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The Queen City is one of North Carolina's most populous cities and is home to many historic destinations, parks, and museums. Named after Charlotte Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the Queen Consort of the UK before the city was officially founded, it is the largest metropolis in the state and is also home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. It also has quite a few parks that really show a more natural side to this great city. The greenery in places like Freedom Park and Little Sugar Creek

Greenway definitely inspires Charlotteans to make their gardens look just as green. Lawn Love is all about green and with our reliable yard care service, we can help give you the lawn of your dreams.

We like to keep things simple at Lawn Love because we want our clients to experience the absolute best in yard care without having to complicate things. Booking and scheduling our services can be done easily online, and our free two-minute quotes makes it easier for our clients to know about our affordable rates.

Our independent lawn wizards have plenty of knowledge of the pests, grass types, and seasonal challenges that are unique to Charlotte. Whether you want us to work service your garden, mow your lawn, or clean your gutters you can bet that we are the best guys for the job.

Let us show you why we are one of the most trusted yard care companies out there by calling at 704-440-4244. You can also ask for a free quote online.

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What other people have to say

I was very happy when I got home and saw how great my front lawn looked.

Mary F. - 12/6/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Great job with the leaves and I appreciate the hard work. I was under the impression that the leaves would be disposed of as well. But thank you for the service.

William F. - 12/3/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Work was performed very efficiently!

Susan A. - 12/3/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

The lawn appeared thoroughly leaf free!

Tracy D. - 12/3/2019

Mint Hill, NC

*****

This project was a tough one. My yard hadn't been touched in about three months. Tiffany and her team arrived on time, was very professional, and gave me the best yard on the block. I highly recommend them!

Roy B. - 11/26/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

The did a fantastic job clearing the leaves and debris

Eric R. - 11/14/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

It was a super hardworking crew who went the extra mile and did things they didn’t have to do to ensure everything looked amazing. Highly recommend.

Hope H. - 11/10/2019

Huntersville, NC

*****

Bill J. - 11/28/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Kevin B. - 11/26/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Matt W. - 12/5/2019

Huntersville, NC

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Betty W. - 11/24/2019

Pineville, NC

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Taylor S. - 11/23/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Steph G. - 11/23/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Joseph S. - 11/15/2019

Waxhaw, NC

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Jennifer C. - 11/15/2019

Midland, NC

*****

Eric E. - 12/7/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Bill J. - 11/12/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Jennifer W. - 11/10/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Ryan L. - 12/1/2019

Concord, NC

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Ariel T. - 11/10/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Jason B. - 11/9/2019

Concord, NC

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Thomas F. - 11/9/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Meredith S. - 11/9/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Ryan L. - 11/5/2019

Concord, NC

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Wesley F. - 11/5/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Bee O. - 11/4/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Jackie W. - 11/3/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Nirav S. - 11/2/2019

Fort Mill, SC

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Taylor S. - 11/2/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Bob D. - 11/2/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Steph G. - 10/30/2019

Charlotte, NC

****

Michael F. - 10/29/2019

Indian Trail, NC

*****

Ariel T. - 10/28/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Bill J. - 10/27/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Victoria B. - 10/26/2019

Fort Mill, SC

*****

Navonia C. - 10/26/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Bee O. - 10/25/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Betty W. - 10/25/2019

Pineville, NC

****

Wonderful!!!! Bagged up trimmings too- thank you so much!!

Meg C. - 10/24/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Steph G. - 10/24/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

The yard and drive way were cleaned up very nicely after such a nice cut! Thank you!

Jennifer C. - 10/22/2019

Midland, NC

*****

Amanda G. - 10/21/2019

Huntersville, NC

*****

Jewand G. - 10/19/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Thomas F. - 10/19/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Krista M. - 10/18/2019

Pineville, NC

*****

Michael F. - 10/17/2019

Indian Trail, NC

*****

JoAnn G. - 10/16/2019

Indian Land, SC

*****

Bee O. - 10/14/2019

Charlotte, NC

****

Bill J. - 10/13/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Thomas F. - 10/12/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Steph G. - 10/11/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Jennifer W. - 10/10/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Taylor S. - 10/9/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Amanda G. - 10/7/2019

