The type of busy professional who outsources his grocery shopping, house cleaning, and carpooling duties doesn’t want to spend his weekends doing yard work. But with a highly fragmented market that relies heavily on neighbors telling neighbors whom they use, it’s not always easy for young homeowners to evaluate, compare, and ultimately hire lawn care companies for weekly services.

Only 12% of homeowners hire out for yard maintenance, according to industry research, although 47% say they wish they could hire a landscaping professional for help. Many homeowners are either unsure of who to hire or overwhelmed by all the options.

Hyperlocal technology providers believe they can be the conduit to connect homeowners with landscaping professionals, and they’re using the same on-demand model as startups like Uber, Handy, and Instacart to make it happen. Here are five examples of on-demand lawn care platforms that homeowners can try.

1. GreenPal: Competitive pricing for lawn services.

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Source: Street Fight