Does it seem like you pour hundreds to thousands into your lawn care routine each and every year? Wouldn’t you rather invest money once and see better results?
Whether you consider hardscaping or select plants that match your region, you can save money on lawn care with these 5 tips:
You spend so much money each and every year keeping your lawn looking gorgeous. Do you really need that much lawn? Wouldn’t you like to cut back on the time spent mowing, weeding, etc.? Then why not invest in hardscaping? Hardscaping can be gorgeous. The best part is that you save so much money. Once you make the initial investment, there’s very little upkeep.
Invest in Evergreens and Perennials
Do you want plants that are beautiful all year or those that come back each year? Evergreens give your yard a beautiful look throughout the year. Perennials require a one-time investment and will come back year after year. This can save you so much money.
Choose Rubber Mulch
Mulch is another great way to cut the cost of lawn care. People often opt for large areas of mulch instead of grass. Wood mulch needs to be replaced yearly. Rubber mulch, on the other hand, can last 10 years or more. This is such a huge savings, even when you consider that a bag of rubber mulch is only slightly more expensive.
Select Plants That Match Your Region
Do you feel like you’re using too much water on your plants? You may have selected the wrong plants for your region. Do your research before buying plants so that you choose plants that work with your region’s weather. For example, in Texas, it's nice to have drought tolerant plants since it seems like we regularly cycle through drought periods and have water restrictions.
Water in the Early Morning or Late Evening
You can also save water (and money) by watering your plants at the right time. If you water your plants during the hottest part of the day, the water will evaporate before reaching the plant’s roots. Not only that, but you risk killing your plants. You need to water your plants in the early morning or late evening. We set our sprinkler system to water in the middle of the night.
Lawn care can certainly get expensive, but it doesn’t have to. You can spend your money more wisely so that you get the look you desire while spending less money.
Invest in regional evergreens and perennials, choose rubber mulch over wood, and water during the right time of the day. Also, don’t be afraid to consider hardscaping that requires little upkeep to keep it looking great.