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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 Ashburn lawn care professionals
Austin F.
Thanks very much for coming out and taking care of my lawn Marcus! Will be reaching out again. Very prompt responses and quality lawn care.
Duhart Property Solutions IncDuhart Property Solutions Inc
Rashid W.
They came out immediately. Worked meticulously on my lawn. Took care of all my concerns. My lawn is looking beautiful now. I look forward to having them come out regularly for my lawn care. Wonderful to work with!!
Reaching New Heights Property MaintenanceReaching New Heights Property Maintenance
Cori B.
Well Rounded Maintenance did an amazing job mowing our lawn. Good price. We’ll be using him for all our future lawn care!
Well Rounded MaintenanceWell Rounded Maintenance
Jenn J.
Did a fantastic job taking care of our lawn very fast. Will hire again! Recommend!
A7 brothers lawn serviceA7 brothers lawn service
Myriam V.
It was a well done 👍 job, was very satisfy with the lawn care. unfortunately i wasnt be able to do my lawn care since hurricane irma and my boys gone to the military it really got bad for me and taking care of the garden got my front yard and back yard looking great again.. thank you guys... for sure will keep you guys
Reaching New Heights Property MaintenanceReaching New Heights Property Maintenance
Elizabeth C.
Expecting to use FLC on a weekly basis, I had my first lawn maintenance today. The gentleman was professional and did work above and beyond my expectations. I will update this review for future lawn services...but we are off to a good start. I am impressed with David and Florida Lawn Care.
Fla Lawn CareFla Lawn Care
Kimberly L.
7Green Lawn Care were awesome. Allan and crew were very professional and did a terrific job. I will use them again.
7Green Lawn Care7Green Lawn Care
Sheila B.
I found Iggy's Lawn Care to be very professional they went above and beyond to make sure that my lawn looked great I am extremely pleased very very happy with them they are a very nice group of men who will do just what you asked of them again Iggy's Lawn Care is very professional yes, one of the best I have ever used thank you for referring me I am a very happy person yours truly Miss B
Iggy’s lawn careIggy’s lawn care
Thumbtack Customer
After agreeing to terms... Anthony responded promptly to my lawn care in the Four Oaks Subdivision. When making payment, (which happened to be less than initial quote), I inquired about possibly doing my residence in Drew Park. Terms were again negotiated and agreed upon. He arrived on designated time and performed the service to my satisfaction. He works with a push mower and weed eater. Given time, and more job referrals, he may be able to invest in a riding tractor and/or hire an assistant to lessen time. I would highly recommend Anthony Lawn Care for your lawn care service.
Anthony Lawn CareAnthony Lawn Care
Jamie M.
Love Lawn care sent Casey, he is AMAZING with great attention to detail. Casey made my yard look flawless, and even worked through the rain! I'm beyond impressed!!
Lawn Love Lawn CareLawn Love Lawn Care
Mike C.
I was very pleased to come home to a nice looking yard. I had just fired my last lawn service when I came across Shane’s Lawn Care. He was very responsive, did better work than my previous service and at a better price! I think I might have found my new guy.
Shane's Lawn Care LLCShane's Lawn Care LLC
Kiarah S.
Had a fantastic experience. Excellent communication and quality of work. We would be happy to recommend MSW Lawn Care to others and plan to continue business with them. If you are considering hiring them, I'd highly recommend it!
MSW Lawn Care LLCMSW Lawn Care LLC
Royce C.
Michael and his team came out to my home to provide an estimate for lawn service as promised. I was out of town for work that day but he offered a reasonable rate and began the work right then and there while I was away. He even provided before and after photos of the quality work. He was very responsive throughout. Overall, I would recommend JB Lawn Care to others.
JB Lawn CareJB Lawn Care
Sha D.
Two words GREAT JOB! This was my first experience with Taking care of the Garden Inc., Reggie is very professional, punctual, and respectful. This is the best my yard has ever looked. I was so impressed with the service I HIRED Reggie to take care of my lawn. AWESOME WORK AND REASONABLE !!! Thank you ☺
Reaching New Heights Property MaintenanceReaching New Heights Property Maintenance
Dana P.
Once again Taking Care of the Garden went above and beyond my expectations. I was very impressed at the attention to detail and the level of professionalism shown. I will be looking foward to working with them for all of my lawn needs.
Reaching New Heights Property MaintenanceReaching New Heights Property Maintenance
Thumbtack Customer
My yard turned out to be bigger than what was marked online but he still did the job for the quoted price. Joi is very professional and I would recommend him to anyone looking to have their lawn cared for.
Third Day Creation Lawn Care ServiceThird Day Creation Lawn Care Service
Sukhbir c.
Lopez was 100% professional from start to finish. I needed same-day lawn work done to avoid an inspection fee. He arrived in a couple of hours and cleaned up the front, sides and back of the house. After searching nonstop for reliable lawn care professionals I’m glad I finally found Lopez for all of our properties in the Tampa area! Thank you again sir!
The Goat lopez landscaping servicesThe Goat lopez landscaping services
Kelly P.
Reggie arrived at the exact time he said he would be there and did a great job on the yard. We have had terrible luck with hiring lawn care, so Reggie’s punctuality and professionalism was a breath of fresh air. Thank you!!
Reaching New Heights Property MaintenanceReaching New Heights Property Maintenance
John B.
JB Lawn Care was a pleasure to work with. They responded quickly and in detail to all my questions and showed up on time. They have been very respectful of the yard and even rescheduled when the ground was too wet, and mowing would have caused ruts.
JB Lawn CareJB Lawn Care
Kathi R.
They were absolutely amazing. Due to my health my yard really needed a lot of TLC. They were prompt, listen to all my wants and needs, gave me a very reasonable price and then did a job that was above and beyond my expectations! Taking care of the Garden will now be my permanent lawn care service. Just beyond pleased!
Reaching New Heights Property MaintenanceReaching New Heights Property Maintenance
Diane R.
I just started using 7Green and so far I am very pleased. Allan is extremely courteous and professional. He took time to make sure that all of my lawn care requirements were met. They did a great job!
7Green Lawn Care7Green Lawn Care
Cari S.
I received an immediate response from DPS and he was available the very next day to complete a big project that I needed completed immediately and will be taking over my routine maintenance lawn care needs . Very professional, reasonably priced and wonderful service.
Duhart Property Solutions IncDuhart Property Solutions Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Extremely professional and kind gentleman. Precision cut, trimming and edging. We have a large oak in the front that covers the pavers with debris. Joi cleaned the drive and walk way to perfection and all waste disposed of. Would definitely hire again and mention to neighbors for their lawn care needs.
Third Day Creation Lawn Care ServiceThird Day Creation Lawn Care Service
Sheryl B.
They have a done a great job with our initial lawn care requests for our short-term rental property and we have hired them for our biweekly services, we get alerts each time they are going to the property as well as photos with our invoices, they work really efficiently!
Turf WarriorsTurf Warriors
Thumbtack Customer
Kevin is a pleasure to work with, he is professional and dedicated to his work. He will do what ever is needed and asked. I would recommend him to anyone needing lawn care service. I have used him for 3 years and will continue to give him work. Thanks Kevin for all your hard work... Doreen
Clean Cut of Tampa BayClean Cut of Tampa Bay
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Everything you need to know about lawn care and mowing services.

