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How Much Does Garden Service Cost?

 
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Gardening services vary from only mowing, to caring for hedges, shrubs and flower beds. Some lawn companies also provide application of fertilizer and weed control products.

Typical costs:

  • Mowing an average-sized residential lawns costs from $20-$40.
  • Mowing a large one-acre lot starts at $40 each visit and goes up according to access and condition.
  • The price for weekly mowing, leaf blowing, hedging and shrub trimming (as needed) runs $65-$90.
  • For mowing your own lawn, a rotary mower typically runs $100-$700. For large parcels more than a half acre, riding mowers run $1,100-$6,500. Edgers start around $50-$170 and can run $230-$410 at HomeDepot.com[1] . Depending on planting material, other tools needed might include an electric hedger $50-$70, and pruners $12-$20.
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What should be included:
  • A mowing service should bring their own equipment and clean and remove lawn debris. Some charge a fee to remove clippings. A flat and open property will cost less than one the same size covered with lawn furniture, trees and flower beds, backyard toys and a narrow access gate, according to The Lawn Advisor.com[2] .
  • Landscape maintenance crews should bring the necessary tools that could include hedge trimming, lawn mowing and edging, light pruning and leaf blowing. They should also clean and remove all yard waste.
Additional costs:
  • When not regularly included in a weekly service, landscape trimming is an as-needed or seasonal service that covers hedges, shrubs and ornamental trees for around $175-$400, depending on the size of the project.
  • Weeding beds on a ranch-style house with three-foot beds around three sides, runs $25-$50 per month.
  • As lawns age or sustain heavy use, the soil compacts and reduces the pore space within the soil. Compaction results in poor top growth and lawn deterioration, according to Virginia State University[3] . Aeration removes small plugs of soil from the lawn and runs $40 for a 3,500-square foot lawn.
  • Spring clean-up includes trimming away old growth from perennial plants not topped in the fall, removal of leaves and debris from flower beds and clearing away any branches broken during winter and costs about $200 for a half acre with some trees. Fall cleanup includes weeding, clearing leaves and grasses from flower beds and trimming spent blossoms, according to the University of California Davis and runs $200-$500 for a half acre.
  • Chemical lawn services apply fertilizers and weed prevention chemicals every four to six weeks to promote healthy lawns, which averages $40 per application or $280-$700 per year.
  • Tip: To spruce up a lawn, aerate the soil so water and nutrients can reach the roots, according to Garden.com[4] .
Discounts:
  • Using a lawn service in which already serves other homes in the neighborhood can result in a discount.
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Amount: $250.00 per month
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Lot on single family home with front and back yard, unsure of sq ft. Includes weekly mowing, raking, debris cleanup, edging, weeding. Good job at fair price. Texts for pruning and bark dust for addl fee. Overall great value.
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Tony Villatoro (owner of TnT Lawn and Maintenance) has done multiple houses in the neighborhood that I reside in and I was referred to him by a neighbor. His work is AMAZING! He goes above and beyond what is expected of him and does it for a fair price. He cuts the grass twice a month, along with weeding, pruning, planting and the occasional mulching. He's even pressure washed my drive way and back patio! His work is very thorough If you live near the Fort Lauderdale, he typically does his work around here. He's from Boynton Beach, so he also has many clients in and around that area as well. His contact number is (302) 761-3217
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Posted by: Marcus Donald in Memphis, TN.Posted: July 21st, 2015 03:07PM
Sq Ft of Lawn: 22'x4'
Approximately how much would it cost for a 22'x4' flower bed with a paver stone border?
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what does it cost in nj or northeast to have someone remove 4 shrubs and transplant 6 others. in the area the 4 are removed lay a small flower bed 2 beds @ 8x4.
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CLEAN BIZ LLC IN PLEASANTVILLE NEW JERSEY DID OUR SOD PROJECT AND LANSCAPED THE ENTIRE YARD FOR US. WAS IN AND OUT HARDLY KNEW THEY WERE THERE. THEY WERE SO PROFESSIONAL AND UNIFORMED WHICH I LIKED . THE OWNER IS A TRUE PRO
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Amount: $225.00 per month
Posted by: Eva Hill in Washington, DC.Posted: June 4th, 2011 01:06PM
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We were recommended by a friend and called Capitol Property Development's Landscaping Division in DC...the initial cost was about $1,200, but their service was outstanding. They planted all of our new flower beds, trimmed and pruned about 4 large trees, removed wild ivy and all...our yard is like day and night. The workers are polite and work very hard. The owner was lovely from the first estimate. We and three of our friends have all signed up for monthly service--which is twice per month. I am quite satisfied and would recommend again and again.
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