Your DIY Guide to a Lush and Healthy Yard

Are you managing your own lawn and have questions or concerns? We’re here to be your go-to resource for all things lawn care. We understand that you might not need a professional lawn care service every week, but there are times when their expertise can be a valuable time and money saver.

You might enjoy taking care of tasks like mowing the lawn, edging the walks, or tending to your garden. Perhaps you take pride in maintaining your lawn’s appearance or prefer to handle some of the work yourself to manage costs. While many of these tasks can be handled without a hitch, there are instances when you need assistance with more complex matters such as disease and pest management, recurring issues, or simply aiming to have the best-looking lawn on the block.

Your DIY Guide to a Lush and Healthy Yard

Tailored Solutions for Your Unique Challenges

Searching the vast realm of Google content may yield different viewpoints, none of which consider the specific variables tied to your location and local climate conditions. Without the right experience, good intentions can lead to misinterpretations, misunderstandings about the issue’s cause, remedy, and prevention strategies. This can often result in injury due to the misuse of chemicals or synthetic fertilizers, leading to the need for a complete lawn overhaul or, at the very least, the loss of a season along with costly herbicides to combat weeds without the grass to compete.

But what if you could pick up the phone and speak directly to someone who listens to your concerns and works with you to address your lawn’s problems? What if you had access to advice or a step-by-step guide to best lawn care practices, offered by someone with a deep understanding of your area, focusing on climate conditions—the most critical factor for common lawn problems?

Lawn Consultation Services

With a scheduled phone conversation, we can gather information about your lawn, including its maintenance history, recent activities, specific timing of events or changes, and more. We offer various consulting packages with flexible pricing, adjusted based on our on-site time, soil testing, and more. Whether it involves in-person measurements, testing, surveying, or estimates (a bit more expensive), or remote information collection from maps for age, sun exposure, year-over-year comparisons, and so on (a more cost-effective option), you’ll receive valuable advice from someone well-versed in your area and its soil conditions, particularly addressing the unique challenges related to lawn care.

Who Is the Program Designer For?

Our consulting program is tailored to meet the specific needs of various individuals who prefer a hands-on approach to lawn care but could benefit from professional guidance at pivotal moments. This program is ideal for:

The DIY Enthusiast
The DIY Enthusiast

If you’re passionate about taking care of your lawn and landscape but aren’t entirely sure where to begin, our consulting service provides the guidance and knowledge you need to thrive.

The "Learn from Mistakes" Homeowner
The "Learn from Mistakes" Homeowner

If you’ve had your fair share of costly mistakes or injuries while managing your property, our program can help you avoid future blunders by providing professional insights and recommendations.

The Thrifty Saver
The Thrifty Saver

If you believe that bypassing professional lawn care services is a way to save money, our consulting service allows you to access expert advice when necessary, helping you make informed decisions and avoid unnecessary expenses.

The "Poser" with Potential
The "Poser" with Potential

For those who want to project an image of lawn care expertise but might lack the experience, our program empowers you with the knowledge and skills to genuinely understand and manage your lawn effectively.

No matter your background or experience level, our consulting service ensures that you receive the right guidance, support, and expertise to make your DIY lawn care journey a successful and satisfying one.

Consultation Fees

Basic estimate


  • Mapping via aerial imagery (or defaulting to Mid-Level if aerial maps are unavailable)
  • Examine photos provided by the customer

Additional $50 cost for Phone Consultations (<30 min)

Mid-Level estimate

$150 single payment

  • Utilize aerial maps for measurements
  • Conduct on-site assessment prior to service
Top-tier estimate

$300 single payment

  • Use aerial maps for measurements
  • Conduct on-site assessment prior to service
  • Perform seasonal on-site assessments
  • Conduct basic soil analysis
  • Customize the program based on recommendations (please note that the cost of amendments is not included)

*Customers who enroll in our service will receive a 50% refund of the Consultation Fee, which will be applied to the last invoice of the season.

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At Tompkins Lawn Care Inc, we’re always seeking talented individuals to join our team. Our family-first culture and endless growth opportunities make us a dynamic choice for your career. Apply today and be part of our success story.