Today, Grandpa and I bought our first lawnmower. It cost $477, including a quart of 30 weight oil and a lawn weasil (an aerating tool).
The heavy dty Briggs and Straton self-propelled electric start mower is the first one we've ever owned. Grandpa wanted a gasoline powered mower so he wouldn't have to worry about severing the electrical cable.
I wanted a self-propelled / self-starting mower because I didn't want Grandpa expiring in the hot sun.
Our 1/2 acre normally costs $35 per week to cut. in 14 weeks (some time in July) the lawn mower will have paid for itself, provided we cut the lawn weekly.
I have to admit, the front lawn is cut and it does look much nicer. NC is Fescue territory and tall fescue grass looks a bit ragged and wild.
For those of you with lawns, how many of you choose to cut it yourself versus hire a service? Does it really make sense and save money to do your own?
Looking forward to your thoughts,