With the recent recession, many consumers may have turned to their own used tractors to take care of lawns, having once relied on a service to do the same.
According to Knoxville, Tennessee's WBIR, that habit may be starting to change. Interviewing owners of a landscape operation showed they've seen a 20 percent rise in the interest in their services. However, not everyone is ready to hop off their used tractor yet, as consumers continue to focus on saving money.
Take, for example, Farragut's Christine Helms, who told the station she switched to cutting her own grass with her used tractor. Previously, she relied on landscapers to do the same.
"I bought an attachment to a used tractor and I said you know what, we're going to control our own weeds and it saved us hundreds," Helms said.
Consumers who are looking for additional ways to save on lawn care may consider mowing less. They may also try to leave their clippings on their yards, which can provide a substitute to using fertilizers.