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Lawn Love connects you with a Santa Barbara lawn care provider based on the services you need and your location. We provide the benefit of having hundreds of lawn pros on our platform to choose from, each with different skills and experience, and all local to Santa Barbara. This helps you, the customer, to be matched with the right person for the yard work you need completed based on expertise and availability. Gone are the days of relying with uncertainty on a friend or neighbor to help with your lawn.

Depending on the availability of the lawn pros in Santa Barbara, we can generally get your job scheduled in as quickly as 2 days. You’ll be notified as soon as a provider picks up your job and it will be added to their schedule, without you needing to do anything else!

The best thing is you don’t need to change your plans to accommodate for your lawn pro’s services. Everything from booking to payment is handled online, so you don’t need to be home when the service is completed. If you have a gate code or special instructions, include that information during or after the quote process and the message will be relayed to the pro.

Occasionally you may experience rescheduled jobs. If your job needs to be rescheduled, it will be opened back up for pros who have the first availability to accept it. You’ll be notified with the new date and time once it’s confirmed.

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Lawn care service in Santa Barbara

Looking for lawn care services in Santa Barbara, California? Lawn Love is your answer. Lawn Love is #1 in lawn care services for a reason. It's never been easier to get a free, fast, affordable online quote for lawn care services. We're bringing lawn care into the 21st century. Get an instant quote for lawn care services near you such as lawn aeration, lawn mowing, leaf removal, gutter cleaning, gardening, yard care, weed control and more. We're the number one rated lawn care provider in Santa Barbara, find out why today. Your lawn will thank you!

To take advantage of our free, fast and easy two-minute quote, call us today and find out how Lawn Love can help you turn your slice of Santa Barbara into a lush lawn oasis!

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Lawn care facts in Santa Barbara

How often should I mow my lawn?

Here are the most common lawn mowing frequencies in Santa Barbara:

How are lawn care prices in Santa Barbara?

Prices vary depending on the size of the lawn and frequency of your service. Here are some average lawn care prices for homes in Santa Barbara:

While the frequency at which you should mow your lawn will vary from property to property, it's always recommended to maintain your grass at a regular interval. Too long between cuttings can cause shock to the plant and result in an unhealthy lawn or bald spots. At Lawn Love, we always recommend weekly or bi-weekly mowing services to maintain a lush healthy lawn your neighbors will envy!

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What's included in each service?

Proper mowing doesn't only give your lawn an attractive appearance, it also increases the density of your grass

Removing snow from your driveway and parking area, whether you have light snow that drifted up several feet high, or wet, heavy snow.

Selective herbicide spot-treatments to stop even the most aggressive weeds.

Puncturing the soil with small holes in order to let air, water and nutrients to absorb in the grass roots.

Spot treat bare areas with topsoil, which will improve the quality of the soil and allow the grass to grow.

Spreading fertilizer provides your lawn with the nutrients it is deprived of in order to better the overall health of the grass.

Cleaning out leaves and debris that may be clogging your gutters, and flushing the entire gutter system.

Specialty Services

In addition to regular lawn maintenance, some circumstances may lead to a need for additional services, such as:

Removing outdoor debris is important for keeping your backyard healthy, growing, and thriving year round.

Bush and shrub trimming, flower planting, weeding, green waste disposal, edging and more!

Lawn care scheduling made easy

With Lawn Love, we make staying on top of your lawn care services easy. Simply sign up for recurring lawn care services, saving you money and time. Your services will be completed either: one time, monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly, depending on your needs. Some services may need to be completed more often than others, so you have complete control over the frequency of each individual service. You can add or remove scheduled services at any time, or you can skip a service as needed.

From there, we will pair you up with a certified lawn professional in your area who’ll complete the scheduled service. Everything is handled within the app including payment, quote adjustments, and rescheduling, so you don’t even need to worry about being home!

Rest easy knowing that the scheduling is done for you and that you have full flexibility to make changes at any time! Get a custom quote for your property and service mix in minutes.

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Should I water my lawn today?

There won't be any rain in Santa Barbara today, which means you'll probably have to water your lawn. Dusk and dawn are the best times to water your lawn (the sun will rise at 6:34 AM and set at 5:49 PM today in Santa Barbara).

Santa Barbara lawn care services

Like other plants, your lawn requires proper care. It cannot fit in your house, but it requires attention similar to that you provide to your houseplants. But if you are among the people who leave their houseplants and windows to gather dust throughout the year, the lawn will show similar neglect. Do not panic. Santa Barabara gardening professionals will help you keep the grass stunningly beautiful throughout the year.

A vibrant lawn will make a superb complement for your flower beds and create a striking green centre of attention during the hot summer months. There are many types of grass to plant in Santa Barbara, CA, but all of them will demand regular watering and mowing. They will also need feeding and top dressing during autumn and spring. Santa Barbara yard service professionals are always ready to help you with the tasks.

Common Santa Barbara grass types

Bermuda grass is among the most prevalent types of grass in the United States. The warm-season grass requires a lot of sunlight to flourish, but it is also sturdy and resilient. It is drought, heat, salt, and traffic tolerant, something that makes its maintenance easy. Even though it will not handle cold temperatures well, and requires little water, it will need soil amendments and fertilizer to stay beautiful.

Tall fescue is not only heat-tolerant, but it is also disease, shade, and drought tolerant. You can plant it in your Santa Barbara yard, regardless of the amount of shade in the place, but because its self-repair ability is limited, you will have to reseed once it thins. The grass will germinate and establish very fast to form a nice-looking lawn within a few weeks. This grass requires less fertilizer than other types.

