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Lawn care service in Washington DC

Looking for lawn care services in Washington DC? Let Lawn Love make your yard in our nation's capital look pristine. Lawn Love is bringing lawn care into the 21st century, making it easier than ever to book lawn care services. 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. See why we're rated the #1 lawn care service company in Washington D.C. Let us take care of your yard today and your lawn will surely thank you.

Our nation's capital may be famous for its historic and awe-inspiring monuments, its fragrant and lush cherry blossoms, and for a certain white house, but as a DC homeowner, you know that there is so much more to your city than meets the eye. With its large number of cultural activities, parks, and restaurants, there is always something new to discover in this vibrant, busy city.

So with so much to explore and discover, why are you spending another Saturday afternoon pushing a lawnmower or straining your back over a rake?

Lawn Love is here to take your lawn care chores off of your to-do list so that you can spend your free time doing what matters most to you and your family instead. Our team of Washington, D.C.-based lawn care experts has mastered the science of lawn care. Whether it's mowing your lawn to just the right height for optimal health, or mixing up a customized blend of fertilizer to keep your lawn green, lush and healthy, we apply our knowledge and experience to get you the kind of lawn that will be the envy of your neighbors.

Our professionalism doesn't just extend to our lawn care - we're also professionals when it comes to customer service. We know that the last thing you want to do is spend hours on the phone trying to track down a lawn care service appointment or get a quote. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff at 202-798-5885 are here to get you the information you need and the quote that you want, quickly and with a smile. Or, seeing as you're already online reading this, check out our two-minute quote service, to see how Lawn Love can handle all of your lawn care needs, giving you the beautiful green lawn AND the free time that you deserve.

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Lawn care facts in Washington DC

How often should I mow my lawn?

Here are the most common lawn mowing frequencies in Washington DC:

How are lawn care prices in Washington DC?

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

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!

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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!

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Should I water my lawn today?

There won't be any rain in Washington DC 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 6:05 AM and set at 8:24 PM today in Washington DC).

Washington DC lawn care services

Washington DC is home to almost 200 native and naturalized grasses. This gives you plenty of choices for usage on your property and lawn, but obviously your yard will not maintain itself! Maybe you work all week and would rather not spend your weekends cutting, seeding and fertilizing your grass, or maybe you just don't have a passion for lawn care. Either way, we're not judging! We just want to help with your lawn care in Washington DC.

Washington DC is in the transition zone

DC is in the transition zone of America, which means it experiences hot hot summers and freezing cold winters. This can make it very difficult to grow and maintain grass. Warm-season grasses such as Bermuda, Buffalo, Carpet, Centipede, St. Augustine, and Zoysia typically grow in the southern U.S., where winters are mild and daytime temperatures are high. Alternately, cool-season grasses grow in the northern parts of the country with harsh winters and cooler summer temperatures. Grasses like Ryegrass, Bluegrass, and Fescue grow best in the north.

Transition zoners such as yourself have a decision to make; do you want to grow cool-season grass that can stand up to the cold and stay lush green but dies when it gets warmer in the summer? Or do you want to grow warm-season grass that thrives in the summer heat but goes dormant and brown when it gets cold?

Grasses commonly used in the transition zone

Fine Fescue can withstand both hot and cold temperatures, and is the most tolerant type of grass in shaded areas. However it grows very very slow, so lots of patience is required. Fine Fescue should be moved to one to two and a half inches.

Tall Fescue is a cool-season grass, but it tends to do better in heat than most other cool-season grasses. However, it does not handle cold winters. Tall Fescue should be watered every three to seven days during the hot, dry months and the grass develops a healthier root system when given deep soaks. The recommended mowing height for Tall Fescue is two to three inches.

Kentucky bluegrass is a favorite in the DC area due to its ability to withstand freezing winters, and hot summers if it's taken care of properly. The Kentucky bluegrass however does not do well in shade, and needs to be planted in full sun to thrive. It also needs to be given a good, nourishing soak every five to seven days, with at least half an inch to an inch of water each time. Kentucky bluegrass develops short roots if waterings are shallow, so be sure to soak the grass to the ground. Kentucky bluegrass should be mowed to one and a half to two inches.

The first three grasses we discussed were cool-season grasses. However there are some warm-season grasses that can do well, if properly maintained. Bermuda, Zoysia, and Centipede grass can grow in a transition zone, however they need a minimum air temperature of 60 to 65 degrees and soil temps of 50 degrees for growth to begin. It's also important to remember that these types of grasses will go dormant and turn brown during the cold winter months.

