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Your burning questions: answered

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.

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.

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 Albany lawn care professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Our company was looking for a new lawn care vendor for the season and Lawn Monsterz has been nothing short of a perfect fit for us. Our lawn looks amazing, and both Brittany and Lawrence have been extremely accommodating with our lawn requirements. I'm glad I took the chance on Thumbtack and Lawn Monsterz.
Lawn MonsterzLawn Monsterz
Thumbtack Customer
Jarrett Carroll of Parkview Landscaping maintained lawns at a rental property. I was very pleased with the work done and will contact him again next year to continue lawn and landscaping care.
Parkview Landscaping and Home ImprovementParkview Landscaping and Home Improvement
Jennifer C.
P&T Lawn Care was punctual and did a good job mowing the lawn. Unfortunately he was not able to complete the weed whacking job because he did not have the right machine for weed whacking tall overgrown weeds.
P&T Lawn CareP&T Lawn Care
Victor E.
Outstanding work ethic. On time and a very professional approach to the task at hand. Glad I chose pain in the grass for my lawn care.
Pain in the grass landscapingPain in the grass landscaping
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional, did the work quickly and when he said for the price quoted. Decided to continue to use him for fertilizer treatments and lawn care through the summer.
Parkview Landscaping and Home ImprovementParkview Landscaping and Home Improvement
Beth C.
Needed my lawn mowed in a hurry as my neighbors were getting annoyed. Cap City Lwn Care was there the next day when promised and did a great job!
Cap City Lawn CareCap City Lawn Care
Thumbtack Customer
Brittany and Lawrence were a pleasure to work with. They are extremely professional and responsive. Brittany was so patient as I had rescheduled several times since I travel a lot for work. She made sure to accommodate me during a time that worked best for my schedule. Lawrence completed the job on-time and arrived exactly when he said he would, and now my yard looks amazing. Thanks for the thorough cleaning and mowing of my lawn. I will definitely use you as my go to lawn care professionals moving forward.
Lawn MonsterzLawn Monsterz
Mary H.
Since my lawnmower broke, I was in a hurry to find someone to take care of it. Cooper's Property and Lawn Maintenance was on time, cut the grass within an hour (I had weeds!) and came back the next day to clean up. I would highly recommend them and I'll be using them again this month.
Cooper's Property Cleanout & Lawn MaintenanceCooper's Property Cleanout & Lawn Maintenance
Mary A.
Tried to charge me 300 to pick up leaves then agreed on 150 then wanted the cash upfront. I canceled the job because I believe he was trying to scam me. I would be more than happy to send the messages to anyone who would like them . He wanted 300 to do a job worth 150 and that’s being generous, no lawn mowing and no trimming just leaves . I do not have a landscaper my husband passed away a few months ago and just needed help with the leaf pickup . He was trying to scam a widower because he did not think I knew what I was talking about but I asked my son in law before Marshal Tucker Lawn Care came what a fair price would be and he told me 150. Do what you want people but I would definitely suggest getting more than 1 quote.
Marshal And tucker contracting CorpMarshal And tucker contracting Corp
Thumbtack Customer
I spoke with Lawrence Yaw regarding lawn mowing services. We agreed on a bi-weekly schedule. 3-4 weeks elapsed between our agreement and the time I needed my first mow. I called twice and left messages to schedule an appointment but I never got a single return call. I understand their schedule might be booked in the 3-4 weeks but I would have greatly preferred a return phone call letting me their situation. This was a classic situation of aggressive effort to drum up business and not caring about some clients after your schedule is full.
Lawn MonsterzLawn Monsterz
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