Does Mowing Your Own Lawn Really Save You Money?

This is a question debated by many! Many home owners argue that mowing their own lawn saves them money. But if you actually break down the cost and time that goes into your yard, you could argue that hiring a pro actually saves you money.

Break Down of the Numbers

A riding lawn mower can cost around $1500, a leaf blower costs around $150 and a string trimmer or also known as a weed whacker can cost $100. These costs don’t even include, the maintenance, repairs and gas that goes into them. If a home owner cuts their lawn 30 times a year that brings them to a total of $36 a cut. According to a Green Pal Lawn vendor survey, an average professional cut costs around $45 per half acre. This would only save the homeowner around $270 a year. In the end it would take the homeowner 7 years to recoup their initial investment of $1750. Is that really worth it for the homeowner?

Break Down of the Time

The average person spends three and half years of their life maintaining their yard. On Cape Cod, that is a lot of time spent mowing when you could have been boating, sipping mudslides, hanging on the beach…do we need to say more? Did you know that it can take a person 10,000 hours to master a skill? You could have mastered three trades in your life time instead of mowing your lawn.

The Professional Look

Last but not least, Imperial Landscaping and Masonry has spent thousands of dollars on lawn care equipment, and has over a decade of service under their belt. That means they can get the job done in a timely fashion, and make the lines in your lawn outshine your neighbors. Would you rather buy a new furnace for your home and try installing it yourself or hire a professional to get the job done right?