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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 Pittsburgh lawn care professionals
Klaire K.
Morrison Lawn Care serviced our very overgrown Lawn for a fair price. He was communicative and great to work with. Would 10/10 recommend.
Morrison Lawn Care (Insured)Morrison Lawn Care (Insured)
Michelle g.
The lawn care service is good and flexible around weather and price is reasonable.
Lawn Love Lawn CareLawn Love Lawn Care
Meggan K.
Spoke with Josh on a Wednesday afternoon about taking care of the lawn and landscaping for our two houses in Bellevue and he was out at both of them by Friday to complete the first mow. Very responsive and professional. We are using him for our continued lawn care at both homes.
Allegheny Premier LandscapingAllegheny Premier Landscaping
Tom m.
The fellas who did my lawn were exceptional, but the organization who I had to pay was very disorganized and deceptive. I was way too hard with the lawn care provider. He's a good guy and said some things that are not too nice, for that I apologize
Lawn Love Lawn CareLawn Love Lawn Care
Lois I.
He did a great job, came when he said he would and even understood a problem that developed because of a previous lawn service, by coming so quickly. Nice doing business with him, looking forward to a long term lawn care service with him..
MACHINEMACHINE
Danielle T.
My lawn was in desperate need of care and I feel like it was rescued by the work that was done. They clearly understood the assignment and overdelivered literally within 24 hours of my request!
Limitless LandscapesLimitless Landscapes
Brian K.
Amazing work. I hurt my back recently but I needed one more cut before winter. Scott cut and trimmed my lawn better than I did all summer. If his attention to detail with any other project mirrors his lawn care I would recommend Scott for any job!
Swift Home Services LLCSwift Home Services LLC
Will h.
For busy professionals and homeowners who value their time highly, I truly recommend Darwin / Affordable Lawn Care. No need to worry about rescheduling, recommitment and (re)negotiation after the fact.
Affordable Lawn CareAffordable Lawn Care
Thumbtack Customer
I have been quite pleased with my experience. For a lawn my size, they get it done quickly. Service has been great. Has also offered to take care of the leaves.
Mak Grass Cutting Hedge TrimmingMak Grass Cutting Hedge Trimming
Cortney R.
Scam. They make it seem like they have a ‘lawn care professional’ ready and booked for you when you first communicate on the Thumbtack app. But they don’t. Once you sign up on their site they’ll send you emails saying “we are currently short handed in your area....we cannot confirm a lawn pro.... we are tentatively postponing your service until ______”. And then right before the given postponement date you’ll get another email saying the same thing. I was skeptical to begin with and tried to address my concern with the initial Thumbtack app conversation but it was ignored most likely because it’s either a bot you’re talking with or someone just sending prewritten prompts. Either way, I’d recommend not wasting your time with this.
Lawn Love Lawn CareLawn Love Lawn Care
Michael S.
I contacted this company on July 22nd and they guaranteed that the lawn care provider would be there between the 23rd and the 26th. On the 26th they contacted me and said the service person had a personal emergency and would be there on the 27th. The evening of the 27th they contacted me and said the work would be completed on the 30th. I contacted them multiple times during the day of the 30th and each time was promised that the service would be completed. It has not been done and they can’t give any clear idea as to when it will be. Now I have to find another provider and deal with delays in their schedule. Terrible service.
Lawn Love Lawn CareLawn Love Lawn Care
Ellie M.
This company just took money out of my account! I never hired this company, i messaged through the thumbtack app to get lawn care. I never set up an appointment or continued any further with this company. I never gave my card information or anything to them. And just a minute ago they charged me $52 WHEN I NEVER HIRED THEM! I don’t know how they got my information but I for sure now will not be hiring this company. I have already messaged them about a refund just now. I am very very aggravated about this!! Hopefully the photo shows up of the charge!
LawnStarter Lawn CareLawnStarter Lawn Care
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