The Real Cost of an Enviable Lawn

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-06-21T15:54:22Z

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The Tools

Good grooming can make all the difference, and competitive lawn maintenance requires the right tools. While you can rent some of this equipment, it makes sense to have your own.

$40: Kobalt 66-inch Garden Rake -- Lowe's
$17: SuperFlex 18-inch Lawn Rake for leveling soil and covering newly planted seed --
$38: Heavy-Duty Thatching Rake -- True Value Hardware
$25: Hound Dog Coring Aerator -- True Value Hardware
$119: Brinly-Hardy Poly Lawn Rollerl -- Home Depot

Running Tally: $6,822