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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.

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.

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 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 Richmond lawn care professionals
Wilhemina M.
Very nice person and an excellent lawn care specialist.
Burroughs Lawn ServicesBurroughs Lawn Services
Gerald A.
Great customer service and great quality. I highly recommend Chris for lawn care services.
Fiore’s LandscapingFiore’s Landscaping
David L.
extremely satisfied, tilling, top soil, seeding , entire front lawn explained what and why doing and how to care for lawn will likely have him do back yard next would recommend
TeamVision LandscapingTeamVision Landscaping
Matthew N.
Carlos did a great job with the yard. Provided a quick & fair quote before coming out, Completed the job the next day and communicated throughout the entire process. Highly recommend Moffett Lawn Care if your looking for a lawn service
Moffett Lawn CareMoffett Lawn Care
Marcus h.
Archer's Grounds Maintenance did an outstanding job at meeting all of our lawn care needs. I would definitely recommend his services to any other homeowner or establishment, seeking to receive first rate quality lawn service.
Archer's Grounds MaintenanceArcher's Grounds Maintenance
Thumbtack Customer
Kareem's communication was great and he did a wonderful job taking care of our lawn. I'd definitely recommend his services.
Archer's Grounds MaintenanceArcher's Grounds Maintenance
Megan G.
Kareem did a great job on our lawn care and was reasonable, fair, kind, and responsive. We hope and plan to continue services with him.
Archer's Grounds MaintenanceArcher's Grounds Maintenance
Quishaun A.
Great customer service, very prompt and did great work. We will definitely be using this company again for our lawn care needs.
D & R Lawn CareD & R Lawn Care
Thumbtack Customer
A+ had excellent customer service, lawn care knowledge and did exactly what we asked! And very reasonable price. Will keep using them!
A+ Landscaping & Pressure WashingA+ Landscaping & Pressure Washing
Megan O.
Kareem does an excellent job mowing and edging our lawn. He takes his time and pays close attention to detail. Not to mention, he is very friendly! We’ve had a few different people come to tame our lawn but Kareem has been the best so far. We highly recommend him for your lawn care needs! Thank you Kareem!!
Archer's Grounds MaintenanceArcher's Grounds Maintenance
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Archer did an fantastic job with my lawn. He provided quality service in a timely fashion with a low cost. I am thankful for a thorough job at a cheap price compared to other lawn care specialist. I will definitely be calling Archer's Ground Maintenance again!
Archer's Grounds MaintenanceArcher's Grounds Maintenance
Sharonda W.
I contacted Green Thumb to get my lawn mowed. Al and his crew came out and took care of my yard. I definitely plan to use Green Thumb again.
Green Thumb Lawn Maintenance LLCGreen Thumb Lawn Maintenance LLC
Nick R.
Michael was responsive, professional, fast and does the job well and on time. I have used him for both lawn care and junk hauling and have had great experiences. Thank you Michael!
Sid A.
Quantay Lawn Care was awesome. Came by on very short notice to rake and haul leaves away. They did such a good job that I plan to use them again in the near future on another job.
Quantay Lawn CareQuantay Lawn Care
Valerie S.
I was in need of lawn care and within 24 hours the team was able to come out and make my yard look spectacular! They were very customer oriented and incredibly nice. Pricing was fair as well.
A Cut Above All OthersA Cut Above All Others
Noelle S.
Mr. Garcia did a wonderful job! He was polite, punctual and priced fair. I will definitely be using him for any lawn care needs moving forward. My back and front yard look so much better!
Garcia Lawn CareGarcia Lawn Care
Thumbtack Customer
It was a pleasure working with Kevin and Kyle. The are very professional. They arrived on time. We were very pleased with the lawn work provided and feel the price was very fair . They cut and trimmed our yard. It looks very nice. We are going to have them come back for regular lawn care and also to provide some minor cleaning up of leaves/weeds etc . We would highly recommend Kevin Burroughs.
Burroughs Lawn ServicesBurroughs Lawn Services
C. L.
Kareem provided professional and impressive service! He trimmed the shrubs, provided a very clean mulch job, removed some dead wood and tree limbs, and prepped and cleared beds for a garden rock environment. I will recommend him to anyone who needs lawn care services!!
Archer's Grounds MaintenanceArcher's Grounds Maintenance
Thumbtack Customer
This is my second year using Archer's Ground Maintenance, and I am very happy with the service! Archer's has provided excellent service for weekly lawn care (mowing/trimming) as well as seasonal (aerating/seeding/weed control). In addition, Archer's planted two trees for me this Spring and both survived the storm! Kareem is professional and completes each task with attention to detail.
Archer's Grounds MaintenanceArcher's Grounds Maintenance
Thumbtack Customer
So far so good. Spoke with Mr. Shaoul and he came out the same day. He was a very friendly gentleman. He negociated a price with my husband and set up a schedule. He cut our grass the same day. Lawn looks very nice and neat. He will take care of shrubs and weeds as we go. No complaints. Thanks!
D & R Lawn CareD & R Lawn Care
Thumbtack Customer
We had moved out of our old house and the showing is tomorrow. I had totally forgot about lawn care! I was freaking out thinking I would never find anyone available on such sorry notice! Roger somehow managed it! He quoted me and not 2 hours later was at my front door ready to go! It only took him 10 minutes and my whole yard looked incredible! This man is a kind, gentle hearted professional. I would recommend him to anyone.
D & R Lawn CareD & R Lawn Care
Thumbtack Customer
Roger Shaoul with D&R Lawn Care was referred to us via Thumbtack since we were having some difficulty finding reliable lawncare in the Richmond area. We had several projects for Roger for an overall yard clean up, hedge trimming, mulching and even moving some pea gravel from a large play area to a pathway around the house. Roger was a complete professional and did a great job! He even sent before and after photos to my phone after he was finished to make sure we were satisfied! We're now on his calendar for regular yard maintenance! Thanks Roger!!!
D & R Lawn CareD & R Lawn Care
Matthew B.
I've had a terrible time actually getting them here to do the work. I've had crews scheduled to mow my grass who cancelled at the last minute leaving me to struggle to get their customer service to rebook the job with another crew, and today I was scheduled to have them come out again and instead got a message from them stating "Unfortunately, the demand for lawn care service in your area is high at this time and we can’t find a crew fit for your needs. We understand this can be frustrating and our team at LawnStarter is working hard to get more coverage in your area. We apologize for not being able to offer the services we pride ourselves on, but we hope to have more crews in your area soon." Don't hire this firm if you need routine service that's completed in a timely manner. Advice to LawnStarter, don't accept business you don't have the capacity to complete.
LawnStarter Lawn CareLawnStarter Lawn Care
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