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On-demand lawn service app launches in Omaha area

Posted: 7:01 PM, Jul 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-03 19:30:49-04

BELLEVUE, Neb. (KMTV) — If you need help mowing your lawn this summer, things just got easier in Omaha.

Developers launched a lawn care app in the city Tuesday, connecting customers to local lawn care vendors. Some describe it as the Uber for lawnmowers. Omaha is joining cities like Houston and Atlanta that allow homeowners to order lawn care services through the app GreenPal.

In Bellevue, Winston's Lawn Care mowed the first yard they received through the app. Chris and Lisa Winston have run the service for about five years. They think GreenPal can take their business to the next level.

"We do 25 to 30 yards in a week right now and it grows every week," Lisa Winston said.

Like the heat, the Winston's expectations are on the rise to rake in more business through the app and the accessibility it provides customers. Those seeking lawn service in the metro sign in with their address and tell vendors what kind of lawn care they need.

"Because it comes through an app on our phone, if we're working on a yard, we can immediately respond to the bid," Lisa Winston said.

When the Winston's first customer requested mowing, the two accepted the job through the app within 20 minutes. A GreenPal representative says most homes in the metro are eligible. Whether or not you're eligible for the service is up to vendors--like the Winston's--if they want to take on the job.

Learn more about getting lawn care in Omaha through GreenPal here.

"People will be using that app so it'll come to us much quicker than us waiting until we get home in the evening to see a bid either on Facebook, email or social media," Lisa Winstson said.

Developers say 750,000 thousand are using GreenPal across the country. The app's been in business for seven years--and what started in Nashville, Tennesee has spread across 35 states--with Omaha, Nebraska being the latest addition.

Winston's is one of the first vendors on GreenPal in the metro. Developers say the price for bids is based on images from Google and the square footage of the property.