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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 Austin lawn care professionals
Marie W.
Thank you for the great lawn care!
Mesquite lawn care servicesMesquite lawn care services
Norma V.
We are very pleased with the service Tikal Lawn Care & Pest Control has provided. Zaairio is very knowledgeable and thorough when explaining what is needed for the lawn. I highly recommend them for your lawn care needs. Norma Vasquez Non Profit Organization
Tikal Lawn Care & Pest ControlTikal Lawn Care & Pest Control
Bailey N.
Brentwood lawn care was able to come and mow our lawn 1 day after initial contact. They did a great job!
BENTWOOD Lawn CareBENTWOOD Lawn Care
Elisha A.
Lawn care was done really well and professionally! Communication was great. Definitely recommend.
LawnStarter Lawn CareLawnStarter Lawn Care
Maricela E.
Mesquite lawn services did a phenomenal job on my lawn. We were very pleased and prices are very reasonable! We definitely recommend and he will continue to do our lawn care and other projects we need.
Mesquite lawn care servicesMesquite lawn care services
Darius R.
Very responsive, lobed the detail je had when taking care of my lawn.
Mesquite lawn care servicesMesquite lawn care services
Kiara S.
Fantastic work. I requested a one-time service last minute because my lawn mower broke, but will definitely have them come regularly to take care of my lawn!!
A&F Lawn Mowing Services, LLCA&F Lawn Mowing Services, LLC
Mitch F.
Jaurez Lawn Service is a professional operation who takes care of their customers. Excellent responsiveness and great quality work.
Juarez Lawn ServiceJuarez Lawn Service
Robin M.
juan torres and green pastures lawn care are the real deal.. prompt, courteous and reasonable.. im so happy with the results !
Green Pastures Lawncare LLCGreen Pastures Lawncare LLC
Alex G.
Works very hard and does excellent work. Very responsive. I highly recommend Mesquite Lawn Care services.
Mesquite lawn care servicesMesquite lawn care services
Brianna B.
We have used a few lawn services in the past but Juarez Lawn Service is hands down the best! Our lawn looks amazing and the guys were very efficient and professional. We were also taken care of the same day and have setup a biweekly service. We highly recommend giving Juarez a chance.
Juarez Lawn ServiceJuarez Lawn Service
Marylyn C.
Ali is punctual and responsive to requests. His work is thorough and we are happy to have him provide our lawn care. Marylyn C
Wash UpWash Up
Mike S.
Needed to have my lawn taken care of while I was sick and had a big tree limb in my backyard. Response within the same day had everything taken care of in the afternoon. Highly recommend!
Sunbaked ExteriorsSunbaked Exteriors
Peter and Cassady H.
Green Pastures Lawn Care were quick to reply to my request AND get us on their books! We will definitely use them again soon!
Green Pastures Lawncare LLCGreen Pastures Lawncare LLC
Matt M.
After a few months, Jim is everything I've been trying to find in a lawn care pro. I highly recommend him and he's been great value for the $$$.
Clean Air Lawn Care Austin NW/Cedar ParkClean Air Lawn Care Austin NW/Cedar Park
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service. Prompt, within my budget and does excellent work. He not only took care of the lawn but also did a small sprinkler repair at no extra charge.
Ramos ServicesRamos Services
Ali B.
Henry was great. He was able to fit me in to his schedule quickly and explained the proposed scope of work clearly so there were no surprises. My lawn was severely overgrown when he arrived, and looked great when he left. I’m looking forward to the ease of mind knowing he’s caring for my lawn.
Henry AllisonHenry Allison
Kim M.
I’ve already made this business my go-to for lawn care. Their staff is courteous, helpful, and quick to respond. I was impressed with their work quality and punctuality. Their prices are also competitive! Great job.
Classic Cleaning-E&R servicesClassic Cleaning-E&R services
Peng C.
Tan did an excellent job in caring my lawn with patience, especially with some hard part to deal with. Totally worth the cost. I am happy to give him 25% tip.
Tanner Boland Landscaping ServicesTanner Boland Landscaping Services
Thumbtack Customer
Juan was able to come out and take care of my very long lawn. We had been out of town for a couple weeks and it got out of control. He was able to come out the same day and take care of it. He even came back later in the week and trimmed my trees and bushes for a very fair price. I will hiring them with all of my lawn needs from now on. Easy to pay him back, didn't need to be home for it either.
Green Pastures Lawncare LLCGreen Pastures Lawncare LLC
Landry S.
Absolutely GREAT!!!!!! On time, all it took was one phone call and bam he was here and working hard and the outcome was a really nice yard! I highly recommend Green Pastures Lawn Care!!
Green Pastures Lawncare LLCGreen Pastures Lawncare LLC
Curtis C.
I had an excellent experience with Mesquite Lawn Care. I needed a one time leaf cleanup of my yard. The job was well done and I will be looking to use their services more often.
Mesquite lawn care servicesMesquite lawn care services
Caroline S.
Emilio responded quickly and showed up on time. As a first time homeowner, I'm not familiar with lawn care/maintenance. Emilio took the time to chat with me about best practices and gave me some tips and tricks to keep my lawn looking good. He did a great job of cleaning up and I would definitely recommend his services!
Emilio’s Landscape Service’sEmilio’s Landscape Service’s
Lisa N.
We are extremely happy with the professional job done by Marquez Pro Lawn Service. We got stuck without lawn care and requested a quote from them. They promptly responded about the work needed. We were promised one day but surprisingly they came a day in advance of the promise date, stopping by since they were in the area with another pro job We were elated!! Then, we were double elated by the solid, professional, clean work done by Brian. We’re now on his schedule and could not be happier about that. Do Not pass them up. It’s in your best interest. Brian is also very knowledgeable about lawn care treatments, too. We are happy customers! Highly recommend!!
Marquez Pro Lawn ServicesMarquez Pro Lawn Services
Cari L.
Charlie is a delight to work with. They did an amazing job cleaning up and transforming our backyard into a much more enjoyable space. This project was a surprise for my husband and they did not disappoint :-) We have hired them to continue caring for our lawn.
Cutters LandscapingCutters Landscaping
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