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Need a lawn mowing service in Orlando? Get an instant quote from the #1 rated Orlando Lawn Mowing Service. Lawn Love makes booking lawn services easier than ever. Book now and find out how easy it can be to get the best rated lawn pros to your door.

Orlando's nickname is "The City Beautiful" and it is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in America. Most people know Orlando for Disneyworld and Universal Studios, but there is more to this place than just theme parks. Orlando is where the largest collection of Tiffany glass in the world is located in, and it can be seen at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. And if you feel like watching some NBA basketball, then you can make your way to the Amway Center to catch an Orlando Magic game. Oh if only your weekend didn't involve having to mow your lawn because you would have a heck of a time enjoying this city. Well, what if we told you that Lawn Love can handle your lawn mowing needs for you so you can enjoy your day off to the fullest?

Mowing your lawn is an important chore, but unfortunately there are some folks out there who see it as being too much of a chore. However, regular lawn mowing is still an integral part of proper lawn care. Regularly mowing your lawn helps keep your grass looking healthy and is also a good way of eliminating pests and weeds.

At Lawn Love we understand that every lawn is unique, so we use a different approach for every lawn that we are asked to mow. Our lawn techs are all highly experienced and have plenty of knowledge regarding the different kinds of grass that grow in the Orlando area. If you want to see why we are one of Orlando's best when it comes to providing good lawn mowing service, call us at 321-594-6774 or get a free online quote.

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What other people have to say

Milo and his coworker did an excellent job. I am so thrilled to know that I can have my yard done so well and I didn’t have to do it myself. Thank you!

Donna K. - 11/10/2019

Altamonte Springs, FL

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While I wasn't home to meet the lawn pro, my lawn looks exceptional

Leander M. - 11/9/2019

Winter Garden, FL

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Good job

James T. - 11/8/2019

Orlando, FL

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Definitely looks perfect! Thanks!

Bradley O. - 11/2/2019

Orlando, FL

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Great lawn pro, would not trust anyone more with the care of our lawn.

Gerald P. - 11/2/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Jerry was a gentleman

Z G. - 10/31/2019

Orlando, FL

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Good job and in time

Gerald H. - 10/31/2019

Orlando, FL

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Geoff M. - 11/9/2019

Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Winter Park, FL

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Winter Garden, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Lake Mary, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Winter Garden, FL

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Longwood, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Davenport, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Sanford, FL

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Kissimmee, FL

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Clermont, FL

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Minneola, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Kissimmee, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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, FL

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Sanford, FL

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Oviedo, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Davenport, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Sanford, FL

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Winter Garden, FL

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St. Cloud, FL

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Geoff M. - 10/26/2019

Orlando, FL

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Jeff R. - 10/26/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Alex N. - 10/26/2019

Davenport, FL

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Jacquelyn S. - 10/25/2019

Orlando, FL

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Friendly yet reserved and he is consistent in the quality of his work.

Angel V. - 10/25/2019

St. Cloud, FL

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Lloyd P. - 10/25/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Matthew S. - 10/25/2019

Winter Garden, FL

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Yarenis H. - 10/24/2019

St. Cloud, FL

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Gerald H. - 10/24/2019

Orlando, FL

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Dave R. - 10/24/2019

Davenport, FL

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Rose M. - 10/23/2019

Orlando, FL

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Crystal B. - 10/23/2019

Orlando, FL

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These guys consistently do a great job and gladly do the extra little things. Very satisfied

Edward B. - 10/22/2019

Oviedo, FL

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Michael P. - 10/22/2019

Lake Mary, FL

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Cindy W. - 10/22/2019

Orlando, FL

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Matthew S. - 10/22/2019

Minneola, FL

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Jocelyne G. - 10/21/2019

Orlando, FL

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Cresslyn D. - 10/21/2019

Winter Garden, FL

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Daniela M. - 10/21/2019

Orlando, FL

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Geoff M. - 10/21/2019

Orlando, FL

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Eric P. - 10/21/2019

Orlando, FL

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Haendel Z. - 10/20/2019

Orlando, FL

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My Lawn is not very big and gets damage by using the big machines.. Attendative to my needs very good job..

