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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 Alexandria lawn care professionals
Kim D.
Fantastic job removing leaves and caring for lawn!
Olivas Lawn ServiceOlivas Lawn Service
Alyssa M.
Jimario Lawn Care is always very prompt and responsive. They hauled away a bunch of lawn refuse that would take me weeks to dispose of by city lawn clean-up. And they mulched my yard and came up with ideas about how best to use the mulch quantities I bought.
Sam P.
Great job! We will be using them again as needed for all our lawn care, outdoor projects and landscaping needs.
Stedra s.
This company is very punctual and the quality of work is top rated. I recommend their services to everyone needing lawn care. I will be a repeat customer.
Affordable Lawn CareAffordable Lawn Care
Michelle B.
My lawn care team showed up and completed all work as expected. Thank you for your work! Look forward to the next service date!
LawnStarter Lawn CareLawnStarter Lawn Care
Ryan T.
Eric is your go to guy for any yard work you need to get done now, with an overgrown back yard that was about to encroach into the front yard and overrun us, Eric and Affordable Lawn Care put our minds at ease and got the entire job done! The timeliness, value, and professionalism is also a huge bonus. Don’t look for anyone else, call Affordable Lawn Care today!
Affordable Lawn CareAffordable Lawn Care
Nissi’s Lawn Care was very professional and reached out prior to my appointment and kept me updated. They did excellent work! I can’t thank them enough.
Nissi Lawn Care & Painting ServicesNissi Lawn Care & Painting Services
Jerome & Graciela D.
The crew at Cristobal Lawn Care did an incredible job cleaning up our front and backyard and removing ivy that had built up. They worked tirelessly all day to get the job done and we couldn’t be happier with their work. We will absolutely hire them again to help us maintain our lawn.
Cristobal lawn careCristobal lawn care
Thumbtack Customer
Anthony was very flexible in arranging a time to come and take care of our lawn. He did an excellent job, our yard looks great again! Will definetly call back again.
Eastbay Movers and Landscaping Services.
Leeann m.
Needed care for an overgrown lawn-asap and he responded and showed up same-day. Great value, really friendly guy. Was prompt, made the whole situation really easy for us. The best!
Dave J.
Needed a last minute lawn mowing and Del Ray Landscaping came out and took care of my yard during the day while I was not home. Very happy w/ the work. Thank you!
Del Ray LandscapingDel Ray Landscaping
David W.
Anthony was very thorough and put in extra effort mowing and edging a very overgrown lawn. He clearly cares a lot and takes pride in his work. We’d highly recommend him and hope to use him again!
Eastbay Movers and Landscaping Services.
Birgit S.
Excellent service. Very responsive and dependable. They mowed my lawn at fast speed and took great care with details. Even cleaned up nicely. I highly recommend J&J. Very friendly team as well.
J&J MultiserviceJ&J Multiservice
Thumbtack Customer
Andy was totally reliable and did great work. I wasn't in town, hired him remotely and he went to my house mowed the lawn, emailed me pics of his work and went the extra mile with some weeding as well. Trustworthy, dependable and fair--not qualities you find every day. I would highly recommend him to anyone and will use him any time I need lawn care.
Andy's Emergency Lawn and Yard CareAndy's Emergency Lawn and Yard Care
Jenny A.
Really amazing! You cannot go wrong hiring these folks. We'd had a bad experience, having just bought our home, trying to use who the past owners had used for lawn and leaf care last month. Really sloppy, blew leaves into our neighbor's yard and the street, and these guys at Just Aeration blew us away with how great they did (yes, that was a good pun!) On time, communicative, neat, hard-working, very pleasant, took time to make some recommendations for the winterization of yard, everything you'd want. Really appreciated them scheduling as they did, too, with the weird weather, when we had to cancel due to too much snow or rain a couple of times. Will use them every time we need their services.
Just Aeration and MowingJust Aeration and Mowing
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