Rank no.133-Lawn Doctor-US

Rank no.133-Lawn Doctor-US

Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur-Rank no.133-Lawn Doctor-US


Products & Services: Lawn, tree & shrub care; pest control

Number of Locations: 455

Total Investment: $81.55K – 100K

Founded: 1967

Began Franchising: 1967

About Lawn Doctor

What started out in the back of a small hardware store in 1967 has grown to a nationwide chain of independently owned and operated offices. Caring for a total of more than 1 billion square feet of turf, Lawn Doctor franchisees provide all-season care including fertilization and weed and insect control.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 455 0 0 0
2012 453 0 0 0
2011 459 0 0 0
2010 457 0 0 0
2009 465 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $81,548 – $99,998
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 10%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Financial Requirements

Net Worth: $60,000
Liquid Cash Available: $60,000


Franchise can be run from home. 35% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed..

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Local marketing support

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #133 (2013), #120 (2012), #142 (2011), #91 (2010), #131 (2009),
Top Home-Based: #28 (2013), #25 (2012), #39 (2011), #26 (2010), #31 (2009),


For nearly four decades, Lawn Doctor has been providing the highest quality lawn care, tree and shrub care and pest control services to our customers across the nation. We pride ourselves on Keeping Lawns Healthy for Life®. That’s why we lead the industry with over 460 locations in over 40 states.


  • Time-tested techniques to ensure the best possible results
  • State-of-the-art, proprietary Turf Tamer® application & power seeding equipment
  • Custom-blended materials to maintain your lawn’s health and beauty year-round
  • The highest degree of hands-on customer service and informational resources, such as this Web site


Our secret is the experts we have that you rely on at each and every Lawn Doctor location. Our local lawn care and yard care professionals understand your area’s environment, soil conditions, weather and common yard pests and use this information to create customized lawn treatment programs for your yard designed to accomplish all of your goals.

Local Lawn Care Services with Lawn Doctor

Get a great lawn and landscape with Lawn Doctor’s wide range of lawn services. Expand your home life to outdoors, guard your family against health issues and raise your home’s value. Lift worry from your shoulders with Lawn Doctor’s Local Lawn Service experts who can deliver what you need and want to get the landscape of your dreams.

Lawn Doctor offers yard services ranging from lawn seeding to pest control to make your life easier.

Begin with a FREE Lawn Care Services Evaluation

We start to understand the lawn care needs of each customer with a comprehensive FREE Lawn Care Evaluation of his or her landscape or yard.

Once we have determined your lawn’s problems, we figure out the ideal solutions in lawn services, from a single lawn treatment to ongoing yard maintenance.  Every landscape is different, so we will customize a lawn services solution to address your lawn’s specific requirements.  Lawn Doctor’s advantage is our local professionals who know all about your area’s specific characteristics, from weather to soil types.

Lawn Doctor’s Lawn Maintainer Care Programs

Our core Lawn Services Programs create the foundation for successful landscapes and yards.  These lawn care services are aimed at satisfying ongoing basic needs and seasonal issues to ensure that your yard and lawn stays healthy:

Find out more about Lawn Doctor’s Professional Lawn Care Services

  • Lawn and Yard Care encompasses everything on the ground and in your turf. We help to improve the grass and keep weeds, pest and disease out of your yard.
  • Tree and Shrub Care programs will make sure your whole landscape is beautiful and healthy.
  • Perimeter Pest Control program will help keep insects out of your home and other associated structures.
  • Lawn Mower Maintenance will help your machine stay in top shape, which will improve your results when mowing.
  • Commercial Lawn Services address tree, turf and pest concerns for owners of commercial property.

Custom Lawn Care Services

For landscapes and lawns that have conditions that are more serious, we offer custom lawn care service options that help analyze and solve those problems.  To find out more about some of our more popular services, check out our Custom Lawn and Yard Care page and our Custom Tree and Shrub Care page.

Lawn Doctor’s Guarantee

If any of our Lawn Service Applications fails to achieve a satisfactory result, just let us know.  As your Lawn Doctor franchise that is operated locally, we will either give back and reapply the application at no extra charge or refund the entire cost of your previous application.

Contact us to get a FREE Lawn Evaluation or contact the Lawn Doctor in your area at 1-800-845-0580 to learn more about our local yard services.