Friday, December 31, 2021

Alki Lawn Mowing Customer Reviews

"I have had a number of opportunities to enlist the aid of Alki Lawn Mowing and have not been disappointed.  The services included pruning various shrubs and trees, transplanting, and answering my multiple questions.  Steve has also made return trips to do fine-tuning to a job, if he feels it necessary, at no extra charge.

He is very professional, punctual, conscientious and leaves the yard tidy.

I recommend him wholeheartedly."  J. Paulson


"Steve at Alki Lawn Mowing Service is AMAZING!! He truly cares about you, your lawn, and our neighborhood. He offers an excellent service at affordable prices. Steve and Sally are both friendly, kind people, who continually go above and beyond. Support local, you won’t be disappointed. Highly recommend."  Angela A.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Alki Lawn Mowing Service

Our Service
Steve & Sally live in the Alki neighborhood of West Seattle. Alki Lawn Mowing Service provide season-long lawn mowing and yard services for residential homes in Alki and surrounding West Seattle neighborhoods.

We're a smaller-scale business outfit offering you BIG-time personalized service and customer care excellence. Alki Lawn Mowing Service provides you with the same excellent customized lawn and yard care we give to our own yard and lawn.

Alki Lawn Mowing keep your yard looking sharp and consistently maintained throughout the year as your lawn's rate of growth dictates.

Each mowing service visit includes mowing your lawn with a powerful, contractor-grade mower as well as edging your curbs, walks, concrete patios, and driveway. We finish-up 
every lawn service visit by power-sweeping any stray grass-clippings off hard surfaces with a blower.

West Seattle's Mowing Season
Our lawns' growing season typically starts with slower growth in mid-February and ends with slower growth again during late September to early-October as we head into the off-season. Peak growing season is usually early-Spring to Summer.

Summer "brown-out" time is a period of little to no-growth during the height of our Seattle summers. Most lawns are dormant from the extreme heat and lack of rain and do not need mowing.

If you have a lawn sprinkler system or manually water your yard, weekly lawn mowing service may continue throughout the entire Summer and into the Fall.

Our lawn mowing season is rain and temperature dependent and varies year-to-year. Most Seattle years have at least a rainy week or so during almost every month of the year. Yet the extremely hot and dry Summer of 2021 saw one-hundred days or so with little to no rain at all. West Seattle's lawns didn't grow during that time.

Alki Lawn Mowing Service Frequency
Based on the mowing season above, our lawns typically require mowing every 2-3 weeks during the cooler weather at the beginning and end of our season.
During the 4-8 weeks of the peak growing season your lawn's growth likely requires once-a-week mowing. 

I look at your yard once per week on roughly* the same scheduled day. If your lawn has grown enough since my previous service visit, I mow your lawn that day and charge your credit card on file for mowing service.

When your lawn does not need mowing due to a lack of grass growth, I will not mow, and you're not charged for a service visit. You'll always receive a text or email, so you know I was there.

*Rainy days may temporarily throw off weekly service schedules. I scramble to catch-up and get your yard back on schedule.

One-Time or Periodic Mowing Requests & Fees
Season-long mowing service clients receive priority, but we happily accept and schedule "one-time" or periodic mowing and service requests as our schedule allows. Please give Steve a call!

One-time and periodic mowing jobs are charged a custom or hourly rate as dictated by your desires and the condition and length of your lawn as well as the amount of edging over-growth along your sidewalks, drive, patios, curbs, etc.

Ultimately, the business calling card by which we are judged is the neat and tidy look of your yard and lawn. Alki Lawn Mowing Service would love to keep your yard looking its best by mowing and edging your lawn for a consistently clean, manicured look during the entire growing season.

Payment for Service Visits
Just like you might pay Amazon or buy from a food truck, you pay at the time of service, and we immediately bill your credit card on file. (Sorry, no Amex accepted at this time.)

