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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 Saint Petersburg lawn care professionals
Cristen C.
Was incredibly professional and knew exactly how to handle our lawn that was in need of care. Was clear about how to best take care of the lawn and maintenance and upkeep.
MSW Lawn Care LLCMSW Lawn Care LLC
Charles S.
Great lawn service. Locally owned. Andy was amazing. Friendly on the phone and took care of the lawn quickly. Would recommend to anyone that has been dealing with subpar lawn companies
Lawn WranglersLawn Wranglers
Kate V.
So far so good, hired for ongoing lawn care. I expect it to be just fine. Thanks!
Lawn WranglersLawn Wranglers
Christy U.
Contacted this company and they immediately responded, they explained me how they worked and provided me pricing, as I informed them I needed someone right away they said they had schedule my lawn service for 9/24/21they were not able to provide me a time but that the services will start on that date. On that day I contacted Lawn Love Lawn Care and they assure me someone will be coming to do my lawn service, well NO ONE ever showed up, NO ONE ever called to let me know they were not going to make it, and NO ONE has contacted me after I sent Lawn Love Lawn. Care a message. In my opinion they are very unprofessional and not reliable.
Lawn Love Lawn CareLawn Love Lawn Care
Kayla S.
Strongly recommend The Ethos Group for your lawn care needs! They managed our lawn at a rental property and did an amazing job. On a biweekly basis, they cut our lawn at the property and kept it looking great. Super responsive and very professional. Will be using them for all of our rental properties going forward!
The Ethos GroupThe Ethos Group
Tamara L.
Thank you so much! It was the easiest job I’ve ever had completed and it was done so fast I’m just amazed! You have a customer for life lol. If you’re sitting on the fence and not sure if you would like to hire out a lawn care person I would highly recommend a MSW Lawn Care!
MSW Lawn Care LLCMSW Lawn Care LLC
Bryan S.
We get excellent lawn care from Rockin Curbs. The lawn is maintained well. We have had some some landscaping work done too that looks great. I recommend them for both great service and fair prices.
Rockin Curbs LLCRockin Curbs LLC
Scott K.
LML cares about my lawn and home’s appearance as much if not more than me! Thorough, fast, professional and good people. Highly recommend!
Lawns Made LevelLawns Made Level
Lawanta S.
Great service, they are knowledgeable in Lawn Care, which is what I was looking for. Prices are great for what they offer. I definitely recommend The Goat Lopez Landscaping Services.
The Goat lopez landscaping servicesThe Goat lopez landscaping services
Jairo p.
Hunter was very responsive. Not like the other lawn companies i reached out to on thumbtack that were very complicated, and hard to reach. He responded to me directly, we agreed on a price, and he showed up and had my lawn taken care of at the appointed time. Will keep using him for sure over the competition here in saint pete. Very happy
Hunter DolanskyHunter Dolansky
Thumbtack Customer
Did what I wanted done and followed my directions with care. Mowed the lawn, trimmed bushes, raked leaves up and fixed door hinges on my sunroom and added gravel to my driveway neatly. Would hire again.
Lauren S.
Johnothan responded quickly initially and was able to take care of my lawns. I was happy with his work, but he never came back for the biweekly visits we set up. I have called and texted him and still no response for weeks. No idea what happened to him.
MSW Lawn Care LLCMSW Lawn Care LLC
James F.
Great experience. Goat Lopez came out to my home and made my home beautiful. Completely revamped my yard getting rid of all my leaves and taking care of my lawn. Very pleased with his work. Will definitely use his company again. Highly recommend.
The Goat lopez landscaping servicesThe Goat lopez landscaping services
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