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Best Lawn Care Services in Omaha, NE

Oct. 16, 2019, 8:26 p.m.

When you take pride in your home, there’s nothing better than having a beautifully manicured lawn. Yard work takes a lot of time and energy, however. When you hire a lawn care professional, you can spend less time mowing your yard and more time enjoying it. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best lawn care services in Omaha to help find local pros to keep your yard pristine for an affordable price.

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Heartland Lawns
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  • Annual 6-step Turf Wellness Program
  • Expertise in lawn fertilization, core aeration & overseeding
  • 3 different landscape management programs
  • Omaha Magazine's Best of Omaha 2009-2019
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14320 Industrial Rd.
Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 492-8800
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Elkhorn Lawn Care
Elkhorn Lawn Care
Features
  • Full-service lawn & grounds maintenance
  • Residential & commercial lawn care
  • Personalized custom landscapes
  • Expertise in irrigation from start up to fall winterization
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Location
14983 Grover St.
Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 509-3622
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Sunworks Lawn and Tree Services
Sunworks Lawn and Tree Services
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  • Satisfaction guaranteed lawn mowing program
  • Tree trimming/pruning, removal & maintenace
  • Specializes in all forms of hardscaping
  • BBB A+ rating
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Location
17911 Pine St.
Omaha, NE 17911 Pine St.
(402) 884-4211
Clean Air Lawn Care
Clean Air Lawn Care
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  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • cleanairlawncareomaha.com
Location
1724 S. 94th St.
Omaha, NE 68124
(402) 312-3800
The Lawn Boyz
The Lawn Boyz
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  • M-F: 8am - 8pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • thelawnboyzomaha.com
Location
7724 Evans St.
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 490-9105
Swift Green Lawn Care
Swift Green Lawn Care
Features
  • M-Sun: 9am - 5pm
  • swiftgreenlawns.com
Location
PO Box 4743
Omaha, NE 68104
(402) 672-8877
Paradise Lawns
Paradise Lawns
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  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • paradise-lawn.com
Location
6012 N. 102nd St., Ste. 34788
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 612-1527
Pro Turf Lawn & Tree Service
Pro Turf Lawn & Tree Service
Features
  • M-Th: 7am - 8pm
  • Fri: 7am - 5pm
  • Sat: 7am - 8pm
  • Closed Sun
  • proturflawn.com
Location
8616 I St.
Omaha, NE 68127
(855) 855-6017
Lawn Love
Lawn Love
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  • M-Sun: 6am - 8pm
  • lawnlove.com/nebraska/omaha-lawn-care
Location
1299 Farnam St., Ste. 300B
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 413-9143

Getting lawn care in Omaha

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Many people choose to handle their own lawn care because they feel it saves money compared to hiring a professional service. However, once you add up the expense of equipment, tools and your time, DIY lawn care costs more than many people think. Hiring a professional is convenient and gives you more time to enjoy hobbies or spend with your friends and family.

If you live almost anywhere except Downtown Omaha or in an apartment, your home has a lawn that requires maintenance. Omaha is a spacious city, and the lots and yards tend to get larger the farther west you go.

In the suburbs such as Elkhorn, Papillion and Gretna, homeowners have large yards that benefit from regular mowing, aerating, weeding and fertilizing. Many Omaha residents install underground sprinkler systems to keep their grass hydrated during the summer, especially those with large yards in the Happy-Hollow/Fairacres neighborhood in the heart of the city.

Lawn care vs. landscaping in Omaha

When choosing a professional company, consider the services you need to help decide whether you need a lawn care or landscaping company.

  • Lawn care companies maintain your yard without changing the layout or structure. Lawn care services include mowing, trimming, weed eating, fertilizing, laying sod, pest control and seeding.
  • Landscaping companies in Omaha offer services that alter your lawn, including planting gardens, sprinkler system installation, resloping and construction.

Many Omaha companies provide both services. When contacting companies, ask what services to ensure they fulfill your requirements.