Our financial services and credit card payment processing company is owned by H&R Block. Your credit card data is treated with the same security, care and respect we expect of our own.

Payment Transaction Notice & Receipt
You receive an email notice with details of your credit card transaction and a summary of our service performed for that visit at the time of each payment.

Contractor Grade, 80 Volt, Cordless Equipment
Our lawn maintenance equipment is quieter, contractor-grade, cordless, 80 volt battery powered. We use no fossil fuels in our operations other than Steve's old, trusty car used to get to each client's site.

Mowing is done with a mulching mower which returns those tasty bits of natural lawn food back to your lawn's soil each time we mow. Or, if you prefer, we're happy to bag the grass-clippings and discard them in your yard-waste bin if that's your preference.

Other than Steve's car-use, we maintain an 'all-natural' approach toward running our mowing operations. We respect your yard and our environment in that way as best we can.

Additional Yard and Garden Services
Our service priority is mowing and maintaining your lawn throughout the year. We also perform ongoing, lightweight yard and garden maintenance.

Every yard is unique, but for starters, a good rule of thumb to consider is this. If your periodic yard and garden care tasks generate an amount of yard waste which fits easily into your yard waste bin during one service visit, that's likely what Alki Lawn Mowing Service can handle.

Larger tree-pruning, hedge and laurel bush maintenance, sod installations and such typically require the bigger scale of operations and "haul-away" yard waste service typically offered by landscaping outfits. They are easily recognizable by their larger trucks and trailers.

Please feel free to contact us! Let's discuss your needs and hopefully develop a custom plan and frequency for your unique yard and needs.

Commercial Insured, WA State Licensed Business
Alki Lawn Mowing Service pay for yearly commercial liability insurance. We operate as Alki Lawn Mowing Service, a dba of Mind Wedgie LLC our WA State licensed business entity.

We charge and collect WA State sales tax with every service transaction which is reported and paid to our state on a quarterly basis throughout the calendar year.

Service Excellence & Your Satisfaction
Whether I am working for you or for Sally and myself here at home, I apply the same efficiency, service and quality excellence with every task I do.

I take pride in satisfying my clients. I'll do what it takes to achieve that happiness for you, or I'll refund your payment.

Please give me a call (2O6-659-7O18) and let's get you started with Alki Lawn Mowing Service today! Thank you.

Steve W harton
(2O6) 659-7O18 voice or text
Steve (at) AlkiLawn (dot) com

63rd Ave SW
West Seattle, WA 98116

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

About Steve

Steve and Sally have lived in the Alki neighborhood of West Seattle for over ten years. Steve first moved to the Seattle-area in 1989. He has always enjoyed working outdoors and taking care of lawns and gardens.

Steve is the family MBA (Go Lutes!) behind Alki Lawn Mowing Service. He enjoys interacting with people and getting his hands dirty with the day-to-day service operations.

From the age of eleven, Steve was doing seasonal and yard work for many of his childhood, morning paper route customers. His yard and gardening mentors were like surrogate grandparents who nurtured him while sharing their knowledge and love of all-things gardening and lawn care.

Steve did similar work in high school and during his self-supported, work-through-college years. He was even a reforesting contractor planting pine tree seedlings in the hills of the North Carolina piedmont.

More recently, Steve has focused on our yard. You may have talked with him out front while he built our surrounding 8-foot tall fence and trellis? This is very likely if you’re walking a dog! Maybe Steve has said, "hello" while working in our front beds of cascading, blue-flowering 
Lithodora diffusa for his beloved bumble bees. 

Steve has created a beautiful lawn and yard. A variety of garden beds and elevations with native plants provide for the year-round benefit of our birds and pollinators.

With his gardening and lawn care background, a joy for serving people, and his passion for nature and for being outdoors, Alki Lawn Mowing is a natural fit. Steve cares deeply about quality and excellent, personalized service. You will experience the same quality, attention-to-detail, and care in the yard and lawn mowing service visits Steve completes for you.