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It's a little-known fact that Tempe is named after the Vale of Tempe, a Greek gorge in Thessaly. This fact may conjure thoughts of natural beauty, and with tree-lined sidewalks and a number of spaces for outdoor activities, such as Tempe Town Lake and the Papago and South Mountain Parks, Tempe carries the aesthetic of its namesake. Not everything that happens outdoors is fun, though. Every time you look outside, you're reminded of how much your lawn needs to be mowed, and how much you'd rather spend your free time avoiding such backbreaking labour.

Now you can rest easy, because Lawn Love is here to save your lawn (and your aching back). When you book an appointment with Lawn Love, you are putting your lawn care duties in the hands of independent lawn care experts who are well-versed in both traditional and cutting-edge lawn care techniques.

Spend your time outdoors your way by delegating your lawn care needs to Lawn Love. Give us a call at 480-999-4877, or try out our two-minute quote, and let Lawn Love give you a postcard-perfect lawn, hassle-free.

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What other people have to say

Did an amazing job. Thank you

James H. - 11/20/2019

Gilbert, AZ

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Juan did what I would expect out a lawn service. I hope Juan remains my lawn pro. It’s a good feeling when you come home and everything is as expected.

Edward R. - 11/16/2019

Avondale, AZ

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Samual did a fantastic job. My lawn looked really nice. He is very knowledgeable and professional.

AL P. - 11/15/2019

Tempe, AZ

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Our yard has never looked better. Thank you!

Jodie O. - 11/13/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Very knowledgeable and asked how I wanted it cut

Steve T. - 11/12/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Finally someone who actually did what I asked.

Brian P. - 11/12/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Would recommend to anyone

Daniel R. - 11/2/2019

Goodyear, AZ

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Shauntey F. - 11/15/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Sue B. - 11/17/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Sarah S. - 11/15/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Nicole M. - 11/14/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Vanessa P. - 11/14/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Wayne N. - 11/14/2019

Scottsdale, AZ

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Brady W. - 11/13/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Alan H. - 11/16/2019

Scottsdale, AZ

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Virginia W. - 11/12/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Ken F. - 11/12/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Rebecca T. - 11/17/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Gennaro C. - 11/16/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Raul M. - 11/11/2019

Peoria, AZ

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Rebecca T. - 11/9/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Richard E. - 11/9/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Kim M. - 11/9/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Philip B. - 11/8/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Dylan T. - 11/8/2019

Tempe, AZ

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Jodie O. - 11/6/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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George S. - 11/6/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Kevin B. - 11/6/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Shad S. - 11/5/2019

Peoria, AZ

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George W. - 11/3/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Brady W. - 11/3/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Stephanie P. - 11/16/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Gennaro C. - 11/2/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Norman R. - 11/2/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Patrick K. - 11/2/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Juan texted me prior to arrival and did exactly what was needed. I arrive home later and was very satisfied on how the lawn was done.

Edward R. - 11/2/2019

Avondale, AZ

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Nanette G. - 11/1/2019

Fountain Hills, AZ

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Carly C. - 11/1/2019

Chandler, AZ

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Brian P. - 11/1/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Katherine A. L. - 11/1/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Kate H. - 10/31/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Rebecca T. - 10/31/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Jodie O. - 10/31/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Jay T. - 10/31/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Wayne N. - 10/31/2019

Scottsdale, AZ

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Thank you for bagging clippings in the backyard!

Nasreen W. - 10/30/2019

Gilbert, AZ

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Stacy S. - 10/30/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Aviance W. - 10/30/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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John W. - 10/30/2019

Avondale, AZ

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Bill H. - 10/30/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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He did a thorough job and we are extremely happy with the results

Dani D. - 10/29/2019

Goodyear, AZ

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Blake N. - 10/29/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Bill H. - 10/27/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Elana A. - 10/26/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Gina I. - 10/26/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Benieve W. - 10/25/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Philip G. - 10/25/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Lindsey S. - 10/24/2019

Gilbert, AZ

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Julie B. - 10/24/2019

Chandler, AZ

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George S. - 10/23/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Michelle S. - 10/23/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Marge D. - 10/22/2019

Tempe, AZ

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Michael B. - 10/22/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Jonathan B. - 10/22/2019

Tempe, AZ

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Kristyn G. - 10/22/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Did a great job.