Sonia D. - 10/20/2019

Orlando, FL

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Lisa H. - 10/20/2019

Ocoee, FL

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Sharon F. - 10/19/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Roxanne R. - 10/19/2019

Saint Cloud, FL

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Thank you for trimming the top of the bush. Great job!

Tyra G. - 10/18/2019

Ocoee, FL

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Gerald P. - 10/17/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Marissa C. - 10/16/2019

Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Winter Park, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Sanford, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Winter Garden, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Anthony S. - 10/11/2019

Orlando, FL

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Melina I. - 10/11/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Karmen D. - 10/11/2019

Longwood, FL

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John S. - 10/11/2019

Winter Garden, FL

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great job as always!!!

Lloyd P. - 10/11/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Alan M. - 10/10/2019

Orlando, FL

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Cameron M. - 10/10/2019

Orlando, FL

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Amber C. - 10/9/2019

Orlando, FL

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Matthew S. - 10/9/2019

Winter Garden, FL

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Anthony S. - 10/8/2019

Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Richard B. - 10/8/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Kathy C. - 10/7/2019

Orlando, FL

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Bethany S. - 10/7/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Charles S. - 10/7/2019

Orlando, FL

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I assumed he did his job. He never came to the door

Eric D. - 10/6/2019

Orlando, FL

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Van P. - 10/6/2019

Orlando, FL

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Joel Z. - 10/5/2019

Orlando, FL

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Shane C. - 10/5/2019

Davenport, FL

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Donna D. - 10/5/2019

Orlando, FL

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Kevin H. - 10/5/2019

Orlando, FL

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Chandra S. - 10/4/2019

Orlando, FL

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Shane C. - 10/4/2019

Davenport, FL

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Z G. - 10/3/2019

Orlando, FL

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Timothy M. - 10/3/2019

Windermere, FL

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Elliott A. - 10/3/2019

Orlando, FL

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Dave R. - 10/3/2019

Davenport, FL

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Angela F. - 10/3/2019

Orlando, FL

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Great job on the lawn, especially considering the condition of the yard.

James H. - 10/2/2019

Oviedo, FL

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Mariam Z. - 10/2/2019

Orlando, FL

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Tiffany D. - 10/2/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Kevin H. - 10/2/2019

Orlando, FL

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Jhon did amazing job, above and beyond. VERY impressed with his service.

Ryan S. - 10/1/2019

Orlando, FL

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Roxanne R. - 10/1/2019

Saint Cloud, FL

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Ryan F. - 9/30/2019

Orlando, FL

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Charles S. - 9/30/2019

Orlando, FL

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Stephen W. - 9/30/2019

Clermont, FL

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Dennis S. - 9/29/2019

Winter Park, FL

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Sanford, FL

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Clarence T. - 9/29/2019

Sanford, FL

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Jeremiah C. - 9/28/2019

Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Joel Z. - 9/27/2019

Orlando, FL

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Winter Springs, FL

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Jennifer N. - 9/27/2019

Sanford, FL

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Randal D. - 9/27/2019

Orlando, FL

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Lloyd P. - 9/27/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Libby H. - 9/26/2019

Ocoee, FL

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Amanda G. - 9/26/2019

St. Cloud, FL

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Gabriel G. - 9/26/2019

Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Winter Park, FL

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Alan M. - 9/25/2019

Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Michael P. - 9/25/2019

Lake Mary, FL

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Joe M. - 9/25/2019

Orlando, FL

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Matthew S. - 9/25/2019

Winter Garden, FL

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Cindy W. - 9/24/2019

Orlando, FL

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Charles S. - 9/23/2019

Orlando, FL

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Erin O. - 9/23/2019

Winter Park, FL

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Richard M. - 9/21/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Cresslyn D. - 9/21/2019

Winter Garden, FL

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My lawn looks absolutely amazing and it’s professionally done

Megan M. - 9/21/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Shannon F. - 9/20/2019

