We live in an increasingly DIY world. Popular television programs feature homeowners tackling renovations themselves, some folks are choosing to buy and sell homes without real estate agents, and YouTube can teach us all we need to know about lawn care, right?
Wait just a minute.
I’m sure you’ve seen those DIY home shows where the homeowner gets in over his head and ends up calling a professional and spending even more money in the end. Well, the same can happen with DIY lawn care. That’s why hiring the right lawn care company can actually save you money in the long run.
DIY Lawn Care Means Investing in Equipment, Supplies, and Time
Oftentimes, homeowners think that lawn care is pretty easy to do themselves, but the reality is that most people don’t have the knowledge or the equipment to get the job done right.
But let’s pretend you're committed to do-it-yourself lawn care and are ready to invest in the equipment and knowledge to do it right. The first thing you’ll need to do is spend a significant amount of money up front on equipment and supplies, and don’t forget to build a shed to store all this stuff too!
- Fertilizer (several applications throughout the year)
- Herbicides (several different varieties to target different weeds)
- Insecticides (several different varieties to target different lawn pests)
- Grass seed
- Aerator (either buy or rent)
Now that you’ve purchased all that equipment and put it in your brand-new shed, it’s time to learn when and how to use it. You’ll need to invest some significant time researching common lawn conditions to be able to properly diagnose what your yard needs. Then you’ll need to spend some more time learning the best time of the year and the best way to perform the various fertilizing and treatment tasks. And don’t forget about the time it takes to actually do the work too! Oh, and this is in addition to your regular lawn maintenance tasks like mowing and trimming.
Is Paying for Professional Lawn Care Worth It? Yes!
If you’re starting to rethink the DIY lawn care route, we don’t blame you. But what about paying an individual cash to perform some lawn care from time to time? Sorry to say, that’s still not a good idea. Under-the-table payments and shady business practices are unfortunately common in the lawn care industry. You might be able to find a local handy person to do some work on your yard for a cheaper price, but beware. If he injures himself or damages your property doing the work, you could be liable for those expenses. Professional lawn care companies are licensed and insured for a reason—to protect you and ultimately save you money.
We’re happy to say that many homeowners believe our Nashville lawn care services are well worth the cost. In fact, if professional lawn care wasn’t worth it, we wouldn’t be in business!
Our Nashville lawn care services are often cheaper and easier than doing it yourself, and you’ll get better results too. That’s because we invest in top-of-the-line equipment, purchase supplies in bulk (at reduced costs), and have the expertise to do things right the first time.
Pure Green’s Expertise Can Actually Save You Money
Pure Green has 40 years of experience in Nashville lawn care, so we know all there is to know about growing great green grass in Middle Tennessee. That expertise means we bring targeted solutions to meet your lawn care needs, so you’re not paying for treatments that aren’t going to work. Our comprehensive eight-round organic-based lawn care plan gives you peace of mind knowing that we’re addressing all aspects of your lawn care, treating current concerns, and preventing new ones. Plus, our great green grass promise means we’ll keep working with you until we make things right.
While hiring a Nashville lawn care service might seem like an unnecessary expense at first, the investment will save you money in the long run. Our great green grass will boost your home’s value and our quality service will give you back your weekends for leisure time.
For a general sense of how much our organic-based lawn care services might cost you, read our blog on lawn care service costs, and then give us a call today!