Christie C. - 10/20/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Juan Q. - 10/20/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Larry S. - 10/19/2019

Gilbert, AZ

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Susan S. - 10/19/2019

Tempe, AZ

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Andy S. - 10/19/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Frank S. - 10/18/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Juanita W. - 10/18/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Jay T. - 10/17/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Kate H. - 10/17/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Ebonye D. - 10/17/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Ebonye D. - 10/17/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Richard E. - 10/17/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Clarissa R. - 10/17/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Leslie B. - 10/16/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Billy C. - 10/16/2019

Tempe, AZ

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Jack G. - 10/16/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Rhonda H. - 10/16/2019

Surprise, AZ

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Vanessa P. - 10/16/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Jeff P. - 10/15/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Tammy J. - 10/15/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Leslie S. - 10/15/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Cory P. - 10/14/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Joe always does a great job. Thanks.

Lonnie C. - 10/13/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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He did a fabulous job and really was thorough. Yard looks amazing!!

Angela W. - 10/10/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Philip G. - 10/10/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Richard E. - 10/10/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Stephanie W. - 10/9/2019

Chandler, AZ

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Blake N. - 10/9/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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He did a great job clearing the leaves and trim.ing the bushes

David R. - 10/9/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Sonja J. - 10/8/2019

Avondale, AZ

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Norman R. - 10/8/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Colleen P. - 10/6/2019

Mesa, AZ

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I met Joe and Tim who both came on Saturday and did an outstanding job. I don't know about David. I didn't see him.

Elana A. - 10/5/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Rebecca T. - 10/4/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Patrick K. - 10/4/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Benieve W. - 10/3/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Gennaro C. - 10/3/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Kate H. - 10/3/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Neil A. - 10/3/2019

Gilbert, AZ

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Sheryl M. - 10/3/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Brian P. - 10/3/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Kevin B. - 10/3/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Regina C. - 10/3/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Rodney T. - 10/2/2019

Avondale, AZ

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Susan S. - 10/2/2019

Tempe, AZ

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Nanette G. - 10/1/2019

Fountain Hills, AZ

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Brady W. - 10/1/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Looks great, cleaned up debri & trimmed edges of grass. Amazed what a great job.

Gina I. - 9/29/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Devin D. - 9/29/2019

Scottsdale, AZ

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Anita M. - 9/28/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Rebecca T. - 9/27/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Lonnie C. - 9/27/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Kevin D. - 9/27/2019

Scottsdale, AZ

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Philip G. - 9/27/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Nicole S. - 9/27/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Julie B. - 9/26/2019

Chandler, AZ

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Ashley H. - 9/26/2019

Gilbert, AZ

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Barbara S. - 9/25/2019

Scottsdale, AZ

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Bethany R. - 9/24/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Rhonda H. - 9/24/2019

Surprise, AZ

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Jay T. - 9/24/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Brady W. - 9/22/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Joesph was great showed up early ready to work. He was in and out very friendly and professional. I will definitely refer him to friends and family

Ronmaika D. - 9/21/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Michelle S. - 9/21/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Juanita W. - 9/20/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Not happy with customer service representative. However your service personnel are GREAT

Lynne H. - 9/20/2019

Chandler, AZ

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Norman R. - 9/20/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Susan S. - 9/19/2019

Tempe, AZ

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Kevin B. - 9/19/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Kate H. - 9/19/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Jessica M. - 9/19/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Yard looks great

Rodney T. - 9/19/2019

Avondale, AZ

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Jeff R. - 9/18/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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He let me know when he was on his way which I appreciated. I also am happy with the fact that I can count on the work getting done even when I'm not home.

Dayra P. - 9/18/2019

Laveen Village, AZ

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Shauntey F. - 9/18/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Sam H. - 9/17/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Juan was awesome, we will keep the service as long as he will continue to be our service pro. Great guy and great work.

