Thursday, July 17, 2008

Living Life Richly on the Cheap # π


#π Yard Service.

I'm naming the entry #π since I am not yet sure if this is a good deal. I just signed up through Trugreen for 4 treatments to help kill to weeds in my yard and thicken up my grass in my yard. I can’t walk bear foot in my yard without fearing, steeping on some sort of thorny weed. I negotiated to $43 + tax per treatment. Buying the chemicals myself would cost about $40 per treatment. So I figured for $3 extra they could have the fun of spraying. When I do it myself I tend get a striped yard, which I'm sure is visible from space satellites. I’ll let you know in a few months if it was worth the money.

Since this item was not a necessity there are no savings just a total cost
Total Cost:
$167.21 for 4 treatments. (13.93 a month) I know, I know that does not mean much in the winter.
Extra Bonus: Not having the store ½ used bags of fertilizer in my garage.

Extra Hassle: Calling and setting it all up. Having them show up at random times and not being able to use your yard for 24 hours.
Catch:
I might have no grass left, just dead weeds…

1 comment:

Brian said...

How many square feet is your yard?