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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 Gainesville lawn care professionals
Kayla R.
Mr. Nelson did a great job with our lawn. He was professional, easy to communicate with, and punctual. We will use him from now on with our lawn care needs!
Nelsons Lawn and Power Washing Service LLCNelsons Lawn and Power Washing Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great communication, great work, great price! I'll definitely be using these guys for our regular lawn care.
Nancy M.
Sherman from Landscape CF has been wonderful to work with. He has been responsive to my needs and requests. Since I could not be at the home when he did the work, he texted me completed pictures to me - without my asking. He is professional and reasonably priced. I would heartily recommend him for any of your lawn care needs.
Lawnscape of CFLawnscape of CF
Corey S.
Mr. Nelson was great from the time I reached out initially all the way through completion of the requested service. I had contacted other lawn services for quotes recently and would hear nothing back for days and in some cases, weeks. Mr. Nelson replied within an hour and scheduled the service for the following day. He and his partner arrived promptly and immediately got to work. He took time to explain to me what the thought process was on how the lawn should be cut and was up front about the cost and the amount of time it would take. The work was phenomenal and efficient. He then walked the perimeter of the house with me to ensure that the service was to my satisfaction before leaving. Additionally, we had a candid conversation about what I was looking for moving forward as far as how long I would be planning to continue the service. I shared with him that I was planning on handling my lawn in the future eventually so I did not want to commit to a long-term arrangement at this time. Mr. Nelson was willing to accommodate that and shared that he would handle the lawn "every two weeks until you tell me to stop". I appreciate that he respected where I was coming from and also that he made clear that did not deter him to providing the service in the future. The value is fantastic for service of this quality and he is committed to working with you, whatever your situation may be from my experience. I would absolutely recommend him and his team to anybody that would want their lawn taken care of. 5 star service without question!
Nelsons Lawn and Power Washing Service LLCNelsons Lawn and Power Washing Service LLC
Jessica R.
We are so happy to have found Rick to take care of our lawn and landscaping needs. Great rates, super flexible, always reliable. We work out of town so needed someone we could trust to take care of things and let us know when it was time to trim hedges, trees, and turn over gardens. A lot of people would have taken advantage of our absence, but Rick has always been up front about what we need to have done and why it needs to be done, time to do it, and price. He recently fought back the jungle that was my ill-advised attempt at a garden before I had to leave Gainesville for work. He worked magic in our yard. We can’t wait to have him plan some landscaping in the front. 5/5 highly recommend
Oliver's Landscaping & DesignOliver's Landscaping & Design
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