17 Best Lawn Care Business Apps In 2022 (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 free and paid apps to help you run and grow your lawn care or landscaping business.
Best free apps for lawn care businesses
1. Area Volume Calculator
The Area Volume Calculator app helps lawn care professionals and landscapers measure the area and volume of lawns and flower beds.
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.
Then, the app measures how much material you’ll need for the container—and gives you precise weight calculations for wood, water, aluminum, and over a thousand other materials.
Free | iOS
Apple’s Measure app can replace your manual tape measure, using artificial intelligence to measure height and distance using your device’s lens.
Measure lets you quickly gauge the size of real objects and can automatically provide the dimensions of rectangular objects like flower beds, retaining walls, and other objects easily and precisely.
3. Landscaping Calculator
When you need to estimate retaining walls, paver patios, or square footage for soil and plants, the Landscaping Calculator (created by Inch Calculator) is another handy app for landscaping jobs.
Landscaping Calculator lets you calculate the volumes you need for nearly every material—just plug in your dimensions for gravel, soil, concrete, mulch, or other material, and you’ll get quick results in metric or imperial units.
4. 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.
You can easily use Google Earth online without downloading an app if you have Google Chrome as your web browser.
For more advanced features, use Google Earth Pro—it lets you print high-resolution images, offers access to historical imagery, and lets you take more precise land measurements. Unlike Google Earth, you can download Earth Pro as a desktop app on your Mac or PC.
5. Job Toolkit
Free | mobile and desktop
Job Toolkit is a free tool to create quotes, track invoices, and store customer information. It’s designed to help you create, win, and get paid for jobs quickly and easily.
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6. The Weather Channel App
The Weather Channel app keeps lawn care crews updated on weather conditions.
With real-time updates on temperature, precipitation, wind speeds, visibility, and other important details, you can reschedule rainy-day jobs faster and save your workers from working in dangerous conditions.
To stay on top of weather conditions, you can get the Weather Channel app to send instant weather change alerts to you and your crew’s smartphones.
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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.
You can even 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 share them with your crew in the app automatically. It can help you communicate job details with your crew more easily.
In CompanyCam, you can organize every photo by project—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.
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9. Broadly Free
It’s great for lawn care and landscaping contractors that need to win more loyal customers on a small marketing budget.
With Broadly Free, you can:
- Collect and share customer reviews
- Manage leads from Google, Facebook, and your website in one inbox
- See reports on your overall customer satisfaction in one place
The free app lets you send up to 25 Google review request emails per month, with unlimited users. It also connects with Jobber so you can email or text review invites to your clients once you’ve completed a visit.
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Mailchimp is a marketing platform that helps you promote your lawn care business with email and postcard marketing, Facebook and Instagram ads, and audience reports.
Here’s how Mailchimp makes your email marketing easy:
- Email automation: Send automated emails to a large group of customers instead of having to send them one by one.
- Newsletter automation: Create, schedule, and send your newsletter right from MailChimp.
- Email address segmentation: Organize your clients based on certain criteria and send different campaigns to different groups.
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
1. Turf Therapy
Turf Therapy helps lawn care professionals calculate fertilizer application rates. A huge time-saver for lawn care specialists, this app takes away guesswork and helps you plan better for granular and liquid fertilizer purchases.
Use precise calculations from the app to apply the right rates to your work and quote jobs properly. Turf Therapy is great for estimating lawn care jobs and calculating quotes—and it can help you train workers on fertilizer estimating.
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Starting at $14.99/month | iOS
iScape is an app that lets landscapers build augmented-reality environments to show landscape designs to customers. The app can help you plan out landscaping jobs and impress potential customers.
In iScape, you can place images of shrubs, new grass, flowers, trees, and more into photos of your client’s property and add them to quotes.
$7.99 | iOS
Planimeter is a tool that measures land areas and distances on maps. You can use it to measure yard sizes and landscapes when you’re off-site—and get square footage estimates to prepare for a 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.
Jobber is lawn care business software that lets you manage clients, quotes, scheduling, invoicing, payments, and more in one platform.
Jobber keeps things organized as you move through each stage of a lawn care or landscaping job, and you only enter customer and job details once.
From a single place, Jobber’s lawn care mobile app lets you:
- Keep track of important client details from the office or the field
- Build flexible schedules and efficiently route the day’s work
- Create and send professional quotes that customers can approve online
- Invoice clients with customizable, company-branded templates
- Take payments online or by credit card
- Send automatic follow-up texts and emails for your quotes, invoices, appointments, and more
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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.
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6. QuickBooks Online
QuickBooks Online is powerful accounting software for small businesses. It gives you one place to easily 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
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Starting at $75/month | iOS
NiceJob lets you request reviews from consumers so you can improve your online reputation and win more sales.
With NiceJob, you can:
- Request reviews from customers easily
- Turn your website visitors into leads and customers
- Get referrals from your current customers
- Integrate with Jobber to earn reviews even faster
When you win a lawn care job 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.
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Choose the best lawn care apps for your business
Whether you’re measuring a lawn for a mowing job or scheduling your team, the right apps can save you lots of time, money, and stress.
Start with the apps that your business needs most right now. As your team grows and your needs change, you can add more lawn care business apps to your toolbox.
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Originally published in February 2020. Last updated on May 26, 2022.