What does lawn maintenance include?

Asked by Charon, Palm Coast, FL Sun Apr 22, 2012

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Jeff Metcalf, Agent, Saint Augustine, FL
Sun Apr 22, 2012
Hi Charon,

It depends on whether your home is part of a Home Owner's Association or not. If it's not, it's up to you what is included. Otherwise just cut, edge and usually pest treatment. Let me know if you need help with a specific community or subdivision.

Jeff Metcalf, REALTOR(R)
Watson Realty Corp.
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If I have my own lawn mower, could I cut the grass myself and save money that way? I don't have an edger, but it would still be a cheaper package to have me do the lawn. I brought my riding mower from the last house I lived in, but there's no need for it here if the lawn is already maintained.
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Robert Witty, Both Buyer And Seller, Palm Coast, FL
Sun Apr 22, 2012
Lawn maintenance depends on the contract with the lawn service provider. Most PLM communities include grass cutting, pesticide application, fertilization, bush pruning and sometimes tree trimming.
The cost can run from $65 to $300 a month depending on the size of the property and community.
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I agree with you guys, keeping up on the maintenance really helps improve the curb appeal of your home. Hiring someone to do it for you sometimes is more cost efficient. you have to buy a lot of equipment, and it can take a lot of time. It really depends on your personal preference though. http://www.clarktractor.com/equipment-lines.htm
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If you keep up on lawn maintenance it can really improve the look of your yard. I don't think a lot of people realize that, but it really is true. I keep on top of my yard and it looks great. http://www.mjslawnscape.com/turf.htm
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I think it depends on the company that you hire to have it done. I would call the company that you have chosen to hire and see what they offer. I'm sure they have different plans even with all the services they include. Good luck and I hope you're able to get your lawn situation figured out. http://www.turfcareunlimited.com/lawn.html
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Thank you for the reply. My grandmother is moving into a new community that offers lawn maintenance. I wasn't sure what this included, but it sounds like mowing will be. This is convenient because I would have to drive over and cut the grass otherwise.

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djennifer009, , Salt Lake City, UT
Fri Jun 26, 2015
It depends on your specific contract. If you're moving into a house or apartment that has lawn services provided, then you'll be able to find those details in your housing information. If you're thinking about buying your own, then you can customize your plan however you want. http://www.showmemowing.net
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Jackson Will…, Home Buyer, Provo, UT
Wed Feb 18, 2015
Lawn maintenance is generally mowing, watering, edging, and removing leaves when they fall. It can also include fertilizing sometimes, but not everybody fertilizes. Generally it's pretty easy to get all of these things done on your own, and none of the equipment is too expensive. If you don't have the time for it, or if you don't want to do the work on your own, I would suggest looking for a lawn care company to help you.
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I think it depends on the company and what you agree to the initial service. I would talk to the lawn care company and make sure you are on the same page. Just tell them exactly what you want and then ask for an estimate price. That way you can see if you would need to make any changes. http://www.superiorlawn.com
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Jordan Ott, Agent, Westlake Village, CA
Mon Feb 9, 2015
It means you must cut the grass, and water the grass and maje sure the lawn doesnt die.
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Caleb Hart, Renter, Orem, UT
Mon Feb 9, 2015
It all depends on the company that does it for you. Some will do fertilizer and others will do weeding. I have been looking for a lawn service that can just mow my grass. I'm sick of having my grass grow up to ridiculous lengths. http://www.mcgintybros.com/lawncare.htm
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lewisremingt…, Home Owner, Rochester, NY
Mon Jan 12, 2015
It depends on the service you hire. Some include things that others don't, so I would decide what you want out of a lawn care service and then look for a company that fits those requirements. Good luck with your lawn! http://www.osilawn.com/lawn-care.html
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Calvin James, Home Buyer, Orem, UT
Tue Jan 6, 2015
There is a lot that can affect this. One of the biggest factors is the type of grass in the lawn. Different grasses require different watering and mowing schedules that can greatly change the cost of maintenance. I would talk to a local sod dealer to find out what kind of grass is at the home you are looking at and then do research on what is required to take care of it. http://www.qualityturfing.com.au/turf-variety.html
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Jackson Will…, Home Buyer, Provo, UT
Thu Nov 13, 2014
It just depends on who you hire, what they offer, and what you want. Services will generally include mowing and edging. Most places will also do weeds, watering, and many other services. It's really a wide open industry, and you could easily find someone to take care of everything that you need done. I've even heard of some places that will do leaf removal in the falls.
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Myersjulie31, Home Buyer, Blakeslee, PA
Thu Oct 23, 2014
It probably differs for each service out there, but you can generally get general mowing, trimming, and possibly spraying for insects. I've heard that some companies will also do tree and bush pruning and help clean up in the fall when all of your leaves make your yard look bad. It depends on what you need, and depending on the services you choose can determine how much it will cost overall. http://www.lawncarefl.com/Lawn-Care-Services-Riverview-FL.html
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I agree, it really depends on the company. A lot of companies usually offer basic services like mowing and hedging. You might also be able to find one that lays sod so you don't have to wait for so long for the grass to grow. http://www.allwestturfing.com.au/projects-and-faqs
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Amber Johnson, , Brookhaven, Raleigh, NC
Thu Oct 23, 2014
It really just depends on the lawn service that you have. Lawn maintenance can be a really helpful thing, especially for busy people. Having a good looking yard is very important! Best of luck! http://www.lorenzosgardeningservice.com
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Mark Leach, Home Buyer, Pine Bluff, AR
Wed Oct 22, 2014
I HATE caring for my lawn to be honest. I just don't have time! I am going back to school, I have a job, and I am starting my own business. No time for picking weeds and fertilizing. I really should hire lawn care.

