Who Mows The Lawn At Your House?

@Rozie37 (15499)
Turkmenistan
July 16, 2007 6:33pm CST
There are jobs that we don't mind and jobs that we do. Most people do not like to mow the lawn, so they hire a gardener, give a kid in the neighborhood a way to make extra money or they make their own kid do it. I think I might love mowing a lawn, as much as I like to vacuum. However, I have never gotten the opportunity. Who does your lawn?
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
16 Jul 07
We have a building Manager and they contract it out to some company who takes care of our grounds and plants/trees. They do a good job too but I wished they did not start so early in the mornings - they always wake me up! In Samoa we had no grass, lots of bushes/trees and a stone/coral driveway, with tons of dried up leaves that would fall everyday. Now sweeping that everyday was a chore and not enjoyable at all LOL It was nice to have three brothers who attended to everything outdoors when we grew up. The inside was left for us girls.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
16 Jul 07
Lawn Mowing -  This is a picture that I colored of a boy mowing the lawn.
Yes, brothers are very handy in that way because they are stronger and more rugged the we are. I wish that I had had a brother growing up, it would have been nice.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
17 Jul 07
It was nice to have two older brothers and one younger. They were very protective of my twin and I and I liked that!
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• United States
17 Jul 07
I love vacuuming, but hate mowing the lawn. My husband thankfully mows the lawn and weed eats, but I usually go rake up the grass afterward.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
24 Aug 07
Must be nice to have a husband who does all the grunt work for you.
@ktroth (378)
• United States
16 Jul 07
My husband mows the lawn. I have never mowed a lawn in my life. Growing up, I had four older brothers and either they or my dad would mow. I have a bad back and really can't mow because of it. I'm really OK with that. He does all the yard work and I do most of the house work. It works for us.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
16 Jul 07
That is the key and the most important thing. That it works for you and your husband. That is all that needs to be said, cause if it ain't broke...
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
16 Jul 07
We mow the lawn together..He does some then I take over..we just did ours today..I can't afford a lawn guy, but we enjoy mowing, it is good exercise and it gets us outside...Our yard is big but not so big that we need a riding lawn mower..
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Jul 07
That is exactly what I was thinking, it does sound like good exercise. It also seems like it would be a lot of fun to do as a team, teamwork is cool.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
16 Jul 07
Our lawn is mowed by the janitor. We live in an apartment building, and we have hired a man to do all the boring outdoors jobs. I think he is very nice and good at his job, but I think he has a weird love for mowers and tractors. Seems he can never get enough of driving thoise machines around. It bugs me as he makes a lot of noice. I wonder why on earth it is not possible to make these things a bit more quiet.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Jul 07
It would be a good idea if they were quieter. It is amazing that no matter how weird the job may seem, there will always be someone who has a passion for it. Maybe his father did the same thing.
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@cooky28 (739)
• Australia
17 Jul 07
It is quite easy if you have a good mower,i do our lawns no problem.
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@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
17 Jul 07
I haven't been getting some of your discussions in my email for some reason.:( My hubby mows the lawn at our house. I would probably be all over the place if I mowed.:P I also have this issue with loud noises and lawn mowers are one of those loud sounds that bother me. It's not an excuse...really.:P
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Jul 07
I am so glad that you mentioned this. I recently put all of my friends on notify and I hardly ever get any discussions from a lot of them. I was thinking about starting a topic about it, but I felt like I was alone in this. I guess I will have to continue to go and visit each ones page. I know that what you are saying is not an excuse. I have the same problem. So many times I have gotten completely over-whelmed from the noises around me and I have had to hurry to a place where there is quietness. I don't like a lawn mower or vacuum cleaner when it is too close. And that is just two of a very long list of things that I can not stand to hear.
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
17 Jul 07
Like I said, I have that same problem about noises! I don't like to hear hammering or saws either. Those sounds really get to me. I had to check your page to find a few discussions you've started. I didn't want you to think I wasn't responding to you.:)
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@disvachic (10121)
• United States
17 Jul 07
I live in an apartment complex and they have their own landscaping company to come out and do the lawn work.When i buy my home i think i wont mind mowing my lawn because i will be so proud of the fact i have my house with my yard and all:)
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Jul 07
Please, if you are going to dream, dream big. Plan on having a husband to do that for you, I am. I plan to have my own house and I don't plan on mowing the lawn either.
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@disvachic (10121)
• United States
17 Jul 07
a house i am definitely going to have that dream is going to be a reality.A husband is good and sure he will mow the yard but i probably will want to get out there to for exercise...Hey but i say that now when the time comes it may be whole different ball game...
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• United States
17 Jul 07
We do not own a lawn mower, so we hire a gardner, he ownes the lawn mower and the leaf blower. He does blow all the grass clippings in the pool thou. I have him fish them out after wards. LOL
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Jul 07
Ha, ha, ha, sounds like he needs some classes in neatness. That is good that you feel comfortable with getting after him to do things the right way, LOL.
@cher913 (25884)
• Canada
19 Jul 07
well when we lived at our old house, we took turns (hubby and i). but now we live in a condo unit and lucky us, its part of our condo fees, so neither one of us has to do it!!! (which is good, i hate gardening!)
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
17 Jul 07
I usually do or my husband. It is so humid here now and I suffer from allergies so its not too enjoyable for me. I use a push mower too.
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@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
We don't have lawn now so I don't have to worry about it, but when we buy house of our own on a nearby province I'll be glad to do it sometimes and of course with the help of my husband.
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• United States
17 Jul 07
Usually my husband or my teenage son does the lawn mowing. I would do it however my allergies keep me from doing that. They also do most of the other yard work. I look things over and give my opinion like where to plant things, etc but other than that, the yard work is left to the men of the house LOL
@ottster (93)
• United States
12 Jun 08
Yep I do, I mow the lawn at our house. Sometime my wife would step in then I would let her mow and I then use the weed eatater and trim around the edges.