21 Best Apps for Lawn Care Business Owners (Free and Paid)
The right lawn care business apps can save you time and money by helping you manage jobs, schedule teams, and simplify field work—faster.
Here’s our list of the best apps, free and paid, to help you run a more organized, efficient, and scalable lawn and landscaping business.
The best free and paid lawn care business apps:
Disclaimer: App prices are subject to change after the publication of this article.
Best overall lawn care app
Jobber keeps your lawn care business organized and running efficiently between mowing and maintenance jobs.
The app offers one place to schedule jobs, dispatch crews, communicate with customers, get invoices paid faster, and more—from the field or the office.
Whether you’re a single owner-operator or managing a crew, Jobber automates your repetitive admin work and saves you time at each stage of a lawn care or landscaping job.
Here’s what you can do with Jobber as your lawn care management app:
- Schedule lawn care jobs fast and reschedule visits with a drag and drop calendar
- Create professional quotes that suggest premium packages or lawn care add-ons
- Invoice clients with customizable, company-branded templates
- Keep track of important property and client details from the office or the field
- Create custom job checklists with edging, mowing, and clean-up instructions
- Accept credit card payments online or in person with the Jobber Card Reader
- Send automatic follow-up texts and emails for your quotes, invoices, appointments, and more
- Team members can use the Jobber app in English or in Spanish to manage day-to-day work in the field
Best free apps for lawn care businesses
2. Lawn care estimate template
Free | Mobile and desktop
Jobber’s lawn care estimate template lets you customize and download a professional estimate for any lawn mowing or maintenance job in minutes.
The template is a blank copy of an estimate that you can fill out with your company info, client details, lawn services, and pricing. Then download your estimate as a PDF that’s easy to send to lawn care clients.
Or, customize your estimate template with Jobber’s lawn care software, where it’s easy to:
- Add company branding (your logo and colors)
- Track the status of your lawn care quotes and send automated follow-ups
- Collect online signatures from clients to get quotes approved
- Convert those quotes to jobs and lawn care invoices you can send online
- Send multiple invoices all at once with batch invoicing
- Impress your customers with access to client hub, a customer self-service portal where they can see and approve important documents
With Leafsnap, you can identify nearly any plant, tree, shrub, or flower species in a client’s yard just by taking a photo. This app offers information on how to care for flora that clients want or already have in their landscapes.
During lawn mowing jobs, use the app to identify plants on a client’s property that need care and provide extra value by helping them maintain those plants.
Get your landscaping clients using Leafsnap, too, so they know what needs fertilizing and how often. Your customers can even set up reminders in the app so they never forget to maintain their shrubs and gardens.
4. Area Volume Calculator
The Area Volume Calculator app helps lawn care and landscaping professionals measure the area and volume of lawns and flower beds.
Use the calculator to take precise measurements when you’re planting or maintaining flower beds, working with mulch or fertilizer, or spreading grass seed.
Select the shape you’re using to contain your materials, then calculate the perimeter and area of your container. The app calculates exactly how much wood, water, aluminum, or other material you’ll need for that container—plus over a thousand other materials.
5. Landscaping Calculator
Landscaping Calculator helps landscapers calculate volumes for nearly every material. Getting precise measurements with this calculator can help you estimate landscaping jobs more accurately and purchase the right amount of material.
Just plug in your dimensions for gravel, soil, concrete, mulch, and more, and you’ll get quick results in metric or imperial units.
The calculator is also great for estimating retaining walls, paver patios, and square footage for soil and plants.
Free | iOS
Apple’s Measure app can replace your manual tape measure on lawn care service jobs. This lawn care measuring app uses artificial intelligence to measure height and distance through your device’s camera lens.
Measure quickly gauges the size of real objects and can automatically provide the dimensions of rectangular objects like flower beds, retaining walls, and other objects.
7. Google Earth and Earth Pro
With satellite imagery, Google Earth gives landscapers crisp, 3D terrain images of any property. Those images can help you plan for landscape design, development, and maintenance without having to visit the job site.
To get more advanced features for large-scale commercial lawn care jobs, use Google Earth Pro—it lets you print high-resolution images, offers access to historical imagery, and lets you take more precise land measurements.
8. The Weather Channel App
The Weather Channel app keeps lawn care crews updated on weather conditions.
To reschedule rainy-day jobs faster and save your workers from dangerous conditions, check the Weather Channel for real time updates on temperature, precipitation, wind speeds, and visibility.
To stay on top of weather conditions, get the Weather Channel app to send instant weather change alerts to you and your crew’s smartphones.
READ MORE: How do landscapers work in the rain?
GasBuddy helps lawn care crews save money on gas for their vehicles. The app helps you find the cheapest gas prices in your area, lets you track your gas expenses, and offers driving tips that help you use less fuel.
Search for gas stations by price, location, and restroom availability. With detailed information on regional gas price trends, you’ll be able to budget your vehicle expenses more accurately.
CompanyCam lets you take and save photos of your jobs, store them online, and automatically share them with your crew in the app to visually communicate job details.
In CompanyCam, you can organize every photo by category—like type of job or lawn care customer—and the app makes those photos instantly available to your team.
When you use CompanyCam with Jobber, you can easily capture lawn details and keep your customers informed along the way. Automatically get photos with location, time information, and annotations into Jobber and share them with your customers on jobs and invoices.
11. Profit Margin Calculator
Free | Mobile and desktop
The Jobber profit margin calculator helps you figure out how much you’ll profit from any lawn maintenance, mowing, or landscaping job.
