I started cutting grass when I was 10 and I've never stopped. More recently I have decided to transition my side business from mostly handyman work back to my initial joy of cutting grass. I am a full time teacher and I work mainly after 3pm during the week and on Saturdays. I usually try to employ some of my high school students and sometimes I will bring one of my four little boys with me. I enjoy the meditative qualities of cutting grass and I really like making yards look nice! I do summer projects of hardscape and still do some handyman work on the side. I also do yard clean ups, mulching, and other larger scale projects throughout the year. I specialize in small mower cutting, trimming, edging, and blowing in/around the south city/county area.
How many years have you been in landscaping business, and what inspired you to get started?
I have been cutting grass since I was 10 years old. I got my first client when I was 12 and later worked for a landscaping company through college where I learned hardscaping and how to build retaining walls.
How does your work stand out from other lawn service companies in the area?
I specialize in small mower cutting, edging, trimming, and blowing. I can cut the yards that the big commercial mowers can't get to. Also being a smaller company and just working on the side gives me flexibility that other larger businesses don't have.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Look over their reviews and their on-time percentage. Make sure its someone you can trust to do a good job without being supervised.
What do you like most about the lawn care industry?
I love the meditative quality of cutting grass. I have always felt relaxed and at ease cutting grass. I'm not sure what it is, but its just fun to me. I like making yards look good and I have always edged and trimmed even when customers said they didn't want it done. It just looks nicer all trimmed and edged.
What areas do you mainly service?
St. Louis City (particularly south side), Maplewood, Kirkwood, Affton, Webster Groves, and a couple outlier areas if the job is right.