Huntersville, NC

*****

Michael F. - 10/3/2019

Indian Trail, NC

*****

JoAnn G. - 10/3/2019

Indian Land, SC

*****

Yvette R. - 10/2/2019

Monroe, NC

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Betty W. - 10/2/2019

Pineville, NC

*****

Ariel T. - 10/1/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Nirav S. - 9/30/2019

Fort Mill, SC

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Ryan L. - 9/29/2019

Concord, NC

*****

Bill J. - 9/29/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Steph G. - 9/29/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Thomas F. - 9/28/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Laura C. - 9/27/2019

Davidson, NC

*****

JoAnn G. - 9/24/2019

Indian Land, SC

*****

Rachael C. - 9/24/2019

Matthews, NC

*****

Meg C. - 9/24/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Taylor S. - 9/24/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Steph G. - 9/24/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Kelsey M. - 9/23/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Bee O. - 9/23/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Laura E. - 9/23/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Victoria B. - 9/22/2019

Fort Mill, SC

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Great job cleaning the yard up after cutting the grass!

Jennifer C. - 9/22/2019

Midland, NC

*****

Thomas F. - 9/21/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Lorraine S. - 9/19/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Yvette R. - 9/18/2019

Monroe, NC

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Janiqua W. - 9/18/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Ariel T. - 9/17/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

JoAnn G. - 9/17/2019

Indian Land, SC

*****

Steph G. - 9/15/2019

Charlotte, NC

****

Ryan L. - 9/14/2019

Concord, NC

*****

Ryan L. - 9/14/2019

Concord, NC

*****

Thomas F. - 9/14/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Jackie W. - 9/14/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Bill J. - 9/13/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Greg H. - 9/13/2019

Mooresville, NC

*****

Betty W. - 9/11/2019

Pineville, NC

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Laura E. - 9/10/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Shari K. - 9/10/2019

Pineville, NC

*****

Taylor S. - 9/9/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Steph G. - 9/8/2019

Charlotte, NC

****

Martin H. - 9/7/2019

Monroe, NC

*****

Thomas F. - 9/7/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Thomas F. - 9/7/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Jewand G. - 9/6/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Jewand G. - 9/6/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Very friendly too!

Laura C. - 9/6/2019

Davidson, NC

*****

Very pleased with the results, lawn was overgrown. Lawn love came sooner then expected, and did a fantastic job.

Jackie W. - 9/5/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Betty W. - 9/5/2019

Pineville, NC

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Michael F. - 9/4/2019

Indian Trail, NC

*****

Joseph S. - 9/4/2019

Waxhaw, NC

*****

JoAnn G. - 9/3/2019

Indian Land, SC

*****

Bill J. - 9/2/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Gilda A. - 9/1/2019

Stallings, NC

*****

Daniel S. - 8/31/2019

Charlotte, NC

*

Jeffrey H. - 8/31/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Steph G. - 8/30/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Betty W. - 8/30/2019

Pineville, NC

****

Taylor S. - 8/30/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Ashley B. - 8/30/2019

Rock Hill, SC

*****

Greg H. - 8/30/2019

Mooresville, NC

*****

Chase F. - 8/29/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Joseph S. - 8/28/2019

Waxhaw, NC

*****

JoAnn G. - 8/28/2019

Indian Land, SC

*****

Would like for the same service provider going forward.

Charlie J. - 8/26/2019

Denver, NC

*****

Jewand G. - 8/25/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Ben M. - 8/23/2019

Huntersville, NC

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Laura C. - 8/23/2019

Davidson, NC

*****

Betty W. - 8/22/2019

Pineville, NC

*****

Joseph S. - 8/21/2019

Waxhaw, NC

*****

Michael F. - 8/21/2019

Indian Trail, NC

*****

Steph G. - 8/20/2019

Charlotte, NC

****

Nakesha J. - 8/20/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Ben M. - 8/19/2019

Huntersville, NC

*****

Ariel T. - 8/19/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Nirav S. - 8/18/2019

Fort Mill, SC

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Sandra S. - 8/18/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Sarah L. - 8/18/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Thomas F. - 8/17/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Laura C. - 8/16/2019

