Welcome to Gateway Lawn Service

Our mission is to provide each customer with individual attention and quality landscaping while delivering superior workmanship.

Gateway Lawn Service has been providing quality landscaping and lawn care to the Edwardsville area since 1997. We pride ourselves on our hard work and continued loyalty to our customers.

Through the years, we have grown our company to allow us to provide the highest level of customer service without sacrificing the wants and needs of individual clients. Our company is capable of providing you with a variety of landscaping services to meet any of your needs. Our reliable and skilled employees are trained to provide you or your business with dependable, year-round service.

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Meet Frank

Gateway Lawn Service has its very own mascot...meet Frank! This lab is no lapdog, in fact he helps oversee all of our projects. Although Frank is one hardworking pup, he does enjoy his off-time vacationing in Arizona with his best friend, John.

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Gateway Lawn Service is a very outstanding operation. What follows below is my history with GLS.


Several years ago my father passed away unexpectedly. Until that time, he worked on maintaining the small but complicated yard, garden, and flowers; it was his passion. When he passed, I returned to Edwardsville for a year to assist my mother. At the same time I worked for GLS not because I needed the money but because I wanted a job doing something. I am an attorney – I answered an ad in the Intelligencer and went to work for GLS watering trees.


After things settled down I took a job in Wisconsin. I thought I could manage the yard with help from college and high school kids. That’s what you get for thinking!


After four years of problems locating, hiring, and firing kids, my mother and I called John Mikes, the owner of GLS.


He and GLS installed a sprinkler system and brick patio and brick walkway. John was always present, giving his crew instructions on how to do the job and at the end of the day to ensure it was done right. GLS also did not have any price increases, i.e., they stuck to their bid for the job. Better yet, when a small leak developed in the sprinkler system, my mom made one call, and it was fixed the next day! This is why it is worth the money up front rather than hire kids.


GLS now takes care of everything at my mom’s house.

-Ted Hanson