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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 Linden lawn care professionals
Christine S.
email correspondence with this company wasn't the best, which probably was my first indication that things would not go well, i should have listened to my gut. i had to ask certain questions repeatedly in order to get answers and the information i did provide was not being read thoroughly. i was messaged and sent a few photos when the job was completed, but i was told by mr. bradley that he had run out of leaf other words, he didn't finish the job, nor was he giving me a solution as to having it finished. i asked him several times if he planned on coming back, or at the very least, lower the price. instead he became difficult. he said if i wanted my lawn "perfect", then i would have needed an additional clean up (something he could have told me the minute he arrived and looked at my property, but he did not) he also accused me of not having my previous lawn care service continue with a final fall clean up, not that they did a bad job which is what i had told mr. i guess he is also psychic and precisely knows what my agreement was with my previous service and how many times they did or didn't come? basically he was saying i was lying to him. after some nonsense messaging back and forth, mr. bradley decided to give me $25 off, but by that time i had already gone ahead and paid him in full. i wasn't home when the work was being done, so the next morning i went outside to inspect. i was completely MORTIFIED over what i found. the portion of my house that was nearest the lawn, was COVERED an upwards of 6feet in grass clipping as well as my storm doors and garbage can. he left large patches of leaves in several areas, and he absolutely DESTROYED the row of pachysandra that has been growing for over 30 YEARS on the side of my house. he BUTCHERED it with a weedwhacker as if it were weeds! my house is closing in 2 weeks and now the new buyers are going to come and find this! all mr. bradley needed to do was gently rack out whatever leaves he could, any other lawn care services i have used in my 20+ years at this house has done that! DO NOT HIRE THIS PERSON! ****addressing your response**** PLEASE MESSAGE ME A SCREEN GRAB OF THE CALLS YOU CLAIM TO HAVE MADE TO ME.....BECAUSE YOU DID NOT CALL ME A SINGLE TIME. i kept getting alerts on my phone, each time you messaged me and was getting irritated because you had asked for my phone number and never used it. my husband kept saying, "why does this guy keep messaging you instead of calling?" and provide me with a screen grab in our conversation through the message system here, where I said to you that I only wish to communicate through email.....because i never once said that. your just making stuff up to try and save face with my review. i can additionally post screen grabs of all our correspondence to show that. and you never addressed why you BUTCHERED my pachysandra on the side of my house. do you not know that's a plant used for ground cover where you don't want to weed or mow, or did you think that all those yards and yards of it was weeds?
Bradley Lawncare & Landscaping LLCBradley Lawncare & Landscaping LLC
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