When I was looking for a house to rent, one of the costs we had to consider was lawn care. I don't cut grass and I don't garden and I don't pull weeds and I don't fertilize and I don't do anything even remotely related to a yard.
Luckily, my landlord takes care of all of that for me, and I don't have to pay for it! That's awesome. But for those who aren't so lucky, here are some ways to save money on lawn care.
1) Do It Yourself
Try to avoid paying someone to take care of your lawn. Especially if you live somewhere with a smallish yard, do it yourself! It will get you off the couch and into the fresh air.
2) Limit the flowers you plant
While flowers look nice, they take a lot of time, energy, and water, not to mention buying flowers can eat up a lot of cash. Plant one or two nice beds and take care of them -- if you decide you can handle more, then step it up.
3) Choose plants that easily survive in your climate
Plants that belong in your climate will naturally survive longer than, say, planting a cactus in the frozen tundra of Siberia. Planting stuff that belongs in your climate saves you from having to fertilize so much. Picking drought-resistant plants also saves you from having to water them so much!
Thanks to notmadeofmoney.com for the tips - and I hope your thumbs are greener than mine!
Janelle the Plant-Murderer