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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 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.

What should I do to my lawn in the spring?

Spring is the perfect time to start thinking about lawn care. The ground is recovering from a long, cold winter, plants are starting to grow, and the earth is ready to receive new seeds. When the weather starts to warm, the first step in your lawn care strategy is deciding what you would like to achieve and what you need to do to make it happen. Your next step is to start cleaning up. Rake your lawn free of decomposing leaves, trim back shrubs and branches, and clear out all the weeds. Once your lawn is cleared of debris, tend to your irrigation system. Test your system and decide whether any repairs are necessary. Now it’s time to nourish the lawn. If you opt to aerate your lawn in spring, the national average cost is $70-$100. Consult with your lawn care pro, as some regions benefit from only aerating in fall. If you have bare spots, you can overseed the lawn to encourage new growth. Next you’ll want to fertilize the lawn to ensure it grows in rich and lush. Professional fertilization services may range from under $50 to over $200, depending on your lawn size. If you have a bad weed problem, you (or your lawn care pro) can apply pre-emergent herbicide to prevent a weed outbreak. Make sure the irrigation system is routinely watering your lawn, and then enjoy watching the grass grow.

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.

What is included in lawn service?

Full-service lawn care companies typically offer a wide range of lawn care services, including mowing, mulching, landscaping, leaf removal, tree and shrub care, and more. 

Companies may offer additional specialty services, depending on your location and the type of business. For example, a company may provide seasonal maintenance services such as aeration, hedge trimming and weeding, while another offers pest control, seeding services and grub control. 

Contact the best lawn care services near you to see what kinds of services they provide.

How much is lawn care service?

Ensuring a lush, green lawn is so much more than simply mowing and watering the grass; it’s also pulling existing weeds and preventing future ones, fertilizing with the right nutrients, and coaxing new grass to grow in patchy spots. For many homeowners, a full-service lawn care company is the best way to maintain a beautiful lawn. The cost for professional lawn care depends on the size of the lawn and the services the homeowner chooses, as well as the location. For the typical suburban residence, the national average cost of full-service lawn care maintenance is $40-$50 per hour. Depending on the size of your lawn, that can cost you just $100 per month or more than $1,000 per month, but the average is about $350 per month. Most monthly services include a weekly cut, especially in the spring, as well as edging, weeding, and blowing the driveway, sidewalks and porches.

What's the best way to maintain your lawn?

Keeping a lawn lush and green requires consistent mowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing and more. If your lawn is particularly large, it may make sense to hire a full-service lawn care provider. Whether you take a DIY approach or bring in the experts, maintaining your lawn requires a range of tasks.

Plan to mow the lawn often, allowing it stay longer than may seem convenient — longer grass is healthier grass. The general rule is to cut off no more than a third of the grass blade. This helps prevent damage to the lawn as well as keeping weeds from taking root. It’s also important to remove any weeds, then prevent new ones from growing. In spring, consider spraying a pre-emergent herbicide on your lawn to prevent crabgrass and other types of weeds from sprouting from seed. During other seasons, broadleaf weeds like dandelions can be pulled by hand or sprayed with weed killers. The best time to water your lawn is early in the morning, allowing the sun to help dry the grass. Make sure to thoroughly soak the lawn so that the water penetrates several inches into the ground.

Lawn care also requires feeding; look for a mixture of fast- and slow-release fertilizers that include nitrogen. Some lawns also benefit from aeration, which creates small holes to let air, water and nutrients penetrate the grass roots. Although most homeowners can manage these tasks on their own, a full-service lawn care company can handle them on a regular schedule, taking the guesswork out of maintaining a beautiful lawn.