How to help your Washington DC grass thrive

The type of grass you grow is obviously very important to your yard's appearance but there are other conditions that can affect it too. When dealing with grass in fragile conditions, you have to protect it from as many other factors as you can. Foot traffic is something that can be greatly detrimental to the health of your lawn. Grasses with medium to hard textures, like Fescue, stand up better to foot traffic. Some grasses recover from heavy traffic more quickly than others, such as Kentucky bluegrass.

Keeping up with DC weather

Washington, DC weather is much like the city's politics, unpredictable!

Summer in DC is hot and humid, with July and August being the scorchers. Sometimes it doesn't even cool down at night! If you're growing cool-season grass, it will stop growing and lose color during a hot summer. It can even become a breeding pool for disease and insects! To prevent anything bad from happening to your lawn, we suggest mowing your lawn early in the morning or in the afternoon at the latest. We recommended 6am - 10 am as the best watering widow.

Fall in DC is classic, as the leaves turn colors and the temperature cools down. It rains less during fall than any other season in DC. Fall is the best season to seed your grass. This will help fill in any bare spots your lawn has suffered from the summer heat.

When winter arrives, Washington, DC gets blanketed in snow, although there is plenty of freezing rain as well. Washington DC gets about 40 inches of rain per year, with an average of 115 rainy days. The rain can get so cold that it causes ice storms! If you planted warm-season grass, this is when your lawn will start to suffer. It will go dormant, and probably turn brown in color. Regardless of the type of grass you planted, winter brings the threat of disease to your lawn. When grass is constantly wet, it becomes an incubator for mold. Cool-season grass is the most susceptible to snow mold. Snow mold is best controlled using manual removal and preventive measures. You can use a rake to break up the growth of snow molds and aid the recovery of your grass. It's also important to remember to clean your gutters! A gutter clogged with leaves, sticks and other debris can cause a leaky roof or water damage to the interior or exterior of your home. Regular Washington DC gutter cleaning can save you thousands of dollars in repairs.

Springtime is a favorite season of DC residents, with temperatures averaging 67 degrees. The famous cherry trees bloom along with public gardens blossoming. The temperature does drop very quickly when the sun sets. This is also the best time to feed your lawn! Before the hot, dry weather comes around, you should fertilize your lawn. This will help your lawn hold on to the nutrients until it needs them.

Should you hire a Washington DC lawn care professional?

The vast knowledge and experience of a professional is especially helpful in the tricky transition zone, where soil type and local climate conditions will play a role in finding the right grass type. From Washington DC yard services to Washington DC snow removal, a professional might be just what you need to get your yard exactly how you desire.

Commonly asked questions

Are there any water restrictions for Washington DC?

Currently no water restrictions, however the DC Water advises residents do their part to conserve water by:

Keep outdoor watering to a minimum. If you must water your lawn, it's best to water only in the early morning or evening.

Double-check for leaks in faucets, toilets, hoses, etc., and repair them, if necessary.

Add water-saving devices to toilets, faucets, showers, etc.

Avoid washing cars, bicycles, lawn furniture, etc., when water is in short supply.

If a drought becomes very severe, officials may call for:

Rationing, such as asking households to cut back water use by a certain percentage

Laws, making it illegal to waste water by over watering, not fixing a leak, etc.

Restrictions to control outdoor watering (watering only at specific times, watering only with a hand-held hose, etc.)

Citations or fines for violations

Where can I dispose of green waste/yard debris?

DPW collects up to seven bags (per week) of yard waste from residences that receive DPW trash and recycling collection services. DPW's collection priority is trash; therefore, yard waste will be collected as space in the truck permits.

Items that should not be included

Tree limbs and stumps, dirt, stones, rocks, broken concrete, and broken pottery flower pots.

Yard waste is bagged leaves, grass clippings, weeds, bulbs, twigs, pine cones and uprooted plants. Bundles of branches and limbs should be tied into four-foot lengths.

Is there an existing landscape unit in DC?

Mowing and Cutting Crew

DPW's Landscaping unit conducts seasonal mowing and cutting on all District roadway median strips and District-owned rights of way. Additionally, DPW mows roadside areas along major District thoroughfares, and provides cutbacks to overgrowth throughout the city's alleyways.

Top Washington DC, DC Lawn Service Providers of July, 2021

  1. #1 - Sunny Barak

    Washington DC, DC

    4 reviews

    Mowing / trimming, Sod installation, Leaf removal, Snow removal, Gutter cleaning

  2. #2 - Steve M

    Washington DC, DC

    4 reviews


  3. #3 - Donald Cook

    Washington DC, DC

    2 reviews

    Mowing / trimming

  4. #4 - Ben Jordon

    Serving Washington DC, DC and surrounding area

    2 reviews

    Seeding, Sod installation, Tree trimming, Landscaping, Lawn assessments

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