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Is it Mowing Your Own Lawn Worth It?

Mowing Your Own Lawn Can be Expensive and Time Consuming

As a homeowner, you might have wondered if mowing your own lawn is worth it. Most homeowners look for ways to cut costs, especially during challenging economic times. One of those ways we try to cut costs is to mow our own lawn. But for some residents of Christiansburg, VA, and the surrounding area, mowing their own lawn can be expensive. It can also be very time-consuming depending on the size of the mowing area. Jeremy’s Landscaping recommends hiring us to mow your lawn. Our team saves you time and frustration in your busy life. Better yet, our mowing techniques make your grass healthy and luscious.


Buying a New Mower or Replacing an Old One is Costly

You might be concerned about how much it would cost for a landscaper like Jeremy’s Landscaping to mow your lawn. In the end, though, it might cost you more money to do it yourself. If you have to buy a new riding lawn mower, that could cost you between $1,500 and $2,500. If you buy a zero-turn mower, you can expect to pay between $2,000 and $5,000, depending on the size. You also have to factor in how much you pay for gas, motor oil, parts, and repairs if the mower malfunctions.


Trimmers and Push Mowers Add to Your DIY Mowing Costs

As we all know, there’s more to keeping your lawn maintained than just using a riding mower. A riding mower can’t cut all of the lawn, so weed eaters and/or push mowers are also used. The price of a weed eater depends on whether it is gas-powered, battery, or electric. A good gas-powered weed-eater could cost more than $200. Most weed eaters aren’t durable, so you could end up paying for a new one every three to five years. Push lawn mowers range in price from a budget-friendly $100 to more than $400 for a self-propelled mower. You’ll have to pay for the gas for gas-powered mowers and weed eaters, along with upkeep.


Jeremy’s Landscaping Can Give You an Estimate on Mowing Costs

How much would it cost you for Jeremy’s Landscaping to mow your lawn? That depends on the size, trees, fences, other obstacles, grass type, and other factors. We can visit your home and give you an estimate on the cost to mow your lawn. broke down the average cost of hiring a professional landscaper to mow lawns:

“It takes work to maintain a lawn and keep it looking its best. This is why many homeowners with large lawns or yards hire a lawn service to come in each week or every other week to maintain their lawn. These services include mowing, fertilizing, yard cleanup, and more. Every lawn is different, and needs vary based on location, season, size, and how often you have services done. The average cost of lawn care ranges from $30 to $80 a visit. This depends on the size of the lawn and when it was last mowed. Most homeowners spend around $45 a visit for biweekly lawn care…”

Source: Cost to Mow and Maintain Lawn | Lawn Service Cost (


Spend More Time with Family and Friends

If you own a lot of property, it might seem like you spend half of your life running the riding mower. When you add trimming, push mower use, aerating, and other maintenance, time spent on grass care is stunning. Studies have estimated that the average person spends nearly four years of their life mowing their own lawn. Just think of the things you could be doing in that time. You could spend it with family, friends, golfing, fishing, traveling, vacationing, attending an event, or just relaxing. You could even work more and make money for your family to travel or to buy a new golf club.


We Will Provide You with a Gorgeous Home Lawn

Just because you spend so much time taking care of your own lawn doesn’t mean it will look nice. It might just mean that you got mowing and trimming done without the help of a professional landscaper. Our team at Jeremy’s Landscaping is experienced and skilled in maintaining and creating gorgeous lawns in Southwestern Virginia. We provide clients in Christiansburg, Blacksburg, and the surrounding area with lawns that make them proud.


Mowing Your Own Lawn Can Lead to Dangerous Accidents

Mowing your own lawn and trimming can be dangerous, especially for the elderly, children, and those who are inexperienced. Making a mistake or the mower tipping over and pinning you underneath can lead to injuries and even death. According to a Newsweek report, 90 Americans a year die in lawn mower accidents. Emergency room visits, ambulance transportation, and hospitalization can be costly. Being out in the hot sun without proper protection can also be dangerous. You should trust the experienced landscapers at Jeremy’s Landscaping to mow your lawn safely and correctly.


Jeremy’s Landscaping Provides Unmatched Customer Service

If you are unsure about the costs of mowing a lawn, our friendly team members will be happy to answer your questions. We are the landscaping experts many of our clients have turned to for the best lawn care in Southwestern Virginia. Whether you need mowing, trimming, general lawn care, or aeration, we are confident we can help you. Our team is detail-oriented, and we promise you will love the results.


For more information on aeration, give Jeremy’s Landscaping a call at (540) 357-4986 or email at [email protected]. Talk to us about landscaping services instead of mowing your own lawn.