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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.  

How do I hire the best landscaper in DC?

To find the best landscaper in DC, conduct an online search of local professionals. Begin by comparing their ratings, and keep a lookout for any that have a Top Pro badge. Pay special attention to all the customer reviews for DC landscapers and any landscaping photos, as these showcase the pros' craftsmanship. 

Make sure the landscapers you’re considering have the specialties you need for your project. For example, do you want softscaping (grass, artificial turf, trees, shrubs, flowers, mulch, etc.) or hardscaping (brick patio, gravel walkway, water features, retaining wall, boulders, stones, etc.) services? Or a mix of both? The landscapers’ online profiles should provide plenty of details of what they can provide.

Next, you’ll want to make sure the landscapers have enough experience and maybe even some credentials. For example, landscape architects in DC should have a license. But for landscapers who are not architects, you might want to find out if they belong to any associations and have obtained professional certifications from those organizations. 

After you’ve created a shortlist of landscapers, it’s time to start asking for free estimates. Compare their quotes, and choose the landscaper that has a fair price. 

How do I hire the best lawn care service in D.C.?

You can find the best lawn care services in Washington, D.C. by searching online. This allows you to view all of the pros’ customer reviews, photos and ratings. 

You should ask your lawn care specialist what kinds of licenses, insurance and credentials they may hold. Or, you can search online for the information. If the pro is unable or unwilling to provide proof of their credentials, it’s best to look for another company. 

Most lawn care services in the D.C. area will provide you with a free estimate for their services. Contact several companies and compare quotes, keeping in mind that the lowest prices may not necessarily mean the best quality work.  

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.

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.

Is hiring a landscaper worth it?

A landscaper is worth it if you don't want to invest a significant amount of time and effort into planting, trimming, raking, weeding and performing other operations on your garden or yard. Hiring a landscaper to perform regular maintenance in your yards and complete bigger projects is valuable if you’re looking to sell your house. A professional landscaper can make your house more appealing to potential buyers. 

Some landscapers may perform maintenance duties — remove leaves, mow lawns, trim trees and shrubs, etc. —  but they can also help you bring bigger projects to life. This may include adding a misting system, an outdoor fireplace, water features, artificial turf, a patio and much more.

Start contacting landscapers near you to get free estimates and start planning your project today.

What should you look for when hiring a landscaper?

Landscaping can be costly — though it usually pays off in curb appeal and home resale value — so finding a landscaper who is worth the investment is important. When hiring a landscaper, look for proven success with the type of results you want. For example, if you know you want a drought-tolerant yard, research websites, reviews and portfolios that showcase beautiful drought-tolerant yards that the landscaper has installed. In addition to relevant experience, you’ll want to find a landscape contractor who has good client reviews. Good communication skills are another important quality in a landscape contractor, since everything from plant selection to hardscape installation needs to be discussed and agreed upon. A landscape contractor who is reliable, easy to understand and able to listen to what you want will help make the process seamless and enjoyable.

