It isn’t always easy to care for your own lawn. Still, you shouldn’t have to pay through the nose for a good landscaper. So, what can you do if you need a yard expert, but you don’t want to spend a fortune? Keep abreast of the most recent lawnmowing rates, and understand why your yard may be more expensive to maintain than others in your neighborhood.
Factors That Affect Lawnmowing Rates
Lawnmowing prices tend to fluctuate according to region. While some urban landscapers may charge higher rates to tend to your lawn, suburban or rural landscapers may be less expensive. Aside from location, there are a few more factors to consider.
Some landscapers charge by yard size. If you have a three-acre yard, you can expect lawn mowing rates to be higher than they would be if you had half an acre. Ask the landscaper how much size matters in this case.
Most landscapers also consider whether or not you have your own equipment. If you have a lawnmower and other necessary tools, you may be able to get a discount.
It’s also a good idea to tell the landscaper exactly what you want before you hire him. If you need someone to trim the hedges in addition to mowing the lawn, you will have to pay more. If your landscaper has to pull weeds that sprout between the paving stones, he might charge more.
How to Find the Best Lawnmowing Rates
There are several ways to find out how much landscapers in your area charge per job. One of the best ways to price a landscaping job is to speak to your neighbors. If you admire a lawn in your neighborhood, you can ask for a landscaping referral.
You can also look for a landscaper by searching the Yellow Pages, Networx, calling various professionals and making a list of their rates. The Internet is also full of helpful comparison sites, and sites full of local landscaping information.
Any of these resources will help you find a landscaper that you can afford. When you factor in all the details mentioned in this article, you should be able to find a competent and affordable landscaper.
Author Harriette Halepis is a writer based in Montreal. She specializes in DIY and modern interior design. Ask Harriette for advice on anything from vegetarian Canadian bacon to adding mod accents to your home décor.