The cost of lawn care in Omaha

A lawn treatment usually includes mowing, weeding, trimming and pesticide treatment. On average, a one-time lawn maintenance treatment in Omaha costs $113. See the chart below for the average cost for other common lawn services in Omaha.

Average cost of lawn care services in Omaha

Lawn Care Service Average Cost Per Service
Lawn mowing $35
Lawn aeration $95
Lawn fertilizing $55
Leaf removal $225
Weeding $30 per hour
Sprinkler system installation $2,000
Patio installation $1,700

Lawn care companies also offer recurring plans on a weekly, monthly or seasonal basis. These plans can often be customized to include only the services you need, which helps save money.

Landscaping services generally have a more expensive upfront cost for the initial design and planting. The price ranges from $650 to $8,000, depending on the size of your lawn and the extent of the landscaping. After the company finishes the initial work, maintenance services run between $30 and $80 an hour to care for the landscaping.

Common lawn care services in Omaha

In the spring and fall, it’s important for Omaha residents to aerate their lawn. Lawn care companies use a tool called a lawn aerator to create holes in the soil so air, water and nutrients can be delivered efficiently to the roots. Lawn aeration breaks up compacted soil and helps new grass grow deep roots after the summer and winter months.

Lawn aeration is usually done at the same time as fertilizing to maximize benefits. Fertilizing keeps your soil healthy and helps create dense grass that prevents weeds from growing. Combining the two lawn services also lowers costs.

Mowing should be performed weekly or every other week, while other lawn services are done seasonally. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources has more information about lawn care specific to Nebraska. Below is a general guide for seasonal lawn services.

Lawn care services in Omaha by season

Spring Summer Fall
  • Plant grass and shrubs
  • Remove weeds
  • Aerate
  • Fertilize
  • Reseed
  • Trim trees
  • Prune shrubs
  • Water
  • Mow
  • Feed grass and plants
  • Remove dead grass
  • Rake leaves
  • Aerate
  • Fertilize
  • Reseed

Hiring a lawn care or landscaping service in Omaha

When hiring a professional lawn company, make sure they have an employee screening process. You should also ask how much experience the company has and inquire about its employees’ certifications in landscaping and horticulture. Lastly, you should verify the company is licensed and registered with the Nebraska Department of Labor.

Once you’ve shortened the list of companies you might hire, contact each one to see if it offer free quotes. Additional questions you might ask include:

  • What products do you use and how often do you apply them?
  • What is your method of landscape design?
  • How long does your service take?
  • Do you offer discounts for recurring service plans?
  • Do you have examples of previous work I can see?

By researching companies, checking reviews from previous customers and asking friends and relatives about lawn care services they use, you can find a lawn care company in Omaha that keeps your yard in top condition all year -- letting you spend more time enjoying your lawn than mowing it.

TruGreen

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TruGreen is a national lawn care company that offers service care plans to meet your needs and budget. All plans include a lawn analysis, targeted weed control and fertilizer. Online reviews from Omaha customers say the staff is professional and performs high-quality work, but some customers note they received repeated sales calls after contacting the company.

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Heartland Lawns

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Heartland Lawns is an Omaha lawn care company with almost 30 years of experience. The company offers maintenance services such as mowing, trimming, aerating and fertilizing. It also performs some landscaping services, including irrigation and landscape lighting. Omaha customers say the staff is extremely knowledgeable.

Elkhorn Lawn Care

Elkhorn Lawn Care

Elkhorn Lawn Care is a full-service lawn care, ground maintenance and landscaping company that has served the Omaha community since 2003. The company’s landscaping services include maintenance, hardscaping, water features, building fire pits and holiday light installation. Reviews from Omaha customers say the company’s work is exceptional with friendly, top-notch service.

Sunworks Lawn and Tree Services

Sunworks Lawn and Tree Services

Sunworks Lawn and Tree Services is an Omaha lawn care and landscaping company that offers services that include mowing, aeration, seeding and tree removal. The company also provides hardscaping, gutter cleaning, snow removal and holiday light installation. Customers in Omaha love the company’s excellent customer service and appreciate the punctual, detail-oriented staff.

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