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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.

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 Woodstock lawn care professionals
Mary B.
We are owners and managers of rental properties. We have used Thumbtack for many projects over the years. We have had really good luck with work done by Thumbtack contractors. We have always given out the best ratings. We really hate to give a contractor a "terrible" rating but this business does not deserve more than a "terrible" rating. Here are the reasons: On a retaining wall project, Damian's crew threw all the old railroad ties on top of expensive inground swimming pool equipment including the pumps, gas heater and filter system. Parts were broken, pvc leaking and the pool pump destroyed. After pointing this out and asking them to be careful, they did it again a 2nd time, stacking up landscape timbers on top of the power cord and cable running a brand new $1,000 robot pool cleaner. At end of project, they left an electric line sitting on top of a landscape timber. They forgot to put the line under ground, leaving a live power cord used for a sprinkling system laying across the top of the timber. They were asked several times to return to bury the line. This is a safety issue and could harm one of his own men if they cut through the exposed line with weed wackers. Never got done. Then Plant.Garden owner Damian agreed to plow snow this past season. The night before the first storm, we texted Damian to confirm they had the plows and equipment ready. He texted back he didn't have any guys available so, no, they couldn't plow snow this season. We had 11 properties to plow and he didn't think it was important to give me any notice. It was a "No Show". He agreed to do our Lawn Maintenance for this summer. We had a contract with stipulations our company required. After 1 mowing in the 3rd week in April, with no other services included, this contractor sends an April invoice for a full month of weekly mowings, blowing, trash pickup, weed eating, bed weeding, etc. and demands payment. He is reminded we agreed to pay for services rendered and the monthly invoice needs to include dates of service and what was done each time. Missed mowings are not paid mowings. Today, Damian had scheduled us for the Weed & Feed application at all properties. It was a confirmed date given to us by him. He informed me they would be starting early. I was ready to meet with Damian at 7 am at any property to make sure they were using the right product and spreader settings. I sent a text that I was ready and asked where we should start. It turned out it was going to be another "NO SHOW" . They didn't have the product and they didn't plan to do the job. He was given many opportunities to work with us. He can do a good job. He has the potential. However, the lack of respect and concern about us as a customer is "Terrible" and deserves exactly that rating. There is nothing more we enjoy than helping a hardworking business succeed. This contractor should not be on Thumbtack. We cannot recommend his work. He has been unreliable, dishonest and shows no concern for his customer.
Plant Garden
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