I'm not made for lawn care

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Growing up my family didn't even own a lawn mower, let alone know how to use one, as we always had landscapers take care of our yard.

My mom would do all flower planting, but lawn cutting, raking, edging, mulching, etc was taken care of by a very talented team of sun kissed men.

That being said when I moved into my house just over a year ago I didn't have much of a knowledge base of what I needed to do to take care of my little city backyard.

Like, I had to cut grass? On my own?

Hiring someone wasn't an option as my backyard is totally enclosed and no one can get to it without going through my house, so I purchased a push lawnmower, a rake, and an edger/trimmer thingy.

I am woman here me roar.

9 times out of 10 I live by the above statement, if a man can do it I can do it - but after a summer of failing miserably at taking care of my lawn and hating every minute of attempting to cut it I'm admitting that lawn care is NOT my thing.

My backyard after not cutting the grass for about six weeks this fall... I told you I didn't like to cut the grass. It's not much, but it's a pain, I promise you.

So after successfully ruining all my grass due to not cutting it for so long my Mom gave me a great idea while we were cleaning up my yard yesterday in preparation for this upcoming winter - STONE PAVERS.

Who needs grass when you can just have nice pretty stone everywhere? Spring project anyone?

That being said I need to not get ahead of myself here, I need to be thankful that I finally did a whole bunch of things yesterday that no one tells you about when you buy a house, aka cleaning garages, cutting down bushes, organizing closets, covering patio furniture, putting shit away, digging up plants, etc.

I'm happy I can call my house officially winterized! Now if only someone would agree to fix my poorly installed windows....

Happy Tuesday, kids!


  1. I seriously don't even know how to turn on our lawn mower. And I intend to keep it that way. :)

  2. Any of my renter friends that get the itch to own, I tell them to hold off. It sounds glamorous, but yeah no one tells you about the upkeep and unexpected expenses! At the end of the day, I'm glad we own our home-- but some things are worth waiting for.

  3. I was about to suggest a gravel garden. You could claim that it's a Japanese zen garden and fool everyone!

  4. Home-ownership is slightly overrated! I live in a HOA so someone takes care of my yard for me. I hate yardwork as well! I think the stone pavers are a great idea. Xeriscape girl! It's the way to go!

  5. I have to say, I have never mowed the lawn, boys in the family took care of that. I just have no desire to do it

  6. your patio is so cute...i love it!

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  8. That´s so true. Work around Maintenance of a garden is an extremely hard work when you aren´t into it. And preparing your yard for winter is even worse. I think that having stone pavers in your garden is not a bad idea. I suppose that it would look very nice.

  9. i love your backyward, it's so cute. but yeah that whole grass maintenance thing sounds like a total pain, i'd have no idea where to even begin, oy.

  10. Pavers are a great idea! I dont do grass either. Here in GA, that doesn't matter because my front yard is sand, with some grass here and there. Glad that your home is ready for winter but sorry to hear that your still having trouble with the windows. So frustrating.

  11. i know of babysitting and animal care, lawn care too but i need an actual job. please any help and suggestions are wonderful.
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