How to Choose a Name for Your Lawn Care Business

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There are more than 30 million businesses in the United States alone. So it’s no surprise settling on a unique name for your lawn care business feels impossible. 

Picking the right name gives potential customers an idea about the services your lawn care business provides, can create a good impression, and can help you stand out from the competition.

Are all the good lawn care business names already taken? How do you come up with something fresh? And what about business name best practices? 

Related: How to start a lawn care business

If you’re not sure how to answer those questions, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to learn my top tips for choosing the perfect business name and how to make sure your favorite choices are available across the board. 

Let’s dive in!

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Lawn Care Business Name

If you’re struggling to choose a company name for your lawn care service, one of the best things to do is start brainstorming. As you go through the tips outlined below, make a list of words, phrases, and terms associated with your business. 

From there, you can narrow down the list and cross off ideas you don’t like. 

Once you have several top considerations, we’ll walk through how to make sure you’re allowed to use them. This last step helps you narrow down your list even more so you can make a final decision. 

1. Consider the Services You Plan to Offer

There are countless types of lawn services company, so it’s essential to consider the services you plan to offer. Maybe you want to focus on landscaping. Or mowing and maintenance services. 

Perhaps you’re considering offering specialty services. 

Add the different types of services you want to offer to your brainstorming list. 

Remember to avoid anything limiting your business’s future growth if you decide to go in another direction down the road. 

2. Location-Specific Terms

Most lawn care businesses are specific to a geographic service area. So if that’s true for your business, consider adding a location-specific term to your business name. 

You can consider things like:

  • City nicknames
  • Neighborhoods
  • Regions or states
  • And descriptive terms

However, consider what happens if you expand outside your intended service area. Does the name become limiting? If so, it’s best to avoid it if you plan to expand or change directions later. 

3. Avoid Business Names That Are Hard to Pronounce, Hear, or Spell

Despite the technological advances of voice search, assistants like Siri and Alexa struggle to understand slang and other confusing words. 

This could limit how often your business shows up in voice (and text-based) search if your name is hard to spell, pronounce, or hear. Because of that, it’s important to avoid complicated words, industry jargon, and using numbers in place of letters.  While having a unique lawn care name is good, being too unique may not be so good. 

Keep your business name as simple and easy to remember as possible so potential customers can easily find you. 

4. Consider Alliterations and Rhyming Words

Alliterations and rhymes are catchy and easy to remember. Because of that, they make for great business names. 

That said, it’s not always easy to come up with them. Start with choosing a few of your favorite words from your master brainstorm list. 

Then, you can Google “words that start with S” or whatever letter you’re using to create an alliteration. Alternatively, you can search “words that rhyme with _____”. 

It can be time-consuming, but it’s an excellent place to start. 

And don’t forget to add any exciting finds to your brainstorm list while you’re at it. 

5. Steer Clear of Initials or Obscure Acronyms

Initials and unusual acronyms are hard to remember, so they typically don’t make great business names. They can also be challenging to pronounce and confusing for voice search as well. 

Furthermore, there are 325 different two-letter combination possibilities in the English language. And the odds of your customers remembering the specific letters you chose are pretty small. 

6. Still Struggling? Try the Owner’s Name

If you’ve made it this far and are still struggling to find the best name, you can always consider using the business owner’s name. Doing so works well if the owner plans to be the face behind the business. 

However, this can make it more challenging to sell the business in the future. 

Needing Inspiration?

Here is a list of existing lawn care business names that may help give you some creative ideas.  Before using one, though, be sure to check the availability to be sure it can be used. 

