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View Poll Results: Do you have people do your yardwork for you?
No, doing my own yardwork gives me a feeling of pride 7 13.21%
No, it's easy enough for me to do on my own 19 35.85%
No, I don't want to spend the money, but I'd do it if I could afford it 9 16.98%
Yes, I pay people to do my yardwork because I HATE yardwork 2 3.77%
Yes, I pay people to do my yardwork because I'd rather not do it myself 4 7.55%
I have my children do my yardwork for me! 1 1.89%
Margaritas 11 20.75%
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:05 PM
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Default Do you have people do your yardwork for you?

I hate yardwork, unless it's something fun like planting flowers and plants. My husband hates it too, and it's something that we'd both dread having to do.

We have people cut our lawn, edge it, and trim the hedges. Then we have another company do all of the fertilization and such.

We maintain our flowers and the replacing of our lava rocks, but everything else is done for us. Makes things VERY easy to handle, especially when we're both busy! It rains a lot down here in the summer, so the grass grows quickly.

So... do you maintain your yard/grass on your own, or do you hire the work out?

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Old 04-20-2012, 12:13 PM
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My boyfriend and dad do most of my yardwork.

I water plants, plant things, take care of my vegetable box thing, and check the sprinklers and stuff, but like, a few weeks ago they installed a new drain in the back yard, and they do the heavy weeding. My boyfriend mows.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:13 PM
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Hire (when we did have a yard, that is lol)
It's Miami first of all.. I don't know anyone who does their own lawn haha.

the neighborhood required you do use a service (and has days/times where it's ok to do your lawn) so everybody mostly used the same company, they were already around and did a good job

They did the grass but everything else as well (trimming, planting, pressure cleaning, general landscaping, sprinkler maintenance, gutters etc..) they did AMAZING work. My mom would talk about plants that she liked or a look that she wanted and they always did a great job
they also kept up with the sprinklers and dealt with whatever the plants needed special care wise and kept the lawn looking great

Ya. basically the hands off approach around here lol

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Old 04-20-2012, 12:13 PM
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We hardly do anything because we basically have nothing to maintain. Lol. Our backyard is hyoooge but it only grows weeds. And I can't keep flowers alive to save my life so....yay margaritas!!

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Old 04-20-2012, 12:24 PM
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I votes margaritas cause I live in an apartment, so I don't have to worry about that stuff

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Old 04-20-2012, 12:33 PM
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We live in a drought, not much work here. Even if it was more work we wouldn't hire it out. If we could afford it, I would rather hire someone to help clean the house than mow the yard.

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Old 04-20-2012, 12:43 PM
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We pay a lawn care guy. I don't hate it. But it's just way too much to do on my own. I couldn't if I wanted to. It needs to be mowed, edged, fertilized, and the weeds sprayed frequently. And less frequently the trees and hedges have to be clipped and the clippings bagged, etc. We just had $750 worth of yard work done because we thought for a year we could keep it up ourselves and it got way out of hand. Our water feature/fish pond thing was completely covered in greenery. Couldn't even tell it was there. It looks so much better now and I am so relieved to have it done. We went ahead and hired him full time to keep everything done.

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Old 04-20-2012, 12:51 PM
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We do it ourselves. It's nobody's favourite chore here, but we don't want to pay somebody to do something that we can just as easily do. And with as fast as our lawn seems to grow, it'd get really expensive. My Grandpa always trims the hedge if/when he comes to visit in the summer though. He likes doing it. But if he doesn't come this year, one of us will figure out how to do it.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:04 PM
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We do it ourselves but if I had the money I'd pay someone.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:04 PM
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At my parent's house we all did the yardwork. My dad mostly keeps the yard mowed and snow shoveling and my mom takes care of the various flower beds and landscaping. And if they couldn't do it or didnt want to they'd nominate one of us kids to do it.

I can't fathom hiring someone to do yardwork for me & I never web knew it was an option! My friend hires someone to mow his itty bitty yard and do other odd jobs like stain his deck that I would be more than happy to do!

I am excited for the day when I have a yard to take care of!

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