Lawn mowing costs $30 to $85 for a 1/8- to 1/4-acre yard or $40 to $80 per hour for regular service. A one-time mow or cutting an overgrown lawn costs $70 to $150.
Annual lawn mowing packages cost $900 to $2,000 per year for a 1/4-acre yard. An annual mowing package includes at least 25 to 35 visits per season, depending on the climate and your yard's condition. Costs per visit are typiclaly cheaper with a yearly contract than weekly, monthly, or one-time service rates.
Lawn services typically include some or all of the following:
Many lawn mowing companies offer these additional services for an extra fee:
Hiring a lawn mowing company saves you time, saves money on equipment and maintenance, and improves your home's curb appeal. A lawn service pro is also more likely to spot potential problems with your lawn before they become major issues.
You should cut your grass weekly or biweekly during peak growing season. However, you should never remove more than one third of the of the total grass blade height in a single cutting as this can damage your lawn and hinder the grass growth.
Ask your professional lawn mowing company to maintain a grass height of 2.5 to 3.5 inches for a healthy lawn. Cutting the grass too short can damage or dry out the soil and cause dead patches. Keeping the grass around 3 inches tall during the spring and summer also helps to inhibit crabgrass.
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