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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 Speedway lawn care professionals
Kai G.
Price is reasonable.Services provided efficient communication and excellent lawn care.
K&S Property CareK&S Property Care
Jaimee M.
They helped me with last minute lawn care needs. I appreciate their flexibility.
Thaddeus BlackburnThaddeus Blackburn
Megan W.
Kevin has been great to work with and has taken care of my lawn fabulously!
Elite Vision Technology IncElite Vision Technology Inc
Bobby M.
I reached out to Stephens lawn care they were very responsive and showed up quickly cutting and edging lawn. They did such a awesome job my neighbor was inspiredHighly recommend if you need a reliable service give them a call. Still haven’t received invoice for lawn service.
Stephens lawn careStephens lawn care
Thumbtack Customer
He was quick to get in touch with us and very professional about it. He also had a sense of humor which was great. Our lawn looks excellent. The price was under budget, too! Thanks, Arthur! We will definitely use Impressive Lawn Care next time we need our lawn done.
Impressive Lawn Care Inc.Impressive Lawn Care Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
I like everything about the service I have received from Arthur Sanford with Impressive Lawn Care. He is always dependable and has never yet let me down. I like his billing system. He follows my directions. Best lawn care I have used, hands down.
Impressive Lawn Care Inc.Impressive Lawn Care Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
My lawn was in need of some major TLC!! David listened to my requests, his team arrived on the fly and left my lawn looking wonderful!! All within hours of speaking with him. I would recommend his services to anyone with lawn care needs. Quality work, prompt and priced right! Chuck
Green EagleGreen Eagle
Dennis G.
Highly recommended. EMF Lawn Care is highly dependable, courteous, respectful, and always does a great job. I’m continually impressed with how great my lawn looks and the overall attention to detail EMF puts into their work. Excellent work ethic. EMF has my trust and respect. I rate their services a perfect 10/10 or grade them A+ with extra credit. I look forward to continuing services in the future seasons. Thank you EMF Lawn Care.
EMF Lawn CareEMF Lawn Care
Clay K.
Company went over the top to take care of my lawn . I have recommended this company to friends and my boss . I will hire again .
SnipperZ Lawn CareSnipperZ Lawn Care
Thumbtack Customer
I was very pleased with this lawn care service. They did a good job and reasonably priced. Mr. Spolyar was very friendly. I highly recommend their services.
Greenway Lawn Care professional Inc.Greenway Lawn Care professional Inc.
Shallon m.
James showed up right on time he helped me out of a tight spot I needed a quick mow and someone to take over my lawn care. He explained the pricing which was great his professionalism is wonderful he did a fabulous job on my lawn I would highly recommend James and his company if you have any lawn needs
Strictly Lawn CareStrictly Lawn Care
Shelby S.
Will be using JB’s services going forward for my lawn care. They were professional during the entire process and their work is more than worth the rates they charge.
Stacey S.
Smoothest service I have ever chosen, they came and got the job done! Mowed the lawn and hauled away a small pile of tree trimmings as well. I would refer this company to anyone looking for lawn care. Perfectly done job and fast efficient, and the price was amazing.
Strictly Lawn CareStrictly Lawn Care
Brandon H.
Stephens lawn care came out after another service left us high and dry. Our lawn was unacceptably long and they were timely and really well priced. Phenomenal service and phenomenal quality of work. After the first mow I can already tell that they’re the best service we’ve ever had.
Stephens lawn careStephens lawn care
Tim W.
M&M Lawn Care did a great job removing the leaves from my yard. They were thorough, professional, and punctual in addition to being very responsive. Their services were a good value.
M3 Supplies & Services LLCM3 Supplies & Services LLC
Leila V.
Fantastic communication and wonderful service. The price was reasonable for the amount of work and they were available to complete the work within a day. We will be using Cowherd’s again for our lawn care needs. Don’t miss the chance to use this company!
Cowherd’s Grounds ServicesCowherd’s Grounds Services
Thumbtack Customer
Raul and his team redesignated beds, mulched, leveled a dirt pile (from sewer line replacement, and seeded. I'm incredibly happy with the work and have hired him to do long term care of our lawn.
Happy Tree LandscapingHappy Tree Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
I was very satisfied with Walters work. He was able to come out the same day to take care of my lawn and was very quick about it but the work was quality and reasonable. I would recommend him. K. Brown (6/2015)
Outsource to 1Outsource to 1
Dawn M.
I am a homeowner living out of state and contacted Anthony and he took care of my lawn and provided pictures of his work. He did a great job. I will use him again and refer him to family and friends in the area.
Wilson's ServiceWilson's Service
Adam R.
Kyle did a great job, two other companies I reached out to on here didn’t show up. He did more than the scope of work and was professional the whole time. Would use again for my lawn care needs.
Bowers Affordable LawnCareBowers Affordable LawnCare
Jermaine W.
This has been a great experience, I have been through several lawn care services and had to let them go for one reason or another. They are professional, punctual and consistent, we love their work and we have found our person.
Strictly Lawn CareStrictly Lawn Care
Kimberly S.
I didn't actually have a chance to work with them, but I wanted to leave a review because he was so responsive and helpful throughout the process of me trying to figure out what I need. If we are ever in need of lawn care again, I will be contacting!
Simply Pure Elegance LLCSimply Pure Elegance LLC
Kevin r.
Hi quality work. Definitely feels like your dealing with a business, which is both a plus and a minus. Most expensive lawn care I've ever paid for, but they also made it look the best its ever looked too. You get what you pay for.
LawnStarter Lawn CareLawnStarter Lawn Care
Klaire D.
Jason does my weekly lawn care and has done some landscaping work as well. He has always done a wonderful job for a reasonable price. He is very friendly and communicative. It's clear that customer service is very important to this business; Jason always makes sure I am satisfied with the work completed. I highly recommend!
M3 Supplies & Services LLCM3 Supplies & Services LLC
Jan J.
Over the years, I have hired many different service companies to maintain my yard and landscaping. Property Masters hands down is best company I have ever hired. They did exactly what I asked them to do. Their staff we're all very courteous. My yard and landscaping have never looked better! They definitely exceeded my expectations. It is nice to know I can call one company to take care of my lawn care, landscaping and handyman services. Thank you, I look forward to working with you for many years.
Property MastersProperty Masters
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