New app puts customers in control of scheduling lawn care

Updated Jan 29, 2016
LawnGuru creators Skye Durrant and Brandon Bertrang Photo: LawnGuruLawnGuru creators Skye Durrant and Brandon Bertrang
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New application software available in Detroit, Michigan, and surrounding suburbs enables users to order and pay for lawn services on demand, rather than scheduling the work offline. The app’s developers – former college roommates – say using LawnGuru’s system can save customers an average of 30 percent on the cost of lawn maintenance.

“Lawns don’t grow at a consistent rate,” Skye Durrant, LawnGuru co-creator, told “It depends on irrigation, shade and other factors, so forcing it into a set schedule doesn’t always fit.”

LawnGuru users request lawn-mowing service through the app by entering their address, choosing from a list of providers and then booking the service. A picture of the freshly mowed yard is sent with customers’ electronic receipts.

According to Durrant, LawnGuru makes scheduling and paying for lawn care easier for homeowners, while also helping landscapers run their businesses more efficiently.

“They don’t have a lot of resources – no back-end offices, marketing or invoicing,” he says. “LawnGuru improves their cash flow, gives them jobs in the area they live in and adds transparency for customers.”

The app, which officially launched last month, is free for both users and providers; the company makes its money by charging a transaction fee.

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