I only brought the boat and tackle into it because the comparison is the same. Hire out a charter or spend a ton more money and learn to do it yourself. Same end result.
I personally get more satisfaction in the short and long term educating myself and doing things myself. When a friend or family member comes over and says damn nice lawn and landscaping I'll know it was because of my hard work dedication and research, rather than saying i hired so and so and watched them do it, its just the kind of person I am. I know you can appreciate that.
One one my beat friends ran a garden center for 15 years and now works for Arett sales so before I do anything I call her so my lawn and everything on my property doesn't look like above photo.
I hear ya tho some guys shouldn't even own a lawn mower. I'm not one of them.