8 Great Ways to Save Green on Lawn Care

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When people think of saving money around the house, they think of things that happen inside, such as utility usage and family meals. But your lawn care and gardening habits could be costing you more than you think.

Between water, fertilizer, lawn care services, seed, gardening equipment and other costs, Americans spend an estimated $40 billion caring for their lawns every year, according to "American Green: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn." Not only that, but they also spend an average of 73 hours a year cutting grass, pruning and doing all the other tasks that help keep yards beautiful, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

That's a huge investment of time and money that should be put to the best use possible. Here are some tips to help you frugalize your yard and save money over the long term.

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by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 12:54 AM
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by Sandra on Apr. 14, 2012 at 3:10 AM

I wont have a garden this year since Im gone for the most part of the summer but I will keep those ideas in mind.. Thank you

by Sarah on Apr. 14, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 9:34 PM

I wish my lawn looked like this too!

Quoting JHanc968:

Xeriscape your yard

Xeriscape your yard

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