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Looking for lawn help......

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by dcheels, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. dcheels

    dcheels Member

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    I currently have Scott's lawn service with our lawn - 7 treatments over the year, and the cost is : $413. I'm not happy with the results to be honest, for the money.... does anybody have a recommendation for a person, or small business that does lawn care that is reasonable, and really good? All I am looking for is to make the grass as green as possible, and get rid of some of the weeds... I seem to have some spots in the lawn of variable colored green grass, and I'm looking for the plush dark green grass in uniformity..... thanks!
  2. Jerry

    Jerry New Member

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    www.ultraturfinc.com

    I've been using them for a couple of years now. I also get seven treatments per year and pay $55 for each ($385 total). I don't have an irrigation system and my lawn still looks like a hunter green carpet after looking like crap for a few years while I treated it myself with Scotts.
  3. dcheels

    dcheels Member

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    Jerry - how much do you have to water your lawn, if at all, with the treatments?
  4. Jerry

    Jerry New Member

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    I only water when it rains :)

    The summary of service and instructions for mowing/watering that UltraTurf leaves on my door will tell me if/when I should water and how/when to mow.

    I'm pretty bad about watering in the treatments, but I usually follow the instructions for mowing (mowing height and if I should bag my clippings).
  5. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    We just researched that for ourselves and got estimates from ProLawn, Scotts, Lawn Design, and Rock Water Farm. ProLawn did the most thorough analysis of the lawn and provided us with a hard copy of the analysis. Lawn Design is also a local company and seemed thorough. Scotts we kind of ruled out because they didn't offer much other than just fertilization for us - The others seemed more like a full service operation and put forth some effort in the estimate. Ultimately we went with Rock Water Farm for a balance of service and price. So far the only thing Rock Water Farm has done for us is to mow and edge but next week they will come do a yard cleanup and then begin the fertilization and weed control processes.

    www.lawndesignva.com
    www.prolawn.com
    www.rockwaterfarm.com
  6. twohokies

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    We use Natural Lawn and have been very happy. We pay $55 per service and I think there are 7 per year also. Our landscaper was impressed by the quality of the grass when he came by this spring for clean-up/mulching work.

    http://www.naturalawn.com/
  7. kvandyke1@aol.com

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    Try NuLeaf...they're organic. They provide fertilizer, tick and weed control applications. So far I'm impressed!
  8. dcheels

    dcheels Member

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    Thank you guys for the responses - super helpful!!
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    TwoHokies, how big is your lawn? I have 1/2 acre and if it's still $55, I would definitely consider this.

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