Weed Man Lawn Care
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Weed Man Lawn Care has received 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 217 customer surveys.
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"Weed Man is a locally owned lawn care company that specializes in providing environmentally responsible lawn care. Our mission to always keep our promises separates us from the competition. We do what we say, and we do it well."

Brandon Burns | Co-owner
Company Information
Services Offered
Weed Man Lawn Care offers residential and commercial weed control and fertilization, tree and shrub care, and aeration. The company also provides control services for grubs, mosquitoes, perimeter pests, and lawn diseases.
Services Not Offered
Weed Man does not offer mowing, landscaping, or tree pruning services.
Company History
Weed Man is a network of locally owned and operated lawn care professionals. The Chicago branch is owned by Brandon Burns, a former golf course superintendent with over 15 years of experience, and Dan Davis, an arborist.
Distinctions
The company is a member of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association.
Additional Information
Weed Man follows an Integrated Pest Management strategy when treating property and uses organic-based fertilizers that are people- and pet-friendly.
Licenses
CA03143232
Areas Served
Deerfield, Evanston, Glenview, Highland Park, Libertyville, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Skokie, Vernon Hills, Wilmette, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bartlett, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Schaumburg, Streamwood

Compiled Score:

Weed Man Lawn Care has received 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 217 customer surveys.
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Review by
11/21/2017

“I've used Weed Man for three summers, and we started with new grass—we had built the home, and I just have always been pleased with it. Not only the way the lawn looked, but—I'm told the product is very child and pet safe, and I do have a dog who's out in the yard all the time, and I've never had any issue with her getting sick or anything following an application—so that's important to me. One time I had a concern, it was this Fall. They did the grub control, and I asked them to come back because I found grubs, and they were there the next day, no questions. No 'Can you dig up a grub and show us?' They just took me at my word, sent the technician back out, and applied something that was more potent—I was told by the technician—and that solved my problem. They're responsive. They always call the night before they're going to come, so I know to have the dog in the house. They let you pay up front, with a little break if you pay for the whole season. They're just a great company. I'd give them an A+. I would and I have recommended them.”

Review by
11/21/2017

“The positive experience is that the treatments did what they were supposed to do—they worked. The negative is that they don't know when to stop. I mean, it just keeps getting treatment after treatment, after treatment. They showed up at the house to do aeration in the Fall, and I never agreed to it. And this is common of these services, they pick up on whatever you did the year before. If you happen to not catch that you didn't want something from the previous year, they're going to come out, and they're going to do it. I don't like that approach, so I'm actually going to be discontinuing my service. I would give them a B overall.”

Review by
11/21/2017

“It improved. Their service was slipping at the beginning of the season; once I called it to their attention, they worked very hard to correct it, and they did. So, I was happy with that. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
11/21/2017

“They've been very good. I'm fond of them being here when they say they are going to, and they do the work well for me. I'd give them a good A. They're always good.”

Review by
11/21/2017

“They've just been on time and done a good job. I would say they're an A. So far I don't see any weeds or anything in my yard. I already have recommended Weed Man.”

Review by
11/21/2017

“I like them. They've done a good job, and if I've had a complaint, they took care of it. I'd give them an A+. I'm not dissatisfied with them in any way.”

Review by
11/21/2017

“It's just timely, and I don't have to worry about anything because they just come and do the job. I'd give an A+.”

Review by
11/21/2017

“They're fine. It's all good. I have no complaints, and I would highly recommend them.”

Review by
11/21/2017

“They're just doing a good job. I would give them A; they really do a good job.”

Review by
11/21/2017

“Everything was fine. I'd give them an A. They've been really good.”

Review by
11/21/2017

“It was positive.”

Review by
10/23/2017

“They provided lawn treatment service. I'd say A.”

Review by
10/23/2017

“If you want something done, they do it. I'd give them a B.”

Review by
10/23/2017

“They did a lawn treatment. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
10/23/2017

“Sometimes I make a payment or something like that; I have to manually call in and fix the issue. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
10/23/2017

“I'm happy with them. They were just here today for the last time until Spring. Very good; I have no complaints.”

Review by
10/23/2017

“It's OK. It's expensive. They did the lawn treatment Friday or today. I'd say a B. I would tell somebody else about Weed Man.”

Review by
10/23/2017

“They were conscientious of—both these times—customer service. I'd give them an A. They're always good. Very easy to talk with. Very likely to recommend Weed Man.”

