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Lawn care: Petworth style

How do you take care of your lawn? Do you hire someone to cut it? Do you own a lawnmower? Or has it been seven years and is it time to let it go fallow? Well, the other day I saw a lady mowing her entire lawn with a weedwacker. That is brutal. You know weedwackers are generally for edging or getting around areas to small for a lawnmower. But it seemed to do the job. I tend to do a combination of the above. I mow three quarters of my house with a lawnmower and let the forth side go fallow. Until Sunday that is. My neighbor has staring employing a gentleman to do her yard work and I became quite jealous. So on a lark I inquired with the gentleman how much it would cost to tend my field that had gone fallow. For 15 bucks this guy cleaned a side of my house that hadn’t seen the light of day in over 4 years. I didn’t even haggle he just said $15. God bless him. I can now use that side of my house as a putting green it is so clean.

Let me tell you, I thought I had seen it all. Until yesterday, I spotted a guy tending his front yard, not with a lawnmower, not with a weedwacker, not with a hired professional but with a machete! I couldn’t believe it. He was trimming clumps of grass on his hands and knees with a machete. It was such a bizarre site. I wanted to take a picture but I got scared and ran away. Well, now I have seen it all as far as lawn care is concerned, unless anyone has a goat?

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