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How Paying for Lawn Service Can Save You Money

Updated: Mar 26, 2019



Have you ever thought to yourself, "Maybe I should just do it myself and save the money," when it comes to mowing the lawn? On average, researchers have found that lawn care costs the average person 1248 days or 3.5 years of their life. We live in the era of specialization. Why would anybody want to spend what little free time they have mowing the lawn, when they can spend it working on their craft or spending that time with loved ones.



Here's some reasons lawn service can be beneficial:


The average total investment of a riding lawn mower, weed eater, and blower comes out to $1750; this does not factor in maintenance, repairs, and gas. Based on this initial cost of equipment, mowing on average 30 times per year would equate to $36 per mow. The national average cost for mowing is $45 per half acre.


It would cost a homeowner $1080 per year and a professional vendor $1350 per year. Here the homeworker saves $270 per year, however the homeowner will take 7 years to recoup their $1750 investment into equipment and maintenance.


Then, factor in the potential time and pleasure you lose by doing it yourself, time you could be spending with your family and friends. With these factors in mind, are you really saving any money?


Factoring in equipment maintenance costs, mowing time, and potential risks associated with mowing, the argument for hiring a professional lawn care specialist becomes a lot more convincing.


Here at Island Details, we can take care of the full spectrum of lawn care needs. Whether it is big lawn care projects like aeration and dethatching, mowing and tidying up on a monthly maintenance program, or a lawn maintenance program that will include top-notch nutrients, minerals, and weed abatement applications, we want to help solve your lawn problems.


If you would like to learn more about our Lawn Maintenance Program or Monthly Maintenance Program please visit our informational pages through the links below.


Lawn Maintenance Program Monthly Maintenance Program



If you have any other questions that can't seem to be answered by these links, we encourage you to send us an email or give us a call anytime. Our contact information is listed at the bottom of the page.


Thanks for reading!


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