Review by
10/23/2017

“Weed Man comes out when you call them, but they don't do everything I expected. They do come out though, when I ask them. It's not 100%. I'd say C+. Customer service was good.”

Review by
10/23/2017

“They've done lawn treatment a couple of times. I mean, it wasn't the same time; they did different things over different weeks and months. It was an A. I have already recommended them.”

Review by
10/23/2017

“It's fine. They've been doing my service for a couple of years. I'm not disappointed in what they're doing, I guess. I don't know anything about the lawn, so I'm not sure how this is going. They're good. They're fine if they show up. They're fine; we just had an issue this last treatment because they were supposed to aerate, and they never did, and it got a little messed up. It's fine. I'm going to wait till Spring, and I'm going to do that then. I have to call them anyway. I would recommend them, definitely.”

Review by
10/23/2017

“They've done work for me for years. In about five years or six years—or more—of service, we've had one incident where weed killer was put on grass by mistake, and had to be attended to, and they attended to it right away, so I'd like to say A-. Cleanliness is perfect. I have recommended it to two sons-in-law and a best friend, and all three use Weed Man.”

Review by
10/23/2017

“We have them out to do weed control, and it has been successful. And they don't bug us; they offer other services but they don't harass us about getting more services. They're easy to work with; they come out when they need to, and stay on top of everything. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“I have the fertilizing service with them. Generally, I like them. I think my lawn was not as nice last year as it had been in the past, but normally I like them. I'm going to stick with them another year and see how it goes this year. I'd give the overall experience a B.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They're pretty reliant and easy to get ahold of. They do a fast, quick job. They mostly do chemical lawn care, and they also provide some other services, like sharpening lawn mower blades. They do some other grass and organic seeding for me. I'd give them an A- overall.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They come and do what they're supposed to. They're neat and timely, and I don't have to worry about it. They just do lawn care and weed protection. I'd give the experience an A. They're always very friendly, they give me a call when they're coming, and they explain what they've done.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They seem to do what they say they are going to do. They do the occasional fertilization throughout the spring, summer, and fall. They've done some thatch work at some point in this time as well. I'd give the experience a B+. I'd be highly likely to recommend them.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They treat my lawn with fertilizers and lawn amendments. They usually give me a couple days’ notice when they're coming. The grass has looked good. It looks healthy. I'll say they're doing a positive service to my lawn. I would give it an A. I would recommend them.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They did a fall and spring fertilization. Their customer service is good. I'd give them an A. My only wish is that, I wish their products were a little bit more organic, but they’re not, and I just don't think they do as good anyway. I'd recommend them for sure.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They control the weeds. I don’t like the timing per se because I've got a lawn guy. Sometimes they show up and the lawn guy then cuts the grass too quickly after their application. I wish that was coordinated better. I'd give the overall experience a B-.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“We were pretty happy with Weed Man. I like that they keep in contact with us and seem to have a product that works pretty well. They basically put down stuff for keeping weeds out and the mosquitos down; some insecticides. I'd give them an A. So far, they've always come when they said they would. I've already recommended them at least once.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“I just looked at something about a prepayment with them. I planned on calling them today. It was OK this year. My backyard didn't look great. It went on a downward slide, bare patches. They did come and make some adjustments. The first year I used them it looked fantastic and then it went down a little bit. I'd give them a B.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“The first year wasn't so hot and the second year was much better. They were OK. They weren't terrible. The first year was kind of dry, my fault I didn't water the lawn. They were doing lawn treatment for me. I liked their follow up. I'd give them a B overall. They didn't leave anything behind. They were fine.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“Everything's been great. They show up when they need to be and it's scheduled. They've actually come out when I've asked for other weed services because I've noticed other weeds coming up. They'd come out when I needed. The experience is an A. They’ve been pretty good. The only negative is pricing.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They make sure that we don't get any weeds in our yard. If there are any, or if there's an issue with the shrubs, they clean them up. They can also do stuff like mosquito repellent. They sprayed our yard for mosquitos. I could not be happier with their customer service. I'd give them an A+.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They're OK guys. They come and take care of my weeds. I have nothing to complain about. They always call before they come out for an appointment and stuff like that. They're very responsible. If I have a problem, they address it. They're very customer service oriented. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They did yard fertilization and aerating. They sent me their bills over email and it ended up in my junk file. I didn't find them for a while and they were going to send a collection agency after me. They should've mailed them. I paid it before it went to collections. I'd give them a C.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They did fertilizer and weed control. It looked better than what I had before. I'd give it a B. I had a little control about the grub control. I had that work done and still I had problems. I don't think cleanliness is the issue. I don't know how expert they are, I didn't talk to them.