Davidson, NC

*****

Betty W. - 8/15/2019

Pineville, NC

*****

Joseph S. - 8/15/2019

Waxhaw, NC

*****

JoAnn G. - 8/15/2019

Indian Land, SC

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Bill J. - 8/13/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Greg H. - 8/13/2019

Mooresville, NC

*****

Sandra S. - 8/12/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Laura C. - 8/11/2019

Davidson, NC

*****

Betty W. - 8/10/2019

Pineville, NC

*****

Thomas F. - 8/10/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Martin H. - 8/10/2019

Monroe, NC

*****

Sharon A. - 8/9/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Benga A. - 8/8/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

JoAnn G. - 8/8/2019

Indian Land, SC

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Jeremy B. - 8/7/2019

Charlotte, NC

****

Michael F. - 8/7/2019

Indian Trail, NC

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Ashley K. - 8/7/2019

Fort Mill, SC

*****

Dede B. - 8/5/2019

Belmont, NC

*****

Jacqueline D. - 8/5/2019

Concord, NC

*****

Thomas F. - 8/4/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Betty W. - 8/4/2019

Pineville, NC

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Jeff A. - 8/2/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Greg H. - 8/2/2019

Mooresville, NC

*****

Laura C. - 8/2/2019

Davidson, NC

*****

Taylor S. - 7/30/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Mike S. - 7/30/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Jon F. - 7/30/2019

Huntersville, NC

****

The job was bigger than they expected but the whole team was professional and great to work with!

Steve H. - 7/30/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Thomas F. - 7/27/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Laura C. - 7/26/2019

Davidson, NC

*****

Jeremy B. - 7/26/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Thomas F. - 7/20/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

JoAnn G. - 7/19/2019

Indian Land, SC

**

Laura C. - 7/19/2019

Davidson, NC

*****

Betty W. - 7/19/2019

Pineville, NC

****

Greg H. - 7/19/2019

Mooresville, NC

****

Jeff A. - 7/18/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Big change from last time behind storage building was cut and rest of yard looks great. Areas on back porch and ramp were blown down this time keep up the great work and I'll stay a happy customer

Michael F. - 7/18/2019

Indian Trail, NC

*****

Cally H. - 7/18/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Jason L. - 7/17/2019

Charlotte, NC

****

Jeremy B. - 7/17/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Suzanne S. - 7/17/2019

Marvin, NC

*****

Matthew Y. - 7/16/2019

Mount Holly, NC

****

Ian O. - 7/16/2019

Davidson, NC

****

Aaron B. - 7/16/2019

Waxhaw, NC

*****

Tracy B. - 7/15/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Ryan L. - 7/15/2019

Concord, NC

*****

Jordan B. - 7/15/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Grass was cut way too short in some spots, very uneven, and was also super expensive for the size of my lot. If I could’ve left 0 stars, I would have.

John L. - 7/14/2019

Huntersville, NC

*****

Terry H. - 7/13/2019

Davidson, NC

*****

Laurel D. - 7/13/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Randy R. - 7/12/2019

Charlotte, NC

****

Thanks for doing a great job!

Laura C. - 7/12/2019

Davidson, NC

*****

Nakesha J. - 7/9/2019

Charlotte, NC

*

Greg H. - 7/9/2019

Mooresville, NC

*****

JoAnn G. - 7/9/2019

Indian Land, SC

*****

Deloris M. - 7/9/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Jillian B. - 7/9/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Nirav S. - 7/8/2019

Fort Mill, SC

****

Sandra S. - 7/8/2019

Charlotte, NC

***

Scott Z. - 7/7/2019

Huntersville, NC

****

Krista M. - 7/7/2019

Pineville, NC

*

Jason B. - 7/7/2019

Concord, NC

*****

Thomas F. - 7/6/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Jewand G. - 7/5/2019

Charlotte, NC

****

Suzanne S. - 7/5/2019

Marvin, NC

*****

Krista M. - 7/5/2019

Pineville, NC

*

Bobby R. - 7/5/2019

Fort Mill, SC

*

Jeff A. - 7/4/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Jeremy B. - 7/4/2019