Orlando, FL

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Paige E. - 9/19/2019

Orlando, FL

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Gabriel G. - 9/19/2019

Orlando, FL

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Roxanne R. - 9/19/2019

Saint Cloud, FL

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Elliott A. - 9/19/2019

Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Dave R. - 9/19/2019

Davenport, FL

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Alex N. - 9/19/2019

Davenport, FL

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George S. - 9/19/2019

Clermont, FL

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Matthew S. - 9/18/2019

Winter Garden, FL

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Patty H. - 9/18/2019

Winter Park, FL

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Jenny T. - 9/18/2019

Orlando, FL

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Dennis S. - 9/18/2019

Winter Park, FL

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Great job

Jordis F. - 9/18/2019

, FL

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Marissa C. - 9/18/2019

Orlando, FL

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Geoff M. - 9/17/2019

Orlando, FL

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Charles S. - 9/16/2019

Orlando, FL

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Eric J. - 9/16/2019

Orlando, FL

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Cheryl E. - 9/15/2019

Orlando, FL

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Clarence T. - 9/15/2019

Sanford, FL

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Rebecca L. - 9/15/2019

Winter Garden, FL

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L B. - 9/14/2019

Sanford, FL

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Courtney V. - 9/14/2019

Clermont, FL

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Karmen D. - 9/13/2019

Longwood, FL

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Leidi B. - 9/13/2019

Altamonte Springs, FL

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Yard looked AWESOME!!!

Lloyd P. - 9/13/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Very straightforward and did a great job.

Melissa G. - 9/13/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Sonny H. - 9/12/2019

, FL

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Randal D. - 9/12/2019

Orlando, FL

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Haendel Z. - 9/12/2019

Orlando, FL

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Stephen W. - 9/12/2019

Clermont, FL

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Great guy. He pays attention to detail and goes the extra mile to ensure my yard is looking the best it can. I would refer him to anyone looking for a lawn maintenance person.

Brandon L. - 9/12/2019

Orlando, FL

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Carlos and his team are amazing! They are quick to respond to changes in my days when I need my lawn mowed. I have never had a lawn mowing team consistently remember to close my backyard gate.

Jennifer R. - 9/11/2019

Winter Springs, FL

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Davenport, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Theresa R. - 9/11/2019

Orlando, FL

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Thank You

Z G. - 9/11/2019

Orlando, FL

*****

as I wrote before.. he did a greeeeat job... I was behind a bit and it looked horrible... it looks perfect now.. definitely hiring again

Jorge R. - 9/11/2019

Orlando, FL

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Brian D. - 9/10/2019

Winter Park, FL

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My bush was trimmed very nicely

Elliot R. - 9/9/2019

Orlando, FL

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Great job mow and trim. Please come back.

Louis O. - 9/9/2019

Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Alex N. - 9/9/2019

Davenport, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Winter Park, FL

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Sanford, FL

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Joel Z. - 9/8/2019

Orlando, FL

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Great resource!

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Apopka, FL

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Clermont, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Kissimmee, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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St. Cloud, FL

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Roxanne R. - 9/5/2019

Saint Cloud, FL

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Dave R. - 9/5/2019

Davenport, FL

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Quick and easy lawn looks great!!

Lloyd P. - 9/4/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Kissimmee, FL

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Clarence T. - 9/1/2019

Sanford, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Kissimmee, FL

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Casselberry, FL

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Kissimmee, FL

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Richard M. - 8/30/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Winter Garden, FL

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Winter Garden, FL

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Courtney V. - 8/29/2019

Clermont, FL

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George S. - 8/29/2019

Clermont, FL

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Randal D. - 8/29/2019

Orlando, FL

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Ann M. - 8/29/2019

, FL

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Alan M. - 8/29/2019

Orlando, FL

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Jaki is very professional and knowledgeable. He really does love his job and it shows

Stephen W. - 8/29/2019

Clermont, FL

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John S. - 8/28/2019

Orlando, FL

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Matt D. - 8/28/2019

Sanford, FL

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Geoff M. - 8/27/2019

Orlando, FL

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Akmal S. - 8/27/2019

Orlando, FL

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Brian D. - 8/27/2019

Winter Park, FL

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Jonathan R. - 8/27/2019

Orlando, FL

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Anthony K. - 8/27/2019

Orlando, FL

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Travis T. - 8/26/2019

Altamonte Springs, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Matthew S. - 8/25/2019

