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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.

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 Kettering lawn care professionals
Andee F.
I was needing lawn care last minute and Mr. Mower did not disappoint!
Mr. MowerMr. Mower
Gloria S.
We have a very challenging lawn to mow, on a very steep hill. Other lawn care services have scalped the lawn or gouged it, but Chris did an excellent job. I look forward to working with him on a regular basis.
Young's Lawn Care ServicesYoung's Lawn Care Services
Miranda W.
We absolutely loved working with this company! They took care of a lot of our small lawn projects for a great price! Would definitely recommend to anyone needing lawn work.
City Pro Services Ltd.City Pro Services Ltd.
Paul M.
Very happy with my lawn service. We recently lost our lawn care team and had to quickly find a replacement. Mr.Mower came out next day!
Mr. MowerMr. Mower
Courtney M.
Bowling Greens has provided excellent lawn care for my yard. I highly recommend!
Bowling GreensBowling Greens
Megan U.
Fast response time, had the lawn taken care of the next day. Will definitely use again in the future.
J.T.D. PROPERTY MAINTENANCEJ.T.D. PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
Wayne m.
I employed Mr. Mower for this season to take care of two apartment building lawns in Trotwood! Very satisfied!
Mr. MowerMr. Mower
Jean S.
Excellent work and communicator and will use his service again. I highly recommend this Matt and lawn care service.
Matt's Miracle LawnMatt's Miracle Lawn
Rob H.
Ron definitely took care of my lawn care needs. He even noted things I didn't see in my own yard! Will do business with him again soon!
Lawn & Grounds Care Property Maintenance
David H.
Can't go wrong with this lawn care company. She is willing to go the extra mile to meet a customer's need. I appreciate it!
The Lawn DivaThe Lawn Diva
Kenneth W.
Lawn hadn’t been cut in almost three weeks because of a company that didn’t show while we were out of town. Lawn Diva did an outstanding job of taking care of the leaves and grass within two days of contacting her.
The Lawn DivaThe Lawn Diva
Timothy W.
I hired Kevin's Lawn Care based of of his positive reviews. And he didn't disappoint. He was very courteous and attentive to my concerns and needs. He tended to my lawn the very next day. The lawn loked very nice when he finished the first cut. I recommend him to anyone in need of professional and attentive service!
Kevins Lawn CareKevins Lawn Care
Marty W.
He surprised me by taking care of my lawn a half hour after I contacted him. Very pleasant to deal with and would so again !
Mr. MowerMr. Mower
Thumbtack Customer
workers were on time and professional they did an excellent job I will use and recommend to any one needing lawn care thanks for a well done job guys
Double J Lawn and LandscapesDouble J Lawn and Landscapes
Candice F.
He did a great job with my overgrown yard. He responded very quickly to my messages and is kind and professional. He was able to step up and get the job done when other lawn companies gave me excuses and promises they couldn’t keep. I highly recommend Lofton Lawn Care.
Lofton Enterprises Lawn Care and Snow RemovalLofton Enterprises Lawn Care and Snow Removal
Jennifer T.
Andrew is awesome! He responded quickly to our request, then took care of our lawn the same day. He did a fantastic job and we’d definitely hire him again!
Bowling GreensBowling Greens
Thumbtack Customer
Justin did a great job! He was punctual, the job was done quickly, and it was done thoroughly! And the price is unbeatable! i have asked Justin to return on a regular basis to take care of my lawn.
J.T.D. PROPERTY MAINTENANCEJ.T.D. PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
Thumbtack Customer
Frank came right in and took care of business. I called him about my lawn and he got it taken care of for me. I was able to take care of the payment over the phone and didnt have to wait around. His communication was good and and I think he's a pretty standup guy. I would recommend him!!! Dayton 4207
Double J Lawn and LandscapesDouble J Lawn and Landscapes
Miranda W.
We needed someone to mow our lawn very last minute, and they were able to take care of it for us the next day. My only complaint was that he cut the grass a little shorter than would be preferred and ended up scalping our lawn in a couple places. Besides that, how quickly he was able to get to us, and how long our grass was, we are happy with it.
J.T.D. PROPERTY MAINTENANCEJ.T.D. PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
Victoria W.
My husband and I contacted Aaron on a 24 hour deadline for lawn care service. Not only did he respond quickly, and agree to come on short notice.....he provided SUPERIOR quality service!! The lawn looks impeccable!! Had we not moved out of state, we would continue regular biweekly service with Aaron!! Thanks for saving us in a bind. You are appreciated!! Great, reliable service! Highly recommended!! Victoria~
Mr. MowerMr. Mower
Jessica P.
They have been super responsive and always willing to answer questions. They do a wonderful job on the yard and it's always done quickly. The price is fair for the customer service and the work the do. After buying my first home and working through renovations I had not yet purchased a lawn mower but after using this lawn care service I'm so satisfied that I feel like continuing using them. Great work! Thank you!
The Lawn DivaThe Lawn Diva
Thumbtack Customer
Frank was prompt in his response to my email, showed up when he said he would gave me a more than fair price for mowing, trimming and blowing the debris from the driveway and side walks. My yard is very small but that did not matter to him. I was not home when he arrived, he called and took care of the lawn before I returned and I was very satisfied. I will recommend DOUBLE J LAWN and Frank Clapsaddle in the future to friends and neighbors.
Double J Lawn and LandscapesDouble J Lawn and Landscapes
Amber W.
I had a team come “ mow the yard” but it didn’t even look like it was cut at all and the fence line wasn’t even touched. I reached out to have the issue resolved and they offered me $10 towards my next service. I told them I wouldn’t pay unless someone actually came to complete the service. They told me they would send someone to come fix it free of charge but for the last 2 weeks I have been given the run around. No one has come and they have “rescheduled” the date 3 times with no sign of someone to complete the service. It has been the worst experience I’ve had with lawn care.
Lawn Love Lawn CareLawn Love Lawn Care
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