Most LiveNeighborly homes have the Medium Base Biweekly plan, but we know that each yard is unique and maintaining it year-round can take a little different plan for everyone. When it comes to making your decision on which plan is best, check out this guide below!
Also, if you haven't had service in a month, we strongly recommend adding a "Deep Clean" to your first booking to get your yard back into a maintenance state.
How to Choose The Best Plan For Your Yard
Each yard is unique and maintaining it year-round takes an equally unique plan. We will walk you through the step-by-step process gardeners use to determine the amount of time, the tasks, and level of skill needed to keep your yard looking great.
Step 1. Determining Your Yard Size — Small, Medium, & Large
When determining yard size, square feet and areas maintained are both taken into consideration.
Choose Small if your property size is under 5,000 square feet, or if you only get service in either the front or the back, but not both. Condo yards, attached home yards, or yards with mostly patio are usually considered Small.
of a small yard)
Medium yards are usually on properties that are between 5,000 and 10,000 square feet. Typical suburban homes with a front and back yard are usually considered Medium. If your yard is terraced or there are different areas that require individual attention — for example a garden, a lawn, a small hill, and a wooded area around the side — this would move your yard into the Large category.
Example of a medium yard
Large yards are on properties over 10,000 square feet. These yards are sometimes terraced or have a sizable lawn.
Example of a large yard
MICRO AND SUPER YARDS
Not all homes fall perfectly within these definitions, so we have Micro and Super plans to accommodate yards of all shapes and sizes.
Step 2: Choosing LITE, BASE, or PRO
The plans — Lite, Base, and Pro — are based on the tasks you want performed as well as the level of skill it takes to do these tasks.
This chart shows what is included in each plan.
This plan is best for yards with low maintenance landscaping that only need basic care — “mow & blow.” It is not good for yards that need any trimming or hand-weeding. Tract homes usually have this type of yard.
LITE yard example
The Base plan is best for yards with moderate landscapes that need some weeding and trimming. This is the plan that most people choose because it covers basic yard maintenance for an average home. If your yard has plants that require special attention and care, you should consider the Pro plan.
This plan is best for yards with complex plant-scapes that need hand pruning and irrigation monitoring. If your yard has several delicate flowering plants or you want the gardener to spend extra time providing recommendations throughout the year to keep your plants healthy and thriving, this is the best plan for you.
Managed vs Unmanaged Plans
Our professional gardeners have many years of experience caring for yards in your area and they take pride in knowing what it takes — both the amount of time and the type of tasks — to keep your yard looking great. They will work with you to understand what you need cared for and then recommend a plan that gives them enough time to manage your yard (or portion thereof).
However, if you prefer to direct the gardeners to work on certain projects or tasks, that is an option as well. We consider this an “unmanaged” plan, simply because you are doing the managing yourself.