Want to save some money? Is your lawn starting to go a little crazy, and you don’t want to shell out the money for a full-time live-in gardener? It’s time for you to Ditch the Lawn service. Here is how it’s done and on a budget.”

Hiring someone to take care of your yard can be an expensive affair. If you know what you’re doing, you can do some of the work yourself and save some big bucks.

Keep your lawn in check

One of the reasons why homeowners prefer to pay the hefty price for professional landscaping services is to avoid having to do the work themselves. It can be hard work mowing your lawn every week and you’ll never get it done if you have other responsibilities. You might consider getting a new mower; look for one that’s easy to use and maintain.

Check with your neighbors on their lawn maintenance techniques

Neighbors that have lawns in the same neighborhood often share advice on how to keep the grass short and the weeds at bay. You might end up saving a lot of money if you decide to go about this way. Landscaping services aren’t cheap, so any little bit you can save might be worth your time.

Create a rain garden.

Rain gardens are commonly found in landscaping and gardening. These gardens help to keep excess runoff from carrying pollutants into nearby water bodies and they help to keep soil moist longer. Rain gardens are simple to create. If you are interested in this option, you should take the time to research it thoroughly before you decide on where it will go and how big it will be.

Mow at an angle

Many landscapers recommend mowing at an angle. This helps to keep your lawn looking well-manicured. It will also result in fewer clumps of grass when you go back over it in the opposite direction.

Do some basic landscaping on your own if you have time. Removing dead plants, mulching, and doing some minor grading of your yard will help to conserve water and prevent erosion. If you have a large area that needs landscaping, it might be worth hiring someone to mow the lawn for you every week.

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