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Best Lawn Care Services in Tallahassee, FL

Nov. 19, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

A lush, even lawn is the envy of the block and increases your home's curb appeal and value. When hiring someone for lawn care, it's essential they have the proper tools and experience to return your lawn to life or maintain its appearance. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best lawn care services in Tallahassee to get the beautiful yard you want.

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#2
Pro Edge Lawn Care LLC
Pro Edge Lawn Care LLC
Features
  • Leaf removal starts at $59.95
  • Hedge trimming starts at $39.95
  • Pressure washing starts at $49.95
  • $25 referral bonus in landscaping credit
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Location
800 Ocala Rd., Ste. 300-175
Tallahassee, FL 32304
(850) 363-3969
#3
C&A Landscape
C&A Landscape
Features
  • Specializes in commercial landscapes
  • FNGLA Certified Horticultural Professionals
  • 2016 Best of Tallahassee by Tallahassee Magazine
  • Weedwhacking, brush hogging, bushes and shrubbery trimming
Location
2850 Industrial Plaza Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 329-0621
#4
The Lawn Johns
The Lawn Johns
Features
  • Sign up for 1 year & receive a $50 discount
  • $25 referral bonus available
  • Provides free estimates
  • Basic service package includes mowing, edging, blowing & weedeating
Location
2676 Stricklands Ln.
Tallahassee, FL 32303
(850) 322-2567
Second Nature Lawn Care & Landscaping
Second Nature Lawn Care & Landscaping
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 6pm
  • Sat: 9am - 2pm
  • Closed Sun
  • secondnaturetlh.com
Location
102 E. College Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 509-8011
Casey's Landscaping
Casey's Landscaping
Features
  • M-F: 7am - 7pm
  • Sat: 7am - 5pm
  • Closed Sun
  • hardscapingintallahasseefl.com
Location
3213 Whirlaway Trl.
Tallahassee, FL 32309
(850) 519-6828
ProLawns
ProLawns
Features
  • M-F: 9am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • prolawnstally.com
Location
640 Capital Cir. NE
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 294-1363
Grass Monkeys
Grass Monkeys
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • grassmonkeys.net
Location
P.O. Box 14676
Tallahassee, FL 32317
(850) 509-9477
Hart Lawn Care
Hart Lawn Care
Features
  • M-F: 7am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • hartlawncare.co
Location
7000 Upland Glade St.
Tallahassee, FL 32312
(850) 251-4472
Perfection Lawn Service
Perfection Lawn Service
Features
  • M-Sun: 7am - 10pm
  • perfectiontally.com
Location
9089 Foxwood Dr. S.
Tallahassee, FL 32309
(850) 443-1579

Getting lawn care in Tallahassee

Tallahassee skyline

Homeownership is a hallmark of the American dream, and it goes hand-in-hand with white picket fences and perfectly manicured grass. However, Florida's numerous sunny days and warm weather make lawn care in Tallahassee a year-round necessity that takes more time than most people want to spend.

Many Tallahassee residents hire lawn care companies or landscaping services to take care of the yard work. Using a professional’s expertise, experience and equipment gets the job done faster and better. A professional can also spot small issues and properly treat them before they become significant problems.

This is especially true for Tallahassee residents with large lawns in neighborhoods like Waverly Hills, Avondale and Betton Hills, who might find lawn mowing and related services are valuable when it comes to maintaining their home's exterior appearance while not using hours of their precious free time every week.

Common lawn care and landscaping services and their cost in Tallahassee

Some Tallahassee companies specialize in lawn care, while others focus on landscaping. Although customers may use these phrases interchangeably, lawn care and landscaping companies often tackle different aspects of lawn maintenance.

Lawn care vs. landscaping services in Tallahassee

Lawn Care Landscaping
Lawn mowing Gardening
Aeration Planting
Yard clean-up Fertilizing
Pest control Sprinkler system installation
Lawn seeding Irrigation
Weed control Landscape design

While many businesses offer overlapping services, some may specialize in only one area and refer you to another company to take care of additional needs. You can expect to pay between $33 to $40 per ¼ acre for lawn mowing in Tallahassee and $56 to $61 per ¼ acre for fertilization services. Yard treatment, which generally includes mowing, weeding, fertilization and pesticide, averages around $120.

Landscaping tends to have a significant upfront expense for design and planting and can cost between $600 and $8,500, depending on the size of your lawn and the extent of the landscaping. The price to maintain landscaping generally ranges from $40 to $80 an hour.

Having a recurring plan with a lawn care or landscaping company in Tallahassee can reduce the per-service cost. Plans may be weekly, monthly or seasonal. It's not uncommon for Tallahassee residents to request biweekly cuts and add the following services as needed:

  • Lawn fertilization
  • Yard cleanups
  • Leaf removal
  • Lawn aeration

Lawn aeration in Tallahassee

Lawn aeration allows the grass and underlying soil to breathe. Over time, dead grass, known as thatch, collects between the green grass and dirt and negatively affects your lawn’s health. Aerating your lawn removes cores from the thatch and circulates air between these layers.

Aeration also allows water and fertilizer to permeate to the root zone for healthier growth. If there is substantial thatch buildup, you may need to do core aeration instead, which removes cores of thatch from the soil. The best time for a lawn aerator to complete this service depends on your type of grass. Lawn aeration services typically cost around $125.

Choosing a lawn care or landscaping company in Tallahassee

When searching for a lawn care company, ask neighbors, friends or family members in Tallahassee who use lawn care if they are happy with their service. Customer reviews are also an excellent way to gauge a company’s performance — if a lawn care service has a history of poor customer service and shoddy work, it’s likely you’ll receive the same treatment.

Once you create a short list of companies, contact each one to see if they provide the services you require. Be sure to ask questions, including:

  • Do you offer free estimates?
  • Do you provide a guarantee on labor?
  • Do you provide discounts for recurring service contracts?
  • How do you handle issues that need to be dealt with between scheduled visits?
  • What type of products do you use?

Hiring a credible, licensed company is essential. Landscapers or lawn care personnel need a business license to operate in Florida. If a company applies pesticide, the employees need a pesticide license as well. Landscape designers only need a business license, while landscape architects require state licensure. You can verify pesticide licenses here and business and landscape architect licenses here here.

TruGreen

TruGreen

TruGreen keeps your lawn maintained with lawn care and aeration services. You can also save your sanity during mosquito season with the company’s mosquito control and defense treatments. With three lawn plans to choose from, there's something for every budget. Tallahassee reviewers loved the excellent results TruGreen achieved with their lawns.

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Pro Edge Lawn Care LLC

Pro Edge Lawn Care LLC

Pro Edge Lawn Care LLC is a complete landscaping and lawn care service with more than 25 years of industry experience. The Tallahassee company offers weekly, biweekly and monthly maintenance services. The company also provides landscaping services and builds features such as fire pits. Local customers praise Pro Edge Lawn Care for performing a phenomenal job.

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