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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 Madison lawn care professionals
Kathy C.
TG's Lawn and Mow Pros did a great job on my lawn. Very thorough and careful in their work. I would definitely recommend them.
TG's Lawn and Mow Pro'sTG's Lawn and Mow Pro's
Thumbtack Customer
They came out so quickly and took good care of a unruly lawn. Thanks!
TG's Lawn and Mow Pro'sTG's Lawn and Mow Pro's
M.C. R.
Definitely will contact them again for lawn care work! Very responsible, and quality work!
Hedgehog Lawn Care & Landscaping LLCHedgehog Lawn Care & Landscaping LLC
Steve N.
DRC's customer service is like no other lawn care provider I've ever experienced and I've used the big names. Totally customized planning based upon the condition of the lawn. We just purchased the house next door. The prior tenants were renters who didn't care about the lawn. DRC is implementing a heavy duty plan of attack to rid the lawn of weeds galore and encourage the grass to come back. Meanwhile, my lawn is receiving a different treatment which will help it look better than it did with the generic treatments of other lawn services. Now I know why the C in DRC stands for Consulting.
DRC LLC-Fertilizer, Weed Control & Lawn CareDRC LLC-Fertilizer, Weed Control & Lawn Care
Sandra F.
We are having our lawn mowed weekly this summer with MS Lawn Care. We are very satisfied with the service we have received so far. Mike is professional, dependable and does great work!
Lee H.
Discussed care of our lawn and was very impressed with his proposed services. Am anxious to see if the services provided are as proposed.
DRC LLC-Fertilizer, Weed Control & Lawn CareDRC LLC-Fertilizer, Weed Control & Lawn Care
Thumbtack Customer
Simply Snow and Lawn gave more customized lawn mowing than other lawn care companies I had hired in previous years. Alex was attentive to the needs I expressed. He customized the mowing to cut my grass at the heights I wished. , Alex,​ the owner, did not give my lawn bald spots in one area and leave the grass too long in another part of my yard. Plus, he is a pleasant person to interact with and is attentive to requests.
Simply Snow and Lawn LLCSimply Snow and Lawn LLC
Kathy M.
Our mower wasn’t working and, with the amount of rain we received, the grass grew quicker than expected. We needed a professional now. I called several lawn/mowing professionals and Brian of Crown Lawn Care responded immediately with a fair price. He made things so easy that I plan on using his mowing services every 2 weeks and possibly selling the mower altogether. If all goes well with the mowing, there’s plenty more landscaping/yard work needed. He’s the first place I’ll go.
Crown Lawn Care LLCCrown Lawn Care LLC
Joseph G.
Stacey was very professional, insightful, and went above and beyond what was expected. He did a great job aerating and over seeding, gave me advice about how to keep my grass in tip top shape, and even cut my grass and laid down straw. I am happy that I found someone as trustworthy as Stacey to help me take care of my lawn!
Haynes Lawn Care LLCHaynes Lawn Care LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We had some long, out-of-control grass. It was a constant stress and eye sore. RCPS was fast to reach out/bid, constantly in communication, extremely professional, and so kind. I just got home from work (they completed the work today)---W.O.W.!! Wow. Wow. I'm blown away. It is clean, professional, complete and done with care. RCPS messaged me when they were done and what they had done which was so considerate. I highly recommend them- they go the extra step to be professional and courteous about lawn care in a way the customers appreciate.
Rock County Property ServicesRock County Property Services
Derrick J.
For what good it does, I offer a humble apology for the negative review, and unfortunately Thumbtack doesn’t allow people to retract their reviews. Earlier in March, I had two precious bad experiences with lawn care services, including one that I hired from Thumbtack earlier who failed to come through on his promise. I got impatient and thought the worst. Hopefully a potential client will take this into consideration.
TG's Lawn and Mow Pro'sTG's Lawn and Mow Pro's
Todd C.
Worst ever! Never showed up on time. He was supposed to arrive every 10 days, he could barely find time to arrive every 14-20 days. My lawn looked horrible! He left big clumps of dead grass behind because it was too long when he mowed (his fault for not showing up when he should). He unhooked my logs outside leash run and never hooked it back up. He ran in to all of my downspouts and knock them off but never put them back together. After 3 weeks of not hearing from him, he finally replies telling me he is out of business. It was that he let me sit for 3 weeks without lawn care, and even then, I had to contact him. He had nothing but excuses as to why he couldn’t show up. This guy shouldn’t be hired under ANY circumstance, after all, he’s out of business...or was that a lie? Thumbtack was notified of what happened and hopefully will end his account with them. He doesn’t deserve your time or money. If this guys is all you got left...do yourself a favor and hire a local kid to do it. They probably take more pride in their work and actually care about the customers lawn.
TG's Lawn and Mow Pro'sTG's Lawn and Mow Pro's
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