Charlotte, NC

****

Suey N. - 7/2/2019

Monroe, NC

*****

Laura C. - 7/1/2019

Davidson, NC

****

Krista M. - 7/1/2019

Pineville, NC

*

Terry H. - 6/30/2019

Davidson, NC

*****

Katie L. - 6/28/2019

Monroe, NC

*****

Jewand G. - 6/28/2019

Charlotte, NC

****

Aaron B. - 6/28/2019

Waxhaw, NC

*****

Josh L. - 6/27/2019

Fort Mill, SC

*****

Scott H. - 6/27/2019

Charlotte, NC

****

Betty W. - 6/27/2019

Pineville, NC

*****

Huy D. - 6/26/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Hayston L. - 6/26/2019

Charlotte, NC

*

Deloris M. - 6/26/2019

Charlotte, NC

****

Sally B. - 6/26/2019

Indian Land, SC

*****

Jason B. - 6/25/2019

Concord, NC

*****

Amanda G. - 6/24/2019

Huntersville, NC

*****

Bill J. - 6/24/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Mike S. - 6/23/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Marianne H. - 6/22/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Morty V. - 6/21/2019

Indian Land, SC

*****

Samantha M. - 6/21/2019

Charlotte, NC

*

Julia C. - 6/21/2019

Fort Mill, SC

*****

Laura C. - 6/21/2019

Davidson, NC

*****

Kenneth K. - 6/21/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Jonathan C. - 6/20/2019

Harrisburg, NC

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Jonathan C. - 6/20/2019

Harrisburg, NC

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Al H. - 6/20/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Tracy B. - 6/20/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Suzanne S. - 6/19/2019

Marvin, NC

*****

Nirav S. - 6/19/2019

Fort Mill, SC

*****

Taylor S. - 6/18/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Jeremy B. - 6/18/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Justine G. - 6/17/2019

Charlotte, NC

*

Suzie B. - 6/17/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Joel J. - 6/16/2019

Huntersville, NC

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Jeffrey H. - 6/15/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Great job mowing and edging!!

Carol P. - 6/15/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Ryan L. - 6/14/2019

Concord, NC

*****

Ben M. - 6/14/2019

Huntersville, NC

*****

Did a great job my lawn and trimmed the edges.

Carlos G. - 6/14/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Laura C. - 6/14/2019

Davidson, NC

*****

Stephanie M. - 6/14/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Betty W. - 6/13/2019

Pineville, NC

*****

JoAnn G. - 6/13/2019

Indian Land, SC

*****

Thomas F. - 6/13/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Rosetta L. - 6/13/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Great job! Thanks for the hustle. We want you to be our regular lawn pro!

Joseph N. - 6/13/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Katie L. - 6/13/2019

Monroe, NC

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Katie L. - 6/13/2019

Monroe, NC

*****

Erin K. - 6/13/2019

Concord, NC

*****

Michael F. - 6/12/2019

Indian Trail, NC

*****

Julia C. - 6/12/2019

Fort Mill, SC

*****

Joseph S. - 6/12/2019

Waxhaw, NC

*****

Jeffrey H. - 6/11/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Phil P. - 6/9/2019

Charlotte, NC

****

Jon F. - 6/9/2019

Huntersville, NC

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Jeremy B. - 6/8/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

JoAnn G. - 6/8/2019

Indian Land, SC

*****

Laura C. - 6/7/2019

Davidson, NC

****

Thomas F. - 6/6/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Kayla N. - 6/6/2019

Charlotte, NC

*

Taylor S. - 6/5/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

He was all that: Friendly, professional, thorough!!!! Lawn looks best ever and he was kind enough to let me know he was there before he started. Introduced himself and shook my hand.

Debra M. - 6/5/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Bill J. - 6/4/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Judith B. - 6/4/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Sofie S. - 6/4/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Deloris M. - 6/4/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Sandra M. - 6/3/2019

Huntersville, NC

*****

AJ G. - 6/3/2019

Huntersville, NC

****

Jeremy B. - 6/2/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Steph G. - 5/31/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Always does a fabulous job! We appreciate his professionalism! Thoroughly recommended!