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They have pretty good quality. I like the way that they clean the lawn. Their pricing seems to be OK too. I've had them for some time, so I'm not looking for anything else. They pretty much do fertilizing and weed control. I'd give them an A-. Their quality of work is pretty good. I had no issues generally. They maybe missed some spots, but that’s it.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They help us with our lawn. They pretty much brought it back to life, so we're very grateful to them. They're responsible and responsive. They follow instructions. We have dogs, so they always call us before they come. They never come without letting us know they're coming. We have no complaints. Everything's been satisfactory and beyond. I would give them an A+.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They’re on time all of the time. They're very punctual, and they do a good job. I was planning on joining up again. I have the full treatment. I'd give them an A+ for the whole experience. Everything is hunky-dory. I recommend them to anybody I have a chance to. I do enjoy their service. If they send me something, I'll probably be joining them again for the year.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They did lawn treatment for me. The work was excellent, and I would recommend them. They were very responsive. They pointed out things that made sense. They did what they were supposed to do, and they did it when they said they would do it. I have no complaints. They're very reliable. We've had other services over the years, but I would rate them the best.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They're excellent, excellent. They do everything; weed control, grub control, they get rid of mosquitos, and they put down fertilizer. The only thing my landscaper does it cut the lawn. I can get ahold of them easily if I'm not satisfied with something. Let's say they put down some control, and it rains early, they come right out and do it again. I would give them an A+.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“You can actually schedule them because I have to schedule them through a landscaper. I tell them either come on in or hold off or whatever. They just apply the weed killer and the fertilizer. I'd give them a C. I'm having issues with my front lawn and I'm going to have to call in somebody else to take care of it because they can't take care of that issue. Instead of applying chemicals, which is fine, I need the lawn to actually be repaired but they don't do that.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“It was OK. It wasn't good; it wasn't bad. I did appreciate that they always made sure they locked the fence when they left. They would blow the leaves off of the driveway when they came to treat. Overall, the weed treatment was OK. We didn't have a ton of weeds, but we still had some weeds here and there toward the garden beds because our garden beds aren't in the greatest condition. I'd give them a B-. They continuously call you about thing that you may have to pay, knowing you don't have that service. They offer you extra services. They don't have a scheduled time that they come out. They just come out whenever. They say they're going to treat the lawn three times a year and they come out three times. They don't have set times.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“I like the one-on-one. The owner's very responsive to any kind of issues that I have. He's on top of it. He corrects everything if there's an issue. I do an annual maintenance. He comes out, services us annually, and does grub control. He's actually done aeration a couple of times for free as well, because when I did have a complaint, he wanted to make sure that he was going to take care of it, so he added in aeration for no charge. That was very nice of him. I'd give them an A+. His customer service is awesome. His customer service is exactly what you would want out of any company. It is really awesome. I'd most definitely recommend them.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“I've still got weeds. I've still got problems with my grass. I talked to the salesman last year about it and now they're supposed to get back to me in the spring to find out what we need to do because I've got ground ivy and nobody can get rid of it. They do a good job. They always show up when they say they're going to show up. They always call me before they come or the day before so that works out good. The job that they do is fine. I just can't get rid of these problems I have in my grass. I'd give them a B. The quality of work's always been good it's just the results aren't good.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“The price of their services are fairly reasonable. It's not super affordable, but it's not super unaffordable. It's more about the results. I was with them for the past two seasons. That's two full years. The people with the phones, the salesmen, they can be a little pushy at times, but overall they're very nice and they're very accommodating. If you give them a call, 'Oh, I found some more weeds', they'll come back out and re-treat as many times as you want free of charge as long as you're under their standard service, which is great. I didn't have issues with weeds. I had mainly issues with the growth of my lawn and the color green of my lawn. I purchased the house about three years ago. I went the first season with no service at all. I think I fertilized it once myself and it was fine. The following season I had some spare money and I said, 'OK, maybe I'll make my lawn really nice and green and think and full and no weeds at all.' I didn't have very many weeds to begin with. I went with their service and I didn't at all notice a difference in the color of my lawn, the thickness, the fullness. There still were no weeds, like I said that wasn't an issue before. So I thought, 'OK, well where's my money going?' It's not that they're a bad service, but if I'm not noticing any difference I'm not going to pay money for it. Two weeks after that, someone from Weed Man, I think he was the owner, Dan, gave me a call to kind of address my issues. He apologized and I appreciated the apology and the personal call he gave me. He said, 'Please give us another chance this following season and we'll make things right.' I said, 'No problem, no hard