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If you have a nice lawn.... MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46773 posts
19th Apr '13

Do you have any tips to keeping it looking nice with minimal maintenance. My husband is rarely home and available to mow, so we mow once a week. I rarely am able to because I dont have anyone to wrangle my youngest while I do so. Everyone else around here mows at least three times a week. Our lawn is so dull and dead looking compared to everyone else. I wouldn't care but we live in a neighboor hood where yards are back to back and I don't want to be seen as the one shitty looking house on the street. Lol.



Anyone have tips to make your yard look nice without having to mow multiple times a week?

ChristinaLynne Due October 7; 2 kids; Crockett, Tx, United States 26715 posts
status 19th Apr '13

That's so my husbands area. My dad owns. Landscaping company and my husband worked for him after the army. I just sit back and enjoy.



Is it dead because it needs water and nutrients?

hi puddin 4 kids; Lawrence, Kansas 2118 posts
19th Apr '13

Pay a highschool student to do it:-)

Gosloving 1 child; Washington 12831 posts
19th Apr '13

No, sorry. I usually just call a lawn care company. My lawn is beautiful.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46773 posts
19th Apr '13

I might just end up hiring someone. I just feel like this is something we should be able to do ourselves and everywhere around here charges around 80/per service. Wed probably need service a few times a month. I feel like its a waste of money. But then again, im sick of being the one ugly lawn on this street. Everyone here is elderly and retired so they're home mowing every day. One guy across the street spends hours daily picking any little dandelion starting to bud and picking up tiny stones on his driveway. Who has time for that? But seriously, everyone around here is like that! Washing their cars twice a day, too. Blah.

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
19th Apr '13

Our lawn is really nice and we don't now multiple times a week... But we also don't get tons of rain.



We use a fertilizer once every other week and water regularly in the evenings. Also we don't walk through our lawn to get to the mailbox or the street, and generally don't allow dd to play and run through the front lawn.



Also, cutting it too short will sometimes kill the grass.

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15331 posts
19th Apr '13

Every other time we leave the lawn clippings on the lawn. We use scotts turf builder every spring and sprinkle grass seed.

Gosloving 1 child; Washington 12831 posts
19th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MunchkinWrangler:</b>" I might just end up hiring someone. I just feel like this is something we should be able to do ourselves ... [snip!] ... driveway. Who has time for that? But seriously, everyone around here is like that! Washing their cars twice a day, too. Blah."</blockquote>




I wash my car everyday. :oops:
Then ask one of your neighbors if they'd be kind enough to help you. Tell them you'll pay them $30 or something reasonable.