Leaf Removal and Yard Cleanups in Portage

His Workmanship offers leaf removal and yard cleanup services. You provide the yard waste bags. We’ll bring leaf rakes for spring cleanups and fall cleanups. Our rates start at $100 per hour for 2 landscapers. New customers can read Ephesians 2:1-10 to receive a $20 discount. Details are on the final step of the contact form.

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Is your yard full of leaves again? Are you sick and tired of raking the lawn season after season? We can help! Our network of landscape contractors know the most efficient way to perform leaf removal services. Let us help with your spring cleanup and fall cleanup so you can enjoy a beautiful property without any of the hassle. Watch the video below to learn about our process for raking leaves.

His Workmanship connects you with college landscapers in Portage

We’ve got your landscaping project taken care of anywhere in Portage. Check out the map below to view our service area in Portage. We dump the yard waste at Miller Road Transfer Station. Additional yard waste can be disposed at Kalamazoo Landscape Supplies Inc which is on South 9th Street in Kalamazoo.

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1. Get a free estimate in just a couple minutes

Select the services that best align with your needs and describe the details of your project to help us get a better idea of the scope of work. Feel free to upload pictures so your crew can visualize your specific needs.

2. Receive great customer support along the way

Our staff guarantees a reply to all emails within 24 hours. Once you get scheduled, you'll get a confirmation email with your service provider names as well as a text notification 1 hour before your project starts.

3. Relax while we speedily complete your project

Equipment in hand, your crew will arrive a few minutes early so they can collaborate with you about the work that needs to be done. Once they finish, you can pay the total bill directly to the crew leader. It's as simple as that!

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“This is the third time I have used His Workmanship. What made His Workmanship catch my eye is the Christian mission. I’ve had the crew out here to do a fairly large project for a new rosebed and they’ve been very hard workers and made the job a breeze. I would definitely recommend His Workmanship for landscaping projects.” – Mark
His Workmanship LaborHis Workmanship Labor4.9 Based on 1441 reviews fromRichard FendaRichard Fenda ★★★★★ The two men that came to our house were great.Claire JordanClaire Jordan ★★★★★ The two men on the job loaded an apartment full of belongings, making trips to two destinations for these items, and taking care all the while to protect fragile items such as TVs. They are prompt, professional, organized, and thorough. They were flexible and provided outstanding service. We are repeat customers and will use this company again.Kim MuellerKim Mueller ★★★★★ This is the third time we have hired His Workmanship and again they did an amazing job! We needed furniture moving help this time. The work was exceptional! Very nice young men, respectful and fun. Will definitely hire this company again!Jeffrey DoyleJeffrey Doyle ★★★★★ The workers were on time. Very hard workers and very polite. I would hire in a heartbeat if needed.Kitrina SullivanKitrina Sullivan ★★★★★ They showed up on time. They were polite and worked non stop the whole time while at the house. They made suggestions that were very helpful.Katelyn MorgnerKatelyn Morgner ★★★★★ Eric and his team did a great job. We would definitely use them again in the future.James MillerJames Miller ★★★★★ Came to my yard removed all my leaves worth every penny!Kate RichardsonKate Richardson ★★★★★ The Team did a great job raking the Fall leaves and removing