1st Choice Landscaping & Lawn Care
4 Seasons Landscapes
417 Outdoor Living
815 Scapes
A & D Complete Outdoor Service
A & L Landscapes
A Plus Landscaping
A1 Landscape & Lawn Care
Above & Beyond Landscape
Absolute Lawn Care Services
Admiral Grow Green
Affordable Lawn Care
Akron Yard & Home
All American Landscaping & Lawncare
All Season Landcare
Alpha Mowing
Always Reliable
Ambitious Landscaping
Anderson Landscape Co
Arcos Outdoor Living
Arellano’s Landscaping Service
Argo Moore Landscapes
Armitage Landscaping
Arreola Lawn Maintenance
Ashworth Landscape
Atlantic Landscape Co
Best Choice Landscaping
Big Life Landscapes
Bluestone Landscape Management
Botanico Of The Ozarks
Boulders & Blooms Landscaping
Brothers Landscaping
Bryant Landscaping & Nursery
Buckeye Beauty Landscaping
Campbell’s Tree & Lawn Expert
Carefree Lawn Care Company
Christian Operated Lawn Care
Choice Yard Care
Chuck’s Landscaping Co
Clean & Clear Service
Colorado Lawn Maintenance
Core Scapes
Country View Landscapes
Countryside Landscaping
Custom Landscape
David’s Landscaping & Tree Service
Designated Clippers Landscape
Done-Rite Service
Down To Earth Landscaping
DS Lawn Mowing
Duke Landscaping
Decorative Curb & Landscape
Earthbound Landscape Service
East End Garden & Landscape Co
Elegant Property Group
Elite Lawn & Landscaping
Epic Landscaping
Evergreen Landscape
Evolve Landscape
Family Scapes
Fenton Lawn & Landscaping
Finishing Touch Landscapes
Four Points Landscaping
Franko’s Landscaping
Garden Of Eaton
Georgia Pines Landscaping
Golden Rule Landscapes
Grandview Landscaping
Grassmasters
Great Oak Landscape Group
Green Acres
Green Brothers Landscaping
Green Gardeners
Green Grass Pro
Green Shearer
Greenkeepers
Greenland Landscaping Service
Greensmen Landscape Solutions
Greentree Landscaping
Ground Control
Grounds Guys
Hedgehawg Landscaping
Hickory Landscape Management
High Caliber Landscape
Horizon Landscape
Hungry Goat Scape & Design
Imperial Landscapes
In The Garden Landscape
Inspred Landscape Service
Just The Tips Lawn Care
Kickin’ Grass Landscapes
Kiss My Grass Lawncare
Lake City Landscaping
Landscapers
Landscaping By Allen
Landscaping Matters Co
Lanier Yard Scapes
Lawn Care Plus
Lawn Doctor
Lawns In Order
Lawn Ranger
Lawnz R Us
Legacy Greenscapes
Legacy Landscape Group
Legendary Landscape
Legion Landscaping
Lighthouse Landscaping
Limitless Landscapes
Live Oak Landscape Service
Local Tree & Landscape
Love It Lawn Care
Love Landscaping
Lucky’s Lawn Care Company
Lumberjack Landscape Co
Maley’s Mowing & Landscape
Maple Creek Landscaping
Martin & Son Landscaping
Masterworks Land Care Services
Meadows Landscapes
Missoula Landscaping Co
Mow ‘N’ Go
Mow Betta Lawncare
Mow-Mow’s Family Landscaping
Mowtown Lawns
Native Landscape
Natural Image Lawn Care
Nature’s View Landscape
Neighbor’s Lawn Care
New Roots Landscaping
Next 2 Nature Landscape Co
No Limits Landscaping
Oasis Landscaping
Outback Landscape Service
Outside Pride Landscapes
Perfect Touch Landscaping
Picturesque Landscape & Design
Pinewood Landscapes
Precision Lawn & Landscape
Pro Care Landscaping
Prolawn & Landscape
Prolawn Landscaping
Pure Green Landscaping
Pure Valley Landscaping
Radiant Gardens
Red Maple Landscape Service
Reflections Landscaping Service
Riverbend Landscape
Rocky Mountain Turf Solutions
Roots Landscaping
Sam’s Yard Service
Shawnee Mission Tree Service
Simply Beautiful Landscape
Smartscape Designs
Solid Grounds
Soulshine Landscaping
Southern Design Co
Southern Grace Landscape
Southern Greenscapes
Southern Traditions Landscaping
Spot On Landscapes
Sun & Shade
Superior Landscapes
Superior Mulch & Landscaping
Supreme Green Landworks
Swan Lake Landscapes
Three Rivers Landscaping
Timberscape Tree & Turf
TLC Lawn Care & Landscaping
Top Cut Lawn Care Company
Top Gunz Landscape Design
Top Landscaping
Total Landscaping & Lawn Care
Tru Cut Landscaping & Lawn Care
Turf Masters
Two Brothers Landscaping
Verdant Landscapes
Vista Green Lawn and Landscape Services
Vista View Landscaping
Weed Kings
Weed Man
Wise Grass
Yard Shark Landscaping
Yard Smart
Z Green Landscape
Zima Landscapes

Checking the Availability of Your Top Considerations

At this point, you should have several top considerations to choose from. And the best way to narrow it down further is to check each one for availability. 

There are several places to look that can help you make your decision. So, let’s walk through each one and how to perform your search. 

Trademark Search

Trademarks are the most critical, so we’ll start here. 

If a name or phrase is trademarked, you’re not allowed to use it in a similar capacity. So, run a trademark search for each business name you’re considering and cross off those that aren’t available. 

Related: How to do a trademark search before choosing a name

State Entity Search (If Applicable)

If you plan to register your lawn care business as a corporation or LLC, you have to register with a unique business name. Each state requires the corporation or LLC to have a unique name, though this doesn’t necessarily protect your name from anyone else using it.

Related: Is your business name available?

If you find the name’s in use, cross it off your list and move on.

Domain Name Availability

Website addresses aren’t as critical as the first two searches, but it’s still worth doing. Typically, you want your domain name to be “yourbusinessname.com” without any numbers, dashes, etc.

It’s easiest for customers to remember.

However, you can explore other configurations and extensions if your preferred domain name isn’t available. Just remember your customers may have a more difficult time finding you online.

You can start with NameCheap’s domain search tool. Type in the domain name you want to use to see if it’s available. The tool also returns other possibilities you may want to consider.

Social Media Profiles

Next, check to see if anyone is already using your potential lawn care business names on social media. Consider which platforms you plan to use and start with those. 

Keep in mind you may have to shorten your company name for some platforms. Twitter only allows 15 characters, for example. 

Start with your preferred platforms and do a quick search for your name. If nothing pops up, that likely means no one is using it, and you’re good to go. 

Example: Someone is using startingyourbusiness on Instagram, so I would have to choose a different handle, making it more difficult for customers to find me.

Logos

Another consideration is to consider your name will look good when used as a logo. Some names are too long and others may not lend themselves to good imagery.  

Related: How to create a logo for your business