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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 Clayton lawn care professionals
Tia B.
Took care of my lawn!
Long Lasting Lawn CareLong Lasting Lawn Care
Michael F.
Lawn Love Lawn Care did a great job with our lawn, especially with it being their first time on the property and dealing with a few trickly landscaping areas.
Lawn Love Lawn CareLawn Love Lawn Care
Alana G.
Ultimate Lawn Care cuts my lawn weekly and are very responsive and provides excellent quality. I highly recommend this company!
Ultimate lawn careUltimate lawn care
Sarah C.
I’m very pleased with my experience with Ultimate Lawn Care. Micaelo and I agreed on a price and frequency for mowing my lawn, and he came the very next morning. My crappy lawn looks great. Easy payment through Venmo (being an almost boomer, I did have look up how to do it on YouTube-easy peasy.). Highly recommend Micaelo and Ultimate Lawn Care!
Ultimate lawn careUltimate lawn care
Thumbtack Customer
Very responsive to our lawn care needs and offers suggestions for improved service.
Mark G.
314 lawn care failed to show as scheduled after we confirmed a date. I was never notified. I turned down service offers from other companies because I had a confirmation from 314 lawn care, so now I’m screwed. Not to mention the time I wasted waiting for their arrival. Because of their failure to show or notify, I do not recommend 314 lawn care. If they don’t know how to use a calendar I’d seriously doubt their skills or care.
314 lawn Care314 lawn Care
Pamela K.
Excellent lawn care service! I couldn't be more happy with a job well done.
Vail Lawncare and LandscapingVail Lawncare and Landscaping
Jackie W.
I am extremely pleased by the quality and value of lawn care service I received. Excellent attention to detail, responsiveness to communication, and reasonable rates. I plan to use L and J Lawn Care for all my landscaping needs. I highly recommend their services!
L and J Lawn CareL and J Lawn Care
Enos m.
I would highly recommend Grow Lawn Care based on services provided so far.
GROW Lawn CareGROW Lawn Care
Nicholas C.
They are not even the company that mows your lawn, they are simply a broker. They rescheduled my lawn mow twice and after I called them they said they couldn’t get any lawn care providers in the area and it will continue to be rescheduled until they find one. I do not recommend.
Lawn Love Lawn CareLawn Love Lawn Care
Kyle P.
Pedro responded quickly to my request and was at my house a few days later taking care of the lawn.
Shannas M+G Lawn Care and cleaning  LLCShannas M+G Lawn Care and cleaning LLC
Richie G.
JD was awesome, very responsive and easy to deal with. Great value for the price and, most importantly, a really great job on the work. Our lawn looks awesome. Would definitely hire again for again lawn care needs!
JD Lawn Service LLCJD Lawn Service LLC
Michael m.
Ultimate lawn care has been very responsive. They show up weekly to cut my yard and do a great job
Ultimate lawn careUltimate lawn care
Jason L.
I was unable to take care of my lawn for a few weeks and it got out of control. I sent out requests to lawn services and was met with automated replies or referred to a call center to set up a subscription. Insane. Not DB though. I texted him and he was there the next day to take care of it. I was so impressed I threw in a tip.
DB Lawn Services LLCDB Lawn Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Lawn looks fantastic. Great communication. Best estimated price for the job. Super nice, very flexible. Willing to work around several small, hard to see trees and plants. Looking forward to having them do our lawn care.
Mid-America Lawn Maintenance and Landscaping, Inc.Mid-America Lawn Maintenance and Landscaping, Inc.
Hallie L.
GROW lawn care did an excellent job installing sod in my backyard! They responded quickly and started the job right away. They had to till my backyard, remove A LOT of excess dirt, smooth it out, and then install the sod. Before and after photos below! Very happy with the work they did and for a great price. Will definitely be using them for all of my lawn care needs. Jim and Frank were very helpful.
GROW Lawn CareGROW Lawn Care
Karen s.
I have struggled to find a lawn care company but Long Lasting Long Care was quick to respond with a quote and put me on their schedule! The quote was reasonable and their work was great! They offer many yard services, which is great - would definitely recommend.
Long Lasting Lawn CareLong Lasting Lawn Care
Nicholas g.
I was extremely happy with the service I received, I’ve have lawn care companies in the past service my yard and not one comes close to this. I highly recommend
Francisco’s Lawn Maintenance LLC.Francisco’s Lawn Maintenance LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
The mowing was great and they trimmed it too which is something we had been slacking on when taking care of the lawn ourselves. We are trying to set up for continuos service.
Mid-America Lawn Maintenance and Landscaping, Inc.Mid-America Lawn Maintenance and Landscaping, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
They were quick to come out and got the job done in record time. The lawn looks great too! Their price was higher than I've paid other services, but you get what you pay for. Shannas M&G Lawn Care was worth the extra money, and I'm not one who's easy to please.
Shannas M+G Lawn Care and cleaning  LLCShannas M+G Lawn Care and cleaning LLC
Corey L.
I was in a pinch to get my grass cut and Shannas M+G Lawn Care came to the rescue. They showed up at my the next morning and did an excellent job. Highly recommend!
Shannas M+G Lawn Care and cleaning  LLCShannas M+G Lawn Care and cleaning LLC
Seth H.
C&C Hauling and Lawn Care really went above in beyond with the job I had for them. I had severely let my lawn go and they handled it like it was nothing. Had it done in like an hour despite massive overgrowth. Get these guys in for your project and make sure you have a tip handy.
C&C Hauling and lawn care llcC&C Hauling and lawn care llc
Devon B.
Awesome experience! Brian was able to jump in last minute to take care of our lawn. Not only that, it was an awesome job and communication was super easy. All around great. I would definitely recommend!
Loyalty Construction LLCLoyalty Construction LLC
Betty J.
We scheduled the service, they never showed up to cut the grass or even look at the lawn that needed care. Emailed me to reschedule; then emailed me saying the lawn layers on was I’ll. Then attempted to charge me $50 for not doing any work. Can you say BBB if I get one more email message from Darlene R, Brad Wilson or anyone else from this company. Won’t be calling them for anything period!
Lawn Love Lawn CareLawn Love Lawn Care
Nancy W.
A top notch professional with an eye for detail that really makes a difference in the final result. Spring cleanout included leaf removal, hand weeding, and carefully placed mulch. Grass was cut with diagonal lines and clippings removed - leaving a beautiful lawn. Responsive, professional, and reliable!
Ultimate lawn careUltimate lawn care
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