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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.

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 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.

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.
Reviews for Alamo Heights lawn care professionals
Janine R.
Great work!!! Thorough lawn care!!! Already scheduled next month’s lawn care appointment.
Losoya’s Lawn & GardenLosoya’s Lawn & Garden
Alison R.
Great lawn care!
LawnStarter Lawn CareLawnStarter Lawn Care
Janine R.
Brown Lawn Care was responsive, professional, and did a fantastic job working on my lawn. I'm looking forward to this company taking care of my lawn and landscape needs moving forward. Ultra happy I found them.
Brown Lawn CareBrown Lawn Care
Sara G.
James lawn care did a great job on my lawn and I would recommend him to anyone.
James Lawn Care & Pressure WashingJames Lawn Care & Pressure Washing
Meghan A.
LawnStarter lawn care did a great job on my lawn. My front yard looks great!
LawnStarter Lawn CareLawnStarter Lawn Care
Mark F.
Lawn care service, did a great job
Rick at Your Service Property Solutions LLC Inc.Rick at Your Service Property Solutions LLC Inc.
Stephanie C.
Bluegrass Lawn Care provides excellent customer service.
Bluegrass Lawn CareBluegrass Lawn Care
Thumbtack Customer
Albert and Daka Lawn Care truly love and value what they do. He works with you on the payments and isn't pushy like other companies. They truly take care of your lawn beyond how you imagine. The prices are fair and the excellent with timing. No other company has quality work like Daka Lawn Care does.
Daka Lawn Care / LandscapingDaka Lawn Care / Landscaping
Lucas O.
J&M Lawn Care did a great job on our lawn. One of the best lawn care experiences we have had in San Antonio. They communicate when they arrive and if there is any inclement weather they make sure to communicate and reschedule in a timely manner. Overall a great experience
JM LawnCare & Hauling JunkJM LawnCare & Hauling Junk
Tiffany T.
I'm grateful to have found Richard's Happy Lawns! My lawn is now, indeed, happy! I am as well. It looks great, and Richard provided my with education to better care for my lawn.
Richards Happy LawnsRichards Happy Lawns
Jacquie M.
Victor and his fellow worker were PHENOMINAL. They were very prompt and educated me on the proper care for my lawn. I would highly recommend Mowtown Landscape is you want fast, reliable and quality lawn care.
Mowtown LandscapeMowtown Landscape
Ricky S.
Outstanding job on my lawn. I needed a quick turnaround on the job and they more than provided. Would definitely recommend for all your lawn care needs
JJ landscaping tree trimmingJJ landscaping tree trimming
Thumbtack Customer
I met Albert from Daka lawn services a very down to earth guy. His crew was great they used the appropriate lawn equipment & handled business. Looking forward to doing business with them for our lawn care. Thanks!
Daka Lawn Care / LandscapingDaka Lawn Care / Landscaping
Elizabeth N.
Excellent customer service I'm definitely using him for all my lawn care.
Dejesus lawn servicesDejesus lawn services
Mark F.
Fist time using LawnStarter Lawn Care so far it’s a good company
LawnStarter Lawn CareLawnStarter Lawn Care
Andy H.
Requested a quote and received prompt response and had lawn taken care of next day. Very happy with work and will be using them again! GreAt work Lawn Mowing SA
Lawn Mowing SALawn Mowing SA
Thumbtack Customer
Andrew contacted me within an hour or two of sending out my request. Gave me a good fair price to take care of my lawn. He was out 2 days's later just like he said he would be and did a great job on the lawn. I will definitely be calling him in the future for our lawn care....!! Thanks Andrew.......:):):)
JohnG0567JohnG0567
Brittany W.
We're both very happy with the lawn and with how quickly it was all taken care of :) thank you!
GreenLand Contracting LLCGreenLand Contracting LLC
Lonnie H.
Did a great job with his services. He now does our landscaping and lawn care.
Pina landscaping and Fence coPina landscaping and Fence co
Danyelle L.
Very satisfied with the finished product and was done in a timely manner. Would use for routine lawn care!
Dejesus lawn servicesDejesus lawn services
Sharisa R.
Our lawn looks beautiful! Your attention to detail really makes a difference. Thank you so much! We will certainly continue coming to you for our lawn care needs.
JM LawnCare & Hauling JunkJM LawnCare & Hauling Junk
Thumbtack Customer
I recommend, and truly appreciate the quick, professional and friendly manner that DAKA Lawn Care handled our call for lawn care. They came with little notice, friendly attitude and complete ability to get the job done professionally at a reasonable price. Thanks again Mr. Sanchez and Crew!!!
Daka Lawn Care / LandscapingDaka Lawn Care / Landscaping
Jason T.
Richard took care of my lawn and my dad's lawn recently and he did a great job. He showed up on time and was very polite and got straight to work. Definitely recommend.
Richards Happy LawnsRichards Happy Lawns
Matt H.
Excellent lawn care and service. Communicative and came right away. Glad to have hired and will do again.
James Lawn Care & Pressure WashingJames Lawn Care & Pressure Washing
Thumbtack Customer
Very pleased with promptness of reply and on time service, reasonable price, will continue to use this lawn care service
Daka Lawn Care / LandscapingDaka Lawn Care / Landscaping
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