branches. They are very professional and made sure that they understood the job before starting it. They work very hard and are very gracious. I have used them numerous times and always had an excellent experience and outcome.Jordan SJordan S ★★★★★ I've used His Workmanship several times now. They're reliable, hard working, and do a fantastic job. It's easy to book a service and Eric always replies within 24 hours. Their pricing is also reasonable.Becky DaviesBecky Davies ★★★★★ The team from His Workmanship was punctual, polite, skilled and a pleasure to have at our home. They completed a full fall cleanup of our garden areas with gusto! The price was fair and the job was done well! The communication before, during and after the job was excellent. I recommend them highly.Clare MacLeanClare MacLean ★★★★★ Fantastic experience. Will definitely use again and recommend to others. It was so easy to schedule and I heard back immediately. They were quick but thorough with the job. 10/10frances kreuzfrances kreuz ★★★★★ His workmanship has done two projects for me and I have been very satisfied and will plan to use them againMary Kay BettsMary Kay Betts ★★★★★ Caden and Nick arrived on time and worked very hard. They were very professional and polite and fun. They gave me a few good suggestions which I liked. I will have them back again for another project.Sharon CostelloSharon Costello ★★★★★ On time and very professional. The young men got the job done. I needed a lot of leaves raked and bagged and that is exactly what they did. They guys could not have done a better job. Am very pleased. I would certainly use His Workmanship again.Robert LaingRobert Laing ★★★★★ These two young men were thoughtful, polite and hardworking. It was a pleasure having them here. They finished everything we had on our list thoroughly and on a timely basis.Want them back next time.One suggestion (even though it's none of my business):It is my understanding that the hourly fee is split evenly between the workers and the organization. I my opinion, this arrangement is a bit lopsided and would think that 60% workers and 40% organization might be a more equitable arrangement. Just a thought. Perhaps the additional 10% could be positioned as an incentive and earned based on the customer reviews they receive.David EhrlichDavid Ehrlich ★★★★★ Terrific job from beginning to end. Nice to see an A+ performance. Will use this team again for sure!Julie MullikinJulie Mullikin ★★★★★ I appreciated the prompt response and open line of communication in setting up services. Tanner and Josiah were pleasant young men who did a marvelous job raking my lawn. Circumstances had kept me from being able to do it myself and now I don't have to worry about it anymore. Thank you so very much.Robert BroRobert Bro ★★★★★ Nic was on time. He was friendly and polite.Brian JamesBrian James ★★★★★ I’ve used His Workmanship for two years now and have always been impressed by their work and professionalism. I was late booking this year for some end of season stuff but they were able to get me in within a few days. Workers are polite and engaging.Graham AndersonGraham Anderson ★★★★★ Every step of my experience with His Workmanship was great. From the owner initially responding to my post, to the website that clearly listed out service options, prices, and next steps. Follow up was fast and thorough, making sure both parties were clear on what I needed.Scheduling was fast and flexible. The team was very responsive in the days prior confirming price, schedule, and scope of work. The day of the team was prompt and spent time listening and taking notes on exactly what I wanted them to accomplish. They even checked in half way through to make sure I was satisfied with the work so far.I’d be happy to hire this team again, and have recommended them to friends and family.js_loader

