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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 Chicago lawn care professionals
Shalonda S.
Great experience with J.A.N Lawn care. Will be using services again.
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Lewis S.
Did an excellent job taking care of my lawn. Will use in the future!
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Tom D.
J.A.N Lawn Care did a great job, I am happy with their work,
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Kathy H.
I am highly pleased with J.A.N Lawn service. The work quality, friendliness, and the price value was EXCEPTIONAL!!!! I highly recommend this service to everyone in need of lawn care
J.A.N Lawn CareJ.A.N Lawn Care
Excellent Job On My Lawn, Arrived Early, And Ready To Work, Excellent Comunication Skills, Very Respectful , Beautiful Personalitys, They Will Be Serviceing My Lawn Through Out The Summer, THANK YOU S&s Upscale Lawn Care, I Appreciate Your Professional Skills...
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Marlina A.
Had alot of weeds they took great care of my lawn looks very good better than it has in a long time!!!!😊😊
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Linda J.
I highly recommend DJ Property for your lawn care needs. My back lawn had grown knee deep and I needed someone fast to cut it. DJ contacted me and came out on a holiday to help me out. The team at DJ Property are the best in Chicago!
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Julie B.
Had a last minute request to get my lawn taken care of . He delivered prompt and great service . Just booked him for the next few months .
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Lavette P.
I would reccomend this company for Lawn Care. Steven was very Professional, Punctual, and the Work Quality was excellent. This was my first time using this company and I was very impressed with the results!
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Shawnee S.
S&S lawn care service was great. They showed up earlier than expected and they took their time with my yard that was a reck due to all the rain and has it looking amazing. I would recommend them to anyone.
S&s Upscale lawn service/Snow RemovalS&s Upscale lawn service/Snow Removal
Jessica D.
I reached out on a Sunday for service next day and they took care of our lawn immediately the next day, early afternoon as promised. Friendly, didn’t leave any mess behind, and called after to make sure everything was taken care of (I was at work when they came). Payment was easy, and we scheduled recurring service with them! Recommend!!
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Kimetha H.
I reached out to Steven on a Monday and he was on the job that following Tuesday morning. Steven and his crew were great. My backyard had really gotten out of control and the grass was wild and tall. However Steven and team tackled the work with ease and in no time at all my lawn was looking excellent. I'm so happy with his service and I would recommend his company to anyone in need of lawn care, regardless of the project. Fantastic.
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Marissa M.
Juan and team did an amazing job with our lawn. Our lawn was in terrible shape before calling this team and they did a great job turning this around for us. We had numerous weeds that needed to be removed as well as a tree that needed trimming. We live on a corner lot so there was also a lot of grass that needed to be cut as well. Juan took care of everything for us and we couldn't be happier with the results. We will certainly be calling them again in the future. Thank you!
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E. R.
S&s Quality Service Lawn -excellent. Steven & his team were exceptional young professionals. These 2 gentlemen arrived at my home 2 hours after my initial inquiry. They were timely, professional and polite. There customer service skills are amongst th he best I've seen in a long time. They completed taking care of my out of control lawn just as they had explained to me. Upon leaving, I decided we should continue this professional relationship. I am confident they will bring my lawn and land scape back to its original luster. Thank you S & s, thank you Steven. Keep doin what ur doin...its working🙂
S&s Upscale lawn service/Snow RemovalS&s Upscale lawn service/Snow Removal
Mil R.
I was in need of a quick response for a relative who was in dire need of lawn care. I picked Steve based on his excellent reviews. An added bonus was speaking with him on the phone. He was professional, understood what was needed and on-site in a short amount of time. His work is beautiful. As well, he and his staff, Deon, knew how to communicate to an elderly client with ease. I highly recommend Steve's service. I'm grateful to have selected the 'right one'.
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