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LAST UPDATED: October 18th, 2022

Cofounders Bob Magda and Tony Giordano started Lawn Doctor in the 1960s when New Jersey residents sought professional help to maintain their gardens and lawns. Since then, Lawn Doctor has become an industry leader. The company continually maintains its reputation by satisfying the needs of consumers on a national level.

Lawn Doctor boasts that the single biggest difference between itself and other lawn care providers is the fact that Lawn Doctor cares more about its customers. Today there are over 450 locations and 200 local experts servicing over 40 states throughout the nation.

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The Good

  • Lawn Care Services
  • Outdoor Pest Control
  • Lawn Doctor Guarantee

Lawn Care Services

Lawn Doctor offers a variety of lawn care services including fertilization, power seeding, core aeration, weed control, grub control, PH balancing, tree and shrub care, and lawn pest control. When hiring Lawn Doctor, consumers can expect a lawn care expert to come to their home and perform a full analysis of their lawn. After determining a custom plan to nurse the grass back to health, a Lawn Doctor technician will come every six to eight weeks and administer the solution. Lawn Doctor customers can expect a full summary of all the performed services at the end of each visit.

Outdoor Pest Control

Along with its lawn care, Lawn Doctor offers several pest control services, including mosquito, tick, fire ant, and lawn insect control.

When choosing Lawn Doctor’s Yard Armour® Mosquito Control services, a Lawn Doctor professional will implement a three-part program that consists of mosquito prevention, mosquito control, and mosquito maintenance. However, the company also does one-time sprays (this service is best before special events and makes the yard safer for guests) and offers a natural mosquito control service.

Lawn Doctor’s Tick Control program works similarly to the Yard Amour®. A company professional will come out and help find possible nesting and breeding locations, spray, and then regularly reapply treatments to help keep the pests from coming back.

The company’s Insect Control program protects homeowners against grubs, fire ants, armyworms, sod webworms, and chinch bugs.

However, customers interested in getting rid of boxelder bugs, centipedes, clover mites, crickets, earwigs, fleas, millipedes, silverfish, sowbugs, spiders, ticks, and more should look into Lawn Doctor’s Perimeter Pest Control plan. The treatments are applied to the exterior of the home, including the foundation and other areas of entry. This treatment is only sprayed outside, so homeowners don’t need to be home for the treatment.

Lawn Doctor Guarantee

Lawn Doctor is committed to the very best lawn care. The company boasts that it has worked hard to distinguish itself from other lawn care companies and claims that everything it does is for its clients. That’s why Lawn Doctor offers a simple, no-nonsense guarantee that covers all lawn care services.

In the case that a customer is unhappy with a treatment, Lawn Doctor promises that an expert will return to reapply the treatment — at no extra charge — or the company will refund the full cost of the last application.


The Bad

  • Service Issue Stipulations
  • Only Operates in 40 States

Service Issue Stipulations

While Lawn Doctor does offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee on its lawn care services, customers will need to keep in mind that Lawn Doctor isn’t responsible for damage that is out of the company’s control. This includes lawns that are damaged by heat stress or a lawn that has been mowed too short.

Additionally, the fine print states that this offer is only valid at participating franchise locations and only applies to first-time customers with the purchase of an annual program. The offer is only applicable up to 5,000 square feet, and the offer can not be combined with any other discounts, coupons, promotions, or prior purchases.

Only Operates in 40 States

Currently, Lawn Doctor services 40 states throughout the nation. However, residents of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming will have to find another company for their lawn care needs.


The Bottom Line

Homeowners looking to up their curb appeal should look into working with Lawn Doctor. The lawn care company offers several comprehensive lawn care plans and has several pest control services that will keep your lawn healthy and green. Lawn Doctor’s service professionals work hard to eliminate pests and keep your yard in the best possible shape.

Although customers should read the fine print — just to be sure they meet all criteria — Lawn Doctor offers a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. The guarantee is straightforward: if you’re not satisfied — Lawn Doctor will make it right.

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Mike H Arvada, CO

I just started the service but so far so good great customer service when I call.haven't had a chance to talk with my technician yet because of covid-19

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Mykahla Nelson Managua, MN

I have massive beetle problem in my trees and I was able to call Lawn Doctor! They came and told me the problem and cured my tree!

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Jakob barre Norcross, GA

The improvement in my lawn speaks for itself. When I saw their process I knew the result was going to be good.

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J Allen Pensacola, FL

They work fast, and cleanly. Professional and very helpful.

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Edward Barron Denver, CO

Advanced notice prior to all services performed. Retreated troubled areas without any issues.

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Holly Brown Saint Amant, LA

Wonderful company when your lawn is in desperate need of tlc, great people who work quick

4 years ago