Martin H. - 5/31/2019

Monroe, NC

*****

Laura C. - 5/31/2019

Davidson, NC

*****

Heather P. - 5/30/2019

Cornelius, NC

*****

Suzie B. - 5/30/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Thomas F. - 5/30/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Michael F. - 5/29/2019

Indian Trail, NC

*****

Jeffrey H. - 5/29/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Huy D. - 5/29/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

I like when you hit the front & back and trim bushes in the island, thanks so much for listening to the feedback I am giving.

Dee Dee W. - 5/29/2019

Huntersville, NC

*****

Chance, thanks for coming back. This was the best ever. I’m still healing and appreciate your help more than you know. Fred

Fred B. - 5/29/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Serena C. - 5/29/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Nirav S. - 5/29/2019

Fort Mill, SC

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Lorraine S. - 5/29/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Mohammad A. - 5/27/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Joel J. - 5/27/2019

Huntersville, NC

*****

Mike M. - 5/26/2019

Mount Holly, NC

*****

Betty W. - 5/26/2019

Pineville, NC

*****

Paula N. - 5/25/2019

Huntersville, NC

*****

Joseph N. - 5/24/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Tia E. - 5/24/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Lorenzo K. - 5/24/2019

Huntersville, NC

*****

Laura C. - 5/24/2019

Davidson, NC

*****

Steve B. - 5/23/2019

Charlotte, NC

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Mrs. P. - 5/23/2019

Indian Trail, NC

*****

Nichole G. - 5/22/2019

Waxhaw, NC

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Patrice M. - 5/22/2019

Charlotte, NC

*****

Eddie G. - 5/22/2019

charlotte, NC

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Andrew S. - 5/22/2019

Monroe, NC

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Rated 4.62 / 5 stars in 2,245 Charlotte customer reviews.

Charlotte yard care service tips

Should I water my lawn today?

It looks like the expected precipitation in Charlotte is 1.61 inches, which means your lawn got a nice soaking—leave those sprinklers off today.

Dusk and dawn are the best times to water your lawn (the sun will rise at 7:22 AM and set at 5:11 PM today in Charlotte).

How often should I mow my lawn?

Here are the most common lawn mowing frequencies in Charlotte:

Weekly mowing17%
Bi-weekly mowing65%
Monthly mowing5%
Lawns that get fertilized15%
Lawns sporting pink flamingos1

Lawn care prices in Charlotte

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

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

Average mowing price$58
Average lawn size6,336 sq. ft.
Time savedPriceless

Charlotte yard care services

There are a thousand reasons to have a healthy lawn in your compound in Charlotte, NC. Besides enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your home, healthy lawns stabilize the soil in your landscape and reduce air pollution. Further, if you are a flipper or you are looking to sell your home, growing a beautiful lawn is a sure way of increasing its value. These benefits, however, don't come easy; it takes hard work and knowledge of lawn care and maintenance.


Preparation for Planting


Before you think about the type of grass you should plant, you need to prepare the land for planting. First, ensure that the planting area of neither too steep to cause erosion nor too flat to cause flooding. The slope should be 2-3 percent to prevent flooding. Also, you need to control the level of shade in the planting area. Different types of grass require different hours of sunlight exposure to be healthy. Have it in mind that the level of shade will affect the type of grass you will plant and how healthy it will be.


Controlling Weeds


Weeds are a great obstacle in your efforts to have a healthy lawn. First, they will overgrow the grass thus making the lawn lose its appeal. Second, weeds will compete for resources such as sunlight, water, and nutrients with the grass, making the grass unhealthy. You should, therefore, control weeds as early as possible. Weeds such as field bindweed, pigweed, and ribwort plantain are perennial in Charlotte, NC. The best way of controlling weeds is by using non-selective herbicide, especially if you are planting a new loan.


Soil Analysis


Next, you need to analyze the soil properties of the planting area. Soil composition varies from one area to the other. The soil analysis will help you know what you should add to the soil before planting. Unless you are a chemical expert, don't do the soil analysis by yourself; collect soil samples from the planting area and send them to the county Cooperative Extension Center in Charlotte, NC or any other agricultural laboratory. The soil samples should be taken from different points in the planting field, preferably 20 locations. Also, don't collect the topsoil; dig 4-6 inches deep and take the samples from there. Mix the samples and send to the agricultural laboratory. You shouldn't send a large sample; one cup of soil is enough to do the analysis.


