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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.

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 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.

How do you look after your lawn?

Having a beautiful lawn doesn’t just happen by magic. A multi-pronged approach to lawn care will result in a healthy lawn that will have your neighbors green with envy. The national average price for multi-service lawn care ranges from $40 to $50. Whether you tackle the project yourself or hire a lawn care professional, looking after your lawn requires consistent work. A baseline of lawn care is keeping your grass mowed and your irrigation system working properly. Fertilizing plants and grasses, as well as trimming and pruning foliage, may promote the health of your plants and lawn. Many lawn care pros offer different packages with varying monthly fees depending on your lawn size and the services you desire. Here are a few examples of average lawn care prices:

  • 1,000- to 2,500-square-foot lawn: $60-$90 per month
  • 5,000-square-foot lawn or larger: $110-$150 per month.
    • Includes lawn maintenance, cleanups and irrigation repairs. The company trims shrubs, pulls weeds, blows out yard waste, fertilizes and does minor irrigation repairs.
  • Up to 8,000-square-foot property: $30 per week/$120 per month.
  • 8,001- to 15,000-square-foot property: $35 per week/$140 per month.
  • 15,001- to 20,000-square-foot property: $40 per week/$160 per month.
    • Includes 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.
Reviews for Lakeland lawn care professionals
Werner A.
Great very professional company who takes good care of your lawn and more
Paradise View EnterprisesParadise View Enterprises
Austin R.
Really great service. Got a quote and started right away. We had difficulties with our previous lawn service with our sprinkler systems. When I made it known to Fla Lawn Care about our issue, they took special care and attention around them. They saved me money compared to my other service too!
Fla Lawn CareFla Lawn Care
June D.
Shannon is personable and professional. Consulted me in advance regarding lawn care and completed everything with no problem. Will be hiring him weekly. Definitely would recommend.
Shannon's Lawn careShannon's Lawn care
Mark M.
He did a great job, I am very happy, I will definitely be calling him again to take care of my lawn needs.
Genesis One Lawn Service and Tree Service Inc.Genesis One Lawn Service and Tree Service Inc.
Kimberly L.
I love this landscaping service!! They are absolutely professional with outstanding workmanship and beautiful landscaping skills. Paradise was so personable and quick to come get the job done and did it fast & perfect! The whole lawn service they provided was beyond exceptional and I found a lawn service that actually cares about their customers and the value of their work. The price is extremely reasonable especially for the value of work completed. My yard looks great! Thank you Paradise Lawns!! I found my lawn service I’ve been looking for!!
Paradise View EnterprisesParadise View Enterprises
Bonnie R.
Want a lawn care that will dump you when it's time to get your grass mowed? They didnt show up, or respond to my voicemails. Left me with lawn well above 8 inches and I had to find someone else because I dont have a mower. Bad customer service.
Fla Lawn CareFla Lawn Care
Thumbtack Customer
Derek, Has been professional and efficient at handling my lawn care needs. I am appreciative of her per service charge and his ability to cut my lawn when it needs it and not just to make another paycheck! I look forward to years of his exceptional service! Thanks Derek! Mike
Genesis One Lawn Service and Tree Service Inc.Genesis One Lawn Service and Tree Service Inc.
Emily B.
Got set up with an account and James was out the next day. He and his brother did a great job on the lawn. They took care around all the landscaping and walkways. It looks great!
LawnStarter Lawn CareLawnStarter Lawn Care
Tellis L.
This company is totally awesome. He (John) the owner responds quickly. He is very efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. I would recommend this lawn care company to anyone. They get a AAA+++ from me
Paradise View EnterprisesParadise View Enterprises
Allison C.
Very happy with finding Precision Lawn Maintenance. We were originally just looking for a one and done lawn care person, but we were so impressed that we decided to keep using them. Trey did a fabulous job both the first time he came and for the second visit. Very much looking forward to continuing to use him in the future!
Precision Lawn MaintenancePrecision Lawn Maintenance
Donna W.
We had been looking for weeks. I am so glad we finally found the right company. Excellent in every way. First off he's an Aborist he knows his stuff. Every employee was professional and really cared! We are trusting them to completely care for all our lawn needs.
Paradise View EnterprisesParadise View Enterprises
Eric F.
We operate a local property management company and booked Shannon's Lawn Care for 3 of our residents. The first was extremely overgrown and he did a great cleanup for a decent price. The second was a regular mow and he did ok, but missed a bit around the mailbox. The moment I mentioned it he took off and bailed on the third scheduled mow which was on the same street leaving us with a last minute cancellation. Luckily we were able to reschedule with another vendor. Attitude is everything, and business is business, no reason to get upset or emotional about an objective concern. The patio in the back was also not edged which I just noticed. If you're committed to providing great service, you'll correct anything missed and complete each service as agreed. Quality of work is 4 out of 5. Attitude is 1 out of 5. If you can't handle honest feedback of your work, you don't need to be in business.
Shannon's Lawn careShannon's Lawn care
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