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Lawn Love In the Hamptons

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 11:34

Lawn Love, a company that allows customers to hire lawn and garden care professionals from a smartphone app, will soon be expanding its services to the South Fork.

The company, which launched in 2014 and now operates in 120 metropolitan areas across the country, has modernized and streamlined the historically low-tech industry, said Jeremy Yamaguchi, the founder and C.E.O. Satellite-imaging software, for example, is used to evaluate a property, which allows for a cost estimate to be provided in minutes, he said.

By clicking a few buttons online or in an app, a customer can choose from a range of services including mowing, leaf pickup, fertilizing, bush trimming, and gutter cleaning. Organic lawn treatments are available to those who request it. Pricing varies depending on the size of the job, said Mr. Yamaguchi, but the average cost for mowing and trimming is $35.

The company, which is based in San Diego, has joined with about 40 local lawn care providers so far, and should be accepting appointments in the next few weeks.

To be accepted as a Lawn Love provider, applicants must have at least a year of lawn care experience and must pass a test of their knowledge of the trade. “We quiz them on issues like soil composition,” he said.

After they’re hired by the company, all providers are required to abide by local codes, and the quality of their work is continually graded by customers, much like how Uber drivers are given star ratings after a ride.

Once they become part of Lawn Love, said Mr. Yamaguchi, providers will no longer have to try to drum up business by hanging fliers on doorknobs. “We have a huge pipeline of customer demand.”