How can I get my lawn to look better without hiring a service?
Make sure you're using the right type of grass for your soil type, climate, and amount of shade
Maintain your lawn regularly instead of waiting until things get out of control
Consider planting a garden, or using mulch and other landscaping tools to limit the amount of grass you need to care for
See about asking neighborhood teens to mow your lawn for a small fee
Water regularly and look into products that can help you control weeds and bugs