If you’re reading this, you’re probably battling the thought of what is cheap between; buying yourself a lawnmower and using it to attend to your lawn or hiring a lawn service or someone to do the job for you.

You should buy a Lawnmower if you have more money than time. You should pay someone if you have more time than money. To purchase a lawnmower (push), a weedeater, and a blower you will spend $729 upfront, then $26 per month to maintain. You will pay between $55 and $235 per mow for a pro service depending on the size of your lawn.

If you decide to buy a mower, you’ll have to consider such factors as your day-to-day schedule, time to invest in mowing your lawn, maintenance practices, storage, cost, etc.

Here is a quick look at the price difference

Product or serviceUpfront costService cost (Monthly)
Professional service
National average$132
Per square foot$0.25
Hourly Rate$45

Service cost: This includes all running costs of equipment such as gas, 2-stroke, weed-eater cable, and eventual service costs for fixing and tuning equipment over the years.

Note: Average life span of the above equipment is 5 years.

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