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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 Charleston lawn care professionals
Gina D.
Prompt and friendly. Affordable lawn care and one-off project help (like cleaning gutters and removing leaves). Hired to care for lawn full time.
Ariel LandscapingAriel Landscaping
Casey M.
Bautista Lawn Care has been the best decision I've made this year! I hope I can keep his services around because I've never been able to find this quality lawn care at a reasonable price. You won't be disappointed in Bautista Lawn Care Service!
Bautista lawn care service LLC.Bautista lawn care service LLC.
Jeffrey M.
Bautista Lawn Care did a wonderful job with my entire lawn. I spoke to them one day and they were ready to come out and do the work the very next day. I would and will absolutely call them for any and all of my lawn care needs. They went above and beyond to care for my lawn and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you again.
Bautista lawn care service LLC.Bautista lawn care service LLC.
Steven E.
Recently contacted Sutton to take care of our lawn. He responded quickly and took care of us. He did a great job and we are now having him take care of our lawn on a regular basis.
Sutton Lawn Care LLCSutton Lawn Care LLC
William C.
Abel is top notch. Best in the lawn care business.
Abel hernandezAbel hernandez
Thomas C.
Hands down the best Lawn Care Service in Charleston
Bautista lawn service LLCBautista lawn service LLC
Jennifer H.
Guys are great! They show up when they say they will and take care of the lawn.
Grab and Go Moving LLCGrab and Go Moving LLC
Traysea S.
Mr. Maxwell responded quickly and was able to provide lawn care on very short notice. My lawn was in desperate need of maintenance, so I very much appreciated his help.
A. Maxwell's Lawn Care LLCA. Maxwell's Lawn Care LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Marc will be our go-to lawn care professional from now onwards! Great job, efficient, reliable & quick!!
Marc's Lawn CareMarc's Lawn Care
Thumbtack Customer
Aaron came to my house with a day's notice and the minute I got home I saw a remarkable difference in my lawn. Next - seeking him for lawn care and fertilizing as we head into Spring. Thanks Aaron!
Aaron LandscapingAaron Landscaping
Toree B.
Bautista’s Lawn Care did an excellent job for us. They were quick and professional. I would definitely recommend them.
Bautista lawn care service LLC.Bautista lawn care service LLC.
Tanya B.
Bautista lawn care were awesome! They did a great job for me, exactly what I asked for. Would absolutely recommend this service.
Bautista lawn care service LLC.Bautista lawn care service LLC.
Melissa W.
Tremendously happy with Bautista Lawn Care Service’s work. Our yard looks so much better. Our yard is going to be the envy of our neighbors! Highly recommend!
Bautista lawn care service LLC.Bautista lawn care service LLC.
Amanda O.
He took excellent care of my lawn and did exactly what I asked him great experience and I am definitely going to hire him again
Moore & Sons Property Maintenance SolutionsMoore & Sons Property Maintenance Solutions
DAVIS S.
Maxwells lawn care went above and beyond the call in less than 1 day notice had are yard that had been negelected for quite a while too looking nice in no time
A. Maxwell's Lawn Care LLCA. Maxwell's Lawn Care LLC
Bridget K.
Needed lawn care/maintenance and these guys were able to come the very next day!! They were right on time and completed the work really quick and it looks awesome!! Will definitely be using them again!!
Lopez Lawn Service LLCLopez Lawn Service LLC
Josh M.
We had Matt come out and do some yard work and pressure washing for us. He did an excellent job, very fairly priced, and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. I would recommend B&M Lawn Services to anyone that needs lawn care done. You want be disappointed. Thanks again Matt!
B&M Lawn Services LLCB&M Lawn Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Outstanding!! Aaron was very professional and showed up promptly at the agreed time. He had a lot of work cut out for him on the initial visit but exceeded my expectation. Looking forward to reoccurring lawn care services with Aaron.
Aaron LandscapingAaron Landscaping
Amy H.
I'm very happy with the quality of work. I'm a realtor in Charleston and am always looking for lawn care for clients. It's hard to find someone dependable and able to get the job done quickly. I will definitely use him again!
A. Maxwell's Lawn Care LLCA. Maxwell's Lawn Care LLC
Jay A.
Was able to work me into his schedule with only a days notice and did a fantastic job. Not to mention worked through the rain that conveniently started when he got to my house. Highly recommend Antoine for any lawn care needs!
A. Maxwell's Lawn Care LLCA. Maxwell's Lawn Care LLC
Richie S.
I was out of the country for one month and Ariel took care of all of my lawn needs with no problems. He even made it easy for me to pay with my debit card while I was overseas. Would highly recommend his services.
Ariel LandscapingAriel Landscaping
Courtney M.
Bautista Lawn Care did a fantastic job cleaning up my yard. He provided an on site quote free of charge. The quote was extremely reasonable for the amount of work needing to be done. He was able to come out within 2 business days of the quote and get everything taken care of. Very friendly and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend them!
Bautista lawn care service LLC.Bautista lawn care service LLC.
Cheryl H.
They actually showed up!! So sad that I'm impressed by that but we have have multiple people just ghost us with the lawn care. They were here and did a great job and were so nice!!! Told them to come every two weeks for sure!!
Lowcountry Queens Lawn and LandscapeLowcountry Queens Lawn and Landscape
Thumbtack Customer
The team of T&C did a really good job of cleaning up our yard. They removed 20+ bags of leaves, trimmed up some of our hedges and took care of the lawn. We would hire them again. They were timely and worked hard.
T & C Cleaning 843 Handyman Services LLCT & C Cleaning 843 Handyman Services LLC
Bethany C.
I work for a National Company and we contract new Vendors EVERYDAY. With that said, I did not end up going with this Company but they were so responsive and professional, I will DEFINITELY seek them out to hopefully do work with them again if I have the opportunity to! Thank you, The Ground Up Lawn Care LLC for being so impressively prompt and responsive. -Bethany
From the Ground Up Lawn Care LLCFrom the Ground Up Lawn Care LLC
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