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Rick Ross saves over $1 million per year by mowing the lawn at his sprawling Atlanta area mansion.

The “Money Dance” rapper, who is known for boasting about his lavish spending, owns the massive Fayetteville, Ga. estate once owned by former boxing champ Evander Holyfield.

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The 12-bedroom mansion (which sits on 235 manicured acres) was purchased for $5.8 million. It features 109 rooms – including a bowling alley, a private baseball field, and a movie theater (which can accommodate 135 people).

Ross refuses to spend the $1 million annual fee to have landscaping professionals take care of his lawn.

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Instead, Ross prefers to take the time to do it himself – even though it takes about five hours to mow 235 acres.

“When I bought the Fayetteville estate, locals would see me walk out of a restaurant and scream, ‘You know Holyfield spent $1 million a year to cut the grass?'” he told Forbes magazine.

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John Deere

Ross purchased the most expensive zero-turn lawn mower on the market — similar to the kind the pros use — to save money on lawn care expenses.

“So I decided that I was gonna cut my own grass. And that’s what I did. I went down to John Deere (manufacturing brand) and asked to see the biggest tractor, the most efficient tractor. I told them I had 200 – plus acres that I wanted to keep cut, and they pointed out the right tractor. I bought it right then and there. I bought the extended attachment on the back that would cut even wider.”

“Once I got it back home, I filled it up with gas,” he continued.

“I may have sat in the same spot for two hours before I got everything working, but once I got it going, I didn’t stop. I cut grass for about five hours.”

Ross uses the time on his lawnmower to enjoy a smoke and reflect on his life highs and lows.

“I sit there and have my cannabis rolled up, and, man, I look at the property and can appreciate my struggles and my triumphs, those rough days… It’s the smallest thing, but it keeps a smile on my face. So, you know, for anybody who doesn’t cut their own grass, I would say take time out every two or three months to cut your grass because it is such a great and peaceful sensation.”