feelings. I'm just not going to spend money with no results. I'm not going to go with somebody else either more than likely.' Although I have thought about trying other places to see if I would get greener lawn, thicker lawn those kinds of results. I gave him a chance the second year. I basically experienced the exact same thing I did the year prior. There was no more green, no more thickness. I actually paid a few hundred dollars extra this year to have them come out and do a full lawn aeration with an over seeding because Dan had described to me, 'You've got some patch areas and we really recommend this aeration and over seeding. I'll even do it two times for you for the price of one.' I said, 'OK.' They came out the first time and that was fine. They came out and the second time to do it and they didn't actually aerate. They just threw down a little bit of seed. I was a little thrown off guard on why he didn't follow up with his word on twice, but it really didn't need it twice. One time should have covered. Again, I didn't notice any extra fullness, thickness, greenness in my lawn. I'm not planning to renew with them this year. I think I'm going to just save my money this year and see how it goes and possibly next year go with somebody else. The first season I had no issues with it. Not that I had any issues with it the past two seasons either. For the overall experience, I'd give them a B. I'm a young guy and I was in college ten, twelve years ago and I was a college worker. It seems like all of the service guys doing the work are young guys. I think they're off from college for the summer. I'm all in full support of that, but they just really rushed through. They do it during the day, during weekdays. I don't think a lot of the residents, a lot of the customers are home during those times. My wife is home every day and I'm home some days as well. I've watched the guys multiple times do the work. They're just in and out. They park out front, they rush through and ten minutes later they're in the truck driving way. I said, 'OK well that's fine as long as I see results.' I've seen poor results. I've even called this out. I called Weed Man directly this past summer and commented on their service techs.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“I like the quality of their work. The one holdup I had was they're good salesmen on the phone. They just try to sell you all of these extra things. They basically count safety as their number one priority. They're selling me some grub control. He explained how safe everything was and it's the same stuff they put in flea control for dogs. I should have looked it up ahead of time. I realized that it was a pesticide, which is potentially responsible for the colony collapse of bees and the expand in many other countries. In that regard, I don't know if I'm going to continue with them next year just because I don't feel like they're completely upfront with what they're saying. The lawn looks nice. I'd give them a B. The lawn looks good, but it's just that one thing I was a little disappointed in. The guy did a good job.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They're pretty good. They take care of my weeds around the house. When you call them, they come out. If you see dandelions, they come out and respray. They're good. They're excellent.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They've been our lawn care provider for five years. They spray weeds and spray for grubs. I think they do a fine job. I'd give them an A+. They're good. I already have recommended them.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“I've only used them for two years, but they were all-inclusive. It was good, especially if you don't know anything about lawn. They did fertilization and lawn aeration. I'd give the overall experience an A.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They did some fertilization and sprayed weed killer; that kind of work. They leave detailed information as to what they've done, and how you can extend the life of their application. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They're on time. They do what they say they're going to do, as far as the different procedures are concerned, and they show up on time. They do the lawn fertilization. Overall, I would give them an A.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They do a pretty good job. They do regular lawn care and grass quality. I don't have them do weekly maintenance. I'd give the experience a B. I'm not really there when they say they're showing up.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They killed the dandelions. They fertilized my lawn as well. What I like is that, if there are weeds coming back, they come back without any additional charge, and as many times as I want them to until the weeds are gone. I would give them an A+.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They just did some lawn care. I like their follow-through and follow-up. I'd give them a B. It seemed like they did what they said they were going to do. It seemed like the results were fine. I just didn't work with them enough.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“I like that I don't have to do anything. They come when they say they're going to, and they always do a very nice job. They fertilize the yard and kill all of the weeds. I'd give them an A+. I would definitely recommend them.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They're very knowledgeable, and they're very prompt. My yard has not looked this good with any other service I've used. They've done seeding, they've done routine feedings, and they've done some mulching. I'd give them an A+.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“I've recommended them to other people. I have the whole package. I liked their customer service and the benefits to my lawn. They're great. I'd give them an A+. I have no complaints. I will recommend them in the future.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“We were generally ninety percent happy. They did lawn service and weed control. They were easy to communicate with. I felt that they overlooked a couple of areas that needed treatment consistently. I'd give them a B.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“We needed all of the lawn care service. I've never had any problems with them. I just call them up and use them. Their prices are reasonable, and they're easy to deal with. I'd give the overall experience an A+.