A Man’s Free Lawn-Mowing Service Has Expanded Rapidly to 16 States


In June 2020, Brian Schwartz of Wayne, a man from New Jersey was laid off from his job due to the pandemic. Unable to find employment, and wanting to stay busy, Schwartz decided to start mowing lawns for the veterans and elderly in the community for free.

After building the website, and starting in Jersey, his free lawn-mowing service expanded, at an overwhelming pace. He’s now expanded to 16 states, including Colorado, the Carolinas, and California.



“It’s a little overwhelming, but it’s inspiring,” Schwartz said, “just to know that I’m making a difference.”

To find volunteers around the area, Schwartz built the website IWantToMowYourLawn.com, allowing users to type in their ZIP Code and search anywhere across the country. It also allows you to sign up as a volunteer.

In fact, the number of clients requesting service is outpacing the number of volunteers, said Schwartz. He told NorthJersey.com he has a backlog of some 350 inquiries from people who saw his ads and requested courtesy yard service.



To take some pressure off the services, Schwartz has partnered up with professional landscapers who agree to take on other jobs without being paid.

Jazz Samad, the owner of Jazz Samad Landscaping, met Schwartz through social media and said their partnership has paid off, noting two or three of her newest customers have derived from it.

“I always worked for other people,” said Samad.



For Schwartz, making long-lasting connections through this service is worth it.

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