Tanni B. - 9/15/2019

Avondale, AZ

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Anna C. - 9/14/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Took extra time to really cut the lawn...so appreciated.

Joseph M. - 9/14/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Benieve W. - 9/14/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Philip B. - 9/14/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Norman R. - 9/14/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Barbara S. - 9/13/2019

Scottsdale, AZ

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Awesome guy. Did a great job with attention to detail.

Jake B. - 9/13/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Tim does a great job. Thank you, Tim.

Cory P. - 9/13/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Philip G. - 9/12/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Julie B. - 9/12/2019

Chandler, AZ

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Jasmin B. - 9/12/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Upon arrival the lawn pro called me to tell me he was at the house and the condition of the grass. After the crew left the grass and bushes look neat and tidy. I will use this service again.

Kathleen L. - 9/12/2019

Gilbert, AZ

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Lonnie C. - 9/10/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Wayne B. - 9/10/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Even got rid of grass growing in my rocks. Great job

Gina I. - 9/10/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Very professional, communication was great. He can continue with the bi-weekly work. He took care of my yard better than I do. Amazing work.

Megan T. - 9/9/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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AL P. - 9/9/2019

Tempe, AZ

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Stacey M. - 9/8/2019

Sun City West, AZ

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Gennaro C. - 9/8/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Sue B. - 9/8/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Patrick K. - 9/7/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Larry S. - 9/7/2019

Gilbert, AZ

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Carly C. - 9/7/2019

Chandler, AZ

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Krystal N. - 9/7/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Benieve W. - 9/7/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Mary M. - 9/6/2019

Gilbert, AZ

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Kathryn S. - 9/6/2019

Scottsdale, AZ

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Wayne N. - 9/5/2019

Scottsdale, AZ

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Very quick and thorough great job

Sanford J. - 9/4/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Brady W. - 9/4/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Bill H. - 9/4/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Susan S. - 9/4/2019

Tempe, AZ

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Nanette G. - 9/3/2019

Fountain Hills, AZ

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Van P. - 9/3/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Chad N. - 9/3/2019

Chandler, AZ

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Sarah T. - 9/2/2019

Waddell, AZ

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Katherine A. L. - 9/1/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Nandan M. - 9/1/2019

Chandler, AZ

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Dani M. - 8/30/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Bryan K. - 8/30/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Took his time and made sure everything looked amazing before he left!

Nicole S. - 8/30/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Tim did a great job. Your company is pretty slow in finding mowers and keeping to a schedule. If you would book Tim for Sept 12th I would appreciate it.

Cory P. - 8/30/2019

Mesa, AZ

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JD H. - 8/30/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Kevin B. - 8/29/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Philip G. - 8/29/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Regina C. - 8/29/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Barbara S. - 8/28/2019

Scottsdale, AZ

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Bethany R. - 8/28/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Daniel B. - 8/28/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Kristyn G. - 8/27/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Theresa B. - 8/26/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Brady W. - 8/25/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Kristen M. - 8/25/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Marcia M. - 8/24/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Susan S. - 8/24/2019

Tempe, AZ

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Michele D. - 8/24/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Norman R. - 8/24/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Leslie S. - 8/23/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Kate H. - 8/23/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Jennifer N. - 8/22/2019

Chandler, AZ

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Wayne N. - 8/22/2019

Scottsdale, AZ

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Jeremy S. - 8/21/2019

Surprise, AZ

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Rhonda H. - 8/21/2019

Surprise, AZ

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Mary M. - 8/21/2019

Gilbert, AZ

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Marnie B. - 8/21/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Jack G. - 8/21/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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I am not living at the property so I rely on the Tenants who seem to be happy with the service.

