Ever wondered what the average U.S. household spends each year on lawn maintenance? The research has that amount pegged at about $5,000 to $9,000 per annum. Now, if you’ve lived in a flat or condo your whole life, you might find that kind of money preposterous to spend on something as ‘trivial’ as lawn care. But when you get right down to the nitty-gritty, lawn maintenance is always well worth it. First off, taking care of the turf, plants, flowers, trees, hedges, shrubs, and soil is hard, specialized work.
Secondly, the way your lawn looks can highly increase your property’s curb appeal and value. So, is it worth investing in professional lawn care, the kind you can get at Turf Clips? Is it worth taking care of a lawn? Our clients say yes; and below, you can find the four most often cited answers we’ve received about this from them.
How can lawn care help?
First of all, we are by no means here to tell you that taking care of the lawn yourself is not a worthy effort. Not only is mowing the lawn and tending after the plants very rewarding, but it also has some therapeutic benefits. Several scientific studies have shown that touching the soil, picking it up, and crumbling it between your fingers can deeply improve the flexibility of your articulations and also help you with your arthritis. Similarly, depression patients can improve their condition by staying physically active, being exposed to natural light, and tending to living organisms can help with the release of mood-improving hormones.
Secondly, a good looking lawn is an inviting space. You can simply relax in your favorite green spot with a good book and a cup of tea. You can watch your kids and your pets romping about happily. You can hold pool parties, picnics, barbecues, yard sales, set up a stand for your little ones to sell cookies, lemonade, or whatever their heart desires. It’s like having a little park right on your property.
Thirdly, as any property broker can tell you, by investing in lawn care maintenance, you are effectively investing into the curb appeal and intrinsic value of your home. Irrespective of whether or not you plan on selling your home any time soon, it’s usually a good idea to do all you can in order to future-proof it. After all, who wouldn’t love to maximize their ROI on a home, right?
Finally, a well-tended for lawn is simply a beautiful addition to any home. Try to visualize the lush, verdant pasture surrounding your home. The beautifully vibrant, colorful flowerbeds, abuzz with the flutter of butterflies. The soft colors of spring and the fiery ones of autumn. A lawn, when well taken care of, will look beautiful throughout the year – and that is something you should definitely consider investing in.