From more control over living spaces to the stability it brings, there are plenty of benefits that come with owning a home. Yet this investment also introduces unique costs. In addition to property taxes, homeowner’s insurance and all utilities, homeowners are also responsible for repairing and replacing broken appliances as well as routine maintenance.
With all of these items to address, it’s easy to see why homeowners may be hesitant to introduce lawn care services into the mix. To them, it may feel like one more type of payment that eats away at their budget.
What many people don’t realize is that an investment in lawn care services can actually save you costs in the long run.
No Need to Purchase or Maintain Lawn Equipment
Let’s say your yard suffers from compacted soil. If you chose to invest in a lawn aerator, you’re looking at a cost of anywhere between $100-$200, per top industry brands. With the possibility for tines to bend or break as they experience wear or for wheels to lose their flexibility, you may need to purchase replacement parts or potentially replace the system if problems go unnoticed.
With professional lawn care services, there is no need to purchase or maintain lawn equipment. Lawn care providers have access to top-of-the-line, commercial-grade systems that are reliable and deliver the most effective results. Along with saving you costs, this also means that you won’t have the burden of wondering where to store lawn equipment while not in use.
No Costly Mistakes That Can Come With Some DIY Techniques
Blunders can happen in any type of DIY lawn care routine. While some have less noticeable results, others can have a dramatic impact.
Consider the case where an excessive amount of fertilizer is applied. The salt build-up from the fertilizer can trigger a drying effect that causes lawns to become weaker, more susceptible to disease and brown or yellow in color. While this doesn’t always translate into permanent damage, it’s difficult to predict when (or even if) your lawn will be able to fully recover.
Rather than having to replace your lawn in the case of a significant DIY mistake, the use of lawn care services provides peace of mind every step of the way. With a knowledge of industry best practices and years of experience in the field, lawn care professionals leverage solutions that maintain the health of your lawn and prevent future issues that could be costly.
Gives the Resale Value of Homes a Boost
When your lawn is healthy and green, it means good things for the value of your home. Potential buyers who see a well-manicured lawn are far more apt to be attracted to the property in the first place and also take it as a positive indicator of how the home is cared for overall.
With the combination of high-quality equipment and lawn care expertise, professional lawn care services are bound to deliver the most value back into your home. Depending on the types of services used and the existing value of the home, this increase could be anywhere from 5.5 to 12.7 percent.
Weed Pro is a provider of lawn care services throughout the Ohio area. To learn more about how we can help with your lawn care needs, contact your local provider.