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. Read more

The Best Lawn Mowing Company in Springfield, PA

Each month we recognize a standout provider who has demonstrated excellence across the board. This June, it’s William and Jaime P. in Philly!

📍 Service Area: Cherry Hill, Lansdowne, Philadelphia, Springfield,
✔️ Background Checked
🌿 1,230 Jobs Completed
⭐ 4.89 Customer Rating
📅 Joined LawnGuru: April 2017

We think all of our providers are pretty incredible, and completely badass but this power couple might just take the cake. William and Jaime are devoted parents and two of the most industrious lawn care providers in Philadelphia we have. Since Jaime manages their operation, we want to take a moment to highlight her as she’s a true super woman. Read more

The Best Lawn Care & Snow Removal in Ann Arbor, MI

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

📍 Service Area: Ann Arbor, Belleville, Canton, Romulus Ypsilanti
✔️ Background Checked
🌿 2,884 Jobs Completed
⭐ 4.83 Customer Rating
📅 Joined LawnGuru: May 2016

We value our providers and know they work incredibly hard on and off the mower. A local business owner, devoted grandmother, and serial multi-tasker, Diane has earned the spot as LawnGuru’s first female “Provider of the Month!”lawn freshly cut in Ann Arbor Read more

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. 

Tardiness 

Communication should always be a top priority, whether it’s a delay or equipment malfunction, customers expect to be kept up to date on the status of their service.

If you’re unable to make it on the service day, your customer should be updated with as much notice as possible. For instances such as weather delays, when the grass is just too wet to mow, customers are often understanding. No one wants to endure long lasting lawn damage just to have their grass cut. Read more

The Highest Rated Lawn Service in Bloomfield Hills, MI

Each month we recognize a standout provider who has demonstrated excellence across the board. This March, it’s Jeff B. in Detroit!

📍 Service Area: Bloomfield Hills, Commerce, Waterford, West Bloomfield
✔️ Background Checked
🌿 2,801 Jobs Completed
⭐ 4.93 Customer Rating
📅 Joined LawnGuru: January 2016

Full time husband, father, firefighter, and LawnGuru all-star. We’re proud to work with local Pros who are also local heroes! Read more

The Best Lawn Service in Detroit, MI

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

📍 Service Area: Eastpointe, Grosse Pointe, Detroit, Roseville, Warren
✔️ Background Checked
🌿 1,648 Jobs Completed
⭐ 4.94 Customer Rating
📅 Joined LawnGuru: May 2016

Husband & wife lawn care providers in Detroit

Deese has always taken pride in lawn service so it was no surprise when his neighbors began to take notice and ask if he would be interested in doing their landscaping. With four kids and his wife Tiesse battling cancer, the answer was an obvious yes. Read more

The Top Lawn Mowing in Gainesville, GA

Each month we recognize a standout provider who has demonstrated excellence across the board. This January, it’s Jody S. in Atlanta!

📍 Service Area: Alpharetta, Buford, Canton, Cumming, Gainesville, Roswell
✔️ Background Checked
🌿 601 Jobs Completed
⭐ 4.93 Customer Rating
📅 Joined LawnGuru: May 2017

Jody is one of our top Atlanta providers. He exemplifies attention to detail, communication, and the ideal LawnGuru experience. He’s owned his lawn care company just over a year and has used LawnGuru to help build a solid route. 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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