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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.

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 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 Fort Myers lawn care professionals
Stacy A.
I contacted Chris from Other Side Lawn Care to tame the jungle my yard had become after five months of no lawn service. Chris was very personable and was willing to tackle my yard. He came on a Saturday, cut and trimmed a lot and at the end my lawn looked great. His price for an this work was very reasonably. I hired him on the spot to be my regular lawn person. Chris offers a couple packages, all very reasonably priced. I opted for the package that includes the lawn care and also will take care of the fertilizing, bug and fungi spraying. Chris has been taking care of my lawn for a month now and I am very pleased with the work. Each time he visits he's done something extra to ensure my yard looks it's best. His wife Georgia is also very helpful. I've contacted Georgia several times for various reasons and I receive a response the same day. They even have Square, which is a way to pay your bill online with a credit card. No more checks that have to be mailed every month. Everything about Other Side Lawn Care has been excellent. From the yard work to the billing system to communicating with Chris and Georgia. I feel very lucky to have found them and am ecstatic that they are in charge of all my lawn care needs.
Other Side Lawn CareOther Side Lawn Care
Thumbtack Customer
I put out a request for a lawn service specifically to get my lawn mowed. I did this last Saturday and wasn't expecting to get a response until today, Monday. However I did receive a quote almost immediately from this company (Mr Haus Services). That along with their positive reviews gave me a good first impression and their pricing was very reasonable. I gave them a call that same day and we set up an appointment for that following Monday (today) to have my lawn taken care of. I was at the office today excited to get home and see a freshly cut lawn when I received a text message from an unknown number telling me that they were from the lawn service and that they would not be able to cut my lawn because it was overgrown. This is something that I had already told them in our initial conversation over the phone and was assured it wasn't a problem. There was no offer to reschedule and when I tried calling the number again I only got the voicemail and my voicemail was not responded to. Thankfully I had gotten a second quote Saturday from another company and called them. They happened to be in my area today and manage to have my lawn taken care of before I got home from work despite being overgrown and last minute. I'm sad that a company with so many good reviews would leave me with such a bad experience. I would have given one star however they did seem very pleasant over the phone and at least did me the courtesy of texting me they weren't going to cut the lawn today as opposed to me finding out when I got home.
Mr-Haus Services Inc.Mr-Haus Services Inc.
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