Terms & Conditions

Please read these Terms & Conditions carefully before using the http://www.merklelawncare.com website operated by Merkle Lawn Care Company, Inc.

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.

Links To Other Web Sites

Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Merkle Lawn Care Company, Inc.

Merkle Lawn Care Company, Inc has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that Merkle Lawn Care Company, Inc. shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.


We may terminate or suspend access to our Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Governing Law 

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Ohio, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.


We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Service.

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Company History

Residential, Commercial, Governmental, Landscape Maintenance, Merkle Lawn Care Company, Cincinnati, OH, Kentucky, Wilder, Arboriculture, Hardscape, Water, Water Features ,Snow, Ice, Municipal

Keith Merkle started the lawn care business while in middle school, running his operation out of his parents’ shed. He specialized in lawn maintenance and fertilization primarily in Campbell County. Upon graduating from college in 1984, he formed Keith Merkle Lawn Care as a sole proprietorship. While continuing to develop and expand the business, Keith’s brother, Doug Merkle, began working in the company during the summers and joined full time upon completion of college in 1989. In 1990 the company was converted to an S-Corporation and the name was changed to Merkle Lawn Care Company, Inc.

In the early 1990’s the business began expanding to include lawn care services in Kenton County, Boone County and surrounding areas, as well as developing into a residential and commercial landscape and design/build/maintenance firm working throughout the tri-state. In the mid 90’s the company started bidding and performing right-of-way mowing and field mowing with various Kentucky counties, local municipalities and the State of Kentucky. Merkle Lawn Care has continued to expand since the mid 90’s, with hardscapes & paver work, water features, tree care/tree pruning/tree removal, tree & shrubbery fertilization, irrigation, landscape lighting, pest control, drainage work and various other specialized services. We have made it our mission to hire educated, certified, experienced and trained employees who specialize in the various divisions of our company. As our business continues to grow, Merkle Lawn Care strives to be an all-inclusive service provider for all of your outdoor grounds and landscaping needs.

Over the years, Merkle Lawn Care Company, Inc. is proud of our service projects ranging from small homeowner renovations to extensive commercial projects. Large or small, the same core values resonate from every job; commitment to customer service, quality workmanship and overall customer satisfaction. We continue to refine our skills and education to meet the landscape industry standards and requirements; but equally important, preparing us to offer you the best in lawn care and landscape design.


Residential, Commercial, Governmental, Landscape Maintenance, Merkle Lawn Care Company, Cincinnati, OH, Kentucky, Wilder, Arboriculture, Hardscape, Water, Water Features ,Snow, Ice, Municipal

Keith Merkle, President

Keith Merkle formed the company as a sole proprietorship in 1984 after graduating from the University of Kentucky. He began the company by performing lawn care services in his hometown area while still in middle school. Keith has hands-on experience and knowledge in all aspects of the company – operations, customer relations, project bidding, equipment maintenance, and administrative oversight.

Doug Merkle, Vice President

Doug began working for the company during the summers from 1985 to 1989. He then joined the company fulltime after graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1989. Doug’s areas of concentration are sales, marketing, scheduling of job assignments and coordinating the work of the lawn and landscape employees.

Jake Wuestefeld, Vice President

Jake joined Merkle Lawn Care in the spring of 2010. Jake is a University of Kentucky graduate in Horticulture who has a wealth of knowledge from his prior experience as a vendor in the industry and his work at various other lawn care operations. Jake is the contact for our corporate account operations and sales, as well as overseeing various other projects for the company.

Katie Potraffke, Sales & Account Manager

Katie came to Merkle Lawn Care in 2015 as a horticulturalist with 8 years of experience with turf and plant health. Katie holds a degree from Cincinnati State in Landscape and Horticulture. Katie oversees both commercial and residential clients and their properties. She handles everything from Grounds Maintenance, Design & Install, Tree Removal/Trimming, Drainage & Etc.

Chad Moorman, Sales & Hardscape Manager

Chad came to Merkle early 2020 bringing years of experience specializing in paver patios, walkways, retaining walls and etc. 

Andrew Merkle, Secretary and Treasurer

Andrew is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, Gatton College of Business & Economics with a B.S. in Economics and a minor in Geography. Andrew had worked countless summers for Merkle Lawn Care, rejoining full time in the fall of 2015, after previously working as a Registered Representative for Fidelity Investments. Andrew serves as Secretary and Treasurer overseeing all financial, legal and tax work. He is also responsible for Human Resources including employee policies, payroll and benefits.ign.