Our Top Picks

Jobber
Jobber
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, Android, iPad/iPhone
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Reports

Jobber's software helps service businesses manage their entire operation. Businesses can easily schedule jobs, manage crews, invoice customers, and collect payments with the software, and integrations make it even more capable.

This solution isn’t specifically designed for lawn care and landscaping businesses, but it targets many service-based businesses that cater to residential customers. Lawn care businesses fall into that group, and most lawn care companies can take advantage of a free trial to make sure the software has all the features they want.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Scheduling and route optimization
  • Billing/invoicing function
  • Discount for annual billing

Cons

  • Not specifically developed for the lawn care industry
  • Not designed for businesses serving large commercial customers
  • No free demo available

What Customers Are Saying

Most users are major advocates for Jobber due to its massive feature set and consistent feature updates. Jobber is seen as very user-friendly, especially to nontechnical users. A few users were disappointed that there's no two-way SMS feature on the Jobber platform. They're also a bit disappointed that the few SMS features that are included are limited to North America.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Core - Monthly Plan: $49/mo; Annual Plan $29/mo (1 user)
    • Connect - Monthly Plan: $139/mo; Annual Plan $99/mo (Up to 7 users)
    • Grow - Monthly Plan: $279/mo; Annual Plan $199/mo (Up to 30 users)
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Offers a Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Quotes/Estimates
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, Android, iPad/iPhone
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Reports
LawnPro
LawnPro
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, Android, iPad/iPhone
  • Customer service: Online
  • Reports

LawnPro is a comprehensive lawn care and landscaping software solution that makes it possible to manage all operations from any device. Web-based and cloud deployment options make it easy to log in from any computer with an internet connection, and Android and iOS apps help crew members stay connected while out servicing customers’ lawns.

In addition to general financial features such as billing and invoicing, LawnPro also has features specific to the lawn care industry. The quotes/estimates feature includes a quick way to measure dimensions, including fences, mulch beds, and more, for accurate cost projections. There’s also a before and after feature, which allows employees to upload photos of the work they’ve done.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Quote/estimate feature includes measuring capabilities
  • Before-and-after feature for uploading photos

Cons

  • No live phone support offered
  • No free demo available

What Customers Are Saying

Most LawnPro users are loving this software due to its actual specialty as a lawn care and landscaping-centric SaaS. Customers love the crew routing features as well as the simplicity of the job costing features. Some users stated that customer service is sometimes difficult to reach but that overall issues are able to be resolved even if it means having to wait a bit longer than desired.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Free
    • Monthly - $29/mo, $49/mo, $79/mo
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Offers a Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Online
  • Quotes/Estimates
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, Android, iPad/iPhone
  • Customer service: Online
  • Reports
Service Autopilot
Service Autopilot
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, Android, iPad/iPhone
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Reports

Service Autopilot helps service-based businesses automate as many of their operations as possible. The billing feature instantly sends invoices when jobs are done, and a worker’s entire day can be scheduled and routed with just one click. The solution also centralizes customer information in one place, and it pairs invoicing with expenditures so business owners can keep track of their cash flow.

The software isn’t specifically made for lawn care businesses, but a 30-day free trial offers plenty of time to set the software up and make sure it’s capable of meeting a company’s needs.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • One-click scheduling and route optimization
  • Equipment management
  • Integrations

Cons

  • Not specifically developed for lawn care businesses
  • No free demo offered

What Customers Are Saying

Customers love that Service Autopilot is a cloud-based system specially made for the lawn care industry. They also really appreciate the industry-specific tools like yard measurements. However, many users feel the learning curve is steeper than some competitors, but that once that hurdle is gone, the software itself is worth the cost.

Summary

Service Autopilot
Service Autopilot
  • Starting Price
    • STARTUP - $47 per month
    • PRO - $97 per month
    • PRO PLUS - $247 per month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Offers a 30 Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Quotes/Estimates
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, Android, iPad/iPhone
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Reports
ServSuite
ServSuite
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Reports

ServSuite has several features that lawn care and landscaping businesses can appreciate, even though the software isn’t designed specifically for the industry. The barcode scanning can be used to keep track of pesticides and fertilizers used by employees or sold to customers, and an inventory module shows what’s in stock at any given moment. The marketing feature assists with getting new customers. The solution also includes equipment management, route optimization, scheduling, and other standard features.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Scheduling and route optimization
  • Barcode scanning tool and inventory module
  • Marketing feature

Cons

  • Upfront pricing not available online
  • No mobile app for Android or iOS devices
  • No free demo offered

What Customers Are Saying

Customers really like the total flexibility with form customization. They're also ecstatic about the software's ability to run multiple departments through one account for easier transitions from one department to another. One complaint we saw repeatedly was that after an update, the learning curve grows exponentially. Another minor gripe was that the software's search function was very strict and requires utmost accuracy when inputting customer data.

Summary

ServSuite
ServSuite
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Offers a Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Quotes/Estimates
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Reports
WorkWave
WorkWave
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, Android, iPad/iPhone
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Quotes/estimates

WorkWave has been providing field service software for almost four decades, making it one of the oldest companies in this space. The company's lawn care software includes a variety of cutting-edge functionalities. The scheduling component is paired with a dispatch feature to help coordinate all employees in the field, and the billing/invoicing tool integrates seamlessly with QuickBooks. The solution includes equipment management and route optimization capabilities, and its mobile app provides easy access to customer and work order details from anywhere.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • QuickBooks integration
  • Scheduling feature includes a dispatch component

Cons

  • No free trial available

What Customers Are Saying

Reviews and overall feedback for WorkWave are a mixed bag of good and bad. Most user reviews state that the software advertises many features but that upon using the software, those features are nonexistent. For most of the negative feedback, it seems those customers were transitioned from another now-defunct software system. There were also multiple reports of hard-to-cancel contracts and long technical service wait times.

Summary

WorkWave
WorkWave
  • Starting Price
    • WorkWave Service pricing starts at $59.00 per month
    • per user.
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Does Not Offer a Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Quotes/Estimates
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, Android, iPad/iPhone
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Quotes/estimates

How We Chose the Best Lawn Care Software

Lawn care businesses have multiple software options to choose from, and each has its own advantages. We researched the best lawn care software options available, basing our research on factors that are important to businesses, including dispatch features, financial features, and reporting capabilities.

Dispatch Features

Operating a lawn care business involves more than just cutting grass and applying fertilizer. Lawn care businesses must be able to manage challenges such as maintaining equipment, caring for customers’ lawns, and making adjustments for bad weather.

To help with the logistics of running a lawn care business, we looked for software that has extensive dispatch features. The best ones make it easy to manage employees in the field to optimize schedules and routes.

Financial Features

It's vital to accurately track and manage the financial aspects of a lawn care business. To help with financial management, we looked for features such as quotes/estimates and billing/invoicing in the software programs we reviewed.

Reports

Detailed reports give businesses the data they need to maximize revenue and profits. We made sure the software options listed include extensive reporting capabilities and that the reports generated are helpful to landscaping and lawn care businesses.