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Jennifer Fiv…, Agent, Red Hook, NY
Tue Oct 21, 2014
You would have to meet with the lawn maintenance company and discuss your needs and how much you can afford, with this information a plan will be worked out for you.
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Gary Birtles, , Scottsdale, AZ
Tue Oct 21, 2014
It depends on what maintenance agreement you have made with the service. They will often have various task that you can choose from. Your best bet is to ask the lawn maintenance service directly. http://www.johnsonscc.com/services1
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Gary Birtles, , Scottsdale, AZ
Tue Oct 21, 2014
It depends on what maintenance agreement you have made with the service. They will often have various task that you can choose from. Your best bet is to ask the lawn maintenance service directly. http://www.johnsonscc.com/services1
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I agree that it depends on the contact previously made with the owner. I would contact him and see what the arrangement is and go from there. That should give you the best idea of what's included in your maintenance. Good luck and I hope you find what you need! http://www.steeplechaseturf.com/Home/Fertilization
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Cory Trevor, Home Buyer, Aberdeen, OH
Mon Aug 18, 2014
I just bought a home within the jurisdiction of a HOA. Lawn maintenance is included with our membership, but this was never elaborated on. As long as they mow my lawn, I will be a happy camper.

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Frank Sockman, Agent, Palm Coast, FL
Sun Apr 22, 2012
In Grand Haven there are several different villages within the community that have Private Lawn Maintenance provided for a monthly fee for the home owner. Fees and service vary within these of our Villages.
Is there a particular community that you would like information on?
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Harry Ashley, Agent, Palm Coast, FL
Sun Apr 22, 2012
Depends, if the property is not in a HOA community, your lawn maintenence will include what you want it to include, from basic cut and trim, to treatments to keep it green, healthy and pest free.

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Sue, Home Owner, Indian Wells, CA
Sun Apr 22, 2012
It really depends. There are so many factors that need to be considered.
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Phil Rotondo, Agent, Melbourne, FL
Sun Apr 22, 2012
It's usually just cutting and edging; but the association rules and regs will spell it out.
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