Blades of Green
7th year as a Best Pick
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Blades of Green has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 457 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"At Blades of Green, we are determined to provide our clients with the best lawn care service by using top-rated products and professionally trained technicians and by providing outstanding service. Our clients are not just numbers—they are our family."

Mark J. Leahy | President
Company Information
Services Offered
Blades of Green offers organic-based lawn care, aeration/seeding, and tree and shrub care.
Company History
The company is a local, family-owned business that has been serving the Maryland and Virginia area for more than two decades.
Blades of Green is a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
Employee Information
Employees of the company wear uniforms and drive marked vehicles. Technicians are required to pass background checks prior to employment.
Additional Information
The company states that, excluding weed control, its lawn care program is phosphorous free and 100 percent organically based, consisting of custom-blended fertilizers.
#25099, PFA 0197
Areas Served
Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Montgomery Village, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Columbia, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Laurel, Annapolis, Crofton, Glen Burnie, Odenton, Pasadena, Severn, Severna Park, Bowie, Hyattsville, Lanham, Laurel

“B.O.G. has been great to work with. Personnel are always pleasant and professional on the phone. They come out promptly to assess concerns in person for those rare instances when a phone call is not sufficient. The lawn and shrubs look great! Their use of environmentally friendly treatments made us choose them. Their expertise and professionalism have made us keep them.”

“Blades of Green provides outstanding customer service. The best in the business, by far!”

“Great company to work with.”

“My lawn has never looked better. A comprehensive analysis of lawn conditions is provided in an email following each treatment. Very satisfied.”

“Very professional, knowledgeable, and service performed as scheduled.”

“We are extremely pleased with the service we have received from Blades of Green. We have had other companies in the past that were not as good. I would highly recommend them.”

“We are very happy with Blades of Green. Our yard looks better than it ever has!”

“I called Blades of Green for problems with my lawn. I had many bare patches where some underground utilities were installed. I had tried myself to repair but with no results. Technician Mark made a site visit, formulated a plan, explained that it was going to be a progressive treatment and said by the end of the season the lawn would be beautiful. He was correct. My neighbors all have lawn envy, and we couldn't be more satisfied. I continue to use B.O.G. services and highly recommend them for their honest, upfront approach and superior service.”

“I have been very pleased with all aspects of Blades of Green's work. Would recommend them highly.”

“Second year using them, very pleased and satisfied with their service”

“We had another named lawn care service for ten years before Blades of Green. They don't even come close to the service, expertise, and overall experience that Blades of Green provides. We have been a client now for two years and wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you, Blades of Green!”

“The people that came to spray my lawn were very nice and punctual. Anytime I had a question, the phone service was amazing. Thanks so much!”

“I have met only twice with a B.O.G. tech, and both times I was impressed with the level of professionalism exhibited by the techs.”

“Super group and staff of helpful lawn care pros.”

“Very pleased with their service and professionalism. Have seen improvement in my lawn since I began working with them last year”

“Workers friendly and explained services.”

“Great job. Lawn is looking so much better!”

“Blades of Green has been spraying my yard for ticks and mosquitoes for three years, and I have seen exactly one mosquito in all that time. They are friendly and polite. What more can I say?”

“I have used Blades of Green for mosquito service as well as lawn care, and they have outstanding customer service and communications. Any question I've ever had has been answered promptly, and I feel like a valued customer at all times.”

“Great company. Great people. The technicians are well trained, very knowledgeable, and very patient. They always do what they promise, and the results are quite good. The office staff are also very helpful and patient. I would highly recommend them.”

“We have had Blades of Green for our lawn care for the past two years and are extremely satisfied. Our yard is the greenest and healthiest looking on our block.”

“We've used them for over a year. Their customer service is great. They have performed monthly fertilization and yearly aeration and seeding. Our lawn looks better than before.”

“Knowledgeable and professional. Courteous and having patience.”

“My yard has never looked this good since we moved in 15 years ago.”

“Grass looks so much better since they began their service.”

“B.O.G. is turning a miserable lawn into the green space it is supposed to be! Worth every penny. Always sends a report on the lawn condition after every service.”