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Frequently Asked Questions

A small yard (1/4 acre) will usually cost $320. A medium sized yard (1/2 acre) typically costs around $450. A large yard (1 acre) will generally run you about $600. These prices vary depending on the hourly rates, minimum requirements, tree density, distance and late notice. Most leaf removal companies charge extra for add-ons such as: mowing the grass, cleaning the gutters, deadheading plants and hauling away the leaves.
Yes, this is a good idea. Two tasks completed for the work of one! Bear in mind that you’ll need to unload your lawn mower bag more often than normal since it’ll be sucking up a lot of leaves. If you don’t have a bagger mower, no problem. You can just shred the leaves throughout your yard. Your lawn will benefit from the nutrients too. But don’t leave a thick layer of leaves on your lawn throughout the winter because your grass might die from being underneath the weight of leaves for months.
No, it’s actually a smart thing to do, if you happen to have woods on your property. Just be sure you push the leaves far enough into the woods otherwise the wind might blow them back on your yard. You should also spread out the leaves by distributing them in different places. This will prevent the piles from getting too big, which would become a major eyesore, since the piles will keep getting larger with every fall season.
Yes, leaves and grass can be combined in a compost bin to create a valuable soil additive for your garden. You should put nitrogen-rich items like food waste or manure on top of the leaves to help them deteriorate. Turn the compost pile once every month to ensure proportionate decomposition. It can take leaves anywhere from a few months to a full year to become usable garden compost. Rain water will help speed along this process. Want to learn about other ways to creatively put your old leaves to good use? If so, then feel free to read this blog I wrote about 9 Ways to Repurpose Fallen Autumn Leaves.
Most major cities hire a leaf pickup company to come by once a week, from April through November, to haul the yard waste away. This is free curbside pickup! They will take away your leaves so long as you put them in the appropriate yard waste bags. Because the type of bags you choose is so important, I wrote the a blog titled 6 Bags to Consider Using for Hauling Away Yard Waste. Warning: Don’t pack the bags too full because they could be left behind if the weight exceeds 40 pounds per bag.
Two factors are most important in determining when to do a fall clean up: daily weather and seasonal timing. Regarding the weather, check the forecast for a warmer day when there is little to no wind. Raking on a calm day will ensure your leaf piles don’t get blown away with heavy wind. Regarding the time of season, you should wait until all the leaves have fallen off the trees on and around your property (including your neighbors yard.) This will likely be some time between late October and mid-November. Read more about when leaves tend to fall in my blog A Guide to Understanding Seasonal Leaf Drop.
Once you have your leaves in big piles, use two hands to push together a big clump of leaves. Then lift the leaves and dump them into the bag. It’ll be easier if you have a leaf chute insert to put into your yard waste bag. This keeps the bag upright and reinforces the sides of the bag to prevent ripping or seam bursting. Alternatively, you can keep the opened bag on the ground and just push the leaves directly into the bag. Learn more by reading this article about the do’s and don’ts for raking leaves.
You should rake with the wind direction and down any hills you have. Rake the leaves onto a tarp so you can drag them to their destination. Begin by raking the leaves into small piles and do one section at a time. Once you’ve completed a large area, you can transition to bagging up the leaves. Try not to strain your back by bending over too much while raking. Instead, stand up straight to keep good posture so you won’t be too sore when you wake up the next morning.
If you’ve ever tried to rake leaves from a huge yard with a flimsy garden rake, then you don’t even need to hear me say that I don’t recommend it. Tines that bend and break make for a horrible raking experience. Sturdy prongs make the difference between a job well done and a job poorly done. The handle should be strong, made out of hard plastic, strong wood or even fiberglass. The claws can either be plastic or metal depending on the amount of leaves in the lawn. Read this blog to review the 9 Best Leaf Rakes of Fall 2023.
Generally speaking, the following tasks are not included in a standard yard cleanup: mowing the lawn, cleaning the gutters, deadheading annual plants, or disposing of the leaves. Landscaping companies are usually willing to do these extra services but they charge additional fees for each of them. So be sure to clarify that before you hire a leaf cleanup service, otherwise you risk the run of having unrealized expectations as a result of the miscommunication.
Most landscaping companies define a yard cleanup as clearing off the whole property of leaves, including the front, back and side yards. This is typically done by a combination of leaf raking and using a gas powered leaf blower. Some companies will provide yard waste bags whereas others will request the customer to provide those. Be sure to ask about that so everyone is on the same page. If you prefer to forego all that communication and just do it yourself, then check out my blog Leaf Removal Made Easy, which is your guide to effortless yard cleanup.
You should try to get a ballpark estimate on the total cost for your yard cleanup. Be ready to answer questions about the size of your yard and the number of trees on your property. Ask the leaf raking service how long they’ve been doing it and what their process is like. Google their company name to make sure they have good reviews online. Click here to get a leaf removal quote from His Workmanship.

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His Workmanship is a Christian company

Our mission is to glorify God as we embody the gospel through our hard labor and our honest behavior. Our desire is to bring satisfaction to the customer as they seek to improve their property. We also desire to facilitate growth for students as they experience the business world from a Christian perspective.

Hear what a provider says

My name is Daniel and this is my first summer helping residential homeowners through His Workmanship. I used to attend the same church as the owner so that is how I learned about this amazing opportunity. To be honest, I really enjoy finding customers through a referral company that so clearly reflects the Christian faith in their business model. The cherry on top is that a $20 discount is offered to everyone who reads a certain passage in the Bible.

Fun Facts about Portage

Portage is the site of Pfizer’s largest manufacturing facility. The U.S. government prepped millions of doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine on December 13, 2020, for shipment to sites across the nation, a mammoth logistical undertaking in support of the most complex immunization program in history. Most of Portage is in the Portage Public Schools school district. Some of Portage is in Comstock Public Schools, some is in Vicksburg Community Schools, and some is in Schoolcraft Community Schools. Learn more about Portage schools, utilities and parks.
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