Casey M. - 8/20/2019

Litchfield Park, AZ

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Stephen P. - 8/20/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Jim H. - 8/19/2019

Tempe, AZ

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Kevin B. - 8/18/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Jeff P. - 8/18/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Nicholas N. - 8/18/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Crystal P. - 8/17/2019

Scottsdale, AZ

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Sheryl M. - 8/17/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Jim C. - 8/15/2019

Chandler, AZ

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Julie B. - 8/15/2019

Chandler, AZ

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Philip G. - 8/15/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Kristin T. - 8/14/2019

El Mirage, AZ

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Nasreen W. - 8/14/2019

Gilbert, AZ

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Xiang W. - 8/13/2019

Avondale, AZ

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Brady W. - 8/12/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Carl R. - 8/12/2019

Scottsdale, AZ

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Michelle S. - 8/11/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Julie B. - 8/11/2019

Chandler, AZ

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Virginia W. - 8/11/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Hakim was a pleasure.

Richard M. - 8/10/2019

Gilbert, AZ

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Norman R. - 8/10/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Patrick K. - 8/10/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Joseph M. - 8/10/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Mary M. - 8/9/2019

Gilbert, AZ

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Benieve W. - 8/9/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Brenda M. - 8/8/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Susan S. - 8/8/2019

Tempe, AZ

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Bill H. - 8/8/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Wayne N. - 8/8/2019

Scottsdale, AZ

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Sam H. - 8/8/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Nadia S. - 8/8/2019

Chandler, AZ

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Brittany N. - 8/7/2019

Waddell, AZ

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Kate H. - 8/7/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Philip G. - 8/6/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Rhonda H. - 8/6/2019

Surprise, AZ

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Elana A. - 8/4/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Krystal N. - 8/3/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Krysta R. - 8/3/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Jim H. - 8/3/2019

Tempe, AZ

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Bryan K. - 8/3/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Shery U. - 8/1/2019

Litchfield Park, AZ

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Sue B. - 8/1/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Kurt R. - 8/1/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Chad N. - 8/1/2019

Chandler, AZ

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Kevin B. - 7/30/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Susan S. - 7/30/2019

Goodyear, AZ

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Nasreen W. - 7/28/2019

Gilbert, AZ

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Susan A. - 7/28/2019

Chandler, AZ

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Carly C. - 7/27/2019

Chandler, AZ

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Brady W. - 7/25/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Norman R. - 7/25/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Did waaay more than the last lan pro did! Would love to have him every month!

Lari K. - 7/24/2019

Chandler, AZ

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Stephen P. - 7/24/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Rich S. - 7/23/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Rhonda H. - 7/23/2019

Surprise, AZ

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Rhonda H. - 7/23/2019

Surprise, AZ

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Susan A. - 7/22/2019

Chandler, AZ

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Shery U. - 7/21/2019

Litchfield Park, AZ

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Sue B. - 7/20/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Bryan K. - 7/18/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Kate H. - 7/18/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Norman R. - 7/16/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Wayne N. - 7/16/2019

Scottsdale, AZ

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Joe always does a great job. I really appreciate his work. He fills a very greatly needed service. Thanks.

Lonnie C. - 7/16/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Young man was very professional and friendly. Did an excellent job. Will use in the future.

Sherry L. - 7/16/2019

Peoria, AZ

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Wayne B. - 7/16/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Susan S. - 7/14/2019

Tempe, AZ

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Michelle S. - 7/14/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Cory P. - 7/14/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Krystal N. - 7/14/2019

Glendale, AZ

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George W. - 7/13/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Patrick K. - 7/13/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Marcia M. - 7/13/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Angela B. - 7/13/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Sue B. - 7/13/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Virginia W. - 7/12/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Kelly B. - 7/12/2019

Mesa, AZ

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Kevin B. - 7/12/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Trisha G. - 7/12/2019

Chandler, AZ

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Mary M. - 7/10/2019

Gilbert, AZ

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Thx you!!

Marge D. - 7/9/2019

Tempe, AZ

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Carol T. - 7/9/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Blake N. - 7/9/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Rich S. - 7/9/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Virginia T. - 7/9/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Jeffrey T. - 7/9/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Meredith W. - 7/8/2019

Glendale, AZ

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Did a perfect job. Even cleared away some debris left in my yard from another job.

Bethany R. - 7/7/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Bryan K. - 7/6/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Sarah S. - 7/6/2019

Goodyear, AZ

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Katherine A. L. - 7/6/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Philip G. - 7/5/2019

Phoenix, AZ

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Rated 4.81 / 5 stars in 2,352 Tempe customer reviews.

