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Old 07-22-2013, 09:44 AM
 
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I was thinking instead of an apartment I might be interested in renting a house. I am not real keen on doing the lawn care though, especially in the summer time. I have never used a service before. Does anyone have a lawn care service? And how much does it cost on average, to say come mow the lawn once a week and trim/weed every so often?

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Old 07-22-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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I have used a service in the past, and it was $180 a month for an annual contract.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:56 AM
 
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Ours is $30/week. In the colder months (Nov - Feb), we drop to once a month.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Ours is $45/week. We are on a corner lot with alley behind; both front circular and rear driveways -- lots of edging.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:30 AM
 
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New to DFW. Our landscaper (same as the previous owners') charges $25/week for weekly service in the summer. We will probably do it ourselves once we have settled in, like most of our neighbors do.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:32 AM
 
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Thanks everyone! Those are pretty reasonable prices and seem to be similar. I wouldn't mind doing it myself as I've done it before but just don't know about doing it in the heat!
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Some landlords at houses will also offer a service as part of your rent.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:27 AM
 
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Ben, I did see that available on one. I think that would be the best bet although from the rest of the posts it's not that unreasonable of a cost either. If I were a homeowner I think I would include it so I could ensure everything is being kept up nicely anyway.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Where in DFW will you be looking? There are rentals in townhouse communities that have HOA's that do the lawn service and would be included in your rent.
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:47 PM
 
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I don't know yet, it will depend on where my job is. The areas I like however are McKinney, Plano, Frisco, Las Colinas...but there is so much more I haven't even explored yet. I was going to get an apartment first but the more I think about it I'd really like a house so I can have a yard and get a dog
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