The soil analysis results will tell you whether you need to add lime or fertilizer to the soil. In case it's recommended that you add lime and fertilizer before planting, don't just spread them on the planting area. Remember the roots will absorb the soil additives; therefore, the additives should be added to the entire root zone. Rake the planting area to loosen the soil before mixing the soil with lime and fertilizer. Soil in Charlotte NC is mostly clay loam and red clay, which sometimes have large particles. Raking the planting area will help reduce the soil particle size. After raking the ground, water it and allow some time for the soil to settle. This will make the soil crusty, and you will need to rake the area again gently before planting.


Types of grasses that do well in Charlotte, NC


Both warm-season and cool-season grasses do well in Charlotte, NC. Warm-season grasses are best planted in the summer; they will grow faster and healthier. Cool season grasses flourish during spring and fall. Besides the planting season, other considerations you should make when choosing the type of grass to plant are:


  • The desired look
  • The expected foot traffic
  • Cost of the turfgrass
  • The work and time needed to plant and maintain the lawn


Below are the most common type of turfgrasses in Charlotte, NC, and their characteristics:


Warm-season grasses


Bermuda Grass

  • Has long leaves and stems.
  • Spreads by stolons and rhizomes.
  • It's resistant to leaf spot and drought.
  • Has a high growth rate on different soil types.


Zoysia

  • Spreads by stolons and rhizomes.
  • Has a slower growth rate than Bermuda Grass.
  • Has stiff leaves making it suitable for lawns with high foot traffic.
  • Tolerant to heat and drought.
  • Denser than Bermuda grass.


Centipede Grass

  • Spreads by stolons.
  • Leaves have a coarse texture while the stems are 3-5 inches long.
  • Can grow on soils with low fertility.
  • Grows slower than Zoysia and Bermuda grass.
  • The quality of its turfs is lower than zoysia and bermuda grass turfs; centipede grass turfs cannot tolerate drought or withstand high foot traffic.


Carpet Grass

  • Spreads by both rhizomes and stolons.
  • Resembles centipede grass but it has broader leaves.
  • Grows up to a height of 8-20 inches.
  • Grows on low fertility soils; it can survive on 100 pounds of nitrogen per square feet per year.
  • Less tolerant to drought and wear than Zoysia and Bermuda Grass.


Cool season grasses


Tall Fescues

  • It's one of the best cool-season grasses in terms of shade tolerance.
  • Spreads by forming bunches. Though it produces rhizomes, they don't play a big part in spreading it.
  • Tolerant to drought and diseases.
  • Can withstand moderate foot traffic.


Kentucky Bluegrass

  • Spreads by rhizomes.
  • It's dark green giving it a good appearance.
  • Can withstand moderate to high foot traffic.
  • Grows well on limed and fertile soils.
  • It's dense.


Fine Fescues

  • Has fine-textured leaves.
  • More tolerant to drought and shade than other cool-season grasses.
  • Can grow in low fertility soils compared to Kentucky Bluegrass and Tall Fescues.
  • It supports moderate foot traffic.


In most cases, you will need to plant more than one type of grass on the lawn. Each type will dominate where the conditions are more favorable. For example, those that do well in the shade will be dominant under trees.


If the planting area is prepared and you have chosen the types of grass you'll plant, you can go ahead and spread the seeds. Each type of grass has recommended spreader settings. Check the settings on the seed bag. One of the best lawn planting practices is a starting by spreading the seeds along the perimeter of the planting area to avoid missing the edges. After spreading, cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. On slopes, you can mulch with dried stalks to prevent moving water from washing away the seeds. Keep moistening the top two inches of the soil until the grass grows to about 3 inches.


With proper land preparation and the right type of grass, your new lawn will flourish. As you have seen, it requires hard work and patience. If you are doing other things and you have no time to plant or maintain your lawn, we can do it for you. Your Lawn Love pro will revolutionize your lawn.

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