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Up and Coming

Dan Gross last year went to all propane-powered mowers for his organic lawn care service.

A little off the top Lawn Barber provides all organic lawn services By Jean Lundquist Photos By John Cross


n 1993, Dan Gross was growing up in Le Sueur. He was 12 years old, and with his brother, Brian, founded D & B Lawn Services. He canvassed his neighborhood distributing fliers reading, “We do a really good job, and we don’t charge a lot.”

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Dan Gross is now 30 and still in the lawn care business, today known as The Lawn Barber. Today his fliers read, “Just a Little Off the Top.” For many years after his brother dropped away, Gross was a one man, one mower part-time shop. But in the late 2000s, when he had the chance to

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