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Old 08-31-2019, 12:36 PM
 
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i m after lawn and snow service recommendations for Lodi

Alternatively if I decide to do this myself is there anything i need to be wary so i dont get a notice for not doing it right. Never done snow (was in a serviced apartment). Lawn i know about but local borrugh might be picky

Thanks.
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Old 08-31-2019, 02:26 PM
 
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Rentals usually include lawn care because the owner want to make sure the property is kept up. Snow removal is often included in the rent.
Most use a service that others on the block are using. The truck parks, 4 guys get out with mowers and do 5 lawns in 10 minutes. Around me it’s $45 per lawn per week plus spring and fall cleanup. Same outfit may offer snow removal for their customers. Be aware that you are required by law to keep sidewalks clear and maybe fire hydrants also (?).
In my experience, snow removal is more expensive and they charge by the inch working all night. They sometimes coming around to plow a few times in heavy snow storms. My guys also shovel walkways, entrances, around car tires and sidewalks and put down salt. If you have pavers, you need to use rubber tipped plows to not damage driveway. Some with snow blowers also do it for older or infirm neighbors as a courtesy or they shovel if it’s not too much extra work. In my neighborhood everyone hires lawn-care companies but some have snow blowers and do their own snow removal. If you have a small driveway, walkway, sidewalk and/or have teenagers, you could shovel. There’s a real risk for heart attack with shoveling heavy snow in the freezing cold so be careful.
Towns have rules against mowing and using leaf blowers before a certain hour (8am) because of noise.
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Old 08-31-2019, 09:40 PM
 
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Spend the money and put landscaping rocks in the front so you don't have to cut as much. Just get a simple riding mower and do the backyard. I only spend about an hour once a month edging and trimming the front.
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Old 09-01-2019, 05:32 PM
 
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Rentals usually include lawn care because the owner want to make sure the property is kept up. Snow removal is often included in the rent.
Most use a service that others on the block are using. The truck parks, 4 guys get out with mowers and do 5 lawns in 10 minutes. Around me it’s $45 per lawn per week plus spring and fall cleanup. Same outfit may offer snow removal for their customers. Be aware that you are required by law to keep sidewalks clear and maybe fire hydrants also (?).
In my experience, snow removal is more expensive and they charge by the inch working all night. They sometimes coming around to plow a few times in heavy snow storms. My guys also shovel walkways, entrances, around car tires and sidewalks and put down salt. If you have pavers, you need to use rubber tipped plows to not damage driveway. Some with snow blowers also do it for older or infirm neighbors as a courtesy or they shovel if it’s not too much extra work. In my neighborhood everyone hires lawn-care companies but some have snow blowers and do their own snow removal. If you have a small driveway, walkway, sidewalk and/or have teenagers, you could shovel. There’s a real risk for heart attack with shoveling heavy snow in the freezing cold so be careful.
Towns have rules against mowing and using leaf blowers before a certain hour (8am) because of noise.

For my rental i have to do the snow and lawn, hence the query.

Will try to do it myself or can hire people once i get some recommendations.
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Old 09-01-2019, 05:34 PM
 
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Spend the money and put landscaping rocks in the front so you don't have to cut as much. Just get a simple riding mower and do the backyard. I only spend about an hour once a month edging and trimming the front.
its a rental so cant add the rocks wothout approval. but good advice regarding mowing. will get me a mower and edger!

any advice regarding snow ?
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:10 PM
 
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its a rental so cant add the rocks wothout approval. but good advice regarding mowing. will get me a mower and edger!

any advice regarding snow ?
What do you need to clear?
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Old 09-01-2019, 10:27 PM
 
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What do you need to clear?
i believe its the pathway in front of the house (otherwise home owner gets a citation).
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Old 09-01-2019, 10:28 PM
 
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What do you need to clear?
maybe 'sidewalk' is better (as an Australian still learning the vernacular!)
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