8 Tips for Spending Less Time on Your Lawn

Some people live and breathe lawncare…Saturday hits and they’re up and at ’em, riding the lawnmower until their yard is perfect. But other people only maintain their lawn because they have to, not because they want to.

If you’re less “Weekend Warrior” and more “Can’t Be Bothered,” here are a few tips to get you in and out quickly. Less time spent managing your lawn means more time to do what you’d rather be doing!

8. Evenly Spread Your Time: The more regular, preventative measures you take to keep your lawn healthy, the less full days you’ll have to spend fixing problems once they arise. Weekly mowings and bi-annual fertilization are key to ensuring your lawn never needs more than an hour or two of love at a time.

7. Get the Right Equipment: Sure, the $100 mower cuts the grass, but if it takes three time as long as the $300 mower, is it really worth it? Buying the right tools from the get-go may save you time in the long run.

6. Choose Your Plants Carefully: Everything from grass to bushes have characteristics such as growth schedules and maintenance needs – perhaps your lawn is too high-maintenance in the first place! Talk to a nursery or lawn care company about better choices for your yard.

5. Reclaim Some Grass: If you loathe cutting the grass or edging your patio, maybe it’s a good idea to get rid of some of the life in your yard. Put down pavers or extend the deck – make the outdoor space usable while cutting down on the plants you have to maintain.

4. Hire Out Extraneous Tasks: Maybe you can’t stand the thought of paying for weekly mowings but you’d sooner not have to think about fertilization schedules or aeration. Bringing in a lawn care company like TruGreen to perform regular maintenance on your yard can cut down the time you spend thinking about the extra stuff.

3. Farm Out the Work: If you have kids, yard work is the perfect way to teach them responsibility. Maybe mowing is too strenuous, but weeding and mulching may be perfect.

2. Let it Go: If you’re not constrained by neighborhood rules or nosy neighbors, maybe you’re putting too much pressure on yourself. Let your yard run wild…you may just like it!

1. Bring in Help: It comes down to deciding how much money your time is worth. For some people, it’s an easy decision to pay a professional to manage their lawn so they don’t have to think about it. If you’re constantly worrying over how much time you’re spending on your lawn, it may be worth considering.