Summer is here and that means it's time for lawn mowing and general lawn care. If you want your lawn looking it's best, then a lot of work has to be done. Although some people actually enjoy caring for their own lawn, many more prefer to hire a lawn service to care for their property.
Caring for a yard is hard work, but it can also be very rewarding. Whether you do it yourself or hire someone to do it, a beautiful lawn can really improve the overall look if your home. Read on to find out the benefits of caring for your own lawn versus hiring a professional lawn maintenance service for your lawn care needs.
Benefits of DIY Lawn Maintenance
It's your lawn, so there are many reasons why you likely want to take on the care of it yourself. There are certainly some benefits to doing so.
You'll Get a Good Workout
Mowing the lawn, especially with a push mower is hard work, and doing it for a half hour or hour straight can burn a lot of calories. After mowing you will be sweaty, dirty, and ready to take on the world. If mowing is your cardio, then weeding and spreading fertilizer can help you get toned to complete your exercise regimen.
You'll save some money.
Professional lawn maintenance can get expensive, so by doing it yourself, you may save some money. However, when you consider equipment maintenance, purchase of weed killer and fertilizer, and the time and effort involved, the amount of money you actually save may be less than you think.
You will experience the pride that comes from taking care of your property yourself.
If you're someone who is handy around the house, it's only natural to want to work on the space outside of your home as well. It does feel great to do something yourself, but even the most motivated and self-taught home handyman or handywoman knows that some things are best left to professionals.
Benefits of Hiring a Professional Lawn Service
Although there's something to be said for doing things yourself, it's also wonderful to let others do something for you so you can just sit back and relax.
Your lawn will always look great.
Even if you like gardening, that doesn't mean you know how to properly care for an entire lawn. The average lawn is 10,000 square feet in size, and that's a lot of space to cover. Lawn service professionals are experienced in caring for all types of grass in lawns of all sizes and will do whatever it takes to keep yours lush and healthy for you.
Professionals know how to safely use fertilizer and weed control products.
Using too much weed killer or fertilizer will decimate your lawn, and using too little will lead to disappointing results. A lawn service can evaluate your lawn and quickly determine exactly what it needs, saving you time, money, and energy, and ensuring your lawn will look great fast.
You'll save a lot of time.
Most people don't want to spend their evenings and weekends doing routine lawn maintenance. When you hire a lawn care service, cutting and care will just magically happen, and you won't have to think about it or make excuses to procrastinate.
Professional lawn care services have better equipment.
If you care for your own lawn just once a week, you likely will not invest in a top-of-the-line lawnmower, but a lawn service certainly will. Cutting your grass with the sharpest blades available keeps it healthy and growing back evenly.
Lawn care professionals have more experience.
You may not know what to do when weeds start to encroach on your property, but your lawn care service will, and will act right away. Further, lawn services train their employees to work with the heavy equipment they use and keep you safe by keeping it out of your hands.
Beautiful Lawn, Beautiful Life
All homeowners love enjoying a freshly cut yard on a warm summer's day, and that lawn will be all the more pleasant if you hire a lawn service to take care of it for you. The lush green grass that surrounds your home will be a playground for your family and will help make your time in the outdoors all the more special.
If you seek sustainable, experienced lawn maintenance in southeastern Ontario, please consider Scott's Landscaping. We have been serving the Hamilton area for over twenty-five years and we would love to help you with your lawn and landscaping. Contact us today.