This is a service agreement to maintain the lawn of owner of a piece of property. This
document contains standard clauses which includes terms relating to the ownership and
maintenance of the equipment to be used, access to the lawn, period of performance,
and price. This short-form template can be customized to fit the needs of the
contracting parties. This agreement is useful to an individual or business that seeks to
hire contractor for lawn maintenance.
Agreement to Maintain Lawn
Agreement made on the (date), between (Name of Owner) of (street address,
city, state, zip code), referred to herein as Owner, and (Name of Contractor), of (street
address, city, state, zip code), referred to herein as Contractor.
For and in consideration of the mutual covenants contained in this Agreement,
and other good and valuable consideration, the parties agree as follows:
Whereas, Owner owns the lawn located at (street address, city, state, zip code),
hereinafter called the Lawn; and
Whereas, Owner would like to have the Lawn maintained on a regular basis;
Now, therefore, for and in consideration of the mutual covenants contained in this
Agreement, and other good and valuable consideration, the parties agree as follows:
1. Owner will grant the Contractor access to the Lawn during regular business
hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST) and other times
mutually agreed upon.
2. Owner will provide all equipment and supplies that are necessary to perform
normal maintenance services on the above mentioned Lawn.
3. Owner will pay Contractor $________ on the first day of each month for regular
maintenance services performed for the rest of the month.
4. Owner will pay Contractor for additional maintenance or repair that may become
required for the Lawn to sustain an acceptable appearance. Contractor shall bill the
Owner for the cost of work that is needed that is above and beyond what is considered
reasonable and customary for normal maintenance of the Lawn. This additional above
and beyond repair hereafter shall be referred to as ad hoc work.
5. Ad hoc work that has a cost that is less than or equal to $50.00 shall be
performed by the Contractor without the Owner’s consent. However, Contractor must
receive authorization by the Owner for work that is to be estimated to be greater than
6. Regular Maintenance will include the following:
Removal of debris from the yard,
Mowing of the Lawn and trimming of trees and shrubs and any other plants
that are in need of pruning,
Fertilization of the Lawn’s soil, inspection of plants and soil for insects, and
The extermination of any insects or rodents that are discovered during normal
7. Contractor will begin performing regular Lawn maintenance on the following date:
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(date). Thereafter, regular Lawn maintenance will be performed on a mutually agreed
8. Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time by supplying a written
notice of termination on a specified date to the other party, with at least two weeks
notice prior to the stated date of termination.
9. Severability. The invalidity of any portion of this Agreement will not and shall not
be deemed to affect the validity of any other provision. If any provision of this
Agreement is held to be invalid, the parties agree that the remaining provisions shall be
deemed to be in full force and effect as if they had been executed by both parties
subsequent to the expungement of the invalid provision.
10. No Waiver. The failure of either party to this Agreement to insist upon the
performance of any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, or the waiver of any
breach of any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, shall not be construed as
subsequently waiving any such terms and conditions, but the same shall continue and
remain in full force and effect as if no such forbearance or waiver had occurred.
11. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by, construed, and enforced
in accordance with the laws of the State of (name of state).
12. Notices. Unless provided herein to the contrary, any notice provided for or
concerning this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed sufficiently given
when sent by certified or registered mail if sent to the respective address of each party
as set forth at the beginning of this Agreement.
14. Mandatory Arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and anything herein to
the contrary, any dispute under this Agreement shall be required to be resolved by
binding arbitration of the parties hereto. If the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator,
each party shall select one arbitrator and both arbitrators shall then select a third. The
third arbitrator so selected shall arbitrate said dispute. The arbitration shall be governed
by the rules of the American Arbitration Association then in force and effect.
15. Entire Agreement. This Agreement shall constitute the entire agreement
between the parties and any prior understanding or representation of any kind
preceding the date of this Agreement shall not be binding upon either party except to
the extent incorporated in this Agreement.
16. Modification of Agreement. Any modification of this Agreement or additional
obligation assumed by either party in connection with this Agreement shall be binding
only if placed in writing and signed by each party or an authorized representative of
17. Assignment of Rights. The rights of each party under this Agreement are
personal to that party and may not be assigned or transferred to any other person, firm,
corporation, or other entity without the prior, express, and written consent of the other
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18. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts,
each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all of which together shall
constitute but one and the same instrument.
19. Compliance with Laws. In performing under this Agreement, all applicable
governmental laws, regulations, orders, and other rules of duly-constituted authority will
be followed and complied with in all respects by both parties.
WITNESS our signatures as of the day and date first above stated.
(Signature of Owner) (Signature of Contractor)
(Printed Name of Owner) (Printed Name of Contractor)
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