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Technician performing lawn mowing  servicesYou’re too busy to be worrying about your lawn. While you may know that you want your lawn professionally maintained, you also don’t have unlimited resources. You want to make a good decision for your wallet and therefore are likely wondering how much does lawn maintenance cost?

To be perfectly honest, homeowners are often pleasantly surprised to find out that professional lawn services cost less than they expected. Don’t assume that just because it’s a large or well-known name in your community that the lawn maintenance cost is going to be out of your budget.

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular lawn maintenance services you may be considering.

Custom Lawn Maintenance in Alexandria, VA

Building the perfect maintenance contract will ensure that your exact needs are met. Some of the most important services that you can have on your lawn maintenance contract that will ensure it’s looking and performing its best—while also keeping pests at bay—include the following services:

  • Lawn Care Treatments (fertilization, weed control, insect control)
  • Aeration & Overseeding
  • Mowing
  • Mosquito, Flea, and Tick Defense Program

Let’s take a look at each of these services, what they’re all about, and the lawn maintenance pricing you can expect for each. Keep in mind that there are variations from property to property that could alter these prices.

Lawn Care Treatments

Technician performing lawn care treatment

You want your lawn to grow thick and healthy so that it naturally resists harmful diseases and insects. Our lawn care program includes five fertilizer treatments applied at strategic timing throughout the season. In addition, it also includes four treatments devoted solely to weed control, grub control treatment, soil tests, and lime applications should they be needed.

Townhome Pricing: Starting at $17 per treatment (10 treatments per year, including limestone if needed)

Single Family Home (5,000 sq ft yard or larger) Pricing: Starting at $35 per treatment (10 treatments per year, including limestone if needed)

Aeration & Overseeding

Aeration & overseeding are the cornerstone of our lawn care program in that they enhance the results of our overall program. We can’t emphasize enough how important this is. During aeration, we pull small cores of soil throughout the lawn to allow moisture, oxygen, and nutrients to penetrate deep down to where they’re needed most. When seeding is performed at the same time, it increases turf density. We recommend aeration and overseeding once per season for established lawns.

Townhome Pricing: Starting at $55

Single Family Home (5,000 sq ft yard or larger) Pricing: Starting at $120 (only needed once a year at maximum)

Mowing

Kingstowne crew member mowing lawn

Whether you’re too busy to fit in time to mow, don’t have the space to store a mower on your property, or it’s just a service that you no longer feel like doing, this vital lawn maintenance service can be left to the pros, for cheaper than you may assume.

Townhome Pricing: Starting at $14 weekly (approximately 36 visits) and $20 bi-weekly (approximately 18 visits per year)

Single Family Home (5,000 sq ft yard and larger) Pricing: Starting at $35 weekly (approximately 36 visits) and $45 bi-weekly (approximately 18 visits per year)

Mosquito, Flea, and Tick Control

Nothing can ruin outdoor time more than having to worry about pests like mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. Not only do they pose a nuisance, but due to the fact that many of these insects can also carry disease, they also pose a threat. Fortunately, a multi-step approach, customized to your property’s needs, can ensure these pests are taken care of.

Townhome Pricing: Starting at $49 per treatment (9 treatments per year)

Single Family Home (5,000 sq ft yard or larger) Pricing: Starting at $69 per treatment (9 treatments per year)

Adding Services for Your Surrounding Landscaping

The landscaped areas surrounding your lawn are also important to maintain as they contribute to the overall aesthetics of your property. Some of the additional services you might consider for your surrounding landscape include:

  • Landscape Bed Weeding
  • Pruning
  • Perimeter Pest Control
  • Plant Health Care

Let’s take a brief look at each, including the cost.

Weeding

Weeds in your plant beds are a nuisance that you likely don’t want to deal with. You may be surprised to know that you can have those services handled by a professional for less cost than you might have expected.

Townhome Pricing: Starting at $45 monthly (approximately 8 visits) or $58 bi-monthly (approximately 5 visits per year)

Single Family Home (5,000 sq ft yard or larger) Pricing: Starting at $75 monthly (approximately 8 visits per year) and $100 bi-monthly (approximately 5 visits per year)

Pruning

Professional pruning treeKeeping your surrounding trees and shrubs in pristine condition may require periodic pruning. Whether this is a task you’d rather not do yourself or one that you’re worried you might do wrong, it may be a valuable addition to include pruning in your maintenance contract.

Townhome Pricing: Starting at $60 monthly (approximately 8 visits per year) and $90 bi-monthly (approximately 5 visits per year)

Single Family Home (5,000 sq ft yard or larger) Pricing: Starting at $120 monthly (approximately 8 visits per year) and $150 bi-monthly (approximately 5 visits per year)

Plant Health Care

In order for your small trees and shrubs to truly perform their best, they require vital nutrients, which they may not be getting. Just like lawn fertilization is going to help your lawn look its very best, plant fertilization will have the same benefits for your surrounding trees and shrubs.

Townhome Pricing: Starting at $35 per treatment (7 treatments per year)

Single Family Home (5,000 sq ft yard or larger) Pricing: Starting at $50 (7 treatments per year)

Perimeter Pest Control

Centipede in dirtPests such as spiders, millipedes, centipedes, ants, and other creepy crawlies that may be around the foundation of your home can be prevented from making their way inside with perimeter pest control treatment. When bundling this service with mosquito, flea, and tick control, you can save some money. But even as a standalone service, it’s still affordable.

Townhome Pricing: Starting at $49 per treatment (we recommend 5 treatments per year spring through fall)

Single Family Home (5,000 sq ft yard or larger) Pricing: Starting at $79 per treatment (we recommend 5 treatments per year spring through fall)

Creating a Worry-Free Lawn and Landscape

Beautiful lawn and landscape maintained by professionalsThere’s a “freeing” aspect of handing over lawn care and landscape maintenance tasks to a professional. By doing so, you’re gaining back invaluable time to spend with your family and friends that you otherwise would have spent laboring in your yard. Plus, you can also feel confident that these services are being handled properly, ensuring that your yard is going to look it’s very best. For most homeowners, that makes the lawn maintenance cost well worth it.

At Kingstowne, the above services are just a sampling of what we have to offer, and what we believe should be on your lawn maintenance checklist. But if you’re looking to have even more services handled by a professional, then we can work with you to create a custom maintenance plan that suits your needs perfectly.

If you’d like to say goodbye to your lawn maintenance worries, request a quote, get your customized plan, and relax while we do the hard work for you.

Request a Maintenance Quote

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Krisjan Berzins - Owner, CEO

Since 1997, Krisjan has led the Kingstowne team with one simple philosophy, treat every customer like the “only” customer. His passionate pursuit of impeccable customer service has resulted in 20 successful years and a thriving company with over 50 employees, helping thousands of homeowners in the Alexandria, Arlington, and Springfield, VA area get what they want -- a worry-free property they can be proud of.