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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.  

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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
Thumbtack Customer
They were professional and and had good knowledge about lawn care. Our lawn looked great.
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
Charity W.
Great experience! Came out on thanksgiving to take care of our lawn!
Thumbtack Customer
Awesome!!! I highly recommend using Willie for your lawn care services.
Do-Right LandscapingDo-Right Landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Fast response to my inquiries and once arrived, did an excellent job with the lawn care service. Will use Eazy Lawn Care Service again! Bonus: online payments make it easier to pay, without the worry of trying to connect. I didn't have to be there or anything. Great job!
Eazy Lawn Care ServiceEazy Lawn Care Service
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
Thumbtack Customer
Earl Warren of Eazy Lawn Care Service did a great job. He made the lowest bid, he showed up when he said he would, and the lawn looks great!
Eazy Lawn Care ServiceEazy Lawn Care Service
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
Thumbtack Customer
Lawn care every two weeks and does a fantastic job. Blows the porch and driveway as well. Very nice person and fantastic job.
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 .net
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
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
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
Meghan L.
After inquiring about seeding and aerating my lawn, Peloncito was quick to respond and came out for an estimate. The price was very reasonable, but based on some drainage issues I would like to take care of, I chose to wait and seed my lawn at a later date.
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 .net
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
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 .net
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
Sharon W.
Isau is extremely professional and knows how to care for a lawn. I had a particularly large project for spring cleanup and he performed an excellent job. He gets the job done quickly and efficiently and communicates when there are delays. Now, he will be doing regular lawn mowing until the leaves hit the ground. It is good to know that there are still people like Isau who want to work. He is the person to hire. Look no further. You will not be disappointed.
B&L lawn careB&L lawn care
Thumbtack Customer
Such amazing service from start to finish! Nicole provided incredible customer service, and Gabriel was able to take care of my lawn on very short notice. I've never seen the yard look so great!! I STRONGLY recommend Arevalo Landscaping.
Antigua Landscaping, Lawn Care and Maintenance LLCAntigua Landscaping, Lawn Care and Maintenance LLC
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 .net
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