How much does lawn care cost? That's a question few home buyers consider as carefully as they should when they first lay eyes on that gorgeous spread of grass (which tends to look all the greener when you don't own it). Still, once those weeds creep knee-high, you'll want to know: How deeply do you need to dig in your pocketbook to trim things down to size?
How much it costs to mow your own lawn
If you choose a gas model, you’ll also need to shell out for fuel. According to the University of Vermont Extension Department of Plant and Soil Services, each year a family with one-third of an acre of lawn will use an average of 5 gallons of gas for mowing and trimming. With gas currently sitting at about $2.25, that's about $11.25 per year on average.