A lovely-looking lawn is what every homeowner wants, but that means spending time and money on it. The lawn maintenance costs are varied, including grass mowing expenses, fertilizer, weed control products, and not forgetting the cost of tree trimming and hedging, and the list is long. But you do not have to spend all your savings to have a lovely-looking yard. Here are four smarts ways to save on your lawn maintenance costs.
Mow Your Grass to the Right Length
When mowing your grass, you should not trim it below 3 or 2 inches above the ground. Exposing the roots makes them dry faster, meaning you have to keep watering them to keep them healthy. But you can minimize the use of too much water by leaving a reasonable height for the grass to shield its roots and prevent them from drying.
Invest More in Perennial Plants other Than Annuals
Investing in annual plants means you have to keep replanting every year, which is time-consuming, and costly if you buy the plants. Investing in plants that will last for three or more years will lower your cost of buying seedlings and intensive watering at the early stages to ensure they survive. Also, for many perennials, you can plant cuttings from them other than buying new seedlings.
Use Organic compost Waste
Vegetable scraps, grass clippings, and other organic waste can become your free compost to boost your lawn soil other than using fertilizers. That will lower your cost of fertilizers and be kind to the environment, which is a very important thing to do.
Get Professional Advice
Many people imagine that DIY yard care projects will help them keep their yards looking attractive without spending a lot of money. But the truth is that if you want a less expensive classic-looking turf, you need professional advice. Professionals have the knowledge and experience in dealing with lawns, and they can suggest smart ways of keeping a good lawn without spending much.