St. Augustine is an excellent choice for warm areas. It blooms during the cold months, and its drought tolerance makes it suitable for Santa Barbara. The grass grows very fast and does well in moderately shady areas. You should be ready to mow it more often and apply fertilizer because it grows rapidly. Contact Santa Barbara yard clean up service providers for quick clean up after each mowing.

Plants for your Santa Barbara yard

Matilija poppy is a large shrub that grows to around eight feet high and spreads to form a shady area. It produces large flowers that resemble paper-mache, their diameter can grow to five inches inches with a big yellow center. This plant requires full sun and properly drained soil. Keep in mind that its transplantation is a challenge due to its highly sensitive roots, but after establishment, it will grow rapidly.

Beardtongue is a wildflower or cottage garden plant that produces showy flowers that attract hummingbirds and honeybees. Beardtongue has been an excellent choice for individuals who need low-maintenance shrubs on their yards.

Rockrose is a bloomer of white and pink flowers, and it will thrive if neglected. It will do great in almost any type of soil, and it requires a small amount of water. You can plant it to provide shade or to prevent soil erosion in your yard. It will spread around 3-5 feet wide.

Yarrow is a herbaceous perennial plant that comes in many colours such as pink, red, yellow, salmon and white. Due to its colourful flowers, it will attract many beneficial insects to your yard and deter the pests. It grows to around 2 feet tall and blooms between midsummer and fall.

Santa Barbara lawn care tips

For your lawn to stay healthy, you have to mow it to the right height. Maintain the grass blades at a height between three and four inches so that the root system and lower part of the blades can get enough sunlight. Never mow more than a third of the grass blades at once to prevent wilting and plant shocking.

The water requirements of your lawn will vary throughout the year. In the cold months, the grass will grow slowly and will need less water. Overwatering in such times will facilitate the growth of fungi and trigger weed growth. During the hot summer months, your lawn will need more water because it will be growing rapidly, water the lawn at least three to five times per week. Denying the lawn enough water will result in burned areas, wilting and dead patches.

Before you start fertilizing your lawn, hire Santa Barbara gardening professionals. Professionals will help you choose the right fertilizer and decide on the application frequency depending on the soil richness. After each mowing, leave the clippings on the lawn to help build soil nutrients. Granular or liquid lawn fertilizer will facilitate growth.

Weeds can appear anywhere on your lawn because they are brought by pets, birds and other animals that roam on the grass. They can grow as flowers or seed heads, and you will find many of them in your lawn. The best thing to do is pull out the entire plant each time, including the roots, to get rid of it. Santa Barbara weed control experts have the tools, machines and herbicides you need to control all types of weeds.

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Grass requires around seventeen elements to flourish. And apart from hydrogen, carbon and oxygen, the availability of other elements is limited in the soil. Santa Barbara Gardening professionals will conduct a soil test to help identify the level of each nutrient and design a fertility program. Experts will help you provide the grass and other plants with a steady supply of nutrients for optimal growth.

Application of pesticides and herbicides helps maintain a quality lawn. Santa Barbara weed control experts will help you choose the chemicals you need to control diseases, pests and encroach weeds. The experts are licensed and conscious of the chemicals they use.

In addition to pesticide and herbicide application, Santa Barbara weed control professionals will help you with the topdressing part. Topdressing comes with many benefits, including decreased thatch layer, enhanced drainage, increased water retention capacity, and increased soil microbes and nutrients. Contact Santa Barbara yard service experts for help during the selection of the topdressing material.

Deep tine aeration relieves soil compaction around the root zone. Some of the things that lead to soil compaction include use of lawnmowers, foot traffic, and usage of heavy equipment more often. Compacted soil will not retain air and water, and your grass will not get the essential nutrients. Santa Barbara yard service providers have the tools needed to do deep tine aeration and keep the soil drained.

For your grass to stay healthy, you will need to hire Santa Barbara leaf removal professionals from time to time. Mobile vacuuming is among the services to expect from Santa Barbara leaf removal companies. The method involves running powerful machines to remove all leaves, including the smallest, from your yard. Excess leaves on your yard can reduce water evaporation and block sunlight from reaching the root area leading to the development of diseases, mold and fungus. Contact Santa Barbara yard clean up experts for help.

After you have created an ideal outdoor space and selected the right grass and plants for the area, you should work to keep it beautiful. Hire experts to remove the weeds, moss and thatch so that the grass can grow rapidly. They will also help you with the mowing, soil aeration and irrigation. Never forget about the health of your lawn just because you are busy.

Commonly asked questions

Are there any water restrictions in Santa Barbara?

On April 9, 2019, City Council rescinded the Stage Three Drought Emergency and adopted a Stage One Water Supply Condition. With this action, prior drought water use regulations in effect under the Stage Three emergency are lifted; however, the City will continue to enforce its longstanding regulation prohibiting irrigation runoff and failure to repair leaks. Continuing conservation by the community to reduce water use is encouraged.

Where can I dispose of green waste?

Single-family homes can receive up to two 95 gallon green waste carts (the large ones with wheels), or the equivalent service, at no additional charge.

Sec. 17-45. - Unscheduled solid waste handling services.

Unscheduled solid waste handling services shall be provided as follows:

(a)Unscheduled solid waste handling services may not be used for the collection of putrescible solid waste; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall preclude a collector authorized pursuant to article III of this chapter from providing unscheduled service for the collection of green waste or wood waste where that service is provided in strict compliance with title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, section 17331, pertaining to state minimum standards governing the frequency of removal of putrescible solid waste from residential or commercial premises, as such regulation may be amended time to time. It is the responsibility of the collector to insure that the requirements of this subsection are adhered to by a responsible party.

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