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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.  

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.

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.

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.  

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.

Reviews for Washington lawn care professionals
Sarah S.
Excellent service from Affordable Lawn Care. They took care of my lawn and turned up promptly. Will be using them again!
Affordable Lawn CareAffordable Lawn Care
Patrick W.
Dennard and his team did a great job with our lawn care at a reasonable price. I highly encourage others looking for a lawn care specialist to consider him.
Do It All Property ServicesDo It All Property Services
RoseLee B.
The team was highly professional and provided quality service in lawn care.
Nissi Lawn Care & Painting ServicesNissi Lawn Care & Painting Services
Colby K.
Great experience! Came on time and immediately got to work. Was super knowledgeable about our lawn and what it needs. Will be using again for all my lawn care!
G.a.c.e Painting & Lawn CareG.a.c.e Painting & Lawn Care
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service. Professional and very knowledgeable of lawn care. Will certainly continue with No Days Off.
Evan h.
Highly recommend Shelton! Very prompt, professional, responsive, and overall just did great work. Went above and beyond on my lawn. Will definitely book again for any lawn care needs.
Shelton NashShelton Nash
Marica C.
My lawn was a mess, to put it lightly. I contacted Affordable Lawn Care at the last minute (after 6pm) and they responded in less than 15 minutes with a next day appointment. The quality was excellent. They cut large shrubs and removed all the debris. I was remote and was kept abreast of the process via photos. I will use Affordable Lawn Care in the immediate future and have recommended them to others.
Affordable Lawn CareAffordable Lawn Care
Christina S.
Leon was quick and super responsive. He took care of my lawn on the same day that I contacted him.
Envision Lawn & LandscapeEnvision Lawn & Landscape
Dan C.
I thought this was an actual landscaping company but now I think it might just be an appointment service. Regardless, I dropped the service because they couldn't get anyone to come and complete my lawn mowing in a timely manner, and the communication between Lawn Love Lawn Care, the provider, and me was terrible.
Lawn Love Lawn CareLawn Love Lawn Care
Ed R.
Tried three other lawn care services and by far No Days Off surpassed them all in every way
Jennifer T.
Arrived on time and worked consistently during the day to get the job done. I would contract this the Cristobal Lawn Care again.
Cristobal lawn careCristobal lawn care
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Bailey responded to my request immediately, provided a reasonable quote based on the information I provided. He provided a repair and care plan for my lawn that was exactly what I needed. The work done so far on my lawn is outstanding.
Thumbtack Customer
Very quick to respond to my request and was also free to come by right away! I would recommend Leon for lawn care. Great service!
Envision Lawn & LandscapeEnvision Lawn & Landscape
David S.
Quick to respond. Sent me great photos (because I wasn't there to verify in person). Helpful, kind. Now I have hired them for monthly lawn care!
Moten's TLC- Lawn Care and Cleaning Services LLCMoten's TLC- Lawn Care and Cleaning Services LLC
Lisa B.
I contacted Cristobal for a job we needed done quickly. He responded promptly and fit us into his schedule immediately. Our spring cleaning, mulching and lawn care was done as we asked, faster than expected. We are very grateful for his customer service and flexibility to meet our needs. We will be doing weekly maintenance with him because excellent quality work and customer is hard to come by. We are very grateful. We HIGHLY recommend Cristobal for your lawn care needs.
Cristobal lawn careCristobal lawn care
Thumbtack Customer
Anthony was great and super responsive. He quickly completed my lawn that was massively overgrown and more work than the average yard. He made my yard look GREAT! And he cleaned up extra debris and weeds from the neighbors. Compared to other quotes I got on the same job, his prices were BEST. He was prompt, communicative and extremely informative, offering advice for future lawn care.
Eastbay Movers and Landscaping Services.
Michelle M.
Amazing experience. Extremely responsive and professional. Came out to my house and gave me a very accurate and competitive rate. They came back a few days later and mowed my lawn. I absolutely loved their attention to detail and care. I’m thrilled with their services!
Potomac Lawn & Home Care LLCPotomac Lawn & Home Care LLC
Howard B.
Santo Services has been taking care of my lawn every 2 weeks for several months now and they always do an excellent professional job at a great price. Their work is very thorough and detail oriented. I look forward to continue working with them. Highly recommended 👌
Santos ServicesSantos Services
Ramona W.
If LSLC has limitation/s on the services they provide, they should outline them when attempting to be hired. Too, resolving issues should not entail the lawn care crew sending a text message: “I’m here now, what did you want me to correct?” As if homeowners wait with bated breath for crews to deign to appear.
LawnStarter Lawn CareLawnStarter Lawn Care
Amara N.
The team at Affordable Lawn Care was great. In a couple of hours, they were able to transform my front and back yard, removing all the weeds, cutting a tree back out of the sidewalk, and trimming some brush around the yard. I also appreciated their advice on how to maintain the yard. I’d certainly work with them again!
Affordable Lawn CareAffordable Lawn Care
Bertan K.
