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Ames Lawn Care Professionals

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C & K Clean sweep
from 68 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca P.
Verified review

Excellent lawn care, the finish product looks excellent and clean cut. Great customer service. Only negative feedback is the communication could have been a little better, but that didn't stop me from having a great experience!

Tree Specialists
from 62 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Jeri M.
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We just moved into a home built in the early 40s. The two GIANT Emerald Ash trees were in severe need of trimming. Ryan's crew was very thorough & professional; Ryan educated us on tree care. We were very happy with the wonderful "magic" they performed in returning the trees into a stately presence. The surrounding areas were cleaned up throughout the process. They even hung our toddler's swing in our back tree! We HIGHLY recommend Ryan Young and Young's Tree Service. When can definitely say, "We have a great 'Tree Guy'!"

  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Marilou R.
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They were very through all and professional. They took care of my needs immediately and put everything back in its place p,us MORE. I would recommend these two young men.

Iowa Premium Lawn Service
from 35 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Ellen R.
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Iowa Premium Lawn Service did an awesome job of cleaning up our yard. The price was very reasonable and it was done very well. Thanks!

Julius B.
from 30 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy L.
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Julius was fantastic. His work careful and professional. He is easy to work with and takes time to answer all my questions. My lawn is no longer the neighborhood eyesore!!

Norwalk Seasonal Services
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Johnne S.
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After being stood up by four large company landscapers I was led in a search to Thumbtack where I filled out my info online. The next day I received an email response from Clayton and met with him a few days later to assess my landscaping needs. He came back with a proposal a day later which I accepted and we set a date to start the three day project. That project has now been completed on time and within budget by caring, hardworking staff supervised by Clayton. I highly recommend this firm for your landscaping needs. They are responsive and show up!!! More than I can say about the large established companies.

Welander Enterprises
from 29 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Lauri O.
Verified review

Brandon was able to start the project quickly & provided an updated estimate on additional services that would provide a better outcome than my original request. The team was professional, punctual & my yard looks better than I had anticipated it could. I've retained them for ongoing lawn care.

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Charter Handyman Services
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeannine B.
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We've lived in the same house for 30 yrs and done many repairs, updates, and remodels in that time. This was the best experience we've ever had. Had a list of little projects that Kevin helped us take care of. A lot of guys won't bother with that sort of thing. The work was great and he did some creative problem solving. Enjoyed working with him and will call again for our next project.

TEAM Lawncare, LLC
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Candice W.
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Fast friendly and professional!! We are going with Adam for all our lawn-care needs!

The Hindal Way
from 17 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Theresa D.
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I am extremely pleased that I called James with Lawntamers to mow and trim my lawn. The lawn looked amazing! He did more than I expected when he removed lawn debris that I had put off disposing. I would highly recommend his services!

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Ajax lawn care
from 13 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dawn L.
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Lawn looks amazing! Very thorough job! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

Speedy's Lawn Care Services
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan J.
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Joe is a nice guy and does quality work at a reasonable price. If I ever need lawn service or just lawn advice, I go to Joe!

U.S. Lawns
from 10 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Ve R.
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US Lawn's service is exceptional. They provided us a bid that was detailed and reasonable. They were quick to answer all questions we had. US Lawn did a great job and our lawns look great!

  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Jiyuan K.
Verified review

I have used the lawn care service from Green Keepers Lawn and Landscape LLC. Ignacio is friendly and easy to talk to. He has reasonable pricing. I would highly recommend him.

Grady's Lawncare
from 7 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brad F.
Verified review

My husband and I were very impressed by the job that Famous Grady did. Our lawn mower broke and this was the first mow of the season. He worked so hard to get everything taken care of. We really appreciate the detail that was taken!

InExterior Property Care
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy K.
Verified review

Excellent job! I was surprised that the job went so smoothly because of the many facets Mark came in with a team of hard workers who pulled weeds, aerating,slice seeder grass seed, and trimmed all trees and bushes. They hauled away all the debris and cleaned up the yard. I would recommend highly recommend them

GeeBee Lawn Care
from 1 review
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Erin P.
Verified review

Collette and Kevin are very nice and easy to work with.


We offer professional residential and commercial lawn maintenance and landscaping. We are prompt, neat, and dependable, with several years of experience.


Professional lawn services... Mowing, aerating, hedging, clean ups, landscape, fertilization and weed control


Greater Lawns has over twenty years of experience providing superior residential and commercial lawn care services. We offer a number a lawn care services.


We're a small company with big ambitions. We do light construction, home repair and maintenance, lawn care and landscaping.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What's the best way to maintain your lawn?

Keeping a lawn lush and green requires consistent mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing and more. If your lawn is particularly large, it may make sense to hire a full-service lawn care provider. Whether you take a DIY approach or bring in the experts, maintaining your lawn requires a range of tasks.

Plan to mow the lawn often, allowing it stay longer than may seem convenient — longer grass is healthier grass. The general rule is to cut off no more than a third of the grass blade. This helps prevent damage to the lawn as well as keeping weeds from taking root. It’s also important to remove any weeds, then prevent new ones from growing. In spring, consider spraying a pre-emergent herbicide on your lawn to prevent crabgrass and other types of weeds from sprouting from seed. During other seasons, broadleaf weeds like dandelions can be pulled by hand or sprayed with weed killers. The best time to water your lawn is early in the morning, allowing the sun to help dry the grass. Make sure to thoroughly soak the lawn so that the water penetrates several inches into the ground.

