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Best Lawn Care Services in Tampa, FL

Aug. 15, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Tampa’s year-round sunshine and warm weather allow lawns to be green, groomed and healthy in every season, though regular care is required because of daily rain in the spring and summer. Lawn care preserves the value of your home and keeps it looking nice. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best lawn care services in Tampa to keep your lawn expertly maintained at an affordable cost.

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Green Solutions Lawn Care & Pest Control
Green Solutions Lawn Care & Pest Control
Features
  • Regular lawn maintenance program & customized lawn treatments
  • 5% off recurring services
  • Mosquito reduction for $59
  • Free one-time outdoor fire ant treatment
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Location
4002 Garden Ln.
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 684-7336
#3
Insignia Landscape
Insignia Landscape
Features
  • Commercial/residential lawn care
  • Specializes in irrigation repair
  • Plant & mulch, sod, grading & paver installation
  • Expertise in landscape design
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Location
4505 N. 56th St.
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 714-9862
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Lawn Sculptures
Lawn Sculptures
Features
  • Contract-only company
  • Licensed to spray Roundup
  • Customized lawn service
  • Seasonal planting, design & architecture
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Location
817 S. MacDill Ave.
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 935-7724
Lawn Love
Lawn Love
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 6pm
  • Sat: 9am - 12pm
  • Closed Sun
  • lawnlove.com/florida/tampa-lawn-care
Location
100 Ashley Dr. S., Ste. 600B
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 867-4715
Massey Services Landscape
Massey Services Landscape
Features
  • M-F: 7am - 6pm
  • Sat: 8am - 2pm
  • Closed Sun
  • masseyservices.com/service-location/tampa-greenup
Location
1001 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33603
(813) 612-9804
Green Image Services
Green Image Services
Features
  • M-F: 7am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • greenimageservices.com
Location
PO Box 21461
Tampa, FL 33622
(813) 333-3940
Tropical Lawn Care
Tropical Lawn Care
Features
  • M-F: 7am - 6pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • tropicallawncareinc.com
Location
9523 E. US Hwy. 92
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 626-1464
Partners in Green
Partners in Green
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • partnersingreenfl.com
Location
20617 Great Laurel Ave.
Tampa, FL 33647
(813) 451-7330
LawnStarter
LawnStarter
Features
  • M-Sun: 7am - 10pm
  • lawnstarter.com/tampa-fl-lawn-care
Location
1227 E. Madison St., Ste. 605
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 540-3052
Amzil Lawns
Amzil Lawns
Features
  • M-F: 7am - 6pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • amzillawns.com
Location
6710 N. 10th St.
Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 817-3444

Getting lawn care in Tampa

Tampa skyline

In Tampa, lawn care is a year-round job. While it’s tempting to cut costs by handling it yourself, there are many benefits to hiring a professional lawn care and landscaping company. Using a lawn care service lets you:

  • Save time
  • Access professional resources, tools and equipment
  • Have a better-looking lawn because of the company’s expertise
  • Use a regular service contract for hassle-free care

Drive down any street in South Tampa, particularly along the water on Bayshore Boulevard or Harbour Island, and you’ll see beautifully manicured lawns. Landscaping companies in Tampa serve these areas with more than general maintenance; most residents contract for tree trimming and landscaping services that keep their lawns lush, green and tidy.

The constant heat and sunshine in Tampa mean every home needs lawn care. Many new developments in suburbs like Riverview, Lutz, New Tampa and Land O’Lakes include spacious lawns and outdoor space, and using a professional service means you’ll have more time for activities you enjoy.

How landscaping companies in Tampa help maintain your lawn

Tampa’s sandy soil and humid conditions make it difficult to grow grass naturally. Most residents rely on laying sod, which is more expensive than growing grass from seed but provides an instant lawn.

Maintaining your lawn requires consistent mowing and weeding, irrigation or frequent watering and pest control. Mosquitos, ticks and chinch bugs are difficult to battle without professional help. Red thread is also a common lawn disease in Florida, and Tampa lawn care companies know how to handle it.

Lawn aeration is helpful, but it’s often better to leave the service to professionals because it can be complicated in the warm, humid Tampa climate. Perforating the soil and moving it around so water, insects and seeds can revitalize the soil is healthy for growing and maintaining grass, but it’s possible to over-aerate your soil in Tampa, which causes water to evaporate too quickly and kills grass.

If you have sod, aeration is vital to establish the grass and keep it growing. Even if you own a lawn aerator, doing this correctly is not easy. A good Tampa lawn company knows the best process and time to aerate your yard.

How much does lawn care cost in Tampa?

Several factors impact the cost of lawn maintenance in Tampa, including:

  • Size of yard
  • Frequency of services
  • Type of services needed
  • Season
  • Landscaper’s experience and expertise

For simple weekly lawn mowing services, Tampa residents should budget between $100 and $250 a month. Specific services such as landscaping design, pruning and tree trimming are more expensive. On average, tree trimming is around $400, and the average cost to aerate a lawn is $115.

Signing up for recurring services saves money in the long run. If your lawn service visits your home twice a month to mow, you’ll likely get a discount on any additional services you need. Florida lawns require year-round care, so it makes sense to buy a regular contract where you have someone mowing, trimming and weeding at least twice per month.

How to choose a lawn care service in Tampa

Landscape architects are the only lawn care professionals who require a license from the Florida Department of Business Regulation Landscapers. Lawn service companies do not need a license, but it’s a good idea to make sure the company you hire is insured. A good landscaper understands the types of grass you have, know the various threats to Tampa lawns and work with environmentally safe products.

When contacting Tampa lawn care companies, ask:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • What are your areas of expertise?
  • Have you worked with lawns like mine in the past?
  • What kind of products and materials do you use, and are they safe for children and pets?
  • How can you improve the condition of my lawn?
  • What are your costs, and how is payment structured?

Read reviews of the company to ensure they have a track record of quality work and strong customer service. Many companies have portfolios that allow you to see employees’ previous work, which is vital before paying for extensive landscaping.

TruGreen

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TruGreen specializes in local lawn services such as controlling broadleaf weeds and fighting mosquitos. The company offers four different service contracts and additional options for separate lawn maintenance needs like tree and shrub care, aeration and pest protection. Tampa residents praise the friendly lawn care technicians.

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Green Solutions Lawn Care & Pest Control

Green Solutions Lawn Care & Pest Control

Green Solutions Lawn Care & Pest Control is a local company that handles many lawn care needs. Lawn services include mowing, landscaping, fertilizing, pest control, palm tree care and fungus control. The company’s employees are certified eco-effective and work with St. Augustine grass, which is common in Tampa. Green Solutions offers free estimates online.

Insignia Landscape

Insignia Landscape

Insignia Landscape has provided lawn care in Tampa for more than 20 years and specializes in lawn maintenance, tree pruning, landscaping and sod placement. The company offers monthly contracts and also does pest control. Tampa residents appreciate the company’s prompt service and say its lawn care technicians are professional.

Lawn Sculptures

Lawn Sculptures

Lawn Sculptures is a Tampa lawn service company that provides landscaping, maintenance and lawn service to residential and commercial clients. The company works with licensed and insured contractors to provide specialized services from arborists and fertilization specialists. Lawn Sculptures customizes every lawn care plan according to season and property.

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