Regular garden maintenance can become a real chore. From keeping back weeds to making sure the grass doesn’t get too long, there’s a lot to consider in looking after a yard. And, if you’ve got a jam-packed schedule, you might not have enough hours in the day to get the mowing done.
If that’s the case, consider investing in a reliable, top-quality mower in Canberra. Professional mowing and garden maintenance is affordable, effective, and will leave your outdoor space looking clean and inviting, with no sweat off your back or time out of your day.
But how do you know what to look for in a quality mowing service? In this article, we’ll go through some of the most important things to look for when hiring a regular mowing service, and a guide to some of Canberra’s best.
What makes a great lawn mowing service?
How can you be sure that the mower you hire is going to do a satisfactory job? How do you know that you can rely on them to show up on time and get the job done fast? Well, we suggest keeping an eye out for the following traits:
- A great reputation. It’s a great idea to read through reviews and recommendations before you invite a mower to your home. Look for a garden maintenance business with a stellar reputation.
- Reliability. Taking good care of a yard means regular maintenance, and you want to be assured that your mower will show up exactly when they say and deliver a high quality result at the end of the day.
- Years of experience. The more practice a mower has, the more effective their services. Keep an eye out for a mower with years of experience – this also shows just how dedicated they are to their job.
- State-of-the-art equipment. Skill is one thing. Equipment is another. Top-quality, industry-leading equipment gives the best mowers their edge.
- Variety of services. You might decide that your yard needs a bit more TLC beyond a good mow, from hedge trimming to landscaping – look for someone who is able to go a bit further in the care and keeping of your yard.
The best lawn mowing services in Canberra
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.
Since 2012, Budget Garden Care ACT has been creating beautiful gardens for those who don’t have much time to garden. Budget Garden Care offers a wide range of gardening services, as well as free quotes on all jobs. Among their incredibly wide range of services, Budget Garden Care provides lawn mowing, edging, dead leaf clearing, and whipper snapping long grass and weeds to make sure your lawn is always at its healthiest and most attractive.
On Google, Santhan Rajan writes, “Always on time and goes out without a trace. They leave the place clean. Used them for my rental property and the tenants have always shared positive reviews about the boys who come to manage the lawns and hedges.”
Westside Handyman & Gardening provides exceptional service no matter the job. With their diverse and dependable team boasting many years of experience and free consultations, Westside can offer you a wide range of services, from tree lopping to lawn mowing. Lawn mowing with Westside is part of their lawn and garden care service, so if you're looking to give your yard some extra care and attention look no further than Westside.
As Sally S writes in their Google review, "Omar has been maintaining our lawn and he has done an excellent job. He has been very reliable and professional. I highly recommend him."
Happy Mowing, who recently moved from Sydney to the ACT, promises reliable time frames and high standards across their wide range of services, including lawn mowing. Even if your job is relatively short notice, expect prompt service and a free quote. As part of the lawn mowing service, Happy Mowing will rake the lawn, remove rubbish and clean up hard surfaces afterwards if necessary.
As happy customer Shannon Lewis writes in their Google review, "Did great work. Professional and went above and beyond to make sure everything looked great. Made sure I was happy before he left. Will be using their service again!"
Mowing Man is a local Canberra business offering a full range of gardening and handyman services, including lawn mowing, pruning, gutter cleaning and many more. With their first class professional equipment and guaranteed satisfaction, Mowing Man is here to take care of all your lawn's needs.
Jessamyn Umalie wrote the following in their Google review for Mowing Man, "Terrific service, David does an amazing job, very professional, polite, responds straight away and very easy to work with - I highly recommend his work to anyone."
The team at Ace Home & Garden Maintenance understands that keeping a garden looking healthy and beautiful takes a lot of hard work and valuable time. From total garden transformations to waste removal, Ace can take that stress off your shoulders, whatever the job. Among their many gardening services, Ace offers a range of lawn care services as well, including weekly mowing, weeding and moss removal.
As Jen Wood writes on Google, “Pat and the boys have been maintaining my large block for many years. Services also include pruning and fencing. Mowing and whipper snipping the lawns always makes my place look good. I can highly recommend this business.”
Are you looking for more services that can help you take care of your lawn and garden? Check out our articles on the best gardening services, the best landscapers and the best mower repair services in Canberra for some helpful information on where to look.
Your experience with lawn mowing services in Canberra
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Frequently Asked Questions
What does a professional lawn mower do?
A professional lawn mower will ensure that your lawn is mowed efficiently and in a way that is most beneficial to your lawn. They will have experience and knowledge on your local area's weather patterns and thus can ensure you are left with the healthiest lawn possible.
How often should my lawn be mowed?
Depending on how much rain and sunlight your lawn gets, you should probably aim to have your lawn mowed once every 4-6 weeks. If you do it too often, your lawn may need additional irrigation to recover. A lawn that is left too long may be especially difficult to mow, and growth will become irregular and uneven.
Does mowing the lawn encourage growth?
Mowing your lawn regularly will encourage denser and healthier growth. The denser the grass, the more protected the soil is from the sun, which prevents it from burning. It will also encourage your grass to grow outwards rather than upwards, leaving you with a much more even coverage on your yard.
Should I rake up the grass clippings after mowing?
If there are lots of clippings, then yes - covering your freshly mown grass in clippings will inhibit its growth. However, leaving a few is totally fine, as grass clippings are a great natural fertiliser and - as long as there aren't too many - can actually encourage growth.
Do I need protective gear for lawn mowing?
Definitely. It's generally recommended that you wear eye protection to stop grass seeds and dirt from getting into your eyes, and well-enclosed shoes too. You should also consider wearing sunscreen and protective clothing to prevent sunburn, since you will be spending a lot of time outdoors.