The Best Lawn Service in Atlanta, Georgia

Each month we recognize a standout provider who has demonstrated excellence across the board. This
September, it’s Jeffrey E. in Atlanta!

📍 Service Area: Atlanta, Decatur, Fayetteville, Locust Grove, McDonough
✔️ Background Checked
🌿 230 Jobs Completed
⭐ 4.94 Customer Rating
📅 Joined LawnGuru: May 2018

McDonough Lawn Service

Jeffrey got his start in the outdoor service industry over 15 years ago, but it was only in 2018 that he decided to go out on his own. That’s where we come in! From our first call with him, we knew (and secretly hoped) he’d become part of the LawnGuru family. He is one of those people that you feel you’ve known forever after just a few minutes of conversation. He’s a skilled landscaper and enjoys adding flowers & mulch to transform a blank canvas Read more

The Best Lawn Care Service in Redford, Michigan

Each month we recognize a standout provider who has demonstrated excellence across the board. This
August, it’s Vincent N. in Detroit!

📍 Service Area: Dearborn Heights, Farmington Hills, Livonia, Redford
✔️ Background Checked
🌿 1,481 Jobs Completed
⭐ 4.94 Customer Rating
📅 Joined LawnGuru: April 2017

Behind every great lawn, is an even better provider! Our August Provider of the Month, Vincent, has mowed nearly 1,500 lawns with us since 2017. That’s 10.9 MILLION square feet of grass! To put it into perspective, if football fields all had grass, that would be eight years of consistent lawn maintenance at the Big House. While Vincent is a jack of all trades, he says, “nothing will ever beat a quality grass cut.” Read more

The Best One Time Lawn Care in Hazel Park, MI

Each month we recognize a standout provider who has demonstrated excellence across the board. This April, it’s Brian S. in Detroit!

📍 Service Area: Berkley, Birmingham, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Warren, Southfield
✔️ Background Checked
🌿 565 Jobs Completed
⭐ 4.91 Customer Rating
📅 Joined LawnGuru: January 2016

Growing up just blocks away from one of the top restaurants in Michigan, (shoutout Mabel Gray), Brian’s standards were set high from a very young age. He’s been known to call himself a perfectionist and that quality shines through in his work.

Whether Brian is faced with an unruly lawn that hasn’t been mowed in years or one that’s been pampered on a weekly basis, the end result is always the same – Brian isn’t loading mowers back onto his trailer until the lawn is in pristine condition. After all, his work is his billboard, and he wants to make sure he’s always on-brand with his advertising.

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While some homeowners are happy with the routine service they order for their yard, many want advice from top quality professionals like Brian. Brian uses his 10+ years of experience to ensure his customers’ lawns are always showroom ready. His expertise extends beyond grass cutting, which is why you’ll often find Brian giving his clients simple solutions to seemingly complex problems. Brian understands how his customers think and what they want, Pinterest worthy lawns that rule the neighborhood without blowing up the budget.

Exemplary professionalism and performance didn’t happen by accident, where did Brian get started?

Brian worked for a local landscaping company when he was younger and quickly climbed the ladder to become a foreman. It was there he learned how to assemble and run an effective crew. In fact, Brian believes a small team of highly committed guys is what enables him to accomplish more work that is completed to a higher standard; teams populated by the best will consistently outperform their peers.

This managerial experience and focus on the result is something he says he’ll use every day for the rest of his career. Kudos to the company that taught Brian, we’re grateful for you, and so is he!

Human Size Weed in Michigan     Lawn Mowing in Detroit Michigan

Still, it wasn’t always sing-alongs, rainbows, and butterflies for Brian.

As a foreman with a baby on the way, he was forced to pick up an assortment of side jobs to make ends meet. Being a seasonal professional, Brian was accustomed to being laid off, however, each year his pride plummeted as his compensation was relatively flat while his responsibilities climbed higher and higher.

“I felt cornered and helpless. Being the breadwinner, this time of year used to be downright depressing.”

With steady work coming to an immediate halt and a beautiful baby boy arriving soon, supporting his family became incredibly challenging. Brian knew he needed to make a change.

He couldn’t just wait for work to present itself, Xavier was coming into this world and he knew he needed to build a life for him.

Green front lawn in Hazel Park        Father and son ride motorcycles in Hazel Park

He talked to his family, did a lot of self-reflecting, set goals, focused on his passions and decided creating his own work was the only solution. It was then that Mr B’s Outdoor Service was born.

After establishing himself and his company, Brian stumbled upon LawnGuru in the app store. Unsure if it could help him, he signed up and became a certified LawnGuru Pro anyways. It wasn’t long before he realized that his business wasn’t just seasonal, with the order volume LawnGuru was able to offer him, he could finally keep busy year round.