Reviews for Washington landscapers
Duvalier M.
Great job on landscaping!
Johnson & Sons LandscapingJohnson & Sons Landscaping
Michael H.
Israel Soto and his team were great to work with. Very professional, responsive and easy to work with at competitive pricing. I would highly recommend Makimanta Landscaping for any landscaping needs and plan to use them again for future projects.
Makimanta Landscaping ServicesMakimanta Landscaping Services
Thumbtack Customer
Terrific. Guiyas Landscaping did a GREAT job with the sod installation. I couldn't be happier.
Guiyas Landscaping and Tree ServiceGuiyas Landscaping and Tree Service
Denise H.
Landscape Therapy did a fantastic job on our small city yard!!!! Mr. Gardener came prepared to offer design ideas, plant advice and sent over pictures of the yard’s potential. Landscape Therapy reported to work on time, and got the work done. All of the staff are professional, courteous and reliable. Landscape Therapy offers great value for your money. We will be working with them from now on to build on the work they’ve done. Give them a call. I highly recommend their work.
Landscape TherapyLandscape Therapy
Mark M.
Excellent work on my front landscaping! Japanese maple looks great now. I will definitely be using again.
Capital Lawn ExpertsCapital Lawn Experts
He is extremely nice. He has not done the work yet. I will give a review after he has completed the landscaping job.
Guiyas Landscaping and Tree ServiceGuiyas Landscaping and Tree Service
Chris D.
This was a great experience. Sorto landscaping immediately came out to my house and checked out what I wanted done. They worked within my budget and went above and beyond. They were on time and got right to work. When they were done, they cleaned up and left only a beautiful yard behind. I HIGHLY recommend them for any of your landscaping needs!
Sorto landscapingSorto landscaping
Babak H.
Pedro is a man of his word. He was respectful, honest, trustworthy and knows what he is doing. I'd highly recommend him to anyone for landscape work.
Red Falls Landscape Designs LLCRed Falls Landscape Designs LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Paul (Blades Lawn and Landscape) is great. The communication from the introduction to planning the next steps we need to take on our property was conveyed clearly and professionally! He knows his stuff. He will be doing more work for us soon (tree removal) and we know this will be an ongoing relationship. We have found our landscaper! We highly recommend you secure his services. You won't be disappointed!
Blades Lawn & LandscapeBlades Lawn & Landscape
Maia M.
Working with Rhondell from Sawyer Landscape and Design has been such a great partnership, that we have hired him to replace our other landscape design person for our entire yard. Rhondell is incredibly responsive, punctual, exact, and does what he says he will do! The quality of his work is top notch, and we couldn't be happier with the finished product! We're looking forward to working with Rhondell on our many yard projects! Maia and Dan
Sawyer Landscape & DesignSawyer Landscape & Design
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Paul Hoffman to prune badly overgrown garden. He did an absolutely wonderful job, perfect in every way. He brought his own landscaping equipment and two helpers and they got the job better than I would ever have believed possible. The price was fair, and exactly what he estimated. This landscaping service is too good to be true. I can't believe I found them through an app. I am completely thrilled!
Blades Lawn & LandscapeBlades Lawn & Landscape
Whitney A.
We asked Sorto Landscaping to put in edging/a border around our grass and it looks better than I ever could have imagined. Very responsive, professional, and punctual. Highly recommend!
Sorto landscapingSorto landscaping
Janice O.
My flower and tree beds were a MESS! Guiyas Landscaping and Tree did an outstanding job of cleaning up the mess and laying down mulch, defining the borders around the trees and designing a stone border around the flower bed. I got a prompt response to my requests and was treated with courtesy and professionalism. Communication, which is extremely important, was excellent. The quality and expediency of the work performed was also excellent and I appreciate the staff going the extra mile. I will definitely keep this company for my future landscaping needs.
Guiyas Landscaping and Tree ServiceGuiyas Landscaping and Tree Service
Thumbtack Customer
Can I give them 6 starts? Manzano Landscaping was amazing in all regards. Great price, very speedy, great communicator, and great quality of work. I can't wait to hire them again!
Manzano LandscapingManzano Landscaping
Jennifer t.
Capitol landscaping responded in a timely fashion and did superb work. Very happy I went with them and hope to use them for all my garden work. Their estimate was very reasonable and the workers pleasant and professional.
Capitols landscapeCapitols landscape
Sheena D.
Wonderful work - our yard is to put it mildly, a pain to deal with, but it looks AMAZING now. Khamis knows what he's doing and has the patience of a saint. I highly recommend hiring him for your landscaping needs.
Michael A.
Patriot trees has worked well with us to get all the projects we wanted done. They were fantastic with tree trimming and bush removal. They also are helping with a fences and some landscaping as well. I highly recommend Maurice and his team.
Patriot Tree ExpertsPatriot Tree Experts
Thumbtack Customer
Israel and his team did a great job. They worked fast and the project was completed in the time promised. Israel did everything he promised, and my yard looks great. I would not think twice about recommending Makimanta Landscaping to a friend.
Makimanta Landscaping ServicesMakimanta Landscaping Services
Andrea G.
Sawyer Landscaping (and owner Rhondell) did a great job cleaning up my yard for spring, repairing a number of small things, and planting new shrubs. They worked around my schedule and on the weekends. I will definitely hire them again for ongoing maintenance!
Sawyer Landscape & DesignSawyer Landscape & Design
Lynne E.
Anthony provided both landscaping and moving services for me and I was really happy with the results of both, he showed up on time and prepared and was really easy to work with during a difficult move. Pricing was fair as well. I highly recommend his services!
Eastbay Movers and Landscaping Services.
Brad A.
Had an excellent experience with Blair from 'General Land Maintenance.' He communicated well, was on-time, and did an excellent job with our DC condo association's front and back garden area. We will definitely hire again for continued landscaping work this Fall and into the future.
General Land MaintenanceGeneral Land Maintenance
Katie S.
Guiyas Landscaping was amazing to work with and did an great job with our yard! They came to assess our project, gave us a quote and promptly returned to complete the work a few dayas later. Polite, punctual, and professional. Would definitely work with them again! Thank you!!
Guiyas Landscaping and Tree ServiceGuiyas Landscaping and Tree Service
Monica M.
Sean has performed landscaping services at my house and rental property. He provides a great blend of quality, professionalism, and value, and I cannot recommend him enough. Sean first impressed me by being prompt with his responses and with his quote. He is also prompt and shows us when he says he will show up. He also clearly cares about what he does. He took over designing my front yard for me when I was too overwhelmed to do this at my rental property. He patiently answered all my questions as I sought to come up with the right design at my current residence. And, he doesn't cut corners on the job; you can see for yourself how beautiful my front yard looks. And, even after he had landscaped my yard, he followed up with messages the following day to remind me to water. I am very happy with Sean's landscaping services, and I enthusiastically recommend him!
Johnson & Sons LandscapingJohnson & Sons Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent experience with Makimanta Landscaping from start to finish. Timely, clear communication, reasonable rates, top notch work. Israel and his crew did a great job and also took care of my property --- no mess left behind! I would hire again and I would recommend!
Makimanta Landscaping ServicesMakimanta Landscaping Services
Dylan T.
Carlos did a fantastic job building a patio and river rock walkway in my townhouse backyard. He was easy to work with, responsive to all of our questions, and very professional. Most importantly, the work he does looks amazing! I would recommend Carlos for any landscaping work you need done.
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