Is Doing Your Own Lawn Maintenance Really Worth It?

Sure, you could forego the luxuries of having a professional landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks maintain your lawn for you just to try to save a few bucks. But are you really saving money by doing it yourself? Think about it this way: studies have found that an average person can spend roughly 3.5 years of their lifetime performing lawn care. Now, that may not seem like much, but in the grand scheme of things, that's a lot of time spent on your landscaping when you could be using that time elsewhere. So let's take a look at some of the reasons why doing your own lawn maintenance ISN'T worth the hassle.

Hiring a Professional Saves Money
Now, before you argue that logic, let's take a look at some numbers. On average, a riding lawn mower can cost anywhere from $900 and up. If you have a small yard, you may be able to get away with a push mower - which starts roughly around $200 and goes up. Then you have your detail equipment: a blower- $150, and a weed eater - $100. The total investment adds up, and on top of that, these costs do not include regular maintenance, repairs, and/or gas.

Imagine What You Could Be Using That Time For
Consider this, the average person spends roughly 3.5 years mowing the lawn. That's time you'll miss out on doing things you enjoy doing. You could be spending quality time with family, or using that time to learn a new skill, or even enjoying one of the hobbies you rarely have time for. Additionally, how much money is your time worth?

Avoid Lawn Care Related Injuries
Now, you're probably thinking "how dangerous can mowing the lawn be?" Well, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 80,000 people go to the emergency room each year due to lawn mower injuries. Lawn equipment—including mowers, weed eaters, hedge clippers, and mulchers—are some of the most dangerous items in the household. Also, flammable gas, harmful fumes, and sharp blades moving at over 200 mph, all bring added dangers to this chore. Additionally, being in the sun without protection can have long lasting negative impact on the skin, including cancer and skin disease.

Paradise Landscaping is Experienced in Lawn Care
We have years of experience and have an eye for making lawns look great each and every time. Along with weekly mowing, trimming, and blowing off all hard surfaces, we offer a variety of services including turf treatments, tree & shrub fertilization, pruning maintenance, leaf collection & disposal, mulching, power washing, and home check up services. Let the experts of landscaping at the Lake of the Ozarks save you time and money by allowing us handle all of your Lake of the Ozarks lawn care needs!

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