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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 Norfolk lawn care professionals
D. T.
I had a very good experience with Dunston’s Lawn Care. My yard looked so much better after the lawn care service.
Dunston’s lawn careDunston’s lawn care
Emily P.
Lawn looks great! Excellent communication and easy transaction. Definitely will hire again for any lawn care!
Essential Maintenance L.L.C.Essential Maintenance L.L.C.
Erin S.
Mr. Taylor continues to provide great lawn care services for my home.
Good Directions Lawn Care LLCGood Directions Lawn Care LLC
Timmy H.
Absolutely Phenomenal! He will be our Lawn Care Specialist for our entire duration in VA!
M&M Tree ServiceM&M Tree Service
Angie A.
Aeration, fertilizer and seeding was done. Good job! Will keep your info for fall lawn care.
Edge MasterEdge Master
Chris T.
Had them out to my house to do bushes lawn and edging. They did very good work as the lawn was getting long since I was gone for vacation. But they came out and took care of it
Family Claros landscaping & Cleaning ServicesFamily Claros landscaping & Cleaning Services
Josh V.
Very friendly. Did a great job. Looking forward to having them come as my regular lawn care services.
Lawn Enforcement Lawn CareLawn Enforcement Lawn Care
Emily H.
Derek did an amazing job and was able to help me out on such short notice. The price was very reasonable and paying was quick and easy through his invoice system. I would definitely recommend Lawn Enforcement Lawn Care!
Lawn Enforcement Lawn CareLawn Enforcement Lawn Care
Courtney G.
We just moved into a house with a leaf pile up, and it was taken care of efficiently and affordably. I would definitely recommend this professional and they will be the first I will contact for any future lawn care needs.
Royce JenkinsRoyce Jenkins
Cyndy P.
Travis is a true professional explaining his work thoroughly. He is an excellent communicator And I will be using Travis for my lawn care needs
Tk’s LandscapingTk’s Landscaping
Mike B.
I put an ad out to cut my mother’s lawn and before I could put my phone down Sean responded. He showed up and took care of the back yard even parts took care of other troubled spots that needed attention. I highly recommend if you need lawn service and in short order I suggest getting in contact with this business.
Shaune T.
Great quality yard work. Took care and pride and did not just rush through cutting my lawn like others have in the past. Would recommend to others.
Essential Maintenance L.L.C.Essential Maintenance L.L.C.
Courtney M.
Arrived on time to help us take care of our lawn and front yard. Looked great! We really appreciate the responsiveness and ability to take us same day! Thanks !
Courtney D.
Mykel was very professional and responded quickly. Our yard was badly overgrown after months away from home and Mykel cleared it in an afternoon. I highly recommend his lawn care services.
M&M Tree ServiceM&M Tree Service
Ida E.
Total Lawn care and Scapes is very professional and on time. They provide quick service, without interrupting their quality. Their communication is exceptional for all appointments and possible rescheduling that is due to weather. They have made the no contact process seamless and I highly recommend!
Total Lawncare and ScapesTotal Lawncare and Scapes
Maria M.
Royce and his team showed up on time and worked with me and my schedule and need to take care of my overgrown lawn from the winter! They did an awesome job and I wiuld recommend them to anyone who needs their yard done!
Royce JenkinsRoyce Jenkins
Agustin R.
Wrightchoice lawn care is the way to go if you want that sharp clean cut grass look during the summer. Very good quality of work and stays consistent and he was able to clean my edges up and now I feel my grass is in top 3 on the block !
Debra H.
My front and back yard look like a fresh clean hair cut that has been nicely edged. Steven was very professional, on time, has reasonable pricing, and did an excellent job. I will continue to use him for my lawn care. Thank you Steven! - Debra H.
Ricardo C.
Essential Maintenance did an amazing job with my neglected lawn. They worked tirelessly to ensure finishing, even working into the night. I felt truly taken care of. They asked me exactly what I wanted and delivered. Most companies make you feel like just another time slot; Essential Maintenance made me feel like I was the only client that mattered. Would highly recommend them to my own friends and family.
Essential Maintenance L.L.C.Essential Maintenance L.L.C.
Sarah C.
I was able to schedule and have Total Lawn Care out to help me the same day. I need my yard cut , weeded and blown and he was able to accomplish this quickly. I appreciated that he made sure I was happy with what he was doing and he took the time to ask me what I wanted or if I approved of the way something had been done. Although this was originally a one time need I will be using this company again in the very near future.
Total Lawncare and ScapesTotal Lawncare and Scapes
Ensely A.
Pros: He is very nice and respectful. Woke up in the morning to him already getting to work. He did exactly what we agreed on and my lawn looked good. Cons: We had discussed that he wouldn’t have time to trim a shrub on the side of my porch but he could do it next time, and I was completely understanding and okay with that. While he was working on my yard, I saw that my neighbor had approached him. A few minutes later I see him follow my neighbor to look at their yard. He comes back over to my yard and takes his equipment over to my neighbor and began working on their yard before even finishing mine. I felt that, that was very unprofessional and counter act what he told me about not having time to fit cutting a shrub into my lawn care that day. Because of that I decided I wouldn’t use his services anymore.
Johnson's Professional Lawn CareJohnson's Professional Lawn Care
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