Reviews for Milwaukie lawn care professionals
Carl C.
EC Lawn care is thorough and professional. I have used other lawn services and have been disappointed by one thing or another but EC lawn care has provided excellent service.
Sydney G.
I used AK Lawn Maintenance while I was out of town for a month and they took incredibly good care of my lawn while I was away. Everything looked great upon my return and I would highly recommend their services for anyone looking for long or short-term lawn care.
AK Lawn MaintenanceAK Lawn Maintenance
Patience M.
The entire process was so easy and the work looks terrific! I wanted my lawn mowed and edged, plants trimmed back, and yard cleaned up. EC Lawn Care offered a very reasonable rate and was able to complete the work within the week of my request. My yard looks amazing! I would highly recommend EC Lawn Care!!
Srini P.
Miguel did a very good job taking care of my lawn. Definitely recommend him.
Monarc Lawn Care LLCMonarc Lawn Care LLC
Ty R.
EC lawn care and maintenance where great. Responded quickly for a pretty big job. Will gore again and recommend them to anyone who is looking for on demand lawn support and future jobs.
Jerome Y.
Fantastic service! I needed a small job done in a quick pinch and it was taken care of. I highly recommend him for your lawn care needs.
Monarc Lawn Care LLCMonarc Lawn Care LLC
Sheila E.
The River Lawn Care team was fantastic! We had a last minute need for lawn trim and flower bed clean up, and they did an excellent job! We will definitely be using them in the future.
River Lawn CareRiver Lawn Care
Rini D.
River lawn care did a great job! They were on time and professional. We hired them to mow a lawn gone wild and basic Maintenence of a very wide backyard and they did an excellent job.
River Lawn CareRiver Lawn Care
Erin C.
My yard looks amazing. EC lawn care did everything I asked, I’m stoked.
Nate T.
The team at EC Lawn Care did a spectacular job cleaning up our property after the ice storm. They tackled the weeds, mowing, edging and lawn maintenance as well. We’ll definitely book them again.
Pamela P.
Y and L lawn care service has been amazing. My yard has never looked this good.
Y&L LandscapeY&L Landscape
Wil C.
I just needed a one time mow and spring lawn prep because my mower was getting repaired. River Lawn Care was able to fit me in the next day, and arrived exactly when they said they would. My lawn is fertilized, reseeded, edged, and ready to go. Thanks so much!
River Lawn CareRiver Lawn Care
Kendall M.
Miguel and his crew did EXCEPTIONAL work on our property. He was a clear communicator and the work was completed with the highest quality and care. We will be using Monarc Lawn Care for future projects.
Monarc Lawn Care LLCMonarc Lawn Care LLC
Leslie P.
I needed a first lawn mow of the season, and fortunately, they were available right away. They did an outstanding job, and I’m talking to them about doing more work. You can’t go wrong if you hire Monarc Lawn Care
Monarc Lawn Care LLCMonarc Lawn Care LLC
Kris S.
Some of the finest work I've had done at a great value. Look forward to using Lawn Care Services & Maintenance for years to come
Daniel J.
This was a strong introduction to this app. EC Lawn Care communicated well when scheduling the service, arrived at the agreed time, and completed the job as agreed.
Tanzie H.
They were much better than a previous lawn care service I hired. Very pleased with them. Looking forward to continuing to work with them
Crystal garden landscape maintenance LLCCrystal garden landscape maintenance LLC
Keesa G.
I highly recommend River Lawn Care. They were prompt with the estimate, on time for the service and did an amazing job making my landscaping look nice!
River Lawn CareRiver Lawn Care
Kristin C.
Julia handles the lawn care at a rental property. She does very good work, is always on schedule, and gives me proactive suggestions. The lawn looks great - shrubs are well tended. She keeps an eye on the rental property too - giving me an extra sense of security.
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Cindy M.
Had a great experience working with River Lawn Care. They were very responsive and communicative. Also very knowledgeable on how to help our lawn with drainage issues. They did a lot of extra work as well that I didn’t expect and were very kind. Great experience overall.
River Lawn CareRiver Lawn Care
Carla B.
Recently moved into a new home and was looking to establish regular lawn & garden services. Emiliano was super responsive, came over for an estimate, and was able to take care of our yard (mowing, weed pulling, etc) same day. Our yard is pretty bare bones right now and we plan on using EC Lawn Care Services to help us with more landscaping/hardscaping down the line. Highly recommend! //EDIT: Changed this to 1 star as communication is inconsistent. Great initially and then they disappear. We are now looking for an alternative to maintain our lawn
Geof F.
The yard was in need of cleaning. this was the first time I have hired a lawn crew. I could not be more happy with the job they did. It was excellent! There is no way I could have done as good a job as the crew did. If you are not using EC Lawn Care you need to call them.
Carolyn P.
EC Lawn Care responded promptly to my request for an appointment. Team showed up and worked in my yard. Responsive to my areas of concern . Highly Recommend forward work
Jessi S.
Very happy with Y&L. I discontinued my previous lawn care company and glad I did. Y&L are doing SUCH a better job. And easy to communicate with. Recommend
Y&L LandscapeY&L Landscape
Vickie S.
Mr. Cruz Lawn Care did an awesome clean up job in my yard. I will hire them again for future projects. He was professional, fast, and reasonably priced.
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