Tempe lawn care service tips

Should I water my lawn today?

We don't currently have any weather data on hand for your neighborhood. If your grass is looking droopy and starting to yellow, it's time to turn on the sprinklers and make it rain.

How often should I mow my lawn?

Here are the most common lawn mowing frequencies in Tempe:

Weekly mowing6%
Bi-weekly mowing66%
Monthly mowing10%
Lawns that get fertilized15%
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Lawn care prices in Tempe

Prices vary depending on the size of the lawn and frequency of your service.

Here are some average lawn care prices for homes in Tempe.

Average mowing price$52
Average lawn size4,359 sq. ft.
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Tempe lawn care

Who would have expected that Tempe would take a hilarious and fascinating part in World War II? After all, the city is in the area of Phoenix, Arizona. When people think of the Second World War, they do not generally think of the sunny, desert land of Arizona.


The city was established in 1865. Irrigation to the area meant that the agricultural industry could thrive. It was named Tempe in 1879 when two local communities joined to form the town that exists today. The Maricopa and Phoenix Railroad came to Tempe in 1887, bringing greater population. Tempe began to grow bigger and bigger.


It was during World War II that the city had the unusual distinction of earning the almost sole place in Arizona history for the war. Papago Park is a municipal park of Tempe and Phoenix, and it was here that there was a prison camp with a capacity for 3000 Axis troops (Germans and Italians).

Most people in Tempe may not be aware of this fantastic part of their history. The prisoners were from the German Navy, and it was no accident that they were sent there. For men who were used to water and the sea, what could be more demoralizing than to put them in a desert?


It was not demoralizing enough. The largest Axis escape from an American prisoner of war camp took place here. It was small compared to the famous escapes of Allied prisoners out of enemy lands, but the fact that 25 Germans managed to escape the camp is still a testimony to their resourcefulness.


The prisoners were well-treated, but they were determined to get to Germany by way of Mexico. They got out of the camp by creating a tunnel that was 178 feet long. They had forged papers and a planned route to Mexico. The escape was made two days before Christmas in the year 1944; just one year before Victory in Europe. The prisoners planned a huge, noisy celebration to cover the escape. It worked, and the 25 men got out in the middle of winter. Because of the location, they did not need to worry about frostbite!


However, thanks in part to the citizens of Tempe and the surrounding area, the prisoners didn't get very far. Besides FBI involvement and the soldiers who searched for the men, Native American scouts played their parts. All of the men were captured within a month, but the escapades of some created more hilarity than concern.


A few of the men stayed in the area, and even visited some of the nearby towns before they were caught! One man got back into prison and escaped multiple times again without the faculty ever realizing he had returned. He did this to get food to his friends. Finally, he was caught, and all 25 men nervously awaited punishment. After all, the Germans were known for atrocities committed against prisoners, and they feared retaliation. Their only punishment was to be on bread and water for about the same amount of time that they had been out of the camp.


Now, this municipal park of Tempe is an area of natural beauty and attraction. It includes Hunt's Tomb, which is in the National Register of Historic Places. Hunt's Tomb is the white pyramid that serves as the resting place of the first governor of Arizona. It has hiking trails and pretty red soil. The remarkable red rock formations are set off by stunning sunsets in the evening.


Papago Park was one of the major areas set aside to enjoy nature around Tempe. It has been there for a long time, and it remains a testimony to the love of the natural world that characterizes even this desert area. It isn't all cactus! There are some truly lovely desert trees in the landscape. The people themselves have been committed to sustainability and improving the appearance of the landscape.


One way people in Tempe do this is by planting lawns and planning landscapes. Grass can help improve air quality by removing carbon dioxide and various toxins from the air. However, lawns can take a lot of time and work to upkeep.


That is why you may want to outsource your work to the professionals. Lawn Love is a landscaping company that can help meet your every need on your schedule. Don't slave away in the heat of Tempe, but schedule Lawn Love's professional landscaping services today for your perfect landscape.

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