Cutting overgrown grass, or paying to have someone else to cut it for you – that is the question we will discuss in today’s article.
If, at the end of this article, we haven’t satisfied you with our answer, give us a call. We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, and we make a living doing acreage mowing, lot mowing, and all manner of cutting tall grass.
What do you consider overgrown grass?
For the purpose of this article, let’s consider overgrown grass to be any grass a foot or higher. Oftentimes, for jobs we are called upon to do, the grass is even higher than that, but for the purpose of this article, let’s just consider a foot or higher of unruly vegetation.
The problem with doing it yourself
The problem with tall grass is that it needs special equipment to do the job properly. A simple gas mower, with you pushing from behind, will knock down extremely high grass, and not properly cut it. The reason for this is twofold: the machinery you are using is not designed to cut tall grass (it does not have the blade speed necessary to do the job), and the blades are not sharp enough on your mower.
Cutting tall grass requires those two things: proper equipment and extremely sharp blades. Otherwise, you will flatten, or knock down, the grass on the first cut, and you will then have to wait for the knocked-down grass to spring back up again before “cutting” it again.
Now, this might be fine for a homeowner who owns a postage-stamp sized lawn in a housing development. Maybe the lawn is so small he/she doesn’t mind going over it a couple times. But if you are the owner of acreage, and you are looking at acreage lawn mowing of two or three or four acres, you are then looking at a long, long day of frustration and wasted hours.
So here are your options: you can either go out and purchased a machine capable of doing the job properly, or you can hire out to a commercial lawn service and have them do the job.
How you decide will be based on several factors, most importantly time and money. A mower capable of adequately cutting tall, unruly grass, will cost you a couple thousand dollars, at least.
Commercial mowers will cost you $75-$100 for the job, depending upon the area you are located.
Consider this: you could opt to have a professional do the job for you the first time, and then you could regularly do the job yourself after that, not allowing the grass to grow so tall.
You have options!
A word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing
If you go the professional route, make sure you ask around for recommendations. There are quite a few mowing companies calling themselves professionals in this tough economy, but let’s just say they may lack the credentials and experience.
Keith’s Tractor Mowing has been doing this for over two decades. We are highly recommended by town and cities and homeowners within a seventy-five mile radius of Fort Worth. Our track record of excellent service speaks for itself. Give us a call and we will be happy to give you a quote for a thoroughly professional job.