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How Much Does Lawn Care Cost?

Author: Brian Eckert

Lawn Care Prices

  • A reasonable price for lawn care is $25-$35 per week, or $100-$140 per month. By the hour, this works out to $20-$25 per hour, or $40-$50 for half acre lawns.
  • Most landscapers will include basic lawn maintenance such as lawn mowing and edging.
  • Larger lawns cost more.
  • The local cost of gasoline will affect the price.
  • Trimming, pruning, clearing planting beds, trimming the hedges and clearing debris generally all cost extra.
  • Lawn care services such as applying Scott’s LawnService or Tru-Green run about $50-$60 per application, with about eight applications per year, or a total cost of $400-$500. Such a service handles fertilization and both kills and prevents future weeds and pests.
  • Tipping and the use of an additional worker for some jobs costs extra.
  • Most lawn care can be easily handled by a homeowner and doing it yourself will save money over hiring a professional lawn care business.
  • This Old House offers lawn care tips on everything from cutting the grass to more complicated landscaping.
  • Organic lawn care is actually cheaper in the long run than using synthetic fertilizer and pesticides. This Old House offers an excellent guide. Also, check out this list of frequently asked questions about organic lawn care

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