How Much Does Lawn Care Really Cost?

There is just something rewarding about doing the job yourself right? It’s a sense of accomplishment, achievement and a feeling of satisfaction when you look back on all your hard work. This feeling rings true for just about anything you do; building your deck, washing your house, fixing that squeaky door hinge in the basement, or even keeping your grass green all summer long. But how much is the real cost of maintaining your lawn on your own?

The real cost

Taking care of your lawn by yourself is doable but let’s look at the total items needed and some of the cost associated. One essential item to keep your yard green is a weed and feed fertilizer mix. These mixes help feed your lawn nutrients that help it grow and will prevent weeds. Yards in cool areas of the country, like Northeast Ohio, require about 3 pounds of fertilizer per 1000 square foot a year. With an average yard size of 10,403 square feet in the state of Ohio you would have to apply about 30 pounds of fertilizer. At around 22 dollars for a 15-pound bag you will have to pay at minimum 44 dollars plus around 30 dollars for a spreader.

Time is money

In addition to the actual money cost of putting basic fertilizer on your grass the process is something that takes time and as the old saying goes, time is money. After a long day of work, the last thing you want to do is walk your lawn and spread fertilizer. This is time that could be spent relaxing or with family and friends.

Chemicals

The chemicals used in fertilizer are often dangerous for humans and pets, it is important that if you are buying fertilizer to keep it out of reach of children and pets as well is in an area where it won’t accidentally be opened.

How Grass Master can help

Grass master offers a basic lawn care package to treat your lawn for a little more than one bag of weed and feed. Plus, our technicians are trained professionals who know how to handle chemicals safely and can tell how much fertilizer is needed for your lawn. The money you save, and the convenience and peace of mind of not having to worry about spreading the chemicals make Grass Master a great choice for your home this summer. Contact us today to see if we would be a good fit for you!

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