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Old 03-14-2016, 09:03 AM
 
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I'm a new homeowner and as such, I'm in the market for lawn care and tree trimming services. What's a reasonable amount to pay for lawn care (just basic mowing, yard is on the smaller end) and occasional tree trimming in Louisville and surrounding areas?
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:26 PM
 
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I'm a new homeowner and as such, I'm in the market for lawn care and tree trimming services. What's a reasonable amount to pay for lawn care (just basic mowing, yard is on the smaller end) and occasional tree trimming in Louisville and surrounding areas?
lot size? most yards are 80-100 a month that includes weekly lawn cutting and edging and monthly trimming.

Anything over .25 acre, extensive biushes and trees or big hills and water features with large landscape beds can add much more.

Call and get 3 quotes!
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Old 03-22-2016, 03:16 PM
 
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I'm a new homeowner and as such, I'm in the market for lawn care and tree trimming services. What's a reasonable amount to pay for lawn care (just basic mowing, yard is on the smaller end) and occasional tree trimming in Louisville and surrounding areas?
If you are in the Highlands you might get the "Highlands Bump" which is homecare service people automatically add 100.00 to anything because the think you are rich. Watch for that. To echo what Peter said, get quotes! Some tree companies are unacceptable from a business standpoint, I found out after a few tree incidents. Be very careful. A lot of fly-by-nite'rs operating under the tree care banner
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:00 PM
 
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I know this sounds foolish but, unless for some reason you are physically unable, why don't you just do it your self...........? It's not rocket science...if it was I couldn't do it. I mow a lot more than a .25 acre lot. Not to mention all the work down the road. After all, it's good fer ye. Just go down to wal march and buy ye a 100.00 mower and some lopers. Take a day off from the gym and your set.




I'm sorry.....I don't know what came over me.
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Old 03-22-2016, 07:19 PM
 
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I know this sounds foolish but, unless for some reason you are physically unable, why don't you just do it your self...........? It's not rocket science...if it was I couldn't do it. I mow a lot more than a .25 acre lot. Not to mention all the work down the road. After all, it's good fer ye. Just go down to wal march and buy ye a 100.00 mower and some lopers. Take a day off from the gym and your set.




I'm sorry.....I don't know what came over me.
When I moved to my house, I did the whole .25 with a reel mower! No motor. 20" wide
the problem was, I have loads of mature trees in my yard, and when they dropped branches, the reel mower would just stop, like it hit a wall, lol. Got old, fast. Broke down and got a little power mower. Much easier, but I lost my green hippy creds
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky Proud
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When I moved to my house, I did the whole .25 with a reel mower! No motor. 20" wide
the problem was, I have loads of mature trees in my yard, and when they dropped branches, the reel mower would just stop, like it hit a wall, lol. Got old, fast. Broke down and got a little power mower. Much easier, but I lost my green hippy creds

Hippy?? Your a Hippy to? Now I'm an old Hippy...that sounds familiar... You need a John Deere!
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Old 03-24-2016, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky Proud
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Old 03-25-2016, 03:08 PM
 
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I have a weeping willow in my front yard and that thing sheds worse than.....well, something that sheds a freakin' whole lot! All this wind we've had recently has made it worse, and I really don't have the time or patience to keep up with it. My landlady told me about a guy she knows who would only charge $50/mo for mowing and basic yardwork. Our yard isn't that big, but my time is worth more than $50/mo, so it seems worthwhile.
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Old 03-27-2016, 10:22 PM
 
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I have a weeping willow in my front yard and that thing sheds worse than.....well, something that sheds a freakin' whole lot! All this wind we've had recently has made it worse, and I really don't have the time or patience to keep up with it. My landlady told me about a guy she knows who would only charge $50/mo for mowing and basic yardwork. Our yard isn't that big, but my time is worth more than $50/mo, so it seems worthwhile.
Servo...would you mind PMing me with this referral! That seems cheap .Do you have a quarter acre? Will they include edging, sweep and clean up for that? And bush trimming too?
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