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Free Labor

July 15th, 2014 at 05:26 pm

We have some areas of our yard where the grass doesn't grow well, or is completely dead. This is mainly along the house and on the north sides. We have wanted to get this spruced up for ourselves as well as future buyers.

My husband wanted to hire it out. I was willing to hear the estimate. The one guy he called never called back. Haven't seen them in the neighborhood lately either.

I decided that since it was primarily dead, that the areas were soft because of so much rain, AND the weather was cooler that I would dig these areas up today. I got them all done in less than 4 hours! Maybe it was less. The old grass is in yard waste bags to be picked up next week.

We will get plastic edging to match what already exists, weed block, and rock for the areas I dug up. This equates to 80+ feet of edging and over 150 sq ft of rock. The rock will be the most expensive part. My labor is free compared to hiring someone.

We are going to look at rock prices tonight and hope get the project started or complete this weekend. It seems my husband is all up for it now that I did one of the hardest parts. Smile

Do you hire yard work out? Do you do your own? Do you even have a yard?

3 Responses to “Free Labor”

  1. Buendia Says:

    I do it myself, too... and we have a lot of rock because there are a lot of areas where things don't grow!

  2. My English Castle Says:

    This sounds like us. We go back and forth about hiring out certain yard duties, but usually do them ourselves. Tomorrow I'm putting my half-price hostas in a couple of scrubby patches.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    We have a big yard, 2 acres, all in grass. My husband does all the work, plus cuts the grass at the spec house. (about an acre)

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