Lawn care also requires feeding; look for a mixture of fast- and slow-release fertilizers that include nitrogen. Some lawns also benefit from aeration, which creates small holes to let air, water and nutrients penetrate the grass roots. Although most homeowners can manage these tasks on their own, a full-service lawn care company can handle them on a regular schedule, taking the guesswork out of maintaining a beautiful lawn.

How do you look after your lawn?

Having a beautiful lawn doesn’t just happen by magic. A multi-pronged approach to lawn care will result in a healthy lawn that will have your neighbors green with envy. The national average price for multi-service lawn care ranges from $40 to $50. Whether you tackle the project yourself or hire a lawn care professional, looking after your lawn requires consistent work. A baseline of lawn care is keeping your grass mowed and your irrigation system working properly. Fertilizing plants and grasses, as well as trimming and pruning foliage, may promote the health of your plants and lawn. Many lawn care pros offer different packages with varying monthly fees depending on your lawn size and the services you desire. Here are a few examples of average lawn care prices:

  • 1,000- to 2,500-square-foot lawn: $60-$90 per month
  • 5,000-square-foot lawn or larger: $110-$150 per month.
    • Includes lawn maintenance, cleanups and irrigation repairs. The company trims shrubs, pulls weeds, blows out yard waste, fertilizes and does minor irrigation repairs.
  • Up to 8,000-square-foot property: $30 per week/$120 per month.
  • 8,001- to 15,000-square-foot property: $35 per week/$140 per month.
  • 15,001- to 20,000-square-foot property: $40 per week/$160 per month.
    • Includes mowing all turf grass areas; trimming grass away from fences, structures, trees, and lawn edges; and clearing or blowing all grass trimmings from driveways, sidewalks, curbs, etc.

How much is lawn care service?

Ensuring a lush, green lawn is so much more than simply mowing and watering the grass; it’s also pulling existing weeds and preventing future ones, fertilizing with the right nutrients, and coaxing new grass to grow in patchy spots. For many homeowners, a full-service lawn care company is the best way to maintain a beautiful lawn. The cost for professional lawn care depends on the size of the lawn and the services the homeowner chooses, as well as the location. For the typical suburban residence, the national average cost of full-service lawn care maintenance is $40-$50 per hour. Depending on the size of your lawn, that can cost you just $100 per month or more than $1,000 per month, but the average is about $350 per month. Most monthly services include a weekly cut, especially in the spring, as well as edging, weeding, and blowing the driveway, sidewalks and porches.

What should I do to my lawn in the spring?

Spring is the perfect time to start thinking about lawn care. The ground is recovering from a long, cold winter, plants are starting to grow, and the earth is ready to receive new seeds. When the weather starts to warm, the first step in your lawn care strategy is deciding what you would like to achieve and what you need to do to make it happen. Your next step is to start cleaning up. Rake your lawn free of decomposing leaves, trim back shrubs and branches, and clear out all the weeds. Once your lawn is cleared of debris, tend to your irrigation system. Test your system and decide whether any repairs are necessary. Now it’s time to nourish the lawn. If you opt to aerate your lawn in spring, the national average cost is $70-$100. Consult with your lawn care pro, as some regions benefit from only aerating in fall. If you have bare spots, you can overseed the lawn to encourage new growth. Next you’ll want to fertilize the lawn to ensure it grows in rich and lush. Professional fertilization services may range from under $50 to over $200, depending on your lawn size. If you have a bad weed problem, you (or your lawn care pro) can apply pre-emergent herbicide to prevent a weed outbreak. Make sure the irrigation system is routinely watering your lawn, and then enjoy watching the grass grow.

How much does it cost to have your lawn mowed?

Regular lawn maintenance can do wonders for your home’s curb appeal. Professional lawn care prices will vary based on the regional cost to do business and regional cost of labor, the size of your lawn, and any additional services you may desire such as edging or mulching. The national average for lawn mowing costs is $30-$50. Pros may charge an hourly rate, a flat rate or by the square foot (an acre contains 43,560 square feet). Square footage rates factor in the professional’s time, the use of their equipment, and the gas to operate the mower. Distance may also affect cost: If you live outside the company’s standard service range, you may pay an additional travel fee. Here are some examples of average prices for mowing and lawn maintenance:

  • Up to 8,000-square-foot property: $30 per week/$120 per month.
    • Bimonthly: $40 per service/$80 per month.
    • One time only: $45 per service.
      • Prices include mowing all turf grass areas; trimming grass away from fences, structures, trees, and lawn edges; and clearing or blowing all grass trimmings from driveways, sidewalks, curbs, etc.
  • Hourly rate: $25 per hour (including travel, equipment costs and labor).
  • Lot size:
    • Smaller lots in subdivisions: $35.
    • Half-acre lot: $50.
    • One-acre lot: $100.

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Need Landscaping Service

Ankeny, IA

  • Landscaping type
    Greenery (grass, trees, shrubs)
  • Area(s) to be landscaped
    Front yard
  • Details
    There are few areas in my front yard with dead grass or no grass I need that help with that ASAP .. after we will talk about year around services but right now this is my major concern and please if you can give me free stimate to let me know about possibilities and cost,Thank you
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