Minneola, FL

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Cole D. - 8/23/2019

Orlando, FL

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Cole D. - 8/23/2019

Orlando, FL

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Hector M. - 8/23/2019

Orlando, FL

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Rebecca L. - 8/22/2019

Winter Garden, FL

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Dave R. - 8/22/2019

Davenport, FL

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John S. - 8/22/2019

Winter Garden, FL

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Very professional

Jordis F. - 8/22/2019

, FL

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Timothy M. - 8/21/2019

Windermere, FL

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Lloyd P. - 8/21/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Joanne R. - 8/21/2019

Orlando, FL

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Elliott A. - 8/21/2019

Orlando, FL

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Eric M. - 8/21/2019

Ocoee, FL

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Jeremiah C. - 8/21/2019

Orlando, FL

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Donna K. - 8/20/2019

Clermont, FL

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Roberto O. - 8/20/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Sonny H. - 8/20/2019

, FL

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L B. - 8/20/2019

Sanford, FL

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Geoff M. - 8/19/2019

Orlando, FL

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I'm a new client and absolutely love my lawn pro's work. I always get compliments on my yard when he finishes!!!

Tonya S. - 8/19/2019

Apopka, FL

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Lindsay W. - 8/18/2019

Sanford, FL

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Clarence T. - 8/18/2019

Sanford, FL

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Matthew S. - 8/18/2019

Minneola, FL

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Melina I. - 8/18/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Pete B. - 8/17/2019

Kissimmee, FL

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Shannon F. - 8/16/2019

Orlando, FL

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Randal D. - 8/16/2019

Orlando, FL

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Eric J. - 8/15/2019

Orlando, FL

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Courtney V. - 8/15/2019

Clermont, FL

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Marissa C. - 8/15/2019

Orlando, FL

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Pamela H. - 8/15/2019

Orlando, FL

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I would like to take this time to thank Jhon for all his hard work and excellent service for our lawn.

Ryan F. - 8/14/2019

Orlando, FL

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Mariam Z. - 8/14/2019

Orlando, FL

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Michael D. - 8/14/2019

Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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St. Cloud, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Dave R. - 8/11/2019

Davenport, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Shobhna D. - 8/11/2019

Orlando, FL

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Courtney V. - 8/11/2019

Clermont, FL

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Cresslyn D. - 8/11/2019

Winter Garden, FL

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Orlando, FL

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Matthew S. - 8/10/2019

Minneola, FL

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Ravi O. - 8/10/2019

Orlando, FL

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Rose M. - 8/9/2019

Orlando, FL

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Felicia C. - 8/9/2019

Orlando, FL

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Quick and very clean job. They worked regardless of weather. Highly recommend them again to cut my grass.

Jonathan R. - 8/9/2019

Orlando, FL

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Brandon L. - 8/8/2019

Orlando, FL

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Rated 4.72 / 5 stars in 3,543 Orlando customer reviews.

Orlando lawn mowing service tips

Should I water my lawn today?

There won't be any rain in Orlando 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 6:44 AM and set at 5:33 PM today in Orlando).

How often should I mow my lawn?

Here are the most common lawn mowing frequencies in Orlando:

Weekly mowing15%
Bi-weekly mowing62%
Monthly mowing7%
Lawns that get fertilized18%
Lawns sporting pink flamingos1

Lawn care prices in Orlando

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

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

Average mowing price$54
Average lawn size4,968 sq. ft.
Time savedPriceless

Orlando mowing

Most people think of lawn mowing as a bothersome weekend chore. But have you ever stopped to actually think about the grass in your yard and how it got there? Many of the native grasses in Orlando, St. Augustine, Bermuda, and Bahia, are named after people and places that have influenced the city's rich and diverse past. Next time you mow the yard, think about the city's rich history and its connection to your yard. Chances are you'll feel more firmly rooted in place.


