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How to Save Money on Lawn Care

Ever since I was a kid I was brought up to be frugal and to save and budget money. * Disclaimer: I am not a financial planner.

How to save money on lawn care

You can save money on lawn care by planning for the long term. By planting a native grass mix and designing your yard to make it easier to maintain, you'll be able to cut back on water and fertilizer costs in the future.

You can also save money on lawn care by watering less. If you have an older tree that's struggling, try moving it away from your home's foundation so that it gets more air circulation around its roots—making it less likely that they'll get fungus or rot in the first place!

If you're looking for ways to save money on lawn care today, don't mow your lawn as often! That way when we do get some rain we'll have pretty healthy blades of grass instead of brown stubble sticking up above our heads like some kind of weird reverse mullet hair cut thingy (which is probably not very attractive). Plus there won't be any weeds growing under our feet either! So yay good news!

Plan for the long term

When you're planning for your lawn, it's important to think about the long term. Don't just think about this year—think about next year, and the year after that. This will save you money in the long run by not having to do things like re-seed or replace your lawn every year. It will also help prevent problems that might crop up from planting too close together if you're growing more than one type of grass (like Bermudagrass). If you're really into saving money on maintenance costs, consider putting in a simple irrigation system so that your plants can thrive without needing to water them manually every day or two!

Water less

  • Water less often, but more deeply. Most people don't water their lawns enough. Ideally, you should water your lawn 2-3 times per week for 10 minutes at a time. This way your grass will receive the moisture it needs while also preventing overgrown roots and fungus.
  • Use a sprinkler timer to automatically water your yard at certain times of day or night when you're not using as much water in other areas (like when you're asleep).
  • Water in the morning instead of at night to avoid evaporation and save money on watering bills while also cutting down on pollution by avoiding runoff into storm drains which can cause algae blooms that block boat channels and reduce marine life habitat. Plus, it will help prevent early morning dew from forming on your plants which attracts bugs!
  • Use soaker hoses instead of sprinklers because they deliver more even coverage across large areas than regular hoses do—and they're cheaper too! Just make sure not to leave them out all winter because then they'll clog up with ice/snowflakes/etcetera...

Mow less often

There are several ways to mow less often, but one of the most effective is using a mulching mower. The design of this type of machine cuts the grass into tiny pieces that fall back into the soil, where they act like fertilizer. If you have a lot of space in your yard and want to keep it looking neat without spending much time or money on maintenance, this is the way to go.

Another option is bagging your clippings instead of mulching them with a leaf blower attachment attached at the base of your mower deck (this can increase efficiency by up to 30%). This method is great for people who don't like how much noise leaf blowers make or want more control over how their yard looks after each cut—but remember: if you're going that route, make sure there's enough room in your trash cans!

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Ditch the fertilizer

Fertilizer is one of those things that can be a real money drain, especially if you're not sure if you need it. The truth is that grass doesn't need fertilizer to survive and thrive.

In fact, over-fertilizing can have negative impacts on both the environment and your lawn itself. It can also cause some harmful effects for pets, children and adults alike—and even kill trees!

Compost your grass clippings

Composting grass clippings is a great way to save money on lawn care, reduce waste and improve soil.

Composting grass clippings is also called mulching. When you mow your lawn, instead of bagging up the cuttings and throwing them away, they can be left in place as they break down into rich organic fertilizer for your yard. Composting will make your garden healthier because it allows you to recycle organic matter (the plant material) that would otherwise rot in a landfill or add weight to municipal landfills and contribute to climate change.

Save money on lawn care with these simple tips.

  • Here are some tips to save money on lawn care:
  • Cut your grass when it is dry. This way, you don't have to use as much water.
  • Water in the morning. This will allow the water to soak into the soil and not evaporate as quickly.
  • Use a push mower instead of an electric or gas-powered mower—this will save you fuel costs (and probably prevent air pollution).
  • Plant native plants that require less maintenance and avoid exotic species that need more watering or fertilizer.


You can save a lot of money on lawn care by just being smart about it. So do your research, plan for the long term and be sure to compost your clippings! These tips will help keep those pesky weeds away while saving you money in the process.


This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2022 Shanon Sandquist

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