“I have been very pleased with Blades of Grass”

“Their Lawn Service is very professional and gives me good advice and answers my questions.”

“I have used Blades of Green for my Lawn Care for many years and have been very pleased with their friendly, expert service. There is a distinct difference between my lawn and those of my neighbors; mine has no weeds and is lush and green and theirs is not! I know that my lawn will survive this current drought because of the care given to it by Blades of Green. I also had them do a free Termite inspection and they were thorough and professional. I highly recommend them to all neighbors and friends. I believe they are worth every penny!”

“Their customer service is outstanding. They were very responsive to any concerns I had and always went above and beyond to address them. My lawn is looking great!”


“Their service is great but they don't always show up when they say they will. Since its exterior lawn service, its not the end of the world, but it would be nice to have better predictability/reliability.”

“They took care of a lawn. They did it a few times before we moved out of state. The customer service is excellent. I went with them because they're organically based. I would give them an A.”

“My service is recurring. Everything is great. I'd grade them an A+.”

“They pretty much service me year round. I chose them based on the rating in Best Pick Reports. They were very positive and had a very good customer service rating, so I chose them. I have no issues with their customer service. I'm very pleased with them, and things are working out well. I would give them an A+ rating.”

“They're very friendly, and they're always on schedule. They do normal maintenance for us. I think in our area, most people use their company. They're an A+.”

“They're just informative and polite. They do quarterly lawn care for me. There's nothing negative about them. They were recommended by the people who do our other lawn care service. I would give Blades of Green an A.”

“I liked that they called me ahead of time, they were very punctual when they were here, and the employees seemed to be friendly. I have regular service. I chose them because they're local. I would grade them an A.”

“I would give Blades of Green an A.”

“They were on time, and they did the work that they said they were going to do—no other issues. It was aeration and grass seeding that they did. I have no complaints. My wife picked them. I think they're an A.”

“They do lawn care. It's a quarterly service. Their customer service is good. I've used them before—I've been using them for quite some time. They rate an A from me.”

“They fed the lawn, fertilized, aerated, and treated some brown patches. That's pretty much it. The customer service is very friendly. They do our neighbors, so we decided that if it was good enough for our neighbors, it was good enough for us. I would give them an A.”

“They showed up when they said they were going to be there. They were here several times over the course of the growing season. Their customer service was very good. I went with them because I liked the way my neighbor's lawn looked, and they did my neighbor's lawn. I'd rate them an A.”

“I had a positive experience.”

“I had a fine experience with them.”

“They just do general lawn care. We were looking for a company that used less harsh chemicals. Their customer service was very good. We didn't have any issues that needed to be resolved or anything—it's a good relationship. I probably chose them because they talked about being organic. I would give them an A-.”

“They did pest control treatment. I had no issues; it's much better. I might have found them through Best Picks. I'd give them an A. They were fine.”

“Blades of Green takes care of my yard. They put chemicals on the yard and do the seeding and the aerating, and it looks great. The customer service is excellent, and they have a good reputation. I would give them an A+ rating.”

“I have regular applications of fertilizer and pesticide put on my grass. Recently, they did aeration and seeding. Their customer service is unbelievably wonderful. They've earned an A+ grade.”

“They've been working all summer to get the lawn to come back. They've done fertilizing, aerating, treating, and seeding. They're very good. They always let you know when they're coming, they always knock on the door to let you know they're here, and they always leave a report of what they've done. I'd give them an A.”

“Blades of Green's customer service is good. They are always willing to answer questions and look into things. They're an A.”

“I was very satisfied with Blades of Green. They did quarterly lawn service to keep the grass green, and during each season, they would apply a treatment. They were recommended by a neighbor, and I saw them in one of the Best Pick books, so they came highly recommended. I tried them out, and I plan to use their service again this spring. I'd give them an A+.”

“It was pretty good. I liked when they came in at the end of the year and gave me an estimate and breakdown of what my grass needs. Each year is different, so I like someone to come out to look at it and say, 'OK, this year, this is what you need. You don't need this, but you need that.' The customer service was excellent, and they showed up when they were supposed to. They do pest control as well as lawn care. I was referred to them by my neighbors—I saw them do their yard. I would recommend them. They would be an A grade.”

