Today I just want to look at and compare the cost of doing your own Lawn Care Fertilization and Weed Control Vs. Hiring a Professional. I was out last week and was in one of the large retail stores and was glancing over the lawn care aisle and checking out many different products in stock. I know many of us like to save money by doing this our self. I believe that in most cases with the service we provide at Sharplawns that is typically the same cost to have us do it and in some cases even cheaper to just hire us.
What do you need to do it yourself?
So, lets take a look at what you will need.. So its finally spring, you want to get down that pre-emergent and weed control treatment.. A bag of pre-emergent is going to be around $50 if you are going to be taking care of a lawn that is around 1/4 acre. This does not even cover any weed control to control the weeds that are already up, so atleast $20 more if your gonna get something to spray out of the hose end sprayer. Now, your gonna have to buy a spreader which can be up to another $50. So, for a 1/4 yard your already up to $70 in the basic products alone.. and this doesn’t cover anything special to handle any difficult to control weeds.
Applying your products correctly
Now that you got what you need, your gonna have to check out the instructions on the bag.. Calibrate the equipment.. It may be a bit messy.. But, once your done, hopefully you put it down correctly. Timing everything is important as well. When you hire a professional you know that the treatments are going down correctly and at the right time of year.
Does that come with a guarantee?
So, there is obviously no guarantee with any of the products you buy from the store to put on your lawn, its up to you to put them down correctly at the right time. If the weeds don’t die, or something doesn’t go right and you aren’t getting the results you need.. you will either have to go back to the store to get more weed control, or end up having to call a service after all. With Sharplawns turf care program we offer free service calls between every visit. If a treatment isn’t working as it should, we will come back out and re-apply at no charge if it is needed. That’s a guarantee you will not get with the products you will get at the store to put out yourself.
So, in conclusion… if you want to save yourself some money, time and hassle.. Give Sharplawns a call for a free quote. Click Here to fill out our online estimate request.