Mowing the Lawn, do it Yourself or Hire a Service?

Kingsport, TN

Deciding whether to mow your own lawn or hire a service is a common question many people ask themselves. If you find yourself in this predicament, here are a few points to consider which decision would be best for you. 

Initial Investment

Purchasing the necessary equipment to mow and manicure your lawn can be quite an investment. A decent riding lawnmower will cost around $1500. A blower could run you about $150, and a weed eater around $100. This would bring your initial investment to $1750. You also need a place to store your lawn equipment securely. If you do not have a garage, you may need to purchase a small building to keep your equipment locked up.

Equipment Maintenance

Not only does maintaining your lawn require an initial investment but you are also responsible for maintaining your lawn equipment. If you purchase gas powered lawn equipment, you will need to buy gasoline. Although your lawn mower may only use a gallon or so at a time, consider how many times each month you will need to mow. Also, your lawn equipment may require oil changes, tire or belt replacements, or more. If your equipment breaks, you may need to hire someone to repair it. 

Time Is Money

Consider how much time it will take you to mow and manicure your lawn. A decent sized lot could still take a couple of hours every week, or more, to maintain. Maybe, this time is taken away from other priorities in life such as time with family. By hiring a lawn service, such as Promier Landscapes, you can expect a fixed rate every time we maintain your landscape, plus you can spend your time focusing on more important aspects of your life, like your family!

At Promier Landscapes, we help turn your vision into reality. Our qualified professionals help design, build, and maintain your outdoor space. To schedule a consultation, please contact Promier Landscapes today at (423) 246-7977. We serve clients in Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol, Tennessee.

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