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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Is it worth it to hire a lawn service?

Hiring a lawn care professional can save you time and money on your lawn. Professionals know exactly which products to use to solve your lawn’s issues, such as removing crabgrass or controlling pests. Many lawn care companies are results-oriented, meaning that they come with a guarantee to provide results. 

If you’re DIY-ing it, you may save some money on costs. But you also might spend lots of money at the store that goes straight down the drain. 

Contact the best lawn care services near you and get free estimates from several professionals before DIY-ing your lawn.

Is it worth it to hire a professional to mow your lawn?

Although hiring a lawn care company is more expensive than doing it yourself, it can be well worth the money. For starters, it saves you time and equipment maintenance, which may be justifiable financially. It also creates a more professional appearance. Plus, a pro can spot problems before they occur. This can save you money on expensive reseeding, aeration and other types of lawn repair down the road.

Contact the best lawn mowing professionals near you to start getting free estimates.

How much does it cost to have your lawn mowed?

Regular lawn maintenance can do wonders for your home’s curb appeal. Professional lawn care prices will vary based on the regional cost to do business and regional cost of labor, the size of your lawn, and any additional services you may desire such as edging or mulching. The national average for lawn mowing costs is $30-$50. Pros may charge an hourly rate, a flat rate or by the square foot (an acre contains 43,560 square feet). Square footage rates factor in the professional’s time, the use of their equipment, and the gas to operate the mower. Distance may also affect cost: If you live outside the company’s standard service range, you may pay an additional travel fee. Here are some examples of average prices for mowing and lawn maintenance:

  • Up to 8,000-square-foot property: $30 per week/$120 per month.
    • Bimonthly: $40 per service/$80 per month.
    • One time only: $45 per service.
      • Prices include mowing all turf grass areas; trimming grass away from fences, structures, trees, and lawn edges; and clearing or blowing all grass trimmings from driveways, sidewalks, curbs, etc.
  • Hourly rate: $25 per hour (including travel, equipment costs and labor).
  • Lot size:
    • Smaller lots in subdivisions: $35.
    • Half-acre lot: $50.
    • One-acre lot: $100.

How can I find out if a landscaper or lawn care professional is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To consult national guidelines on essential COVID-19 service providers and see whether a lawn care professional qualifies, visit a page on CISA’s website called Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. This website contains 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors that you can search through. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure so you should also check your city or state’s government website.  

Can I use digital payments to pay for outdoor landscaping and design, lawn mowing, tree trimming and other similar services?

Many outdoor landscaping and design, lawn mowing and tree trimming companies will likely accept some form of digital payment instead of cash or check. The COVID-19 pandemic will likely causing more businesses to adopt digital platforms like Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash and Google Pay.

Search professionals’ online profiles to see if they list digital payment services, and ask them about their payment policies during a consultation call.

Does a landscaper or lawn care professional need to enter my home?

Because landscaping and lawn maintenance take place outdoors, it is unlikely that these professionals will need to enter your home.

To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, practice social distancing at all times -- even with professionals doing work outside. You can minimize exposure during a consultation by using a video chat service. And when you pay, you can use a digital payment service like PayPal. Discuss strategies with any lawn mowing, landscaping, tree trimming and lawn care companies you may be considering.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a landscaper or lawn care professional when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a landscaper or lawn care professional, you can take safety precautions on the worksite by not making any physical contact, keeping at least 6 feet between you and the pro(s) at all times and using digital payment platforms instead of cash or check.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a landscaper or lawn care professional during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up an appointment or consultation call with a lawn care professional or landscaper during the COVID-19 pandemic, take advantage of digital technologies to avoid face-to-face exposure. When searching for lawn mowing, landscaping and lawn care companies online, ask if they’ll do a video call to assess the job and give you an estimate. You can also go over strategies for completing the job and conducting virtual payments to stay safe.

Do landscapers or lawn care professionals offer remote or virtual services?

Landscapers and lawn care professionals generally do not offer remote or virtual services. But if you come across a profile that states the landscaper is offering remote services, it’s best to contact them to see what type of remote work is offered. 