We are really happy with the services we have received from Affordable Lawn Care. They were very professional and let us know all schedule changes in advance, and did a great job when they came over. You get the feeling they actually care about what they do and try their best to deliver quality service, instead of trying to cut scope and focus on delivering the bare minimum like some others do. Would definitely suggest to a friend or family member.
Affordable Lawn CareAffordable Lawn Care
Tracy S.
We hired Affordable Lawn care to take care of our lawn - mowing the lawn, pulling weeds in the garden and watering plants - while we were out of town for three weeks in August. We paid up front for this service. After the first week he sent a picture of our mowed lawn and watered plants and asked me to give him a good review. It looked nice but I said I would be happy to provide a review once we returned and the job was complete. Two weeks later we returned home to our garden full of weeds and most of potted plants having died. It also appeared our grass has not been cut in weeks. We called Eric and he claimed that his truck had broken down and that he hadn't been able to get to our house in the last week. He offered to come over later that week but by then we no longer has trust in his care and also didn't see much of a point in having water our now dead plants. We asked for a full refund but he refused, only returning one week's worth of payment after we pressed, stating that he should keep payment for the work he had done. Aside from the fact that from the length of the weeds and grass, it was apparent he hadn't been there for well over a week, he would not acknowledge that what we paid for was to return to a house with live plants, cut grass and no weeds; a service he ultimately did not provide. Or the fact that he actually cost us additional time and money since we now had to buy new plants to replace the ones that had died. At the very least, he could have messaged us that his truck had broken down and told us he wasn't going to service our lawn so that we could have found a replacement. Needless to say, we will not be calling on them again for our lawn service.
Affordable Lawn CareAffordable Lawn Care
Lisa N.
I recommend Jeremi's landscaping and lawn service to anyone and everyone. He did a phenomenal job and was a pleasure to work with and was very reasonable in his pricing. I got multiple quotes and chose Jeremi not only because his price was reasonable but I could tell immediately that he was professional and working hard to build his own business and was determined to do a job that we would be pleased. He paid attention to all the details of the job - and it was a very big job. He installed drainage to run our water away from our house (a big job digging 50 feet to install pipe) and did a beautiful job of restoring our garden and lawn, trimming, weeding, edging, top soil and mulch. Everything was beautiful and exactly what we had asked for and even more. As all our flowers and plants fill in it gets more and more beautiful. I'm so impressed with Jeremi's service. We continue to use him for all our lawn care needs.
Jeremy's Landscaping & Lawn ServiceJeremy's Landscaping & Lawn Service
John R.
I can't speak highly enough of Cristobal Lawn Care. They contacted me almost immediately to set up an estimate the same day. They listened to what I needed done in the yard and gave me a very fair price for the work. They scheduled it right away and were here the next week to do the work. They remembered everything that we had talked about, and made my yard (front and back) shine. I will definitely call them again for yardwork!
Cristobal lawn careCristobal lawn care
Alexis B.
[ PRETTY PLEASE ] -- TRUST ME When I share.... Eric is undoubtedly our "Angel of Mercy!!!" We lost a cherished family member and truly needed our DC property in tip-top shape to host a catered Repast event as it was an ideal location based on its close proximity to Fort Lincoln Cemetery, our Church, Metro, etc. Upon visiting the property the day before to begin on-site preparations, we pulled-up and everyone remained in their vehicles in utter shock. Our 25-year old fami!y member now residing at our childhood home had TOTALLY NEGLECTED the lawn -- and the overgrowth was unbe!ievably DESPICABLE. We quickly exited our vehicles in embarrassment -- while silently PRAYing we would avoid life-long friends/neighbors. PUZZLED -- we had to remedy our plight Pronto. What plan can we realistic execute within a ZERO turnaround time in conjunction with all the other looming bereavement priorities that we already have on our plate? We received numerous bids from Lawn-Care businesses via Thumbtack. While we rarely agreed on any of the arrangements thus far -- somehow MIRACULOUSLY - we all UNANIMOUSLY agreed "Affordable Lawn Care" was the optimal selection as best candidate for mu!tip!e reasons. Eric literally worked some form of magic as he came to our rescue and still managed to fulfill his commitments to his REGULAR satisfied customers. Yes - it should be no surprise that WE are now one of his REGULAR MOST-satisfied customers. When grieving, !ife's UNFORSEEN obstacles appear to compile at an unbearable magnitude. IDK Why? Perhaps as a pain-relieving distraction. We believe Eric was annointed our "Angel of Mercy" at a time when an ordeal one might perceive as a SIMPLE chore snowballed into a monumental feat. ONCE AGAIN - TRUST ME !! Our BEFORE photos really don't portray the actual JUNGLE that emerged from our daily torrential rainfall pre- and post-Hurricane Ida in August and now 10 days into September. To rectify this problem for a brand NEW client so quickly and efficiently, Eric's performance far exceeded our expectations. We graciously tipped Eric as the VALUE of the final product was far worthy of much more than his quote. With implementation of all his suggestions related to new fencing and other enhancements, we are confident, the CURB APPEAL will rank us among DC's top 10 properties featured in the next season of HDTV. SERIOUSLY - TRUST ME! :)
Affordable Lawn CareAffordable Lawn Care
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