To find out your exact profit margin on a job, just add your labor, material, and overhead costs, then the price you charged or plan to charge your client.
12. Broadly Free
Broadly Free is a reputation management app that helps you get more reviews and attract more high-quality lawn care leads. It’s a great tool for winning more loyal lawn care and landscaping customers on a small marketing budget.
With Broadly Free, you can collect and share customer reviews, manage leads from Google, Facebook, or your website, and see reports on overall customer satisfaction.
You can even connect Broadly with Jobber to send review invitations to your clients after every job.
Mailchimp is a marketing platform that helps you promote your lawn care company with email marketing, Facebook and Instagram ads, and audience reports.
You can use Mailchimp to email all your customers at once—or specific groups—about special deals on lawn maintenance or landscaping work, notices of rainy day delays, and other important news.
When you integrate Mailchimp and Jobber, you can sync your existing Jobber customer contacts into Mailchimp, then create your first campaign with a ready-made template.
Best paid lawn care business apps
14. Deep Lawn
Multiple pricing plans available | Desktop app
Deep Lawn uses machine learning to automatically map out and estimate the lawn area on a customer’s property. You can also measure homes, driveways, and walkways to estimate landscaping work.
Getting accurate area measurements from Deep Lawn makes it easier to cost the materials and time you’ll need to complete jobs so you can speed up your sales process and price profitable work.
Deep Lawn integrates with Jobber so you can automatically transfer your square footage estimates and client information to the same place you manage customers, quotes, and invoices.
FleetSharp is a fleet management service that uses GPS to help you locate, monitor, and track the efficiency of your work vehicles. Use FleetSharp to plan out efficient schedules, find the closest workers for emergency jobs, and keep fuel costs down.
View details on each vehicle’s speed, direction, and stops, along with detailed reports of vehicle activity. The app can also send you mobile alerts about unsafe driving behavior or excessive idling.
16. Turf Therapy
Turf Therapy helps lawn care specialists save time calculating fertilizer application rates by taking away guesswork and helping you plan better for granular and liquid fertilizer purchases.
With more precise calculations, you’re able to purchase the right amount of fertilizer and quote jobs properly.
Turf Therapy is a great lawn mowing business app for estimating lawn care jobs and calculating quotes—and it can help you train workers on fertilizer estimating.
Starting at $14.99/month | Landscaping app for iOS
iScape lets landscapers build augmented-reality environments to show landscape designs to customers. This landscaping app can help you plan out softscaping and hardscaping jobs that impress customers and bring their visions to life.
Place images of shrubs, new grass, flowers, trees, and full landscape designs onto photos of your client’s property. Or, you can build a landscape in augmented reality.
$7.99 | iOS
Planimeter is a tool that measures land areas and distances on maps. Use it to measure yard sizes and landscapes when you’re off-site—and get square footage estimates to prepare for a landscaping or mowing job.
Search your client’s address on your phone or tablet, then drop pins on the map to start measuring the client’s lawn size. The app is great for commercial lawn care contracts and large-scale landscaping projects that need quick, long-distance measurements.
19. FieldScout GreenIndex+ Turf
$49.99 | iOS app for turf contractors
FieldScout GreenIndex+ Turf helps you measure turf health, based on chlorophyll content, using your smartphone’s camera. The app calculates your turf’s Dark Green Color Index (DGCI) so you can identify early warning signs that your client’s turf is under stress.
Use the FieldScout app to take a sample of your turf, adjust the app’s settings based on the type of turf and land, then get a visual rating that indicates your turf’s health.
These precise calculations can help you make more informed decisions in your fertilization and irrigation practices.
20. QuickBooks Online
QuickBooks Online is accounting software that helps you manage income, expenses, financial reports, payroll, and invoices for your lawn care or landscaping business.
When you integrate Jobber with QuickBooks Online, you can:
- Keep your data up to date and eliminate double entry
- Add a products from Jobber to your QuickBooks inventory
- Track time in the field with Jobber and sync back to QuickBooks Online for easy payroll
- Streamline your accounting and make time to win more work
Starting at $75/month | iOS
NiceJob makes it easy to request reviews from lawn care customers so you can improve your online reputation and attract more business. Set up automatic review requests, get customer referrals, and turn your website visitors into leads and customers.
When you get a lawn care job approved in Jobber, NiceJob will automatically enroll your Jobber customer in your reviews campaign so you can request a review from them.
It works the other way, too—every new lead you get from NiceJob will instantly show up in Jobber as a work request.
What should you look for in a lawn care business app?
Look for a lawn care business app that makes managing your jobs, clients, and team easier. When you lean on lawn care business software like Jobber to eliminate paperwork and simplify day-to-day lawn care operations, you have more time to work on lawn jobs and grow your business.
Your go-to lawn care business app should allow you to schedule, reschedule, and assign mowing jobs in minutes.
In Jobber, you can easily drag and drop visits that need rescheduling and get a clear, customizable view of your crew’s availability.
Along with stress-free scheduling, your lawn care app should help you:
- Keep information organized for every client and job
- Improve your customer service and communication
- Build professional lawn care quotes that clients can quickly approve online
- Send multiple invoices in batches when you’re busy
- Measure team productivity by allowing you to track time on each job
Apps should save you time, so try to limit the number of apps you use to manage your business operations. Jobber is a great place to start.
Originally published in February 2020. Last updated on December 15, 2022.