Recent Review: Blades Away is the most professional yard maintenance service we've used, and we have tried--and rejected--many others. Bill Sims, the proprietor, conducts business with exemplary integrity and the highest quality, and he is tremendously helpful and a delight to do business with. He explains everything fully, from his services to his pricing. He even put us in touch with the perfect yard maintenance provider for our other much smaller property with a fully xerascaped yard -- a certified Florida Master Gardener, who is equipped for smaller and more extensively planted yards. Blades Away arrives on schedule, does the work efficiently and thoroughly, and cleans up all grass cuttings and leaves from the driveway. If Bill encounters fallen branches from the oak trees after a wind storm, he stacks them by the trash cans for removal. Bill adds value to his service in many little ways. For the price of $150 per service on our 1.5 acres, we get two people using two large riding mowers and all other necessary professional equipment and materials (like weed killer) for a bit longer than two hours. For $37.50/hour/person, that's a bargain, given what gas must cost to pull his huge, fully-enclosed equipment trailer and the time to clean the mower blades -- never mind his equipment maintenance costs and time. We have contracted for ongoing service, weekly during the four wettest months (which our grass needs, given the rich soil in our area), once monthly during the driest months, and twice monthly the rest of the time, for a total of 30 services/year. If we're not at home when Blades Away visits, Bill leaves a reminder of the date of our next lawn service hanging on the front door.