“Everything was good, including the quality of the work and the customer service—the whole nine yards. I've been using them probably three years, and there have been no issues with the work during that time. Blades of Green gets an A+.”

“I had a great experience with Blades of Green. They do my lawn treatments pretty regularly, and they're on time, as a matter of fact. I've been using them for two years. I'd give them an A+.”

“They've always been friendly. They leave a report behind every time that they show up, and they do call ahead every time before they do the service. They do lawn treatments throughout the year, and they've also done seeding during the fall time frame. I'd give them an A+ grade.”

“Blades of Green seeded and aerated my lawn, and then they treat it five times a year. The reason I chose them over a different company is because they were recommended by my landscaper. They are easy to do business with, and they're prompt. They're good, so I'd give them an A+.”

“They do seeding and grub control, and they make sure that we don't get weeds. I like buying the annual service—they're very proactive about saying that it's time for this or that service, and they call to tell me when they're coming. If there's any weather issue or any reason they can't come, they will reschedule. They're really good about that. They're A+.”

“Blades of Green did basic lawn care for us. I think we've also had them do periodic pest control, but they mainly do lawn care. I've been using them for two years, and they've been great—no issues. I'd give them an A+.”

“They save me a lot of work. Everything went smoothly as far as getting them out there and cleaning up. Blades of Green gets an A.”

“They do good work on the lawn. They call ahead, and their customer service is pretty good. I've been using Blades of Green for about a year or a year and a half, and there were no issues with the work during that time. I'd give them an A.”

“They do normal lawn care, and they also do treatment like fertilization and stuff like that on the lawn. They have pretty good communication, and they show up when they say they will. They're an A.”

“They do my lawn service, so I have a green lawn with no weeds. I'm going on my third year using Blades of Green, and I'd give them an A. I would definitely recommend them.”

“They're my lawn service, so they come out and spray for the weeds. They do whatever we need for our lawn. I usually have five treatments a year. I know all the guys that come out here—they're very knowledgeable, and they're nice and courteous. I actually went to them because they were recommended. A lot of people in our neighborhood use Blades of Green, and that's how I ended up using them—they were recommended. I would give them an A.”

“They fertilized and did some seeding and pest control. I would give the company an A+.”

“Blades of Green did lawn maintenance for me. They did pesticides and herbicides. It wasn't a pain—it was fairly easy. I'd give them an A.”

“Blades of Green is amazing. They spent a lot of time talking with us about our lawn care needs, and the yard looks wonderful now. We're really, really pleased. Our yard is the only one in the neighborhood that doesn't have crabgrass. I'd give them an A+. They're excellent.”

“They're so fantastic. They do lawn maintenance for me, and they deliver what they promise. They communicate well and are very nice and helpful. They're very good, and I'm very happy with their product. I would give them an A+.”

“We have a yearly lawn contract with Blades of Green, and the yard is beautiful, so whatever they're doing is working. They let us know when they're coming and leave a sign in the yard so we know when our dog needs to stay inside. We've had them for a few years now, and they're A+.”

“They did lawn fertilization. It's better for me to hire them than do it myself. The technicians call in advance, and they call when they don't make it. They're polite, prompt, do their job, and leave it clean. They did a fine job, and I highly recommend them. I'd say they get the best grade—an A+.”

“They're just easy to deal with. They're very informative, they call me every time they're going to come out, and it's really painless, to be honest. My neighbor uses them, so they came highly recommended, and my neighbor's yard looks good. I would recommend this company out to others. Their customer service is spectacular. I would give them an A.”

“Blades of Green has been fabulous. They're always on time, and they always do what they say they're going to do. They've just been really good. They call ahead of time and let you know they're coming. I've been using them about eight months, I guess. They communicate with me as well. I have them doing all kinds of things. They treat my lawn, and it's organic. They also trim the bushes. I have a contract in place, so they come every six weeks. I'd rate them an A+. I've told a couple of my neighbors about their services. They do good work.”