One thing we have to say about Brian is he has grit. And when that fails, he has Xavier. Brian’s now 8-year-old son is his inspiration. The two enjoy basketball, football, fishing and even get down on Fortnite together.

Hazel Park Lawn Care Company         Hazel Park elementary school lunch time

So what’s Brian’s favorite thing about LawnGuru?

“The best feature would have to be the Map View. It’s the main hub of all the job offerings on LawnGuru with markers differentiating the type of job. It shows me where I have to be that day so I can easily plan my route on and off the app. LawnGuru only alerts my phone with new jobs within my specific service area, but if I’m ever in a different area for anything, the map view allows me to quickly pull out my phone and take on some one-time services near me for extra money. The gas I use going to one job can let me take on an extra 2 or 3 with LawnGuru.”

One Time Snow Removal Oak Park, Michigan        One Time Snow Removal Detroit, Michigan

What Are Brian’s Customers Saying?

“Top notch and Brian kept his promise to get us cleared out before the 5am commute! If I could give six stars I would!” said Yaro on Vernon Ave in Huntington Woods.

“Brian did an awesome job! We were out of town for Thanksgiving and came home to a clean yard. Thank you!” said Kelley on Brownell Ave in Plymouth. Read more

The Best Lawn Care Provider in Brighton, MI

Each month we recognize a standout provider who has demonstrated excellence across the board. This February, it’s Jason P. in Detroit!

📍 Service Area: Brighton, Hartland, Highland, Howell, Milford
✔️ Background Checked
🌿 201 Jobs Completed
⭐ 4.90 Customer Rating
📅 Joined LawnGuru: December 2018

This fire fighting, Brazillian Jiu Jitsu training, all-around outdoorsmen has earned MVP status in our book.

We’ve never featured a “rookie” Pro before, but when we saw the results Jason put on the board, we knew we had to recognize his remarkable performance!

Joining LawnGuru just this winter, Jason took the platform by storm, literally. He plows an average of 50 jobs per snowfall and consistently earns high customer ratings, which is incredibly rare for a new Pro.

Hartland Pure Michigan Snow Removal     South Lyon Pure Michigan Home Snow Removal

He pays close attention to the ratings his customers are leaving him and uses that to improve his customers’ experience & service; learning that Judy on Packard St. requires extra salt on her front steps while Randy on Greenview Dr. prefers being near the end of Jason’s route so his driveway is cleared after the city plows his street.

Jason is also a power communicator, extending his tactics from scheduling roofing appointments to his LawnGuru customers to ensure they always feel empowered and in the know. He knows first hand how many headaches he can avoid for himself and how much satisfaction he can create for his customers with quick replies and useful updates.

South Lyon Michigan Snow Removal       Novi Michigan Snow Removal

The best ideas have a way of popping up in the least expected place exactly/precisely when they’re needed, so it’s no surprise to hear how Jason first got word of LawnGuru. Absolutely stuffed to the gills, just as the tryptophan began to kick in, he overheard his cousin say something that piqued his interest.

“I learned about LawnGuru at Thanksgiving dinner this year when my cousin said she uses it for a house she has in another state.”

We did a fact check, and lo and behold his cousin is a LawnGuru user in Cleveland! On the spot, Jason downloaded the app and applied to become a LawnGuru Pro and the rest, well, you’ll learn his story here!

While Jason is new to LawnGuru, he’s no rookie in the outdoor service industry. Like most pros, he started mowing neighbors’ lawns as a teenager with his buddy and quickly expanded his service offerings. He was skilled enough to become a roofer and crazy enough to love it, but in Jason’s mind, nothing seemed over his head – pun intended. Then, the recession hit.

With his cash flow drying up, he was forced to lay off his employees and close his roofing business. Read more

The Top Lawn and Landscaping Company in South Lyon, Mi

Each month we recognize a standout provider who has demonstrated excellence across the board. This October, it’s Brad A. in Detroit!

📍 Service Area: Hamburg, Northville, New Hudson, South Lyon, Wixom
✔️ Background Checked
🌿 1,604 Jobs Completed
⭐ 4.94 Customer Rating
📅 Joined LawnGuru: December 2015

Brad was one of the first service providers on-boarded when the LawnGuru app launched in 2015. This is back when the app was solely for ordering on-demand cuts; no options for snow service, shrub trimming, yard clean ups or even recurring lawn service, so as you can imagine, a lot has changed! But one thing has remained constant, and that’s the relationship we’ve grown and maintained with our rockstar pro, Brad!

