Category: lawn care

April Provider Leaderboard

Where do you rank? Check the top 100 list below to see where you stand. If you’re not listed, don’t worry – the season has just begun and we expect to see a lot of volatility as upstarts challenge reigning heavy-weights.

April’s Top 100 LawnGuru Providers

RANK First Name Last Initial Market Last 4 of Phone Number
1 Evan A DETROIT 8425
2 Rafael HOUSTON 9435
3 Aiden ATLANTA 9779
4 Zach A DETROIT 2618
5 Nate CHICAGO 4333
6 Julio G HOUSTON 9063
7 Dan G CHICAGO 0112
8 Justine H DC 8243
9 Alec G DETROIT 9900
10 Brandon DETROIT 4598
11 Michael C DETROIT 3858
12 Keith L DETROIT 1597
13 Bryce W HOUSTON 9032
14 Anthony A DETROIT 9707
15 Tammy H ATLANTA 9669
16 Branden D DETROIT 9332
17 Nathan I HOUSTON 0244
18 Antonio G ATLANTA 3113
19 Jeffrey E ATLANTA 7074
20 Mark K ATLANTA 1442
21 Juan G HOUSTON 7818
22 Brian DETROIT 6366
23 Jody ATLANTA 4684
24 Manuel A HOUSTON 0130
25 Stephen H ATLANTA 5562
26 Anthony DETROIT 1791
27 Michael H HOUSTON 0487
28 Mike HOUSTON 5296
29 Mondo D DETROIT 6556
30 Danny HOUSTON 5226
31 Raquel Z HOUSTON 1984
32 Jacob A HOUSTON 6721
33 Devin H ATLANTA 1332
34 Jeremy C ATLANTA 5830
35 Delton F ATLANTA 6397
36 Eli D HOUSTON 9777
37 Gilbert V DETROIT 9897
38 Francis ATLANTA 8310
39 Tim C HOUSTON 9504
40 Charles D HOUSTON 2888
41 Billie R DETROIT 8096
42 Erik C HOUSTON 6795
43 Bobby R ATLANTA 6562
44 Jerry G HOUSTON 0920
45 Chad M HOUSTON 3067
46 John L DETROIT 6724
47 Quinton A ATLANTA 2174
48 Marv DETROIT 9814
49 James C HOUSTON 8917
50 Reggie L ATLANTA 2942
51 Albert C DETROIT 0780
52 Erik C HOUSTON 1910
53 David R ATLANTA 6848
54 Corey DETROIT 3349
55 Elliott G HOUSTON 9323
56 Justin ATLANTA 7665
57 Diane C DETROIT 1828
58 Bobby L G ATLANTA 7489
59 Jason DETROIT 1922
60 Craig C ATLANTA 9317
61 David J DETROIT 2400
62 Matt C DETROIT 2283
63 Ishmael J ATLANTA 4961
64 Alfred J ATLANTA 7822
65 Buddy M ATLANTA 5160
66 Nick DETROIT 4047
67 Paul D HOUSTON 0516
68 Maurice W DC 8980
69 Jimario W DC 9585
70 Juan L ATLANTA 6769
71 Roy C CLEVELAND 7419
72 Ben A ATLANTA 6409
73 Alesandre D DC 4869
74 Mark W DETROIT 6680
75 Joseph A HOUSTON 2711
76 Carlos ATLANTA 8587
77 Jose G DC 2408
78 Dequale HOUSTON 0301
79 James ATLANTA 9478
80 Norm D DETROIT 0336
81 Katrina C ATLANTA 4987
82 Brian J DETROIT 3492
83 Danelle R HOUSTON 3552
84 Rick T DETROIT 2900
85 Nathaniel ATLANTA 4865
86 Daniel HOUSTON 5594
87 William and Jaime PHILADELPHIA 3501
88 Ray DC 7239
89 Gerald H ATLANTA 6290
90 Christopher DC 1095
91 Carvin DC 2327
92 Shiwila W ATLANTA 9748
93 David M DETROIT 2545
94 Daniel H DC 5263
95 Marlon A ATLANTA 1493
96 Rick M HOUSTON 1084
97 Raul G HOUSTON 1745
98 Randy J HOUSTON 0553
99 Justin D HOUSTON 4061
100 Nathan H HOUSTON 7063

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Heat Stress Isn’t Cool

It’s the middle of July and from California to Maine there’s a heat wave messing up our hair and our lawns.

It’s fairly common mid season for your lawn to dry out from the heat and start to look more like a bale of hay. By mid-July you’re likely missing the feeling of the lush green grass beneath your feet, and quite honestly, your dog probably feels the same way.

It’s time to give your lawn a little extra TLC. That means: watering regularly, staying ... 

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Here's How Often Should You Mow Your Lawn

Avoid These Customer Complaints

There are certain expectations a customer has when hiring a lawn company.

Hiring a lawn and snow service is a luxury, if customers are paying a pretty penny to have their property professionally maintained they’ll likely want some customer service, too.

As a provider, it’s best practice to make sure you create a checklist outside of the services they ordered. This ensures that they are not only pleased with the quality, but the experience as a whole. Keep in mind that a lot of business comes from referrals and every new customer is an opportunity for a mutually beneficial experience. 


Communication should always be a top priority, whether it’s a delay ... 

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Double Cutting Your Lawn: Is It Worth It?

Double Cutting Your Lawn: Is It Worth It?

Has your provider ever recommended double cutting your lawn? Double cutting happens when a lawn needs to be cut twice—sometimes in the same session—or maybe a couple of days after a mow. It takes extra time and can be more of an expense than a regular cut, so the big question is… is it worth it?

When To Double Cut Your Lawn

For A Cleaner Cut

Double cutting can help give your lawn a cleaner and higher quality cut. If your grass has grown just a little bit too tall, mowing once—even if you’re following the one-third rule—can rip the blades of grass and cause damage to your lawn. Unless you’re using very sharp blades in your mower, double cutting may be a better option when it comes to lessening the stress on your turfgrass.

For a cleaner cut across your lawn, raise your deck height for the first round of mowing. After that, mow your lawn the second time with your blade lowered to the desired final height.

When Your Grass Is Too


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

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.

The optimal length for most cool-season turfgrass is about 2 to 2 ½ inches, so wait until your lawn has grown around 3 inches before mowing. If you’re unsure about which type of grass you have, it’s worth asking your lawn provider what the right height is for your lawn’s specific breed or blend of grass. Just make sure you don’t mow your lawn while it’s still dormant. By monitoring your grass until it reaches a specific height, you’ll know that your grass is growing and ready for mowing!

Advice On Cutting Your Grass Short

Here are a few other things to keep in mind when figuring out how short to cut your grass come spring:



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The Best Brands In Lawn Equipment

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


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

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



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