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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 Portland 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.
EC LAWN CAREEC LAWN CARE
Thumbtack Customer
Reliable, consistent, no-hassle service—just what you'd want with lawn care. I would recommend Gary to anyone who needs affordable, professional lawn care.
My Man Friday Inc.My Man Friday Inc.
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!!
EC LAWN CAREEC LAWN CARE
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.
EC LAWN CAREEC LAWN CARE
Thumbtack Customer
German is awesome! Friendly, knowledgable and fair - he's now my permanent lawn-care guy!
ELITE LAWN CARE LLCELITE LAWN CARE LLC
Srini P.
Miguel did a very good job taking care of my lawn. Definitely recommend him.
Monarc Lawn Care LLCMonarc Lawn Care LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Done early, quickly and nicely thank you very much for the timely tips on lawn care!
My Man Friday Inc.My Man Friday Inc.
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
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
Erin C.
My yard looks amazing. EC lawn care did everything I asked, I’m stoked.
EC LAWN CAREEC LAWN CARE
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.
EC LAWN CAREEC LAWN CARE
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
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.
EC LAWN CAREEC LAWN CARE
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
EC LAWN CAREEC LAWN CARE
Supal K.
He reached out to my house in my absence and took care of back yard lawn including fertilizer and sent me lawn pictures upon completion to ensure that work is done. Very prompt in response, professional guy! Very pleased with his service!
Pro Joe'sPro Joe's
Thumbtack Customer
Garcia's was very professional and promptly responded to all emails and questions. The yard looks fantastic and i will be using Garcia's for regular lawn care and maintenance.
Garcia's Landscape Maintenance LLCGarcia's Landscape Maintenance LLC
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.
julia martinez garden servicejulia martinez garden service
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
EC LAWN CAREEC LAWN CARE
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.
EC LAWN CAREEC LAWN CARE
Thumbtack Customer
I have had Emiliano Chavel with EC Lawn Care Services take care of my yard on many occasions over the past 6 months. Emiliano is very flexible in terms of coming out when I need him to and his rates are great. Most importantly, the work he does is fantastic. My yard always looks amazing and clean and I'm continually impressed with how quickly and efficiently the work gets done. I'm really pleased to have found him on Thumbtack and will continue to contact him for lawn care in the future.
EC LAWN CAREEC LAWN CARE
Thumbtack Customer
Gary is friendly, professional and very responsive! His rates are very competitive and I've hired him to start caring for my rental property lawns. This process was very easy - thanks!
My Man Friday Inc.My Man Friday Inc.
Rod R.
German is awesome. He got in touch with me and we made an appointment for going over our needs. We hired him on a weekly basis. He showed up on Wednesday, as requested, and we have scheduled him for cut and trim once a week. The price is right and we feel good about his professionalism. If you need a good, honest, professional lawn care person, then you really can't go wrong with Elite Lawn Care.
ELITE LAWN CARE LLCELITE LAWN CARE LLC
Ethan S.
Everyone I had quote me for my simple lawn care job said it would run 500. Not only was their quote half they got it done incredibly fast. Will definitely use again.
EC LAWN CAREEC LAWN CARE
Erin S.
Thanks Walt for taking care of our lawn in a timely manner. Walt answered all my questions and made payment easy via Venmo. I would highly recommend Inside Out!
INSIDE OUT Landscape Maintenance ServicesINSIDE OUT Landscape Maintenance Services
Max L.
EC Lawn Care did a great job cleaning up my yard. They came out to give an estimate and were able to complete the work same day. Super appreciated and they did a great job.
EC LAWN CAREEC LAWN CARE
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