As a homeowner, saving money on all of the many services you need for your home and surrounding property. One of the ways that you can save money on home maintenance is through your lawn maintenance.
There are many ways to save money on your lawn, even if you prefer to have it professionally maintained. Here are 5 good ideas to help you save a bundle on your lawn maintenance service.
There are lots of things you can put into a compost bin to lay on your plants and grass to keep it healthy. Put vegetable scraps into the bin after your dinner. Just make sure that you rotate the compost regularly so that you always have access to fresh compost for your lawn and garden.
Turn Your Grass into Mulch
Get a lawnmower that will chop your grass into tiny pieces as you mow and then lays it back on the lawn. This way you are not throwing away precious green material. If you are worried about it looking like a mess, take heart: the grass pieces usually blend into the grass and disappear within 24 hours.
Plant Shady Fruit Trees
One great way to save money on your lawn is to plant trees. Fruit trees are great for shade while providing sustenance and helping you save on groceries as well. Shade trees help you cut costs on energy bills by keeping your home cool during the summer as they block sunlight coming into your home.
When planting flowers and plants for your landscape, consider planting perennials, which grow back year after year. This saves you money each year because you don’t have to buy replacement plants and flowers for your yard year after year.
Reconsider the Lawn Altogether
Finally, especially if you live in an area that is prone to drought, reconsider the lawn altogether. The lawn uses a tremendous amount of water to keep green and lush, and is higher maintenance than most of the other things you likely have in your yard. A xeriscape is a landscape that requires little to no watering, and can look just as beautiful as a yard without grass.
Maintaining your lawn, no matter how much yard you have, does not have to cost a fortune. In fact, getting these practices into habit can save you a significant amount of money on your lawn care, and your yard will look great and professionally cared for.