A beautifully manicured lawn does wonders for your home's curb appeal. Southern gardeners take their landscaping very seriously, and often haul out their own gardening gloves and spades to get the work done. Our own Grumpy Gardener has written about this very topic numerous times, including the best type of grass you should be growing, different options of lawn covers, and how to clean up leaves from your lawn in the fall. So, when it comes to the cost associated with keeping your lawn in tip-top shape, is it worth it to hire someone? Although it takes the guesswork out of managing your landscape (which can be a definite plus if you've got a large yard!), hiring a professional to do your lawn can definitely hurt your wallet. Not so sure you're ready to DIY your front yard? Turns out, a self-maintained garden can cost you thousands less over the course of a year. Here's what our friends at Coinage had to say about the cost involved with lawn maintenance.
[MUSIC] Coinage. Life, well spent. Presented by GEICO. Lawn maintenance the chore some people dread, while others enjoy. Looking to hire someone to pull those pesky weeds for you? Here's some costs to think about before passing the gardening chores to a professional. An average homeowner will spend between $60 to over $200 to hire someone To maintain their yard. The price will fluctuate depending on the size of your yard. Most lawn care services will also include edging and removal of tree debris in addition to mowing the grass. Many lawn services can come about once a week, depending on the month home owners can expect to spend between $240 and $800. Doing your own lawn care may cost more in the beginning, but will pay off in the long run. If you decide to purchase a self propelled mower, you can expect to spend between $250 and $500 on your purchase. Keep in mind, you will still have to pay for gas plus occasional tune up fee. Gas depending on how large your yard is Can cost approximately $30-$40 per month. A general lawnmower tune up can run $50-$75 at a repair shop or $20 at home if you're handy. Per year, if you hire someone to do your lawn for you, you'll spend between $2,800-$9,600. If you're the master of your own yard, you can expect to spend between $600-$1,000 each year. Looking to have some spare time on the weekends? Hire someone to tackle the yard for you. Rather save some cash and get a good workout? Be your own gardener. Coinage, life, well spent. Presented by Gieco.