The Cost of Owning a Yard.
If your current House has a yard and plant life to maintain, then you already know about the extra cost it can add to your budget. If you are going to be moving to a new house with a lawn and you’ve never had a lawn to take care of before, then you should be aware of what you are in store for.
If you are too busy to handle a lawn or just want to take the easy way out and hire gardeners, you won’t have to worry about buying equipment, but it may still cost you more money in the long run. Schedules will be worked out with whomever you hire to do your gardening and lawn care. You will most likely be charged by the size of your lawn and what there is to maintain.
Many people like to do their own landscaping and gardening. And to accomplish their goals they will need to invest in tools and lawn care items.
Such tools will include:
- The cost of the grass, trees, flowers, and plants themselves.
- Soil, Fertilizer
- Lawnmowers, edger, weed whacker, and gas for these machines.
- Garden Shovels, trowels, picks, shovels, rakes, pruners, and saws.
- Hedge clippers, electric trimmers, chain saws, and tree pruners
- The extra cost of watering your plants, garden, and lawn to keep them alive.
If you have some trees, you will need to take care of pruning them and cleaning up all of the leaves when they fall off. Bushes will need to be trimmed and maintained. Your grass can be as long as you want it. But research your grass to see how short you should keep it. Having a great looking lawn is a point of pride for many homeowners.