You have two options in cutting tall grass: cut grass yourself or hire someone to cut it. In this article we will look at the pros and cons of both options.
Cutting it yourself
It’s just cutting grass, right? How difficult can it be? Most of us mowed lawns as teens; it’s not like we don’t know how to mow a lawn, right?
In theory, that simple thinking process is correct. In reality, though, cutting TALL grass is considerably more-difficult.
The pros of cutting it yourself would include saving money and earning yourself some exercise.
There is no doubt that commercial grass cutting can be expensive. By doing the job yourself, you most likely will save hundreds if not thousands of dollars over the course of time. Commercial lawn mowing services can be steep, depending upon the difficulty of the job you want done.
And, if the grass is truly tall, you will get a physical workout, great for the cardiovascular, great for toning those muscles.
The cons begin and end with this fact: if you don’t have the proper equipment, and most people don’t because tall grass requires special equipment to mow, you will be biting off far more than you can chew. Tall grass cannot be mowed with a simple push lawnmower. It requires either a riding lawnmower or a tractor mower to do the job properly. Most people do not have either of those two machines.
Hiring a professional grass-cutter
The pros of hiring a professional grass-cutter are simple: it will save you hours of hard-labor, and it will provide, for you, a very professional and attractive cut. Stop and think about it for a moment. Let’s say you have an acre or two of tall grass to cut. Call it two football fields worth of tall grass to conquer. Without the proper equipment you could literally spend a half a day mowing that large a tract of land with a push mower. Even if you own a riding mower, that size of a lot will take you a few hours when tackling extremely long grass. Do you have that much time to spend on the job?
The con to this approach, for most people, is usually the cost. Hiring a professional lawn mowing service can be expensive. Plan on $50-$100 per hour. The good news: an acre of land can be mowed in an hour. The bad news is the outlay of that much money.
That’s about as honest as we can get.
A word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing
Over two decades of experience mowing for the residents of Fort Worth, Keith’s Tractor Mowing is a trusted name in Tarrant County, delivering a quality job at a reasonable price. We are locally owned and operated, and the job we do is all the advertising we need. Call us for an honest appraisal and a guarantee of a professional cutting job.