Cutting lawn care costs seems to be the most popular way to save money in a slow econonmy. When approaching lawn and landscape services, everyone wants to get the most bang for their buck. Cutting corners and eliminating services does save you money in the short term, but in the long term will cost you more than what you saved. It is important to approach lawn and landscape services with the end result in mind. If you want a quality, well maintained property keep in mind that there is always a minimal amount of services that are required to provide the desired results. Cutting lawn care costs does not have to mean cutting all services. Our company can preform a lawn care audit for your property and tell you which services you need and which services you don’t. When cutting lawn care costs there are quite a few things that you can do to keep your costs down.
Cutting lawn care costs is as simple as:
- Choose products that will stand the test of time. Installing rock cost a little more up front, but save you money by not having to top-dress it every year. If you are using mulch products, consider cutting back how often you topdressing mulch. If you have a healthy layer of mulch and the only reason that you are topdressing it is to brightening up the color, consider dying it. We offer mulch dying services to freshen up the appearance of your mulch without topdressing it. Dying mulch is substantially cheaper than topdressing or a complete mulch tear out. We are able to color match your mulch and bring it back to life. All of our products are environmentally friendly and will not harm your plants or pets.
- Installing smaller plant material in your landscape will give you the same end result, but just save you money up front. Using one or two gallon plants instead of three or five will significantly cut your overall project costs. Smaller caliper trees will generally run about a third or half the cost of a normal sized tree. Planting perennial flowers instead of annuals will eliminate the need for yearly flower replacement.