Typically, lawn care and landscaping professionals can perform many of their duties without coming into physical contact with clients. Message local lawn mowing, landscaping, tree trimming, and lawn care companies near you to schedule a video call and inquire about remote services.

How often should you cut your grass?

In general, weekly mowing is the golden rule. However, different lawns and conditions may require different mowing frequencies. For instance, if your grass is growing slowly due to dry conditions or a lack of sun, don’t cut it simply because a week has passed. And don’t cut more than a third of the length of the grass blade at any time. Also, ease up on mowing if the weather is going to be hot and dry, as the longer blades provide shade and can keep water from evaporating so quickly.

If you're unable to mow your lawn, consider hiring one of the best lawn care professionals near you.

Reviews for Madison lawn care professionals
Albanie B.
Cameron provided quality service and great value. He responds promptly and knows how to do his job. My prior lawn person, Burruss Lawn Care, stopped showing up and responding because I asked him to not cut into my grass so deep. You will not go wrong with CR Lawn Care.
Cr Lawn CareCr Lawn Care
Rick b.
Lawn service was easy to setup. And so far I am very please with there work very professional and easy to deal with. I was very lucky to contact them but after reading others reviews I’m glad I choose Back 2 Basics Lawn Care.
Back 2 Basics Lawn CareBack 2 Basics Lawn Care
Tanya H.
I needed lawn service during my 2 days off because I needed to be home to bring my dog in. Basic 2 Basic gave me a quick response and affordable price. When Trevor arrived he was nice and professional. He took a look at the yard and went straight to work. He showed up and showed out! My yard looks wonderful! I will recommend Basic 2 Basic to whomever is looking for a great lawn care service!!!!
Back 2 Basics Lawn CareBack 2 Basics Lawn Care
Tanya H.
Look no further, I am very satisfied with this lawn care service. If you are not pleased with something, Tony and the crew will make it right. I chose this company due to other great reviews and I am glad I did. I have already referred family and friends to The Other Side Landscaping Company because of their professionalism, punctuality, and work quality.
The Other Side Landscaping LLCThe Other Side Landscaping LLC
David H.
Exceeded my expectations. Quick response and was able to get someone out to me and take care of all my lawn needs ASAP. I thought it’ll cost me an arm and a leg due to me neglecting my property for a while now, but they were very reasonable and able to accommodate to my needs. I highly recommend and looking forward to have continue services from them.
The Other Side Landscaping LLCThe Other Side Landscaping LLC
Frank D.
Tony showed up at my residence today, right on time as expected, which I was very happy about ! He is a really nice guy and I can see that he knows his business well, and that his customers are his top priority ! Tony and I walked the property and he was very informative in answering all of my questions in regards to future projects that I inquired about. His suggestions to me were exactly what I had in mind ! I'm VERY happy that I chose "The Other Side Landscaping", and I feel very confident that they will fulfill all of my lawn care maintenance needs and projects ! Thanks, Tony ! Frank D.
The Other Side Landscaping LLCThe Other Side Landscaping LLC
Whitley C.
They were great at first, but shortly after that, I couldn’t get him to commit to coming or even get a response at all the last few times I messaged him. I eventually told him not to bother coming anymore and we hired someone else more reliable who knew what they were doing. They cost a bit more, but it was worth it in the end. This company even told me someone would show up at a particular day/time and I waited around at home for HOURS and no one ever showed, and they didn’t bother to respond to me until late that night to let me know they got me confused with another customer? Yeah, right. Oh, and they cut your yard as long as possible so that they will have to come sooner and charge you more. They also leave lawn clippings behind, all over your yard, and they only sometimes take the blower and clean off your patio and sidewalk. It depends on who you get as to whether it gets done or not, but more times than not, I would have to sweep the sidewalk infront of our house, as well as our front porch and back patio. We don’t live in AL anymore, but if we ever went back, we would tell everyone to do a hard PASS on these guys. They don’t know what “customer service” means, nor do they care to know. One last complaint- They ask for cash, which I find quite questionable- not to mention inconvenient. Any reputable business these days allows you to pay online with a credit or debit card. Not these guys. Cash only. It seems as though they want to make their money under the table. Just say no to the headache and hire someone else.
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