Are you really saving with lawn care by yourself?
Have you ever wondered how long you spend performing that trivial task that could have been spent doing something else? Do you know the dangers associated with lawn care? Interestingly enough, lawn care is one chore that most people believe saves time and money; but does it really? The real question- are you really saving with lawn care by yourself?
In a recent study, researchers have found that most people can spend 1248 days (roughly 3.5 years) of his/her performing lawn care. It Does not matter if you are mowing grass in Ames, Iowa or cutting yards in Story City, Iowa, that is a large amount of time. Also, factoring in the time it takes to mow the lawn, the cost of the lawn equipment, cost of maintaining that equipment, and the potential risks associated with mowing, you could argue that it’s actually cheaper to hire a pro to handle lawn care. Read on for some rationale that may help you decide whether or not to fire up the lawn mower or call up Nice & Precise.
What are the true costs to purchase and maintain equipment? On average—at a minimum, a riding lawn mow mowing is $1,500, a blower, $150, and a string trimmer, $100—the total cost adds up, furthermore, these costs do not include regular maintenance, repairs, and/or gas. With the initial costs at $1750, mowing an average of 30 times per year will cost the homeowner $36 per cut. ($1750/30=$36). In light of these estimates and those in the previous paragraph, are you really saving any money?
Do something else—
What else could you be doing? If you spend roughly 3.5 years mowing the lawn, that’s time you could be spending with family, hiking, shopping, or whatever you wanted. That time equates to over 29,952 hours; it takes the average person over 10,000 hours to master a skill or trade. That is three trades that can be mastered instead of mowing the lawn. Who wouldn’t want to be able to play Beethoven’s Symphony #5 on the piano? Additionally, how much money is your time worth? Taking an average salary of $50k that equates to a hefty $175k. What extra could you do with that money?
How dangerous can mowing the lawn really be? According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 80,000 people are taken to the emergency room every year due to lawn related injuries. Lawn equipment—including mowers, weed eaters, hedge clippers, and mulchers—are some of the most dangerous items in the household. Also, flammable gas, harmful fumes, and sharp blades moving at over 200 mph, all bring added dangers to this chore. Also, being in the sun without protection can have long lasting negative impact on the skin, including cancer and skin disease. Why not leave this task to better trained pros?
Admire the professionalism—
Could you do it better? Most lawn care professionals have spent thousands of dollars on equipment. Our mowers, blowers, and string trimmers are commercial grade, designed to cut better, faster, and more consistently than residential equipment. Also, Nice & Precise has years of experience and have an eye for making lawns look great each and every time.
By uncovering the true costs of mowing the lawn you can make your own informed decision. Factoring in the time needed for the task, cost of the equipment, and the possible dangers of mowing, why not let Nice & Precise handle this mundane task? Like the Rolling Stones said, “Time is on my side;” with Nice & Precise, “Yes it is!”