The Real Cost of an Enviable Lawn

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

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Mower Extras

While some baby boomers may remember the horror of hand-pushed lawn mowers, oil and gas does the trick today.

$43: Eagle 5-gallon metal gas can -- Lowe's
$14: Honda 12 oz. 10W-30 Motor Oil, 3 cans
$7: Sta-bil Fuel Stabilizer, 10 oz -- Lowe's
$40: Enough gas to mow half an acre 32 times per year

Running Tally: $6,583