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About Us

Striving to go above and beyond your expectations!

Grounds Services, Inc. has provided fertilization and weed control services in the Greater Toledo area for over 25 years. We know and understand the challenges that the lawns, trees and shrubs can be exposed to locally; from brown grass in your lawn to small spots on your trees leaves, our lawn care technicians can help diagnose it and come up with a plan to correct it. Our team has the knowledge, experience and expertise to care for and properly identify any issues your lawn or landscape plants may have.

Our Company Values


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We'll be honest about what you need, and what you don't need.


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Working with our customers to provide an enjoyable lawn and outside space for them.


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Trained to recognize problems and present solutions to keep your lawn and trees healthy.

Our Origins

Over 25 years ago, John (owner of Grounds Services) decided to start his own business in a field he was familiar with, turf management. His goal was simple: be honest, be reliable, be fair, and treat your clients and employees right. Grounds Services was created with those missions in mind. John first started off by digging holes, laying mulch and mowing lawns until he was able to focus the business on nutrient-based care and chemical applications for lawns, trees and shrubs. Those core values; honesty, reliability and fairness, have helped create a team oriented shop culture with the common goal of creating beautiful, healthy outdoor spaces for our customers. We are a locally owned family business with our roots in Toledo. From our office staff to each technician, we want your lawn to looks it's best.

Meet Your Tech

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lawn technician John
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lawn technician Jr
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lawn technician steve
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lawn technician Max
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lawn technician Chad
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lawn technician Anthony
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lawn technician Joe
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lawn technician Drake
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lawn technician Cameron
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lawn technician Braydon
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tree technician Jesse
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office staff Maddie
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office staff Michelle
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office staff Rachel
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GSI team

John Sr. - President
John Jr. - General Manager.
Steve - Route Manager. Lawn fertilization and weed control: Whitehouse.
Max - Route Manager. Lawn fertilization and weed control: Perrysburg, Bowling 
Green, Woodville.
Chad - Route Manager. Lawn fertilization and weed control: Waterville, Northwood, Oregon.
Anthony - Route Manager. Lawn fertilization and weed control: Toledo, Sylvania.
Joe - Route Manager. Lawn fertilization and weed control: Maumee, Toledo.
Drake - Route Manager. Lawn fertilization and weed control: Sylvania, Michigan
Cameron - Route Manager. Lawn fertilization and weed control: Toledo, Holland, Swanton, Delta.
Braydon - Route Manager. Lawn fertilization and weed control: Toledo, Haskins.
Jesse - Route Manager. Tree and shrub services.
Maddie - Office personnel.
Michelle - Office personnel.
Rachel - Office personnel.
Team GSI.

Benefits of Working with Grounds Services

Over 25 Years in business

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Committing ourselves to customer satisfaction that has kept us in business.

Customized Care

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Personalized and proper care for your lawn without restrictions.

Fast, Reliable Service

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We work hard to tend to your needs in a reasonable amount of time.

Knowledgeable, Dedicated Team

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From on-the-field training to publications and turf conferences.

Personable Office Staff

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"Business is always personal. It's the most personal thing in the world." M Scott

Local Business

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Rooted in the Toledo area, we're not just your lawn care company, but your neighbors as well.

Providing top-notch fertilization and weed control services for residential and commercial properties for over 25 years! We service Toledo, Waterville, Maumee, Monclova, Sylvania, Perrysburg, Whitehouse, Temperance, Lambertville and spots in between! Let our experience, knowledge and passion work for you to achieve the lawn you've always wanted!

Working to make a better community

GSI believes in giving back to the community. Below are some of the organizations and events Grounds Services, Inc. has helped our area:

Donated a $1,000 gift certificate for the St. Judes Dream Home Giveaway 2018, 2019, 2022
Donated gift certificate: Westgate Bowl-O-Rama Event 2022
Donated funds to the Providence Township Fire & Rescue Dinner 2017
Donate pumpkins for Halloween Safe Night at Horizons 2015, 2016, 2017
Soil presentations for local schools 2014, 2016, 2017
Anthony Wayne Youth Foundation Donation 2014
Toledo Early College High School Fundraiser Event 2014
Northwestern Ohio Chapter of the Association for Women in Science Fundraiser Event 2014
Chicks for Charity 2013 - 2015
YMCA in Perrysburg
Anthony Wayne High School Row Club Donation
Levis Common Soccer Field for 2010
MS Drive
Quarry Ridge Summer Golf Camp sponsorship
Shop with a Cop Donations 2013 - Current

EMR Rating 2017: 0.47