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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.

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 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.

How do you look after your lawn?

Having a beautiful lawn doesn’t just happen by magic. A multi-pronged approach to lawn care will result in a healthy lawn that will have your neighbors green with envy. The national average price for multi-service lawn care ranges from $40 to $50. Whether you tackle the project yourself or hire a lawn care professional, looking after your lawn requires consistent work. A baseline of lawn care is keeping your grass mowed and your irrigation system working properly. Fertilizing plants and grasses, as well as trimming and pruning foliage, may promote the health of your plants and lawn. Many lawn care pros offer different packages with varying monthly fees depending on your lawn size and the services you desire. Here are a few examples of average lawn care prices:

  • 1,000- to 2,500-square-foot lawn: $60-$90 per month
  • 5,000-square-foot lawn or larger: $110-$150 per month.
    • Includes lawn maintenance, cleanups and irrigation repairs. The company trims shrubs, pulls weeds, blows out yard waste, fertilizes and does minor irrigation repairs.
  • Up to 8,000-square-foot property: $30 per week/$120 per month.
  • 8,001- to 15,000-square-foot property: $35 per week/$140 per month.
  • 15,001- to 20,000-square-foot property: $40 per week/$160 per month.
    • Includes 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.
Reviews for Durham lawn care professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Richy was prompt, professional and thorough in his care of our lawn. We are so pleased, and will continue to work with him for our lawn care.
G&B ServicesG&B Services
Dorothy G.
MA Lawn Care did an excellent job. Mark was timely, professional and help me out with a last minute job. I will certainly be using MA Lawn Care in the future.
MA Lawn CareMA Lawn Care
Billy F.
Advance Lawn Care did an amazing job and I highly recommend having them help with your lawn. Quality service for a very fair price - so glad we found him! Really appreciate the responsiveness and lawn care tips as well.
Advancescapes LLCAdvancescapes LLC
Cassandra L.
Precision mowing is the best lawn service out there. I've worked with many professionals throughout the years. I can confidently say that the work they performed on my yard rates at the top of line in lawn care. I'm looking forward to working with Precison Lawn Care on the next project.
Precise MowingPrecise Mowing
Thanks to Lawn Starters for taking the burden of lawn care off the plate of our parents! They did an incredible job today and we look forward to working with them again in the future!
LawnStarter Lawn CareLawnStarter Lawn Care
Dena C.
George took care of my lawn care needs. Everything looks great. I am looking forward to working with him in the future. Thanks
LawnStarter Lawn CareLawnStarter Lawn Care
Timothy B.
Advance lawn care has been a reliable and professional lawn specialist for our yard for over a year. He is super responsive and always does a thorough and great job, including edging. He even makes sure our dogs’ toys (there are a lot and usually all over the place) are moved out of the way when he cuts the grass. Hire advance lawn care!
Advancescapes LLCAdvancescapes LLC
Andrew L.
Jose was prompt, thorough and easy to work with. I would strongly recommend him if you are looking for lawn care!
Jose’s Lawn CareJose’s Lawn Care
William T.
Advance lawn care did a wonderful job with my yard on short notice. I will be working with them often moving forward.
Advancescapes LLCAdvancescapes LLC
Mark G.
Brian is absolutely amazing. Hard working guy who is HONEST. very responsive and trust worthy. Aerated my lawn, answered all my questions and even threw in some extra work for free. Highly recommend him for all your lawn care.
4-Seasons Lawn Care Services LLC4-Seasons Lawn Care Services LLC
Priscilla R.
I recommend West End Lawn Care for all your landscaping needs. They're affordable and do great work... along with punctuality and professionalism.
West End Lawn CareWest End Lawn Care
Nicky V.
Diego and Advance Lawn Care are great! Prompt, efficient, honest...exactly what we were looking. I would recommend him to anyone!
Advancescapes LLCAdvancescapes LLC
Meghan L.
Danny's Lawn Care was quick to respond and came out to the property for a quote. He took into my limited budget into consideration and gave me an honest opinion that prior to seeding the lawn, I should address some other issues first to avoid wasting my money. I appreciate his honesty and will be sure to reach out in the future when ready to seed the lawn.
Danny's Lawn care .netDanny's Lawn care .net
Sharhonda P.
This company was accommodating and got my lawn taken care of in a timely manner and was very professional and the payment process was seamless! I’d highly recommend this company!
Precise MowingPrecise Mowing
Yolanda W.
Great response and excellent service. Will be using them for my regular lawn care services. Came through after my current guy just stop coming!!
Blue’s Lawn CareBlue’s Lawn Care
Rachel T.
I needed some pretty narly pampas grass cut down. Great work, great result. Definitely will call again for any lawn care needs
4-Seasons Lawn Care Services LLC4-Seasons Lawn Care Services LLC
Sarah D.
I will definitely being using Danny’s Lawn care again. I have nothing but positive things to say about the service and staff. My yard looks excellent!
Danny's Lawn care .netDanny's Lawn care .net
Alexis M.
He went above and beyond my expectations! He was able to fit us in earlier than we expected and sent photos when he was done. We just moved in and our new lawn looks great!! We will definitely be using him in the future for our lawn care needs!! A genuinely good guy! Thank you!!
Tmorris lawn careTmorris lawn care
Thumbtack Customer
Diego came to give my lawn one last cut for the season. He did a beautiful job. He even blew all my leaves to the natural area and trimmed all the rugged areas where tree roots and terrain prevented mower access. I will hire him for all my lawn care next spring!
Advancescapes LLCAdvancescapes LLC
Lynne A.
This was a perfect experience! Yayo’s was on time, did a great job and good value. I will definitely have them take care of my lawn from now on. So very happy I chose them!
Yayo’s LandscapingYayo’s Landscaping
Holly R.
Gregory was highly professional and thorough. He is extremely knowledgeable about lawn care and spent a good amount of time explaining things to us about our grass and weeds. I would highly recommend him.
home renovation/rehabs, decks, fence, floors,etchome renovation/rehabs, decks, fence, floors,etc
Thumbtack Customer
Two commercial properties in Durham that needed landscaping completed. We hired Danny's Lawn Care and they started pretty quickly. He is quick with responses and any issues he has addressed timely. Would recommend!
Danny's Lawn care .netDanny's Lawn care .net
Shawndrea C.
The responses were always fast, kind and professional. I was so happy to see the end result. The yard was difficult, it sloped, had very tall weeds and it was littered. I would recommend 4-Seasons Lawn Care to everyone.
4-Seasons Lawn Care Services LLC4-Seasons Lawn Care Services LLC
Sydney N.
Jermaine was communicative, professional and so helpful! He completed my project as soon as he was able and helped my husband and I with a few lawn care questions we had as well. Will definitely hire him again in the future!
Precise MowingPrecise Mowing
Victor O.
Danny Lawn care was very responsive at solving a yard problem I had. He provided the estimates and responded quickly with a timeframe for the work to be completed. Overall, I am satisfied with the job he did in my yard and would recommend him to anyone.
Danny's Lawn care .netDanny's Lawn care .net
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