How do professional lawn mowing services work?

A local professional lawn care and mowing service offers expert guidance on how to achieve a lush and green lawn. They'll provide mowing services and weed control options for your lawn and offer several options for long-term weed mitigation. If you want (or don't want) certain services, including specific chemicals, make your wishes known right away.

Many lawn mowing professionals also provide additional lawn care services, including fertilizing, aeration, leaf clean-up, seeding, insect control and more. 

Lawn mowing tips.

How much of your grass should you cut?

Grass that is lush and thick can produce enough shade to prevent weed seeds from germinating. When grass is too short, weeds can thrive, creating additional problems. 

Typically, the best mowing height for cool-season grasses is 2 to 3 ½ inches. For warm-season grasses, it’s 1 to 3 inches, according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals. However, the ideal mowing height for your grass also depends on the time of year, your lawn’s condition and other factors.

What’s the one-third rule?

The one-third rule is an easy way to remember how high or low your grass should be. Basically, just remember this: don’t remove more than one-third of the grass blade at a time.

When should you mow your lawn?

Mow your lawn as often as needed depending on the type of grass you have and its condition. During the spring, you’ll probably cut your grass more regularly. But as you enter the summer and winter months, you can mow less frequently. Mid-mornings are usually the best time to mow your lawn.

However, there are times when mowing your lawn is unnecessary and could cause harm. In general, avoid mowing your lawn if: 

  • The grass is wet.
  • The grass is dormant.
  • The mower blades are dull.

Benefits of hiring a lawn care service.

There are a few benefits to hiring a lawn care service (beyond the convenience of never having to mow the yard yourself). With a lawn mowing service, you don't have to buy, maintain, store or service a lawn mower. You also won't need to buy other lawn maintenance equipment like an edger, weed eater or fertilizer spreader. 

A great lawn care service can help you understand when it's best to mow, fertilize, seed, overseed and aerate your lawn. They can also help you diagnose problems with your grass and offer solutions to keep your lawn healthy.

Questions to ask local lawn care professionals.

Before you hire a lawn professional to help take care of your yard, ask them a few questions to get an understanding of their services, availability, pricing and quality of work. For example, you can ask:

  • Can you help me figure out what type of grass I have? 
  • What are your maintenance recommendations for my grass type?
  • Do you offer environmentally friendly weed mitigation?
  • How do you handle long-term weed control?
  • Do you conduct a soil test before proceeding with lawn maintenance and treatment recommendations? 
  • How often will a supervisor look at my lawn to diagnose potential problems and offer solutions?
  • Will you make recommendations about how often I should water my lawn?
  • What costs are included in your services? 
  • Do you offer any deals or discounts if I sign up for an entire season?
  • Who should I contact if I have a problem or question related to my lawn or the lawn care service? 

How to choose the best lawn care service near me.

Choosing the best lawn care professional to take care of your yard is easier when you can look through past customers' comments and reviews. Read through your top candidates’ reviews, and check out their profiles and photos of lawns they’ve maintained. Ultimately, hire a lawn care company or service with a reputation for producing reliable results at a fair price.

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