But young entrepreneur Frank Giaccio of Falls Church, Virginia made a decision to dream big, and asked if he could bring his lawn-mowing business to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
FX, who lives in the Washington suburb of Falls Church, Virginia, kept on pushing the mower in a long, straight row as Mr Trump walked alongside him.
He spent the morning cutting the White House grass after writing to the president over the summer offering his services.
"Wow, you're doing a great job, Frank", Trump said as he approached the boy, according to a video of the event shared by the White House press office.
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Asked on Friday why he waived his fee, Frank replied, "My dad said, 'Just do it for free, ' and I was like, 'Fine, ' and that's where it's gonna go".
The White House accepted his offer and Frank was invited to mow the grass in the Rose Garden today under the watchful eye of uniformed park service workers.
At a press briefing last month, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read the letter Frank wrote to Trump, in which the youngster wrote that "it would be my honor" to mow the White House lawn.
Meet lawnmower boy, otherwise known as Frank Giaccio. Trump added, "Maybe he'll be President". "It was a lot bigger than I thought", he said.
Trump called Frank's work "perfect" and offered to bring him into the Oval Office.