffman

Details

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Yard Size: 5,885 square feet

Description: Maybe you need to ask your neighbor to cut a little bit the water because is flooding your yard at the south side of your house

Yard Debris Removal

Recommended by Princeton Davis

Details

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Yard Size: 6,747 square feet

Price: $235

Description: Leaf clean up

General Lawn Maintenance

Recommended by Jason walton

Details

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Yard Size: 7,991 square feet

Price: $25

Description: The yard is obviously infested with weeds. Id like to spray weed killer and apply Weed and feed on every visit for the next couple months to help you get rid of the current problem. This fee would be in addition to the Mowing services you currently have set up.

Other Yard Maintenance

Recommended by Halston Kemp

Details

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Yard Size: 6,659 square feet

Price: $159

Description: Aerate seed fertilizer and compost in the back yard. Fertilizer in the front and sides of the yard

Other Lawn Maintenance

Recommended by Patrick Maruggi

Details

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Yard Size: 4,071 square feet

Price: $29

Description: Weed/insect and fertilizer treatment

Mulching

Recommended by Nasir Grimes

Details

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Yard Size: 9,467 square feet

Price: $353

Description: Trim all front bushes, clean and remulch front beds

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.

Details

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Yard Size: 3,386 square feet

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.

Price: $41

Serviced by: Locals

Trimming of Bushes

Requested by Lee S.

Details

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Yard Size: 3,992 square feet

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

Price: $84

Serviced by: First class lawn

Pruning of Bushes

Requested by Brenard J.

Details

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Yard Size: 4,615 square feet

Items Needing Service: Yard grass edged shrubs/bushes trimmed

Location on Property: Front/back yard

Work to be Done: Cut edge trim

Price: $0

Serviced by: PRYCELESS LABOR

Hedge Prunning

Requested by Mason F.

Details

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Yard Size: 4,363 square feet

Items Needing Service: trees in the back

Location on Property: the back

Work to be Done: trim the trees

Price: $99

Serviced by: Graham's Home Improvement

Pruning of Bushes

Requested by Tyler A.

Details

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Yard Size: 6,432 square feet

Items Needing Service: Trim bushes around the house

Location on Property: Front of the house

Work to be Done: Trim the bushes

Price: $48

Serviced by: Vision INC

Lawn Cleanup

Requested by Mark Z.

Details

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Yard Size: 8,294 square feet

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.

Price: $65

Serviced by: Eddie lawn

Questions and Answers

LOCAL REGULATIONS

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

LOCAL REGULATIONS

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.

Source: phila.gov

ASK THE EXPERTS

"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 2018

#1-Miles Lawn Care
Demetrius Miles
2313 Afton Street
Philadelphia, PA 19152
9 Ratings
Demetrius is owner of Miles Lawn Care, a family owned lawn service in Philadelphia. Demetrius has earned a 4.5 / 5 star rating on the LawnStarter platform. Want a lawn service that's attentive to detail and dependable? Look no further.
#2-Erik's Lawn And Landscape
Erik Moreira
Philadelphia, PA
9 Ratings
I am very impressed with the service today!! Beyond what I expected. Very happy!!!
#3-Yuriy Pasternak
Yuriy Pasternak
1212 Stanwood Street
Philadelphia, PA 19111
9 Ratings
Yuriy Pasternak, owner of Yuriy Pasternak, mows lawns all over Philadelphia, PA. He has earned high marks for lawn care knowledge, friendliness, and attention to detail.
#4-Cuts you need
Rafeeg Robbins
103 Widener Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120
8 Ratings
Very nice and dependable. Came on schedule
#5-Lawn pros
Paul Bouldin
1118 Wagner Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
7 Ratings
Lawn Pros, owned by Paul Bouldin, is a reliable lawn service in Philadelphia. He has a 4.4/5 rating. He has earned high ratings for timeliness, professionalism, and quality.
#6-Green Space
Sean McCardell
2559 East Dauphin Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
36 Ratings
Services Offered: fall cleanups , lawn treatment, lawn mowing service
#7-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.
#8-Diggins' Lawn Care Service INC
Kyle Diggins
Philadelphia, PA
32 Ratings
I just hope i dont get charged extra for the length! We got a delayed mow date bc of the hurricane so it inevitably grew
#9-Triple A
Nasir Grimes
Philadelphia, PA
31 Ratings
Johnny has done everything expected and more, thanks Johnny!
#10-Hobson Sanitation & Cleaning Service
Jordan Hobson
4303 Van Kirk Street
Philadelphia, PA 19135
3 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.
#11-Mynor's Lawn Treatment & Lawnscape
Mynor Shockley
Philadelphia, PA
23 Ratings
Donald did an excellent job working on my yard. He took care of things that he saw needed work, without my needing to specifically request it. I highly recommend Donald!
#12-Mikes lawn care LLC
Mike Dennis
9608 Hilspach Street
Philadelphia, PA 19115
2 Ratings
Mike, owner of Mikes Lawn Care LLC, provides reliable service all over Philadelphia, PA. In addition to lawn care, Mikes Lawn Care LLC can provide quotes for debris pickup, seeding, and more.

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