What Affects the Cost of Grass Cutting?

Having a lush, green lawn can increase your home’s value and make enjoying your yard a lot more pleasant, but who wants to have to cut it over and over and over again during the hottest months of the year? One of the primary advantages of hiring a professional lawn cutting service is that you can enjoy your beautiful lawn without having to deal with the hassle of keeping it neat and manicured.

When considering a lawn cutting service provider, most homeowners tend to compare providers based on price alone. But that’s an approach that can result in a lot of headaches for you.

Lawn cutting services can vary substantially from one company to another, so unless you know exactly what’s included, understanding whether you’re really getting a good deal or not can be difficult. Here are a few things to consider when selecting a lawn cutting service for your lawn this summer:

Weekly or Biweekly?

Many homeowners mistakenly believe that having their lawns cut every two weeks is a great way to save money; after all, cutting a lawn every other week is only half the cost of having a lawn cut weekly, right? Actually, no. Your lawn may look like a big expanse of green, but it’s composed of millions of tiny blades of grass, and each one is a separate plant that has specific requirements in order for it to stay healthy.

When grass is allowed to grow too long it means that it takes longer to cut as the mower has to go slower and there’s more debris to be cleared away. Since it takes much longer to cut and clean up, it’s a good bet you’ll end up with no cost savings at all.

Regular cutting also helps encourage healthy growth by allowing rain, sun and nutrients to reach the base of each plant as well as encouraging thicker turf by minimizing the “top growth”. Taller blades of grass also prevent free circulation of air between blades, and that can create a perfect environment for fungus to lodge and thrive.

What’s Included?

When comparing services, be sure to ask each provider to specify what’s included. Unless you know that each company is offering the same services, it can be very difficult to compare process effectively. Ensure that your weekly cutting service includes bagging and disposal of clippings (when necessary), regular cutting on the same day each week, complete trimming of all the edges and removing all grass clippings from walks and driveways.

Pro vs. Amateur

Perhaps one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a lawn cutting service is whether or not the provider is a professional company with skills and experience to do the job right or a person looking to make some spare cash on the side. Professional lawn cutting services have their reputations at stake, so the work they provide is going to be of the highest quality. Also ensure that the service provider you choose is using late-model, professional equipment that is in good repair and that they are sharpening their cutting blades on a regular basis.
Weekly cutting with a dull blade will not do your lawn any favours!

Having someone else cut your lawn can be a great timesaver – or it can mean a summer of hassles and headaches. Take some time to consider all these factors so you can spend your summer enjoying your beautiful lawn.

If you’re ready to get a quote for grass cutting services, complete the form on the top right of this page now!

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