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“It's been good. It's hands-free and the results were good. They just do the fertilization. I'd give them a B for the overall experience. The quality is good. I've already recommended them to a couple of people.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They've been good. They do all of the fertilizing for me and weed control for the whole yard. They follow up on things, and they do everything. I'd give them an A overall.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“The service was OK. They provided my lawn service for me. Basically, they do a program of fertilization, weed control, and stuff like that. I would give the overall experience an A.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They were doing landscaping treatment, fertilization, and weed control. They're reasonably priced, and their service is always high quality. I'd give the overall experience an A-.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They did lawn aeration. I had no complaints, and I'd recommended them. They aerated in the late fall, so hopefully we can see in the spring how good it is.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They did our weed control and aeration. The lawn looks great. I'd give the overall experience an A-. The price was a little pricey, but the actual service was great.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They did weed control and fertilization. They had good customer service. I'd give the experience a B+. The pricing wasn't good, but things are expensive these days.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They gave me one too many lawn treatments. They did give me credit for it, so I really can't complain. They're pretty good.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They deliver what they say they're going to provide. They do lawn maintenance for weeds and fertilizing. I'd give it a B+.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They come back if you have additional problems. They do weed control. I would give them a B for the overall experience.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They did fertilization and some weed prevention. Their technicians and management made it positive. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“I like the results of my lawn service. They do lawn fertilization. I'd give the overall experience an A. I would definitely recommend them.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They do what they say they're going to do. They just do the fertilization and aeration of my lawn. I would give the total experience an A.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They do what they say they're going to do. They've done lawn fertilization and aeration. I'd give them an A. I'd recommend them.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“I've been with them for several years. They provide our lawn service. I like the results of their program. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They just did normal lawn fertilization and weed prevention. They didn't fry my lawn, so that was nice, and they got rid of the weeds. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They did regular fertilizing. I just hire them, and then I don't have to think about it. I would give the overall experience an A+.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“It works, and whenever I have a problem, they're quick to fix it. They just do weed control and fertilization. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They did the fertilization of my lawn. They did a good job. It was an A. It was good. I don't have a reason not to recommend them.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They're reliable. They do fertilization and weed control. I'd give them an A. They're always there when they say they’ll be there.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“It was good. They did routine maintenance. I think it was fine. I'd give them an A for the overall experience.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They are consistent. They come and get it done. They do good work. They just fertilize my lawn. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“It's a convenient service. They put down fertilizer and spray weed killer. I'd give the overall experience an A.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“My grass looks nice. They fertilizer and aerate and apply weed killer. I would give the overall experience a B+.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“It was excellent service. I have no complaints with their work, and I'd recommend them for lawn treatment.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They have been fantastic. They do their job. They do indoor and outdoor pest control. I'd give them an A+.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They did fertilizer, grubs, insect mosquitos, and seeding. I had no complaints, and I'd recommend them.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They're good. The grass is green. They fertilize and kill the weeds. Overall, I would give them an A+.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They did fertilization and weed control. They were prompt and reliable. I'd give them an A overall.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“It was a good experience. It was excellent work, and I'd recommend them.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They do a good job. I have no complaints at all with the lawn treatment.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They did maintenance and grub control. I liked the outcome. They were excellent—A+.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They have good customer service. They do lawn treatment for me. I'd give them an A.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“The product does what it's supposed to do. They do lawn maintenance. I'd give the experience an A.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“The experience has been very positive over the last couple of years. I have no complaints at all.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“It's very good. They're on time. They take care of what they say they're going to take care of.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“It's been fine. I like that I don't have to fertilize. I'd give the overall experience a B.”

Review by
02/10/2017

“They've been great. They do lawn care and mosquito repellent. I have no complaints at all.”

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