1838: Orlando Begins


While many towns on the Eastern seaboard began in the 1600s and 1700s, Orlando got a comparatively late start. Orlando emerged as a city in 1838, just as the Seminole Wars reached their height. The city was established by and for the US Army. The first structure built in Orlando was Fort Gatlin, which was constructed to protect the city's inhabitants from Native American attacks. By 1840, a small settlement had emerged around Fort Gatlin. This settlement, called Jernigan, is present-day Orlando. Its name was derived from the prominent Jernigan family, which was one of the primary families in the area. The settlement expanded, and by 1850 the first post office was established in Orlando. Although the Jernigan family had a significant influence on Orlando, the city was re-named (to Orlando) in 1857. The name change was made official by the US Post Office. By the time it received its current name, Orlando was home to 85 inhabitants.


Orlando's Blossoming Economy


Along with California, Florida is known for its citrus fruit production. While you can go to any grocery store, natural market, or roadside stand today and get fresh oranges, did you know that's been the case for hundreds of years? Orlando's growth brought a rapidly-growing economy primarily built around citrus fruit. Legend has it that the growth of the citrus industry began in the mid-late 1800s when the city government started a campaign to draw more Americans to the area. The campaign was accompanied by brochures, magazines, newsletters, and other materials advertising Orlando as a warm, fertile area with a mild climate. At the center of each brochure was an image of an orange tree. Those in landscaping, gardening, and lawn care services say it was that lone orange tree that brought people and plants to Florida in the coming years. It also gave rise to the concept of naming grasses, plants, flowers, and trees. That same orange tree inspired the name for the county in which Orlando was located, which was called Orange County.


How Florida's Grasses Got Their Names


When you learn about Florida's grass names, you'll make connections with the names of people and activities that made their mark on the area's local history. For instance, one of the hardiest and most popular grasses in the state is called St. Augustine. St. Augustine is a hardy, resilient grass with a beautiful blue-green color. There are several cultivars (varieties) of the St. Augustine variety. This grass thrives in the state's subtropical and tropical regions. It is named after the famous settlement of St. Augustine, which was established by a Spanish explorer and admiral named Pedro Menendez de Aviles. De Aviles had the Spanish government's permission to exploit and conquer all the surrounding areas, which he did. This turned the St. Augustine settlement from a small community to an expansive, formidable colony virtually overnight. If you have St. Augustine in your yard, you might notice a resemblance in the way that it quickly spreads. Strong, sturdy, and resilient, this grass can encroach upon others in your yard if left unchecked.


Bermuda Grass


Another one of the most common grasses in Florida is Bermuda grass. This grass is slightly darker in color than St. Augustine. It has green hues, but it also has a fair amount of gray. As you might have guessed from the name, this grass is native to the island of Bermuda. It is one of the hardiest grasses grown in Florida, and across the Southeast in general. Bermuda grass is tough by nature. It's believed that its resiliency developed early on when its hardy seeds survived journeys on slave-bearing ships. They made it to their end destination embedded in bales of hay. With the arrival of each successive ship came more grass seeds. The seeds that survived quickly reproduced. It didn't take long for Florida's lawns and open areas to become populated with Bermuda grass.


Buffalo Grass


Buffalo grass is indigenous to the Plains and parts of the Southeast. It is a combination of short grasses and prairie grasses, which means there are variations in size and coloration depending on where you live. This grass is taller than most Florida grasses. It is gray-green like Bermuda grass, but buffalo grass is distinguishable for its curly leaves, whereas Bermuda grass has straight stalks. Buffalo grass is said to have originated at the time that the first settlements appeared in the Midwest, West, and South. The grass's seeds got mixed in with housing materials used by early settlers. Eventually, the seeds took root in their local areas. Adaptable and versatile, buffalo grass flourished in Florida's warm and inviting climate.


Bahiagrass


Another common grass in Florida is bahiagrass. This grass historically thrived in fields, pastures, and open spaces. Now, it's a common addition to many yards, too. Bahiagrass didn't arrive in the United States until relatively late, around 1915 to 1920. Bahiagrass is native to South America. It was introduced by foot travelers and trade ships traveling by sea. Since the grass is tough and durable, it is a popular choice in creating resilient yards and landscapes that can tolerate hurricanes, flooding, and coastal erosion.


In the past, you have probably thought little, if nothing, of the grass in your yard. But there's actually quite a bit of history to Florida's grasses. In addition to learning something know, familiarizing yourself with the grass in your yard enables better yard care. If you need new grasses to plant, consider these hardy endemic species.

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