Post # 1
i have black thumbs and would hire someone to do it… last year i tried to just do front yard and after that attempt only things growing in a raised flower bed is weeds and blackberry bushes that came from the field across the way..
Post # 4
yes, he comes once a week. Around here everyone who has a lawn has a gardner. I don’t even know anyone who owns a lawn mower, (couldn’t even think of the word. had to ask someone what those grass cutting machines were called)
Post # 5
No, we don’t have any outdoor space. If we had a yard, we would absolutely have a gardener come, neither Fiance or I have ever cut the lawn and I don’t think either of us have any intention of learning how it. We both grew up in the suburbs with large backyards and everyone one we knew had a gardener come weekly.
Post # 6
I grew up in a fairly upper-middle class neighbourhood and I’ve never heard of anyone having one, unless you count things like greendrop, paying a neighbourhood kid to mow your lawn or someone coming in to aerate the lawn.
Post # 7
We are in the process of house hunting now and may be putting in an offer tomorrow! All of the properties we are looking at are a 1/2 acre +.
Anyway my answer is no my husband loves to cut grass, he enjoys being outside and does not see it as a chore, his father made him and his brother do this type of work at an early age. With help from my Mother-In-Law I will learn the basics of gardening and take care of the pretty stuff. 🙂 For us we want to tell people; we did that!
Post # 8
@mishagirls79: thats how i was last year… this year i am trying to convince hubby to let me have a guy do the major work–digging the old dirt out of probably a 5 foot tall 20 foot long by 10 foot section so when we plant things again it has a chance of survival…. whatever the owners planted in the bed killed the new plants we planted and black berry bushes that are more a nusance then a joy.
Post # 9
The manager of our neighborhood has people cut the grass in our current townhome, but we are buying a place and my husband says he is excited about doing yardwork, so we won’t be having a landscaper unless I want to have something like special bushes or something put in. I like to garden, too, so we plan on spending some time outside together. I would have no qualms with hiring someone to mow the grass if my husband didn’t want to do it, though.
Post # 10
I imagine we won’t have a very large yard in the future. And I actually like gardening – veggies and flowers – so I want to do that stuff! I am not keen on mowing, so I will try to rake in my handsome man to do that. Hah.
Post # 11
We have a two acre lawn, and majority needs to be mowed! I love it, I grew up landscaping and mowing (had my own mini neighborhood business). To me, it’s relaxing and that yard is “mine!”
My dad is/was a landscape architect and my parents owned a lawn business. It icede finitely something ingrained into you! I had a black thumb through college, until the property became mine. We have owned our house for about a year and a half and have already done Salome massive landscaping, including two retaining walls.
Post # 12
We have a man come to do the lawns every 3 weeks and we are about to hire a landscaper to do an overhaul of the garden in the next few weeks.
Post # 13
I have someone to mow the lawn weekly. I love it, and am happy to be rid of this chore.
I used to enjoy it yardwork, but between nosy neighbors and other people’s dogs I am happy to hand over the reins to someone else.
Post # 14
we do, but we live on a military base. if you have a fenced in yard, you’re responsible for the yardwork inside the fence. we don’t have a fenced in yard (just a patio), so we don’t have to worry about anything.
Post # 15
We have a compnay that comes and fertilizes every couple of weeks.
But we mow the grass, edge the sidewalks, pull the weeds, etc.
Post # 16
We have a gardener that comes in weekly to weed/fertilize/mow/trim. We do most of the selection and design on our landscaping and usually buy the plants/trees and have him plant it where we want it for an additional cost to our monthly maintenance fees.