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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 Cary lawn care professionals
Angela M.
Triangle lawn care did an excellent job, the transformation was night and day. Will definitely use their services again in the future and will recommend them to anyone needing lawn care service. Reasonable rates and excellent customer service. Thanks again!!
Triangle lawn care solutionsTriangle lawn care solutions
Noel N.
Great experience with MA lawn care. Quality work very please with the service
MA Lawn CareMA Lawn Care
Lauren S.
Isaman's Lawn Care has provided us with excellent service so far!
Isaman's Lawn CareIsaman's Lawn Care
Rujuta T.
We are happy with our first experience, and look forward to get more work done by Anthony and lawn care
LawnStarter Lawn CareLawnStarter Lawn Care
Thumbtack Customer
Eduardo was great, he was extremely courteous and showed up on time. The lawn work looks great and we will definitely be using his services again. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a reputable lawn care company.
home renovation/rehabs, decks, fence, floors,etchome renovation/rehabs, decks, fence, floors,etc
James B.
Wonderful individual to work with. Performs excellent work and value. Would highly recommend them for any of your lawn care needs.
Tmorris lawn careTmorris lawn care
Adriana D.
I am very happy with Diego’s work. They’ve been taking care of the yard, mowing the lawn and blowing leaves. He is very responsive and punctual, and do a great job!
Advancescapes LLCAdvancescapes LLC
Rob R.
Hired the contractor to do the job on a yearly basis and mentioned the charge was for yearly service. After the first service he forced me to pay the total money with a promise of taking care of my lawn for the entire year. The moment I paid the full price, he started to demand additional money for every service. This is very unprofessional and wouldn't recommend them to anyone
River Rain LandscapingRiver Rain Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
It really refreshing to find someone as good as Eduardo is with lawn care and who also pleasant to work with. He did what we agreed was to be done and returned the following day to finish up some work I added afterwards. I am very pleased with the quality of his work. Furthermore, he offers great advice on dealing with issues he saw around the yard.
home renovation/rehabs, decks, fence, floors,etchome renovation/rehabs, decks, fence, floors,etc
Thomas R.
Great work however we had an issue with price. I hired him to blow leaves from my front, side and rear lawn and had provided pictures of the lawn. We agreed to a price and the work started later that day. It was dark when I got home but I could immediately see that there were still leaves in the back yard. I messaged him and he said he’d be by in the morning to take care of it. Everything was going great until just before he finished when he demanded double what he had originally agreed to. The price we had agreed to was in line with what I had paid in years past So I refused to pay beyond what we had agreed. Bad business practices.
Ox LandscapingOx Landscaping
Kathy R.
Madera's Lawn Care brings the word UNRELIABLE to a whole new level. They canceled on me 3 times! And, at least for the first 2 of them, they told me they weren't coming. For the last one, they just didn't show up. And, only after several phone calls, did I even get a text back with a lame excuse. Whoever coined the phrase "three times a charm" never met Madera's! Seriously, folks, choose someone, anyone, else!
Madera’s Lawn & LandscapingMadera’s Lawn & Landscaping
Chris G.
Lynn and her crew responded the same day with a quote. We only need occasional help keeping up our lawn so we were happy to find someone that wasn't going to lock us in to regular visits. Grass cutting, trimming, blowing driveway and deck completed. Lynn closely supervised her crew and did a walkthrough with us when the job was completed to make sure we were satisfied. Grass height was perfect and Lynn was a pleasure to work with. She clearly cares about growing her business and we will be using her services again.
BURRELL’S Boyz landscapingBURRELL’S Boyz landscaping
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