Like you, I am a homeowner. While my house might not be on a hill, it does have a large front lawn, and a backyard so big that it could probably host a baseball game.
Yes, it’s nice to look at and I enjoy the compliments I get from my neighbors, but at the end of the day, none of that balances out with all the effort it takes to mow and maintain it.
I’ve talked to several landscaping companies in the area, and the amount of money they want to deal with my lawn makes me think the grass is really greener in the lawn care business.
I’ve tried to interest local teens in taking over the task, and have been very generous in what I’ve offered to pay them, but the ones that don’t take one look at the my backyard and run away in terror, just laugh hysterically.
What am I supposed to do? I’m getting too old for this #$%^…
Love the name you used to sign your letter. You get a gold star for your toga, my friend.
We are definitely on the same wavelength when it comes to mowing the lawn.
I spent the morning mowing both The Great Lawn of The House on the Hill and its mini version in the backyard. The backyard is much smaller, but that’s got all the ridiculously tall weeds growing in what were once the Grand Gardens. I’ve also got a bamboo problem because the neighbors behind me allow their bamboo to grow out of control, and the shoots come up on my side of the fence.
I’m at wits end. As much as I like the way the lawn looks, I’m a City Boy at heart and always will be. My neighbor across the street has a perfectly manicured lawn and an amazing garden in front of her house. That’s all the green and flowers I need, and I have a perfect view of it when I sit out on the porch.
I advise you to pave over your lawn. That’s my next step. The second I figure out how to use a concrete mixer, it’s goodbye grass and hello smooth, gray concrete that never needs my sweat and attention.
It really is the way to go. If you miss the green, you can paint the concrete.
Let me know if you decide to join me in this revolutionary way of handling lawn care.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!