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What Does A Lawn Care Contract Include?

Updated on September 4, 2011

Lawn care service providers normally have homeowners sign a contract before providing landscaping and maintenance services. This contract protects both parties and ensures that the service provider meets the homeowner’s expectations.

Even small landscaping services may require a signed lawn care contract.


Services Provided

A lawn care contract details out the specific duties the service provider will perform, such as weekly mowing and edging or monthly fertilization. The contract may also list optional additional services, like irrigation management or aeration that the homeowner can request in conjunction with basic lawn care.


A lawn care contract normally outlines a specific timeframe for services rendered. The contract may contain a timetable for lawn care services, such as weekly or bi-monthly service visits.


Lawn care contracts generally have a renewal clause that states that the service provider can renegotiate rates after the contract expires. Lawn care service providers may draft seasonal or annual contracts.


A lawn care contract includes the standard service rates for each task requested. Contracts may also detail out payment terms and whether payment is due at the time the lawn care service is rendered. Homeowners should also review cancellation fee information in the lawn care contract in the event they decide to terminate the contract without notice.


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    • LawnCareForum profile image

      LawnCareForum 5 years ago

      This is a very fascinating view on lawn care contracts. I have found plenty of places on the web where you can download free lawn care contract templates as well, so for those interested in knowing, they are out there.

    • MurciélagoHeart profile image

      MurciélagoHeart 6 years ago from San Francisco

      What happened to a few bucks for the neighborhood kid? I'm just kidding, this is on the path of official business, short and sweet.