He got his start in the landscaping business when he was 10-years-old; like most kids, he had parents and neighbors that needed their lawn cut. Read more

Here’s How Short To Cut Your Grass In The Spring

It’s easy to have a year-round lawn care routine

when you live in a warmer climate. However, if you live in an area that has long, cold winters, you have to be careful about how short to cut your grass come springtime, especially early spring when the weather is still cold. Rather than waiting for a certain date to start mowing your lawn, it’s best to wait until your grass has reached a certain length. Read more

The Best Brands In Lawn Equipment

When the average consumer thinks of lawn equipment tools, they might think no further than lawn mowers. After all, lawn mowers are the crux of a successful lawn mowing business! As a lawn care provider, however, you may already know that lawn maintenance is so much more than just mowing a lawn. In addition to mowing lawns, your clients may have other landscaping needs, such as edging, trimming, or leaf cleanup. Keep reading to learn more about the best brands in lawn equipment. 

What Makes a Brand “The Best”?

There are many lawn equipment brands out there, and some specialize in specific types of equipment or excel in a specialized type of technology. With so many high-quality brands and “best of” lists for each type of equipment, how does one sort through all the brands to find the best?

Top ratings, reviews, and reports usually consider some of the following when testing out different brands:

  • Price point
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Longevity

Each category of lawn equipment has its own top brands, but you can tell which lawn equipment brands beat out the rest when certain names show up on multiple lists!

The Best Lawn Equipment Brands

Echo

Echo is a leading manufacturer of outdoor tools such as trimmers, sprayers, chainsaws, and leaf blowers. Many of their tools boast light weights, lower noise levels, and anti-vibration features, which provide more ease of use.

Exmark

Exmark is one of the most respected commercial lawn equipment brands on the market. Exmark cutters are legendary for their durability, all-day comfort and a quality of cut that is unmatched by many other commercial mowers. Along with the large variety of mowers Exmark offers—from zero-turn to walk-behind to stand-on—they also have turf management equipment, accessories, and an incredible customer service team that is always available to help fit their customers’ lawn equipment needs.

Honda

Honda mowers and trimmers are known for being innovative, high quality, and durable. Their gas-powered lawn mowers are considered one of the most expensive in the market, but they come with features such as mulch control, side-discharging, and a two-blade cutting system that results in a beautiful lawn.

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Lawn Care in Chicago, IL: What You Need To Know

Comprising 77 community areas and more than 100 neighborhoods, the Windy City has a ton of lawns in need of care! Since Chicago has both extremely hot and extremely cold weather patterns, timing is everything when it comes to lawn care. If you’re living in the Chicago area, here are some tips to keep in mind when it comes to maintaining your lawn.

Lawn Tips For Chicago-area Homeowners

Overseeding and Fertilizing in the Fall

After a particularly hot and humid summer, you may notice patches of brown in your lawn. If the brown patches are small, consider using a slow-release fertilizer to help the existing grass fill up those holes. Chicago soil is usually rich in potassium and phosphorus, so look for fertilizers with more nitrogen, instead.

If the brown patches in your lawn are larger than 3 inches across, overseeding is a good way to fill up the empty spots. Bare patches in your lawn can be susceptible to weeds, so it’s best to patch up those spots before winter. That way, your lawn will be protected, requiring less maintenance when spring rolls around!

Best Grasses to Plant in Chicago, IL

Tall fescues and bentgrass are a popular breed of turfgrass throughout most of Illinois but are not the best in terms of caring and maintenance in Chicago. In fact, while tall fescues are good in drought and heat, they are not as tolerant of the cold as bluegrass. Bentgrass, on the other hand, is a popular choice for the 580 parks in Chicago but is more labor-intensive, and thus, less desirable for the homeowner’s lawn.

As mentioned earlier, Chicago has both cold winters and hot, humid summers. It’s a good idea to consider planting blends that have different types of grasses that can withstand both types of weather challenges, rather than just using one type of grass. If you’re a homeowner in Chicago trying to improve your lawn, consider the following types:

  • Perennial Ryegrass
  • Kentucky Bluegrass
  • Fine Fescues
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    How To Diagnose Lawn Diseases

    When customers complain about the poor quality of their lawn care, it’s often the lawn care provider who takes the blame. More often than not, though, it’s because there were lawn diseases present before the service even began! If you’re struggling with a lawn that just refuses to shape up, there are a few factors you should consider before trying to find a solution.

     

    Many breeds of grass are likely to get a disease when they are subject to extreme temperatures. Warm season grasses will be prone to disease when temperatures are too cold, and cool season grasses are more prone to disease when the weather is too warm. Other risk factors for lawn disease include excessive dryness, overwatering, or lack of sun.

    How to Tell if Your Lawn Is Diseased

    There are many varieties of lawn disease, and the ones you need to look for will depend on what type of turfgrass makes up your lawn. It’s always a good idea to research your specific grass so you know how to care for your lawn and prevent disease. Some of the most common lawn diseases include:

  • Brown patch
  • Dollar spot
  • Fairy ring
  • Leaf spot
  • Pythium Blight
  • Rust
  • Slime mold
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