“They do the fertilization for our yard. They are always pleasant to talk to, and they call and follow up. I've never had a problem at all. We've used them for a couple of years now for our fertilization. We've had experience with other companies in the area, and we like that they are a local company. I know their father spoke very highly of the business, so we decided to give them a try, and they've been great. I'd say they're an A+. I highly recommend them. We haven't had a problem.”

“My lawn looks better than anyone else's in the neighborhood. I've been using them about three years. They do lawn treatments. They do core aeration—they dig out little cores of soil of the earth so that it doesn't become compacted, and they seed it. It just sort of lets the ground get less compact and pulls out little bits of it. I have that done, and it is why mine looks the best. Their customer service is good. I would give them an A+.”

“They did what they said they would do, which is take care of my lawn. Their customer service is excellent. They do fertilizing, seeding, and maintenance of my lawn. It was my first time using them. I would grade them an A+.”

“I'm very happy with what they do. They fertilize and lime and that stuff. The quality of work is very good. I have a service contract with them. They have been out to winterize; he was here a couple weeks ago, I think. I would tell a friend or relative to expect from the company the best work anybody could do. No complaints. They're an A+.”

“They did excellent service. They did the winter preparation. They seeded, sodded, and fertilized. I've been using them for like three years. It's excellent; it's quality. They're always getting feedback from us as well. I give them an A+.”

“I liked the work that was done and the timeliness. We had various treatments on the lawn, and we also had some stuff done in the house. The quality of work was excellent because of the communications they had before they started the job and also the politeness of the people who did the work. I'd give them an A+.”

“We are very happy with Blades of Green. They do very good work—very professional—and they do what they say they're going to do. The last one was a late fall, early winter treatment. They do quite a bit for us. We've been using them for three years, I believe. I believe my wife had used them where she works, and we met them through there. They're always very professional and courteous, and they know their job. They know what they're doing—they're very knowledgeable people. They come in and make recommendations, and they've done some tree work for us as far as the health of the trees, like maintaining their health and all that kind of stuff. They do a mosquito spray for us. I would recommend them very highly. I'd give them an A+.”

“I think Blades of Green is the best. I'm going to stay with them—they're the best lawn service I've had. They do what they promise, and I like their customer service. They normally come out to do lawn service for me. I've been using them for a year, and I've been able to tell a difference in my lawn since they've been coming out. They're an A+.”

“It was a positive experience with Blades of Green. They were on time, and I thought they did a quality job. They provide regular treatments, like fertilizer and soil testing. They do chemical applications as needed. I chose them over other companies in my area because they were primarily organic. They get an A.”

“I use Blades of Green for the lawn service and lawn treatment. They were good. They were in the Best Pick Reports, and I got them out of that book. The workers were good. They do lawn treatments. I would use them again. A+.”

“Unlike other lawn services that I've had, they're very diligent. They call and let me know when they're coming to do what service, unlike other lawn services. I don't necessarily think that's something that needs to be done, but I like a company that keeps its customers informed. They do lawn treatments. I've been using them about a year. I want to say it's probably six times a year they service me. I found out about their service from a neighbor. I didn't get any other estimates. I'd had a number of different lawn service companies, and I was just getting dissatisfied. A neighbor's lawn was looking pretty nice, and I asked who he used, and I made the phone call. I'd grade them an A+.”

“They're a nice and professional organization. They do what they say they're going to do. They're on time. I think they're pretty conscientious. They service me four or five times a year, and I've been using them for three or four years. They do lawn treatments for me, and they use organic products. I found out about their service through word of mouth. There has not been any need for any extra follow-up services. I have noticed a great difference in my lawn since I've been using them—it's nice. I would give them an A+.”

“We've been working with Blades of Green for five years, and they've done very fine work for us. They're very professional, they always tell us what they're going to do, and they do what they say. I think our builder suggested them for doing the landscaping for our property. They come five or six times a year to treat our lawn. They apply fertilizer, weed killer, grub killer, and that kind of stuff. They're an A+.”

