It’s Like Ordering an Uber, for Your Lawn
The mobile start-up is coming to Pittsburgh, connecting consumers with lawn care technicians through the web.
Technology has taken care of errands such as grocery shopping and dog walking — but now you can add yard work to that list, too.
The web-based start-up Lawn Love — which calls itself the ‘Uber of Lawn Care’ — has arrived in Pittsburgh. Lawn Love partners with independent lawn contractors to allow local users to schedule, review and pay for yard services instantly from a mobile app or website.
The company schedules services such as lawn mowing, weeding, gutter cleaning, and spring and fall yard cleanup. Its platform uses satellite imaging, data sets and “human assessment” to generate quotes within two minutes of a request. The app then connects the user to a pre-screened lawn care technician in the area. Once completed, users can review and pay for their service through the app.
The San Diego-based start-up was founded in 2014 by CEO Jeremy Yamaguchi and has since expanded to over 100 U.S. cities.
“The average lawn care company in Pittsburgh has only two employees and lacks the resources to modernize their business models,” Yamaguchi told KDKA Pittsburgh. “By partnering with us, these small business owners receive software and support that enables them to compete with dominating, corporate lawn care providers such as TruGreen and Brightview.”
Yamaguchi says this “modern lawn care” cuts out the extra steps involved in scheduling lawn services, as consumers typically have to wait for a provider to visit their property in person before offering a quote and planning the service.