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post #1 of 24
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Good morning! It's COLD here this morning! It's 25°F, and it snowed last night! The snow gave me the idea for today's question....


Who does the yard work at your house? Who mows the lawn, rakes the leaves and shovels the driveway and sidewalks (where applicable)?

My neighbor has a riding lawnmower and loves to mow the lawn and sweep the leaves. He thinks any time spent outside, is good time! I pay him to mow my lawn when he does his. It's worked well for both of us! I have a service who does the snow removal. They come automatically if we've had 2 inches of snow or more. I take care of the snow if we get less than 2 inches. I need to call them today and make sure I'm on the list. It's great, because they will come at 6 am to do the driveway if it snows heavily during the night (I leave for work at 6:15 am.) I do my own gardening and weed pulling. I'm not much of an outside-in-the-heat kind of person, so my gardens look...um...just okay. It's torture for me to pick the raspberries in late July, when it's 100° and 90% humidity!
post #2 of 24
My husband
post #3 of 24
John's dad and grandpa mow the front yard.... I mow the backyard that's not within the fence... and the horses mow the back 13 acres. No one rakes the leaves, they just stay there. In the winter, either John or his dad use the bobcat to clear snow in the driveway if necessary. And when it snows I'm the one that keeps the back steps shoveled/swept off.
post #4 of 24
Both of my parents mow the lawn and do the other gardening chores...I don't like getting too mucky
post #5 of 24
My husband, I don't do dirt and bugs or snow
post #6 of 24
I have a gardener, and as for the snow on the drive, i don't drive so it stays there
post #7 of 24
We rent, so we don't have to do any of that. If the snow is thick enough, the property owners have bobcats come in and "shovel" our driveways. If it's light enough, DH will do it.
post #8 of 24
Both of us, depending on the task.
DH mows and rakes, I rake and shovel snow. Just depends on the season.
post #9 of 24
A far as snow shoveling I do my deck, stairs and walkway..My landlord hires someone to do the main parking area. Grass cutting is usually done by my downstairs neighbor since he uses the back yard and lawn area the most.
As for gardening my gardens consist of several flower boxes and hanging plants that are on my deck and I take care of them myself.
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by Pookie-poo View Post
Who does the yard work at your house? Who mows the lawn, rakes the leaves and shovels the driveway and sidewalks (where applicable)?
My DH is allergic to grass and weeds. Lucky guy, huh? He pays someone to mow the grass and weed. We do not have any trees around our house that raking needs to be done (they are all evergreens). It never snows here so we do not need to worry about shoveling snow.
post #11 of 24
For the most part, DH does those things, though occasionally it's not been reasonable/possible for him to do it as soon as it needed to be done -- then it falls to me.
post #12 of 24
I live in an apartment so the landlord does all of that.
post #13 of 24
We have a yard man who works on the garden and yard and we have someone who comes by every two or three weeks to mow our lawn. We usually don't have to worry about snow.
post #14 of 24
We share the responsibilities on our property.
post #15 of 24
The gardener. There isn't any snow here, and we have a miniscule lawn, but we have lots of growth because we have about an acre of land.
post #16 of 24
There isn`t a lawn here but there are two back yards that don`t take much looking after and the front to keep tidy. Now, there are approx 27 residents and do you think any of them do it? Paaa! Not likely. It`s usually Muggins here but I make sure to do it in work hours so I get paid for it
post #17 of 24
Dh mows the lawn, shovels the driveway. My son loves to rake leaves. I look after the flower garden.
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by Pookie-poo View Post
Good morning! It's COLD here this morning! It's 25°F, and it snowed last night! The snow gave me the idea for today's question....


Who does the yard work at your house? Who mows the lawn, rakes the leaves and shovels the driveway and sidewalks (where applicable)?

My neighbor has a riding lawnmower and loves to mow the lawn and sweep the leaves. He thinks any time spent outside, is good time! I pay him to mow my lawn when he does his. It's worked well for both of us! I have a service who does the snow removal. They come automatically if we've had 2 inches of snow or more. I take care of the snow if we get less than 2 inches. I need to call them today and make sure I'm on the list. It's great, because they will come at 6 am to do the driveway if it snows heavily during the night (I leave for work at 6:15 am.) I do my own gardening and weed pulling. I'm not much of an outside-in-the-heat kind of person, so my gardens look...um...just okay. It's torture for me to pick the raspberries in late July, when it's 100° and 90% humidity!
Living in a townhome, this is not an issue for us any more!
post #19 of 24
Well we have a very large driveway snowblowing it and some paths takes about an hour or so. We take turns depending on what time of day it snowed. I will shovel the entire thing by hand if I want some exercise!!

For the lawn we have over 5 acres maintaining over 3. We have a commerical mower and looking for a new one next year. I have never mowed with it-too scary!! We have a major slope to a part of our property too. Its a ZTR so no trimming. We use string trimmer once/twice year. For the other part of property we try to burn parts of it in the spring if possible. If I rake the leaves go to flower beds or veg garden. Neil can chop up with mower any left on the lawn.
We do rototill with the big tiller the veg garden a couple times in spring and I'll use the mini tiller or hoe it the rest of year.
We have a woodchipper/shredder that we use quite a bit-might buy a bigger one of those too.
Since I garden for a living guess what I do at home too!! We have extensive planting that need maintenance (mulching and plant care mainly.)
I didn't even mention the chainsaws, pruning etc..................
post #20 of 24
I do 95% of the gardening, mowing, raking/mulching, and snow removal. Because it's all so hard on my back DH got me an electric mower that weighs next to nothing, and an electric start snow blower.
DD mows about 5% of the time.
I could really use someone to scoop out the alley when it snows. We live in the middle of the block and our garage sits on the alley. I can use the snow blower to clear in front of our garage (and our neighbor's) but the rest of the alley turns into a skating ring, and the ends get blocked when the city snowplows do the streets. A lot of days during the winter I can't even make it 10 feet past our garage so I just stay put.
post #21 of 24
I tend to do most of it, though this year we bought a snow blower and hubby is SUPPOSED to be doing that for us... We'll see!

My neighbor sometimes mows our part of the lawn as we're an apartment and we each have a 5x5 square... so it's easy to just do everyones!
post #22 of 24
I live in a condo and don't have to worry about that stuff. There is a service that tends to what little yard that there is and cleans the drive and walkways.

Also, I park inside so I don't have to clean snow off the car.

When I was young, able bodied and had my own house I did it all.
post #23 of 24
DH does most of it. He mows, rakes, shovels, salts, and trims. I do handle the pool maintenance in the summers and do any gardening (in the years that I actually get around to planting anything).
post #24 of 24
I live in an apartment, and there is no snow, so I don't have to do any of that. However, the Santa Ana winds always leave HUGE piles of stuff to walk through when getting into my car. The management doesn't clean it up right away either. Sometimes my neighbor and I (since she parks next to me) will clean up the stuff just so we don't have to trapse through it.
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