RALEIGH – It’s like Uber for lawn care.
GreenPal, an app that connects homeowners with local, pre-screened lawn care professionals, is launching in Raleigh this week.
And the timing could not be more fortuitous, says its co-founder Gene Caballero, with the coronavirus outbreak and social distancing a communal priority.
That’s because GreenPal’s technology allows vendors to bid on lawns without having to visit the property and talk face-to-face with the homeowner.
“Our service lends itself to be the only way to get your lawn mowed this season,” Caballero told WRAL TechWire. “Historically, this industry has been a cash business. GreenPal eliminates the need to meet for payment and use cash that has been scientifically proven to spread not only germs but also COVID-19.
“Over 30 percent of GreenPal customers are over the age of 60. That demographic is the most susceptible to contracting COVID-19 and falling fatally ill from it.”
This is how it works:
- Homeowners can list their lawns with their service date and lawn care needs.
- Vetted lawn care pros can then bid on their properties based on the Google street and aerial images and any other lawn details the homeowner provides.
- Homeowners can then select who they want to work with based on the vendor’s ratings, reviews, and price.
- Once a vendor has completed the service, the lawn care pro will send a time-stamped photo of the completed work.
- Homeowners can then pay via the app and set up more appointments.
Already, the Nashville-based startup operates in 46 states with more than 1 million homeowners signed up and 20,000 landscaping professionals running their business on GreenPal, according to the company.
“After launching in 200 markets, we are excited to help homeowners in Raleigh find reliable, safe, and local lawn care,” Caballero said.