“I'm very happy with them. They're courteous, they do their work, and every time an employee comes out, they check with me before they do the work. They fertilize it, and this last time, I had them aerate the lawn. I can always call them up and get some results. I'd give them an A+.”

“My experience was fine—I have no complaints. They treat the lawn. The workers that I've met are fine. My neighbor used them. I would give them an A+.”

“They're very good. They do general lawn maintenance, seeding, weeding, and lime treatments. I've been using them for three years. We've had good results. I guess we would grade them A+. We haven't had any issues at all.”

“They do what I need done automatically—I don't have to call them. It has to be done every year, and that's the nature of things. They do the weed killer thing and fertilizer, and then they do the grub control. They keep track of the pH balance, and if it needs lime or that sort of thing, they will take care of that. Their customer service seems to be OK. I haven't had any complaints. As far as what they do for me, I would say they get an A+.”

“It was good. They did applications of weed control and fertilizer and also some aeration. Their quality of work is good. I've used them for probably the last five or six years, maybe longer than that. The technicians who come out are very good. I don't deal with their customer service, because they're always out here on time. When they say they'll be here, they're here in that two-hour time frame. They were recommended by my landscape architect. I would continue using them. I'd grade them probably an A+.”

“Blades of Green has been doing fine work. They treat around the house quarterly. The technicians are very courteous. Their customer service is good. They bought out our original company, and then we stayed with the new company, and that's how we heard of them. They get an A+. They're good.”

“They're always honest and always on time. They do what they say they're going to do. The lawn is great, and they have the pest control things, too, they told me about. I think they had an organic option. I know I didn't opt for that; this past season was my first time using them. It was actually a referral from a friend. I did not get any estimates besides theirs. It was like a lawn care program, so it restarts every new season, I guess. They explained everything to me. I'd give them an A+. I haven't had any problems with them.”

“We continue to contract with them so that must mean we're satisfied. They are just thorough, and they give good service. They maintain the fertilizer and the pesticide that go on the lawn. I'd give them an A+.”

“They weren't overly optimistic, like, 'This is going to be the be-all and end-all of treatments.' I just felt they were very honest about it. I had an ant problem, and they're not someplace where it's easy to treat them. They've been back out a couple of times to follow up. So far, the treatment is holding up, but the weather's cold. When it warms up, they tend to come out, so we'll see what happens. They're very professional, and I just really like them. I'd have to give them an A+.”

“We've had great results from Blades of Green. They're just efficient. They always come when they say they're going to come. They're very polite. They've done seeding and fertilization, and they use organic. We've been using them for a season. The technicians have a good attitude. The billing works great. I would give them an A.”

“I've used other services, and the results were better with them. They stand out because they were doing a better job than some of the other companies I've used. I think it's been about two years now I've been using them. I believe they do like six visits a year. The technicians always do it when I'm not home, and they leave me a notice, and they also will send me updates via mail. I'd give them an A.”

“So far, it's been good, but it's not been a real long time. I've been using them about six months, I think. They were recommended by another person. It's lawn service, and they service me about four or five times every six months. They communicate well with me. I'd say their grade would be an A. We're happy with the service so far.”

“I still use Blades of Green today. I have an annual lawn service, where they come out several times a year. I think I've done that for about three years now. They come and do weed treatment and fertilizer. I like that they call before they come to make sure it's convenient, to make sure we're not having anything like a party outdoors, where you're not going to want to be on the lawn after they put the chemicals down. They always put markers down when they come, and they put handwritten assessments of the lawn and what they did. It feels personal—a lot of these companies, you don't have that sense. I'd rate them an A.”

“I'm very happy with them. It's a positive experience when I use them. They put chemicals on the lawn and the tree and the shrubs. The technicians are good. They're very polite. They call me a day in advance, so I like it. The quality so far is good. I will continue to use them. It's an A.”

“They did a full summer service—weed and crabgrass prevention, grub worm treatments, aeration, and overseeding. I liked that they were a local company versus a national chain. The workers were great. They were on time, and they were very courteous. They did a good job. They're an A.”