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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 Columbia lawn care professionals
Kesha S.
Affordable Lawn Care Services was responsive to my inquiry. I was pleased with the professionalism of the lawn care specialist.
Affordable Lawn Care Services LLCAffordable Lawn Care Services LLC
Ariel S.
Great lawn care.
Topps Lawn CareTopps Lawn Care
Thumbtack Customer
Creative Edge Lawn Care mowed my lawn, edged the grass, removed branches, and even cleared paved areas of leaves. My yard looks better than I've ever seen it look. I am very happy with the service from Creative Edge Lawn Care.
Creative Edge Lawn Care LLCCreative Edge Lawn Care LLC
Carroll E.
Grasshopper lawn care did an excellent job that exceeded my expectations.
Grasshopper lawn care services of lexingtonGrasshopper lawn care services of lexington
Kevin M.
after a week of rain they were able to get me taken care of quickly for my lawn care and pinestraw installation.
Palmetto Landscaping, LLCPalmetto Landscaping, LLC
David R.
Topps came out and took care of my lawn and edging just as I expected. It didn't take very long and the pricing was excellent. If I need more services, I would not hesitate to go with Topps Lawn Care again.
Topps Lawn CareTopps Lawn Care
John W.
The responsiveness was great, professionalism top notch, and value is on point. I'm hiring this service for biweekly lawn care.
Topps Lawn CareTopps Lawn Care
Scott m.
What a wonderful job they did. Very professional and friendly. Definitely the best lawn care I’ve had.
Boston Lawn ServicesBoston Lawn Services
David S.
We had such a great experience. I had my lawn cut that next day, which was amazing that I didn't have to wait a week or two out. The lawn looked neat and clean. The experience was just amazing and I would highly recommend to anyone who needs lawn care.
Landscapes by LP DesignLandscapes by LP Design
Tricia F.
I have been looking for a lawn care professional for months. It is surprising how companies will either never show up for appointments or will quote and not show up to do the job. I understand that finding good labor/help is a chore right now, but communication goes a long way. Emanuel's Landscaping & Lawn responded almost immediately to my request, showed up for the scheduled appointment, and took care of my lawn the same day. I highly recommend!
Emanuel's landscaping & lawn care.Emanuel's landscaping & lawn care.
Vennie D.
I am very thankful to Topp Lawn Care for the job they did for my Mom. Her yard looks so much better and is safer for her to walk outside. Also, thanks to Scott for keeping in touch with me since the rainy weather did hold him up a couple of days. I’m sure I’ll be calling on Topp Lawn Care again.
Topps Lawn CareTopps Lawn Care
Sheannah B.
Highly recommend this company. They were very responsive and professional. Worth every penny. They are now our go-to guys for everything lawn care related.
Harmony Acres LandscapingHarmony Acres Landscaping
Rasheed J.
This contractor is by far the best that I've worked with in handling my lawn care and landscaping needs. They are honest and take pride in the work that they do. Thank you!
Boston Lawn ServicesBoston Lawn Services
Kimberly G.
Topps Lawn Care did a great job with my front and backyard. This is the best I have seen it look in a long time. Great job!
Topps Lawn CareTopps Lawn Care
William T.
Harmony Acres landscaping did a great job meeting my lawn care needs. I am totally satisfied with their attention to detail and their professionalism!
Harmony Acres LandscapingHarmony Acres Landscaping
Preston F.
Matt and Scott from Topps Lawn Care did an outstanding job on my yard. I've been looking for a good lawn care team in the area for awhile and I'm glad I found them because they got it right the first time. Their work is very detailed and professional. As a consumer, you get what you pay for but, this time around I got quality work for a good price.
Topps Lawn CareTopps Lawn Care
Kim R.
Mr. Boston is very professional and knowledgeable. He listened and asked questions. He did such a great job that I have found my new lawn care specialist!
Boston Lawn ServicesBoston Lawn Services
Amanda R.
What a beautiful job! Affordable, friendly, fast service! I am excited to continue using Great Exitpectations for our lawn care needs :) thanks Mr Blake and team!
Great ExitpectationsGreat Exitpectations
Flordeliza O.
Amazing service, I had my trees and bushes trimmed and they always have my yard look great!! Thanks Metro Lawn Care, we would recommend you to anyone!
Metro Lawn Care ServicesMetro Lawn Care Services
Tameka D.
This is my first time using Thumbtack for a lawn service but it definitely helped me to find the right fit. It was time for my first cut of the year and after speaking to several services I decided on Smith Lawn care. Travis was sure to keep me informed with scheduling my service as it rained on my scheduled day. He had all the right tools for the job and was eager to get to work. The yard looks great and I will continue to have him service my lawn.
Smith Yard CareSmith Yard Care
Guillermo B.
I hired this Company to handle my lawn care needs for over a year and I couldn’t be more pleased… if you are in the market for fairly priced and reliable services give these folks a chance… you won’t regret it.
Palmetto Landscaping, LLCPalmetto Landscaping, LLC
Tina a.
Absolutely pleased ! They did a FANTASTIC JOB! Highly recommended these cool guys. You won’t be disappointed. AWESOME price as well. Will definitely have them as my new lawn care crew. Keepin it green solutions be ‘KEEPIN IT REAL’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
keepin it green solutionskeepin it green solutions
Pat H.
Scott transformed my sadly neglected front yard into a work of art. Although my husband and I are on a fixed income, we have already lined up Scott for more work in our overgrown back yard. I highly recommend Topps Lawn Care!
Topps Lawn CareTopps Lawn Care
Greg R.
Quaishan started taking care of my lawn last week and I am very happy. He was very pleasant and paid meticulous detail to etching out flower beds by digging a small channel with his trimmer. Bottom line. The yard looks the best it has in months.
Ideal Pressure Washing & ServicesIdeal Pressure Washing & Services
Brianna C.
Didn’t show up as stated he would. I would love to rectify the one star. Lawn care contractors are sadly notorious for not showing up. I waited all day watching my phone like I was back in high school. Bad start to a new relationship.
Topps Lawn CareTopps Lawn Care
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